PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (WMBB) – Watersound Golf Club has a new state-of-the-art technology to help local golfers improve their game on the greens.
Not only have they opened their new Performance Center, but they have also hired Titleist Instructor Ben Blalock to help their members and visitors with their game.
Blalock said they use three “TrackMan” golf simulators at the performance center, all of which use motion sensors to improve a golfer’s game.
He said the technology is the first of its kind in the panhandle and is even being used in other professional sports.
“You’re in professional baseball now. So if you watch a baseball game and see the starting angle for someone’s home run and how many meters they have traveled and how fast they have moved, the Trackman is actually that gives you that information, ”Blalock said.
The information that TrackMan technology gives you is critical to customizing your game.
“So in golf we all have the same things, we have the club speed and the ball speed and the height of the shot, and the angle at which the shot left the ground and the angle at which the shot landed on the ground. We have 32 data points per shot, ”said Blalock.
The technology also allows Blalock to suggest the most appropriate club for a particular golfer by using the extensive information it provides.
In addition to the new performance center, Watersound will be introducing a state-recognized youth training course called “Operation 36” for the first time in autumn.
“It’s going to take eight weeks, we’re going to do the program here in Camp Creek in September and October after school closes at four five o’clock in the morning. Juniors who are involved work on a different topic each week, learning grip and posture, posture and swing, and learning rules and etiquette, all the different aspects of playing golf, ”said Blalock.
Watersound is also building a hotel and fitness center on its property and hopes to turn it into a full-fledged golf school one day.