A group of students from Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences worked on a semester-long project with local golf club manufacturer PING. The students are working on their degrees in statistics, and helped PING analyze golf grips. Dr. Connie Borror, an associate dean and professor in the college, and Robby Reiter, one of the students who worked on the project, will discuss their research.
The City of Phoenix’ municipal golf courses continue to lose money. During the 2011-12 fiscal year they operated at a deficit of $2.4 million. Hear from members of an ad hoc committee that has been appointed to search for solutions to the problem.
Arizona ArtBeat: Golf Course Design
As top golfers on the PGA Tour tee it up at the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open, golf course architect Forrest Richardson discusses the art of golf course design.
The Yips are a sudden twitch or jerk that strikes a golfer as he prepares to take a swing. Now, researches at the Mayo Clinic have looked into the cause of the yips and are closer to figuring out what causes that annoying jerk or twitch in some golfers. Dr. Charles Adler of Mayo Clinic will discuss his research.
Arizona golf journalist Bill Huffman reports the state of Arizona’s golf industry and turmoil at the Papago Golf Course which has prompted city of Phoenix to consider looking for a new manager of that municipal course.
As the Phoenix Open prepares to tee-off, golf Writer, Bill Huffman and Kris Strauss of OB Sports Golf Management talk about the economic impact of golf on the State of Arizona, how the recession is impacting business, and how the golf industry is adjusting to market conditions.