MAT-T is not unlike the technology used to create realistic animated characters in movies
Port Saint Lucie, FL (Vocus) May 12, 2010
Athletes have long used pictures and videos of themselves to perfect their techniques. But what if you could do more than just watch yourself?
Now golf career students at the Keiser University College of Golf can benefit from a computer analysis of their swing, as well as being able to see a three-dimensional image from any angle. The prestigious college of golf is the only one of its kind to offer this technology as part of their curriculum.
"We are proud to be able to offer our students this unique opportunity," said Dr. Eric Wilson, vice president of the Keiser University College of Golf and a PGA Master Professional. "Until now, Motion Analysis Technology by Taylormade was only available to PGA Tour professionals. Having this advanced technology at their fingertips enables our students to maximize their performance."
Motion Analysis Technology by Taylormade (MAT-T) tracks all of the golfer's subtle movements during a swing with the use of reflective markers that are placed at various points on the body. Multiple high-speed cameras track the movements of these markers during the student's swing. The computer then creates an animated image of the golfer, which can be manipulated so that the student can view their swing from any angle.
"MAT-T is not unlike the technology used to create realistic animated characters in movies," Dr. Wilson said. "The animated image shows the student a representation of how they look when they swing, helping both the student and instructor see where more focus is needed."
In addition to helping a student perfect their swing, MAT-T analyzes the swing in detail in order to help instructors make personalized club recommendations. With the computer system measuring and analyzing every aspect of the swing, it can also indicate which clubs will best maximize the student's performance. MAT-T can be used to make recommendations for all of the different types of clubs: driving, long-game, irons, wedges, and putters.
Currently, Keiser's College of Golf is the only golf career school offering MAT-T. "This amazing technology gives our students a significant advantage over others entering the golf industry," Dr. Wilson remarked.
To find out more about Motion Analysis Technology by Taylormade, or for more information on the Keiser University College of Golf, please visit http://collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu.
About Keiser University College of Golf
For more than 30 years, Keiser University's high quality degree programs have provided students with everything they need to start successful careers. Keiser's College of Golf prides itself on being able to offer opportunities students won't find anyplace else, such as access to Motion Analysis Technology by Taylormade. For more information, please visit http://collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu.