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
- Golf Teaching and Research Center - GTRC
- B.S., North Carolina State University
- Master's, North Carolina State University
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
- Golfer Performance
- Biomechanics of Golf
- Golf Fitness & Functional Movement
- Player Development
- Golf Equipment
- Golf Operations Management