SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Golf fans watching some of the world’s best players at this week’s Sanford International can also work on their own game by tapping the latest technology and expertise available year-round at the Sanford POWER Golf Academy.
Being title sponsor for the PGA Champions event is one of several commitments Sanford Health has made to the game of golf, including construction of the Golf Shots entertainment facility opening next year in Sioux Falls, the addition of golf pro Todd Kolb to the staff and a partnership with GreatLIFE.
The golf academy is drawing international attention.
Lisa MacFadden, Ph.D., director of SSSI, and graduate student Aaron Trunt were invited to present this summer at the World Scientific Congress on Golf in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Attendees included researchers, leaders from the PGA and LPGA, Ping research and development leaders, and golf teaching professionals from around the world.
“I spoke about the SSSI, Sanford POWER Golf Academy, Great Shots and Sanford International, and the reaction was always, ‘Wow!'” MacFadden said.
“When Aaron’s presentation was introduced, the session chair commented that everyone should take time at the meeting to come and talk with me about the work we are doing, not just in golf but in all sports because we are doing something very innovative and we are doing it right.”