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Wide angle view of all three bays in the Golf and Teaching Research Center. Students and faculty are engaged in activities specific to each bay.

The Golf Teaching and Research Center (GTRC) is a unique teaching and research venture designed to lead university instructional and scholarly initiatives related to the golf industry.

Using innovative technology, faculty and staff in Penn State’s GTRC can pinpoint characteristics and errors that occur in a golfer’s swing, short game, equipment, and more. They are able to see parts of a swing that most people can’t see, giving golfers new tools to enhance their skills. GTRC instructors combine their advanced knowledge and experiences, along with the golf industry’s most sophisticated technologies, to help improve a golfer’s performance.

Expansion of the GTRC icon-olus-circle

In a short time, the GTRC has become a model in the industry. We are expanding to stay ahead of the competition and to meet the increased demand in our program. Check out our expansion plans.

Collaborative Research icon-olus-circle

By combining university resources (PGA Golf Management program, Department of Kinesiology, Penn State Golf Courses, and Penn State Athletics) with golf industry leaders, we are able to collaborate on innovative research projects and product testing.

Innovative Technology icon-olus-circle

The GTRC’s innovative teaching technologies include multiple motion capture systems, force plates, 3D Doppler radar ball flight machines, a putting green, and equipment for modifying clubs.

Serving Golfers icon-olus-circle

The GTRC offers services and instruction to golfers of all skill levels and ages. We have the abilities to evaluate all aspects of the game but tend to focus on golf swing biomechanics, ground reaction forces, ball flight, club delivery, fitness, and putting.

Golf Biomechanics and Fitness icon-olus-circle

GTRC instructors partner with Penn State’s Department of Kinesiology to provide a multifaceted approach to enhancing golf instruction that draws upon knowledge of the golf swing, biomechanics, and fitness.