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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 Suzy and Jim Broadhurst 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.

Since opening the GTRC in November of 2009, we have taken a multi-faceted approach to exploring and enhancing golf instruction and research. Using innovative technologies, and leveraging the unique capabilities of faculty within the Penn State Golf Management program, Penn State Biomechanics, and Penn State Athletics, we engage in research projects and education programs to help all golfers perform at their best.

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The teaching and instruction we provide to our students and industry professionals is supported by research and by the PGA of America.

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.

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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 and Coaches icon-olus-circle

The GTRC offers various services to golfers and their coaches. We have the abilities to evaluate all aspects of a golfer's game including on-course performance with strokes gained, biomechanics including ground reaction forces, ball flight, club delivery, and club fitting.

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GTRC faculty and instructors partner with Penn State's Biomechanics faculty to provide a multifaceted approach to enhancing golf instruction and golfer performance.