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Golf Seminars and Certification Courses to be held in Australia



Level One SAM Puttlab Certification and BodiTrak Ground Mechanics Certification to be held on Gold Coast in October

Level One Certification for SAM Puttlab is available for the first time in Australasia for current owners and users of the system as well as prospective users. The certification course will be presented at the Perfectstroke Golf Training Centre on the Gold Coast in Queensland. The Level One Puttlab Certification will take place in the morning session with participants submitting material online at any time after the course. The afternoon session will comprise practical use of SAM Puttlab in putting instruction as well as use of video and advanced training techniques. There will also be a live Skype connection with Q&A with Science and Motion founder and head scientist Christian Marquardt. The seminar and certification is being held at the Perfectstroke Golf Training Centre which is quickly gaining a reputation as a top class facility for golf training as it utilises highly rated technologies such as the SAM Puttlab and Foresight GC Quad. Managing Director of the Perfectstroke Golf Training Centre Mark Officer had this to say "I am very pleased with the feedback from everyone who has visited the centre since we opened in May. Many people have suggested it is the best indoor golf training centre they have seen and we aim to keep making improvements so it is highly regarded worldwide." Following the SAM Puttlab Certification and seminar there will be a Technology and Training Seminar which will include a Certification in BodiTrak Ground Mechanics. Perfectstroke Pty Ltd also manufacture and have available for sale electrically controlled full swing hitting and putting platforms which work in conjunction with launch monitors such as the GC Quad and the ultrasound based SAM Puttlab for putting stroke analysis. "We use the GC Quad together with our adjustable hitting platform to simulate on course situations where a ball may be above a players feet for an approach shot. This is the type of practice that is not easily done otherwise as virtually all golf practice ranges are built for training off level ground. Players can see how much uphill or downhill lies are effected as far as distance and trajectory are concerned and how much curve is imparted to the ball from ball above or ball below feet situations. We also use our adjustable putting platform to assess player's putting strokes and aim when faced with breaking putts". Officer stated. 
The SAM Puttlab Certification and putting instruction seminar is aimed at coaches who would like to develop a more structured delivery of putting lessons for their golf students. This seminar will demonstrate how you can dramatically improve golfers putting techniques and abilities to putt well to lower scores and gain more enjoyment from the game.
The Perfectstroke Golf Training Centre has a dedicated putting studio which is equipped with a SAM Puttlab, fixed video capture system and software, an electrically adjustable putting platform, movable elevated lines positioned relative to break and numerous training aids.

The full day Technologies and Training seminar and certification is for professional coaches who want to improve their knowledge in the use of technologies in golf training and analysis. The morning session will be devoted to the full swing and analysis of information derived from Foresight GC Quad launch monitor and BodiTrak pressure mapping system. There will be a presentation on Foresight GC Quad and the advantages of using a camera based launch monitor to obtain ball and club data accurately both indoors and in outdoor environments. The morningsession will include BodiTrak Ground Mechanics Certification and practical sessions using both technologies as well as with an adjustable platform for hitting shots from sloping lies. Also included in this session will be a presentation on techniques to improve club head speed using the SuperSpeed swing training system. The Orange Whip golf training aid will be introduced as well as The Stan Utley inspired Orange Whip wedge where results will be measured on the GC Quad. The afternoon session will be devoted to putting and analysis of set up and putting stroke using video capture systems and SAM Puttlab. This will also include a practical session with an adjustable platform to analyse putting strokes where break is affecting a putt. This session will also include an introduction to the Perfectstroke Putting Aid which is used by many Puttlab owners around the world to educate and improve golfers putting strokes. Also presented during the afternoon session will be the Blast Motion capture device and how this can be used to help provide useful feedback in putting and short game training. Seminar participants will be required to complete an online exam to receive BodiTrak Ground Mechanics Certification.  In order to achieve BodiTrak Certification participants will need to have an understanding of BodiTrak’s Core Movements and Master Concepts of the Golf Swing, weight shift v. pressure shift, and details on Centre of Pressure movements in the golf swing. Attendees will have an understanding of the factors that contribute to the start direction and curvature of all golf shots, the importance of path, face angle relative to path and centre contact. Attendees will have gained knowledge on how to train to improve in a number of areas in the game to improve performance.
Registration is available to PGA Australia members via the PGA website and non PGA and overseas PGA members can send an enquiry email to info@perfectstroke.golf

More details can be found by visiting www.perfectstroke.golf