William Woods Announces Golf Facilities Upgrade

4 years 5 months 2 days ago November 19, 2012 Nov 19, 2012 Monday, November 19 2012 Monday, November 19, 2012 7:14:39 PM CST in Sports
Source: John Roushkolb - Press Release

FULTON, MO -- In its continued effort to be a leader in the American Midwest Conference and the NAIA, William Woods University announced on Monday a pair of improvements to its men's and women's golf program. WWU acquired a Flightscope X2 launch monitor, becoming the first college program in Missouri to utilize the technology. Additionally, the Owls have recently begun construction on an outdoor short-range practice facility on campus.

"I am very excited about these two major upgrades for our golf program," said Doty. "With our purchase of the Flightscope X2 launch monitor and its integrated video, we will be better able to gather data and feedback for our players in our indoor practice facility, on the practice tee and on the course. Our players will know exactly what their carry distances, which will help in gapping their clubs to the various yardages."

He added, "In addition, it will provide a great amount of data that will help our players improve their shot making abilities. By measuring spin rate, launch angle, swing path, smash factor, ball dispersion to targets, etc., this technology will help our players achieve their maximum potential and take our program to a higher level."

The Flightscope X2 is a 3D Dopper Radar-based tool that measures a number of variables related to swing, club and ball flight in a precise and consistent fashion. The data can be displayed in real time on a variety of devices, including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Flightscope was recognized as the official motion tracking device at the 2008 PGA Fall Expo, and has also been employed at The Open Championship for the past two years as an interactive experience, powering the HSBC Golf Zone.

With the fully wireless capabilities, not only will the Owls be able to utilize the Flightscope during on-campus training, they will be able to make use of it as needed during the spring and fall tournament schedule.

In addition to the technology upgrade, WWU has recently broken ground on a new short-range practice facility on campus. Located between Firley Field and Junior Lake, the facility is designed to allow year-round practice to targets from 50 to 150 yards. With an artifical turf teeing surface, the practice facility will provide year-round outdoor practice opportunities on campus for the Owls.

"This will be used as a supplemental facility to our home course, Tanglewood Golf Course and will provide a private area for our team to practice within a short walking distance from anywhere on campus," said Doty. "With these latest additions, I feel that our facilities and technologies are on par with any program in the country and will enable us to continue to compete at the highest levels."

The William Woods University women's golf team debuted at no. 8 in the NAIA Women's Golf Coaches' Top 25 Preseason poll, with WWU's freshman class ranking top across all divisions in the Golfstat.com Freshman Class Impact Ranking for the fall. WWU's men opened the year in the no. 18 spot in the NAIA Men's Golf Coaches' Top 25 Preseason poll.

WWU will announce its spring schedules in January 2013.

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