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Eric Handley
Eric Handley
Director, Golf Teaching and Research Center
Senior Instructor
Summary Statement

Eric oversees all of the functions of the Golf Teaching & Research Center, including research projects, player development programs, club fittings, golf instruction classes for the Penn State PGA Golf Management students, and detailed swing analysis for the general public.

  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
  • PGM
  • Golf Teaching and Research Center - GTRC
  • Advising
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  • B.S., North Carolina State University
  • Master's, North Carolina State University
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Office Address
Suite 5 Keller Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Professional Credentials


Professional Experience

Eric Handley is a faculty member as a Senior Instructor within The Pennsylvania State University’s PGA Golf Management program and Director of the Penn State Golf Teaching & Research Center (GTRC). Prior to arriving at Penn State in 2005, Eric earned his Master’s Degree from NC State University while also serving as a Golf Professional at private country clubs in Durham, NC and Duluth, GA.

As part of the PGA Golf Management’s player development programs, Mr. Handley coordinates a comprehensive player performance program that includes six PGA Professionals and collaborations with the Penn State Department of Kinesiology and Penn State Athletics

Grants and Research Projects
  • Golfer Performance
  • Biomechanics of Golf
  • Golf Fitness & Functional Movement
  • Player Development
  • Golf Equipment
  • Golf Operations Management