Nemacolin Unveils New Golf Technology and Practice Space
By Dave Daubert
Nemacolin, the award-winning resort in Pennsylvania, recently unveiled significant technology and design upgrades to The Nemacolin Golf Academy.
Nemacolin, one of the premier, luxury golf destinations in the mid-Atlantic region, opened this exquisite, 4,000-square-foot space in late summer. With a renovated building design, all new furnishings, seven flat-screen TVs, and dazzling new décor, the luxe learning, practice, and entertainment space has also been outfitted with the most sought-after simulator, launch monitor, and biomechanical feedback technology in the golf industry. This includes cutting-edge hardware like TrackMan launch monitors and simulators, Foresight Sports' GCQuad launch monitor, and Swing Catalyst's Balance and Dual Force Plates.
The Golf Academy's four, spacious, customized hitting bays can open up to the 25-station driving range that sits adjacent to two short-game practice areas and a large putting green. The Nemacolin Golf Academy, which also features a dedicated, 1,000-square-foot putting room, is optimized for expert golf training and club fitting under Golf Digest "Best Young Teacher" Michael LaBella and his team. Meanwhile, the inviting entertainment space with ample seating, room for multiple players in each hitting bay creates a fun and engaging venue for golf instruction, practice, dining, and private groups of up to 60 people.
"The Academy is becoming one of the most attractive places to gather and have a great time at Nemacolin, especially if you're a golfer," says Director of Golf Kelly O'Donnell. "As a day-or-night and any-season amenity for our members and guests, it's such an energetic and social place to be. Whether it's game day, time for a lesson, or you're just in the mood to play a round on the simulator, you're going to feel right at home in the Academy."
3-D Virtual Tour of The Nemacolin Golf Academy
LaBella's team utilizes TrackMan's cutting-edge, golf swing analysis system and full-wall simulators along with the innovative TrackMan Range technology which enables golfers of all skill levels to practice distance control, shot-shaping, and more. TrackMan's tour-proven swing, ball-flight tracking, analysis, and entertainment technology gives instant access to a golfer's carry yardage, total yardage, ball speed, trajectory height, launch angle, and launch direction, providing every golfer the ability to improve their game.
TrackMan Range at the Nemacolin Golf Academy also lets golfers play quick, fun, and challenging games, like Bulls Eye, Hit It, and Capture the Flag. They can also play a full virtual round on some of the world's best courses. "Challenging your friends and fellow members to a virtual round on the simulator is a great way to keep your game sharp in the off-season," says O'Donnell.
The Foresight GCQuad is the only launch monitor in the industry to utilize quadrascopic imaging for an extremely accurate, detailed evaluation of ball and club head performance analysis. With the infrared object tracking and high-speed, high-resolution technology, golfers will know their ball speed, horizontal launch angles, vertical launch angles, spin, spin axis, and carry distance, and they'll be able to see real-time data on the clubhead's velocity, swing path, attack angle, clubface angle, smash factor, dynamic loft at impact, dynamic lie at impact, and impact position.
Using the Swing Catalyst Balance and Dual Force plates and the Foresight GCQuad, Nemacolin's teaching pros can build a virtual 3D model of any golfer's swing. The technology records foot pressure measurements, generated torque, and ground reaction forces by capturing thousands of images per second to help the Academy pros analyze a multitude of data and produce the most complete understanding of a student's stance, swing, ball, and clubhead performance.
"We couldn't be happier with the Academy's renovations," says Nemacolin President Maggie Hardy Knox. "Having a five-star, indoor golf amenity that serves both serious golfers and fun-seekers elevates the member and guest experience beautifully. Golf participation is on a big upswing, and we're excited to offer world-class teaching, training, and entertainment space that's open and fun-filled all year long."
Nestled among 2,200 scenic acres within the Allegheny Mountains and picturesque Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania, Nemacolin offers diverse and luxurious lodging options, including the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel; an impressive assortment of dining outlets, including the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Lautrec; and an expansive art collection for resort guests to enjoy. Nemacolin is home to two of the Northeast's most lauded and scenic golf courses: Mystic Rock (a Golf Digest "Editors' Choice" selection and past host of the PGA TOUR's 84 Lumber Classic) and Shepherd's Rock, both designed by the legendary Pete Dye and showcasing thrilling shot values and unforgettable natural panoramic views of the region. The golf experience at Nemacolin perfectly complements an adventurous, rewarding vacation that can also include a range of activities such as canopy tours, a ropes course, off-road Jeep adventures, fly-fishing, swimming, rifle shooting and instruction, a wildlife safari tour, casino gaming at the Lady Luck Nemacolin casino, and much more. The Zen-seeker may find serenity in the Woodlands Spa and Salon or balance at the Holistic Healing Center. Nemacolin also boasts a private airstrip and 35,000 square feet of space for meetings and special events, making this resort the ideal choice for everything from weddings to corporate retreats.
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About: Dave Daubert
David has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.