Genius Hour Post 5

I continued to research different discussions and articles about growing the game of golf using technology, especially for younger generations. My prior research involved different teaching methods that would be most beneficial for teaching the game for the most part. And my prior discussion generally revolved around my experiences with golf teaching and technology when I was younger. In this post, I dig into some more information to continue my Genius Hour Project.

One article I came across included “Embrace technology or get left behind” in reference to future golf teaching strategies. A KPMG Golf Business Forum meeting was held at the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews, where the different uses for technology growing the game of golf and the excitement around it were discussed. One particular argument noted that golf was too slow reacting the the increased use of technology in other sports, and needed to catch up with the times to not get left behind. Most of what they mention involves computer chips and programming in the golf balls and other equipment, but obviously in my scenario this would not be economically feasible for a school.

The most encouraging information I discovered in my further research involved multiple apps that are available to anyone with a smart phone that provide an avenue for users to evaluate and analyze their own swing, while also providing them tips and instructions based on what they’re doing. One of these apps is from V1 Sports, who specializes in motion analysis and digital media technology. Their app allows you to record your swing and send it to analysts that will provide input to help you fix issues with your golf game. This simple technology use could provide great benefits to younger generations and their school sin learning how to play the game of golf.

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