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GOLF SIMULATOR HELPS COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY WIN THE IVY LEAGUE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY – For the second year in a row, Columbia University won the Ivy League men’s golf championship at the Atlantic City Country Club. The team edged Penn by one stroke. Columbia, who entered the final round in third place – three strokes back of the lead, shot a final round 284 to come from behind and take the title.
Another twist in this story is that Columbia’s golf team spends much of their time practicing in a Full Swing Golf simulator. Back to Back Championships is an achievement in any scenario. What makes it even more special for the Lions is the way they prepare. Cornell golfers play on the university’s Robert Trent Jones layout, while Yale’s course was designed by Charles Blair Macdonald, known as the father of American golf-course architecture. Dartmouth owns the Hanover Country Club, and Princeton has access to a private club near campus. Columbia’s golf team practices in a converted squash court.
The squash court is now home to a Full Swing Golf Simulator – the market leader for accuracy and realism in golf simulation. The
team feels that it has been a big part of their training program.
Rich Mueller, coach of the Lions golf team, has been using the simulator to get immediate data feedback on his players’ technique. “The Full Swing Golf Simulator has been an important part of our off season training routine. Members from our team hit balls almost everyday in the off months,” he said.
Full Swing Golf is the industry leader in Golf Simulation Technology. Current clients include golf professionals like 2007 Honda Classic Champion Mark Wilson, industry pros like Wally Uihlien – CEO of Titleist and Cobra, and the PGA Learning Center, just to name a few.
Full Swing Golf congratulated Columbia University and is proud to be part of the success. When asked about what a difference the simulator made, Brian Arnold, President of the simulator company, knows the importance of engaging in frequent practices and having critical shot information at your fingertips.
“Golfers are always looking to gain an edge in their game. From optimizing driver distances, to exploring the latest advances in golf ball technology, serious golfers are always looking for a way to shave a couple of shots off their score. Full Swing Golf system owners get that edge all year round. With installations in more than twenty other colleges and universities, golf teams have found a new way to stay ahead of the competition.”