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If you are a golfer, did you know that out of 85 golfers only 15% could accurately aim at a hole from six feet away. Now I don't feel so bad when I'm out on the links trying to guess will it go this way or that way. I caught this interesting read from the Boston Globe today. A hundred golf pros, gadget makers, golfers, and scientists filed into MIT's Wong Auditorium yesterday for the second annual Better Golf Through Technology conference. While the university hosts a multitude of lectures and conferences each year, this two-day event -- packed with presentations such as "A 3D Kinematic Investigation of Golfers' Delayed Wrist Release" and "Movement of Center of Mass in the Golf Swing" -- is the rare one that draws on research conducted with putters, drivers, and dimpled balls at places like Pebble Beach or Pinehurst Resort. Golf is big business and technology has made golfers hit the ball longer and straighter as well. Golf course developers are coming up with newer ways to challenge golfers because of this. I can only wish that I can afford to get these expensive clubs. I'll continue to guess and do a great deal of praying for my putts to drop in. Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 12:27 PM | Back to top

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