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18 Questions with PING Senior Design Engineer Marty Jertson

Jun. 3, 2013     By     Comments (5)

Thanks to all the TST members that submitted these questions and thanks to Marty for the great answers. Marty Jertson is a senior design engineer for PING Golf. Jertson is also a PGA professional and has qualified for the 2011 and 2012 PGA Championships. Jertson went undefeated, 4-0 at the 25th PGA Cup in 2011, as the U.S. team defeated Great Britain & Ireland, 17½-8½.

aboutGolf and the 3Trak Launch Monitor

Jan. 13, 2010     By     Comments (17)

Throwing DartsAnyone who watches PGA Tour golf on TV enough has seen a launch monitor in action, often describing the launch statistics of a player on a long par five or a tricky par three. Almost anyone who has been fitted with a driver or a new set of irons in the past few years has used a launch monitor to check their statistics before plunking down several hundred dollars.

The biggest name in the launch monitor market these days is TrackMan, with others like Flightscope and Zelocity coming in further back. A relative newcomer to the market is aboutGolf, long known for their simulators, who have developed a camera-based launch monitor they've dubbed the 3Trak, ideal for use indoors or out.

Interview With Charlotte Campbell of Highway 18

Oct. 22, 2008     By     Comments (5)

Throwing DartsToday's interview is with Charlotte Campbell, who with her brother Rob, were the winning team on The Golf Channel's inaugural Highway 18 reality show.

Charlotte graciously gave us a few minutes to share some insight on the experience of being on Highway 18, her collegiate playing career, and explaining just what a Blingo is. We hope you enjoy the interview.

The Club Caddy: An Interview and a Short Review

May. 20, 2008     By     Comments (21)

Bag DropDavid Jones' Club Caddy won the first edition of Fore Inventors Only. Unfortunately, it's taken David until this month - nearly a full year later - to put in place his business and manufacturing partners and to begin selling the Club Caddy en masse to resellers and consumers.

Other folks from the show, like Gary Sherrell and Dean Thompson, have been interviewed by this site, and this time around we're going to talk with David about the troubles he's encountered. Following the interview, we'll share our thoughts on the Club Caddy.

Read on to see how the winner - and his product - have fared in the year since Fore Inventors Only concluded.

Gary Sherrell – Inventor of the ClubGlider

Feb. 26, 2008     By     Comments (6)

Throwing Darts Today's interview is with Gary Sherrell, inventor of the ClubGlider travel bag which was one of the finalists on the Golf Channel's Fore Inventors Only show.

Gary was nice enough to give us a few minutes of his time to share a bit of history behind the development of the ClubGlider, his relationship with Sun Mountain as well as to provide some insight on some of the other products featured on the show. We hope you enjoy the interview.

Dean Thompson, Inventor of Z Factor Perfect Putting Machine

Nov. 14, 2007     By     Comments (7)

Throwing DartsToday's interview is with Dean Thompson, inventor of the Z Factor Perfect Putting Machine, which made it to the final five on The Golf Channel: For Inventors Only show.

Dean graciously gave us a few minutes of his time to share his thoughts on Fore Inventors Only, developing the "perfect putting stroke," and what product he thinks should have won. We hope you enjoy the interview.

Pace of Play – The Courses Reply

May. 5, 2007     By     Comments (12)

Throwing Darts We have spent the last week addressing what may be the number one issue in golf today - the insane amount of time required to play a round of golf. It is all too common to spend five or six hours on a course. That's just way too long. Is it feasible however to have a four-hour round (or even less)? Do pace-of-play policies work and if so, how are they enforced? To answer these questions we thought we would ask the people who have to deal with this on a daily basis.

Today's quick interview features two guests: Robert Clark, Director of Golf Operations for The Architects Golf Club located in Lopatcong, NJ and Tim Kuebelbeck, Director of Golf for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board who oversees seven courses located throughout the city of Minneapolis, MN.

Andy Thompson – Totally Driven Golf

Apr. 17, 2007     By     Comments (7)

Throwing DartsAndy Thompson is the owner of Totally Driven Golf based in Oakdale, MN. Totally Driven is an all-in-one golf facility that incorporates a complete analysis of your golf game, including club fitting and repair, instruction, and a fitness assessment conducted by a Titleist Performance Institute certified trainer.

Totally Driven uses the latest in golf fitting technology to ensure your equipment is tailored specifically to you. Putter fittings include technology from Science and Motion Golf and the Edel Putting Fitting System while full-swing analysis uses launch monitors and the K-Vest.

Matt Griesser, Actor and Comedian

Oct. 21, 2006     By     Comments (6)

Throwing Darts Title Today's inteview is with actor and comedian Matt Griesser. Matt has appeared in featured films such as Almost Famous and sitcoms such as Coach, Grace Under Fire, and Murphy Brown. But you probably know him best as the character "Sign Boy" in the now famous Footjoy ads.

Matt Griesser sat down with us recently and shared his thoughts on keeping PGA Tour golfers "on their toes," golfing in Iceland, and who he thinks is "two scoops of crazy," among other topics. We hope you enjoy reading the interview as much as we enjoyed creating it.

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