Golf after combat: Technology helps wounded warriors
Gary Williams takes a look at some of the new technology that is helping wounded United States veterans play the game that they love. Watch Golf Central 6PM ET.
UL Innovation Series: Behind the scenes
Gary Williams shows us how UL's innovation helps in Golf Channel's live broadcasts.
UL Innovation Series: UV Exposure
In this UL Innovation Series video, Gary Williams and UL explore the science behind sun and UV exposure.
UL Innovation Series: Water ball testing
UL tests the usability of balls lost in water hazards.
UL Innovation Series: Laser and GPS technology
Gary Williams sits down with former USGA technical director Frank Thomas to discuss the impact that laser and GPS technology is making on golf.time even to deliver, you know, pizza. At the same time, the laser system is, is also fascinating, because that in combination with the GPS allows you to pinpoint anything. And if you can't see the, the flag. GPS. If you can see the flag, you use the laser system > Do you think it's inevitable that the governing bodies, which now the USJ allows in its amateur championships that the PGA tour and major championships that there's an inevitability. To this technology being used during competition. Well, well there are a lot of local rules introduced in
UL Innovation Series: Fitting kids for golf
Gary Williams is joined by Justin Blazer, from U.S. Kids Golf, and Vivian Luu to discuss club fitting for junior golfers.more on their driver. Mm-hm. So we go by the two-thirds model. PGA tour player their club, their, their driver is 61% of their height. An LPGA tour player is 68% so we go at 66% for kids when we fit.>>Is there ages too young to get fitted?>> Not necessarily I mean I, I think the story that people, s, some people know is Tiger Woods was fitted the age of four. But obviously he was already on TV shows and he was invested. So, no I don't
UL Innovation Series: Zero Waste Event
The UL Innovation Series features the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the zero waste event.the use and recycle. It's a completely different mindset and philosophy that Waste Management Phoenix Open spots to bring to the gold happily. They're 500000. Fans that are invited there are heroes garbage ended by. What you will see are 6000. Recycling compost bin. And sixty short compact it's so everything that generated a Waste Management Phoenix so we could be recycled used. Turned and energy or compost. In 2013. To Waste Management Phoenix Open hired you L environments to verify. By the waste diversion ring. UL is a global independents think these sites company with more than a century and expertise. We can help certifies that the activities have been going on here are producing zero ways how come. As one of the things that you all those well is to evaluate things and you can do products and build processes they operate and validated the claims that things. Last year he will certified to turn it achieved a zero ways to land cooperation with 10% incineration. With energy recovery . It's the first hero always an event of this size. Like any great company once they've succeeded is that what we doare cleaner. Quieter than any other vehicle. You all is involved with Waste Management Phoenix Open because we really believe. Yeah that happens you always think that having a program is sustainability. Is essential for programs
UL Innovation Series: High-definition TV
Gary Williams sits down with former USGA technical director Frank Thomas to discuss the impact HD TV has made on broadcasting and watching golf events.alongside the former technical director of the United States Golf Association. Mr. Frank Thomas you're seeing your strikingly handsome face in HD. High Definition television. It's made viewing not only the sport we love but everything
UL Innovation Series: Golf ball aerodynamics testing
Gary Williams sits down with former USGA technical director Frank Thomas to discuss the most innovative developments in the game of golf. This week’s innovation is testing and measuring the aerodynamics of the golf ball.of the UL Innovation Series. Gary Williams pleased to be joined by Frank Thomas , the former technical director for the United States Golf Association. All right, we love innovations in the game of golf. One of the most important innovations in testing. How far a golf ball flies, you were responsible for. Yeah, well you know, 1976 I developed the overall distance standard. We had Iron Byron hit the
UL Innovation Series: Putting kinematics
Gary Williams sits down with former USGA technical director Frank Thomas to discuss the study and science of putting kinematics.know what they're doing? The best putters in the world like a Luke Donald . You know, I don't think they really do because I don't think they had an opportunity to learn more about. The basic
UL Innovation Series: ShotLink technology
Gary Williams sits down with former USGA technical director Frank Thomas to discuss the development and use of ShotLink technology by the PGA Tour.came into being. Well, it's, they got a great partnership with the PGA tour . And, of course, when you watch that Deutsche Bank Championship in the FedEx Cup playoffs, all that shot link technology that we love, we know you're loving it now as well.
UL Innovation Series: Evolution of golf carts
Gary Williams sits down with former USGA technical director Frank Thomas to discuss the origins of golf carts and how they have evolved over the years.by the former technical director for the United States Golf Association Mr. Frank Thomas . Frank, the golf car, people say golf car. People know it now as the cart. Let's talk about the evolution of thisuses them as effectively and also as safely. As they should. For Frank Thomas I'm Garey Wins. We hope you enjoyed this latest installment of the UL innovation series.
UL Innovation Series: Graphite Shafts
Gary Williams sits down with former USGA technical director Frank Thomas to discuss the most innovative developments in the game of golf. This week’s innovation is the graphite golf shaft.to this installment of the UL Innovation series. Gary Lims joined by Frank Thomas , the former technical director from the United States Golf Association. Today we focus on graphite. Before we get to that, the, the origins of the shaft in the golf club date all the way back to the 1400s. Correct they used to be wooden shafts, you know, some branches or whatever they had. And then eventually turned out to be hickory shafts, and then, and then they went to steel. The steel was invented in 1911 and perfected, probably later, a couple of years later than that. Then aluminum shafts and, and fiberglass shaft and I was doing some work in 1968 on researching composites. And then I designed a fiberglass shaft. Union Carbide came to me asking me to try and introduce this new material called graphite used in space for nosed cones and pressure vessels, et cetera. We tried for the first materials who would look too stiff and, and, and not strong enough and then when she modified the material, and we came out with the graphite shaft . And this is filament wound, so it's very expensive way of doing it, but 1969 introduced the graphite shaft then. They've seen the finished product Frank, but the reality is, is that we're talking about microscopic materials here. Very much I