Feature Presenters 2018

 

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Sean Foley

One of the biggest names in golf instruction, Sean has worked with Si Woo Kim, Justin Rose and was formerly the coach of Tiger Woods. Foley teaches out of The Foley Performance Academy at EaglesDream, a full-time residential and elite golf training program for junior players. Sean's core teaching philosophy is driven by a passion to help golfers evolve into the best players and people they can be, incorporating biomechanics, physiology, performance psychology and philosophy. 

 

 

 

 

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Grant Waite

Grant Waite has been involved with the PGA Tour in both playing and coaching capacities. During this time, he captured a PGA Tour victory along with multiple international victories. With his technical expertise, Grant led the PGA Tour in ball striking and driving. Following his professional career, Waite transitioned from player to coach where he quickly garnered a stable of players seeking his help. His unparalleled experience and easy to understand coaching style allows golfers of all levels to walk away with a deeper understanding of the game. 

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James Sieckmann

James has been the Director of Instruction at Shadow Ridge CC in Omaha for the past 24 years. Specializing in short game performance on and within 120 yards of the green, he has coached over 80 PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour players including 2017 Ricoh Women’s Open Champion I.K. Kim. He co-founded the Speed Stik training aid, has written two books on short game and created his own DVD series. Sieckmann is a Titleist
Advisory Board member and is known for creating a holistic approach to growth with his students.

JSEGolfAcademy.com

 

 

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Andrew Rice

Andrew Rice is the Director of Instruction at The Club at Savannah Harbor. He has been teaching golf for almost 25 years and uses cutting edge teaching technology to help golfers of all abilities improve. Andrew has authored an instructional book, produced several instructional videos and has shared his approach to teaching with thousands of coaches and professionals around the world. His objective is to always present accurate information that is actionable and readily understood.

AndrewRiceGolf.com

 

 


PhD Panel

  Sasho MacKenzie   Dr. MacKenzie completed a PhD in Biomechanics at the University of Saskatchewan, which focused on 3D forward dynamics simulation of the golf swing. He is a professor at St. Francis Xavier University where his research focuses on golf biomechanics, equipment optimization, and the most advantageous training techniques. He consults for several entities in the golf industry including Ping, Footjoy, and Boditrak, as well as for several top instructors such as Mark Blackburn and Chris Como.

Sasho MacKenzie

Dr. MacKenzie completed a PhD in Biomechanics at the University of Saskatchewan, which focused on 3D forward dynamics simulation of the golf swing. He is a professor at St. Francis Xavier University where his research focuses on golf biomechanics, equipment optimization, and the most advantageous training techniques. He consults for several entities in the golf industry including Ping, Footjoy, and Boditrak, as well as for several top instructors such as Mark Blackburn and Chris Como.

  Paul Wood   Paul is the VP Engineering at PING, coordinating a department responsible for club design, product development, innovation, testing, machining and manufacturing engineering. He started with PING in 2005 after completing a PhD studying Solar Flares in the Mathematics Department at St Andrews University. He spent his first few years with PING in the innovation department working on the physics of ball flight, the club-ball impact and many other aspects of golf science. Some of his projects at PING include the nFlight fitting software, iPING, Turbulators and TR face technology.

Paul Wood

Paul is the VP Engineering at PING, coordinating a department responsible for club design, product development, innovation, testing, machining and manufacturing engineering. He started with PING in 2005 after completing a PhD studying Solar Flares in the Mathematics Department at St Andrews University. He spent his first few years with PING in the innovation department working on the physics of ball flight, the club-ball impact and many other aspects of golf science. Some of his projects at PING include the nFlight fitting software, iPING, Turbulators and TR face technology.

  Erik Henrikson   Erik currently manages the Innovation and Fitting Science Department at  PING Golf.  He obtained his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Arizona State University in 2010, where he studied plasma physics and micro-satellite propulsion. Since starting at PING in 2010 as a research engineer, Erik has played a part in the development of various technologies and projects. His primary areas of research include aerodynamics, inertial sensors, friction, club fitting, and motion capture.

Erik Henrikson

Erik currently manages the Innovation and Fitting Science Department at PING Golf. He obtained his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Arizona State University in 2010, where he studied plasma physics and micro-satellite propulsion. Since starting at PING in 2010 as a research engineer, Erik has played a part in the development of various technologies and projects. His primary areas of research include aerodynamics, inertial sensors, friction, club fitting, and motion capture.

  scott lynn   Dr. Lynn completed his BSc/BPHE, MSc and PhD (Biomechanics) degrees  and then did a post-doctoral fellowship in Spine Biomechanics in Canada. He is now a professor of Kinesiology (Biomechanics) at California State University, Fullerton where he works closely with many different athletes. He is actively involved in golf biomechanics research as he works as the Research and Education Director for Swing Catalyst investigating the golfer’s connection to the ground.

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Dr. Lynn completed his BSc/BPHE, MSc and PhD (Biomechanics) degrees and then did a post-doctoral fellowship in Spine Biomechanics in Canada. He is now a professor of Kinesiology (Biomechanics) at California State University, Fullerton where he works closely with many different athletes. He is actively involved in golf biomechanics research as he works as the Research and Education Director for Swing Catalyst investigating the golfer’s connection to the ground.