SIOUX FALLS, SD — Rain, snow or darkness can’t stop the Augustana men’s and women’s golf teams from improving their game with the donation of a golf simulator for the programs.

The women’s and men’s golf teams are grateful to Showplace Cabinetry and Bill Allen for donating a top notch golf simulator,” said Augustana Women’s Golf Coach. Coralee Jorgensen. “The new addition to Kirby Golf Center has been a game changer for our program and validates what a coach says to an athlete.

“It tells our student-athletes why the ball went where it landed. It helps our players adjust their swing and shoot as they play.”

The device acts as a launch monitor that provides ball and club data, while also providing the ability to play real courses as part of the simulation. The simulator is a projection on a wall-sized screen and golfers hit a mat on the screen which displays the landscape of the golf course.

Launch Monitor tracks the golf ball and club face to provide specific statistical information such as total distance, club path, angle of shot, ball speed, club speed and spin of the ball.

“We are very happy to have technology like this that allows us to improve our games regardless of the season,” said Augustana’s senior men’s golf coach. Danny Sinsen. “This technology will have a big impact on the development of our programs during the winter and will help to further analyze our shots.

“It’s really good to have something on campus for our team to improve.”


Gallery: (3-24-2022) Kirby Golf Center

Augustana’s golf programs are both in the middle of their spring season. The men’s golf team will play the next kickoff March 28-29 at the NSIC Preview Invitational in Blue Springs, Missouri. The women’s team will be in action April 4-5 at the Newman Invitational in Newton, Kansas.