The talk of the city is about the extra-ordinary improvement in science and technology. We prefer carrying handy cams to record the unforgettable moments in any place. We love to use web cams to have video conference and chats. But most of us never think about the role of technology in sports particularly in golf. Especially the video recorders have changed the world of golf.
The technology in golf has undergone extra-ordinary metamorphosis right from ancient times. Primitive tools and techniques were replaced by advanced equipments and technology. The game golf is being played by the people right from eleventh century. So this game has nurtured lot of successful golfers just because of its great advancement in its technology. This wonderful golf game is the fore father of all the other games in the advancement of technology. the term golf technology not only indicates the advancements in the equipments but also the maturity in the mind of golfers, their nutrition, their way of treating injuries, techniques in tilling grounds and maintenance of greens on the course.
Newer varieties of machines with advanced technology are used in case of golf. The advancement in video capturing technology has drastically influenced the advancements in technology of golf. Earlier, human eye was the only measure in assessing the flaws made by the golfer but recently, the sudden boom in electronic video capturing and recording technology helps the people in assessing the mistakes made by the player much accurately, much precisely and much quickly than manual. this video technology not only helps in assessing the faults of the player but also it helps in finding out the exact speed of the golf ball, the force exerted by the golfer on the golf ball, the velocity with which the golf ball travels in space, the swing of the golf ball. It even predicts whether the hit of the golfer over the golf ball could reach the target or not. In such a way the camcorders assists golf lovers. Recently an advanced tool named launch monitors is invented. The purpose of using this launch monitor technology in golf is that it greatly helps in finding out the golf head speed, and angle of motion of the golf ball in flight, its orientation in space and trajectory of the projected golf ball. This remarkable achievement is not a one day match. It took a long course of time to reach this state. The club heads are designed specially by the design engineers.
The greens in the grass are cared by the grass keepers .primitive tools were earlier used in tilling the golf courts but the techniques used at present would have been a un imaginable thing to the prior workers who strained a lot manually in tilling the entire area of golf court. The same is the case with the care takers of greens in the golf court. The wedges used by the player in hitting short and precise shots were earlier made of low quality iron which is now replaced by strong alloy of iron. The modern clubs are made of special variety of wood namely ‘hybrid’, but during earlier times the name hybrid would not have been familiar. Continuous efforts of the scientists in making the golf ball let to the invention of a new technology which is named as ‘RFID’ technology.
The advantage of this technology in making golf balls is that the golf players are able to locate the errant shots accurately. Each and every field in this world undergoes some advancement in technology. But as far as the field ‘sports’ is concerned, golf has achieved the ‘fore front’ status in technological advancements.