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Ben Witter's Ultimate Power Golf Trick Shot Show
Ben Witter, PGA Professional
Check out Ben and Gabbie's story on the CBS Early Show December 28th CLICK HERE to visit Ben and Gabbie's support web page. Ben Witter, PGA Professional Fairview Golf Course 2399 Quentin Road Lebanon, PA 17042 (717) 274-8648 Located just off Route 72 - 3 miles north of the PA Turnpike Entrance
Ben Witter's Ultimate Power Golf Trick Shot Show
Check out Ben and Gabbie's story on the CBS Early Show
December 28th CLICK HERE to visit Ben and Gabbie's support web page. Ben Witter, PGA Professional Fairview Golf Course 2399 Quentin Road Lebanon, PA 17042 (717) 274-8648 Located just off Route 72 - 3 miles north of the PA Turnpike Entrance
2009 | News and Blog of aboutGolf PGA Tour Indoor Golf Simulators - virtual golf simulators - golf club fitting system
Witter, a 45-year-old PGA Professional and Trick-Shot Artist with a specialty in power training, will be exempt in both the Open and Senior divisions of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship qualifying...
MAUMEE, OHIO Ben Witter, AboutGolf's Director of Golf, who is fighting cancer for the third time, has been awarded an exemption to compete in the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship qualifying in Mesquite, Nevada beginning on Friday, October 23 and running through Friday, October 30...
MAUMEE, OHIO Ben Witter, AboutGolf's Director of Golf, who is fighting cancer for the third time, has been awarded an exemption to compete in the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship qualifying in Mesquite, Nevada beginning on Friday, October 23 and running through Friday, October 30. Witter, a 45-year-old PGA Professional and Trick-Shot Artist with a specialty in power training, will be exempt in both the Open and Senior divisions of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship qualifying. Witter also will participate at the Oct. 30 grand opening of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship finals, where, after being introduced to the crowd, he will conduct a 15-minute trick-shot show. It will be aired on ESPN on Christmas day. "The Long Drivers Association gave me an exemption partly because of the news of my recent health challenges and partly because of my history in the sport," says Witter, who placed 13th in the 1999 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship after being the RE/MAX District 13 Long Drive Champion. He also was the 1984 and 1985 NCAA Long Drive Champion while attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he was a three-time All-American. Witter hasn't lost his upbeat outlook or sense of humor despite his recent diagnosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the left lower mandible. Witter, who is seeking alternative medical and non-medical treatments, has beaten lung cancer after being diagnosed in 2005, resulting in a partial removal of his left lung through a thorocotomy. In March 1988, while playing mini-tours, Witter's dream of becoming a PGA Tour star was derailed after his first bout with adenoid cystic carcinoma, which resulted in a partial maxillectomy of the left hard palate, followed by radiation treatment and several reconstructive surgeries. Witter's trick-shot routine actually was born during his initial cancer recovery. "I began doing tricks in the hospital room to pass the time during treatments after my mother gave me a golf ball and a wedge to help me with my attitude and direction in life," says Witter, whose lengthy stay at Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center resulted in the medical staff becoming Witter's first audience. During the ensuing 21 years, Witter?who became AboutGolf's Director of Golf in 2005 and represents the company in his golf shows and appearances, and assists with AboutGolf growth and development?has added a new shot or stunt each year and remains in peak physical condition, despite his two subsequent battles with cancer. Witter still competes and entertains internationally and has placed third in the World Golf Trick Shot Championship. Ben Witter "I've used the AboutGolf simulator and launch monitor with hundreds of my students and I can confidently say that I'm 110 percent certain that I made the right investment," Witter says. Witter's teaching philosophy and instructional beliefs are based on the same concepts he routinely demonstrates in his trick-shot show, where he uses sound fundamental principles to illustrate how function follows form in nearly every application. His blend of talent, knowledge and experience have made Witter one of the game's most uniquely qualified and sought-after PGA Professionals. "Ben, considering what he's had to overcome with three bouts of cancer, has accomplished far more in life and golf than anyone. Ben is a role model for all of us," says Bill Bales, AboutGolf's CEO.
The Academy, run by Ben Witter, offers recreational golfers an opportunity to get in a round of virtual golf - using real clubs and real golf balls - on one of 38 actual courses, among them Pebble Beach.
But while the Academy offers a chance to play a round of virtual golf, there is another component, one of significantly more importance than simply teeing it up and trying to get around a dogleg at Myrtle Beach. The Academy also offers an instructional program that can help the novice learn to play and the more experienced golfer to improve his game. "What people don't realize is that as far as the timing about when to take lessons, it really isn't in May or June but rather in January and February and March," said Witter. "You're at your highest Witter, recognized internationally as one of the world's best trick-shot artists and long ball hitters, has been teaching golf for more than a decade, but his association with AboutGolf, the Maumee, Ohio, based company that developed the technology, has turned simple teaching into an art form. "It's the perfect marriage of technology and golf," said Witter. "It's an instructional tool and an entertainment tool. You can have fun on the entertainment, and you can improve your game, or learn the game, on the instructional side. This is a resource that's really unique to the golf industry." For Witter, the instructional tool is the key to the success of the Academy. Through the use of a simulator, video taping and computer graphics, Witter can help students go through every phase of their swing with every club. "Things happen quicker on the simulator," Witter said, "and by using the video, with the analysis, it's not really opinion because the data trumps opinion. It's not what I think, it's what I can show you by showing you the video. The machine can analyze the entire swing. Basically, it's a very effective diagnostic tool, and if you don't have the right diagnostic tools, it's like a doctor trying to set a broken arm without an x-ray." In videotaping the entire swing, Witter can, with computer graphics, not only analyze but illustrate each aspect of the swing, showing everything from body alignment in addressing the ball to the backswing to the follow-through. And, thanks to the computer technology, students review their progress on their home computers between lessons. "I videotape the swing, and you can compare it, you can watch yourself progress," said Witter, "and you can listen to my critique on line. Every student has his own private location on the web site so he can check in whenever he wants." The program, Witter was quick to point out, isn't perfect. Although effective, there are some aspects of the game which cannot be duplicated in the virtual world. "From a learning standpoint, students can make a quantum leap in knowledge and experience," said Witter. Because of the technology available, Witter can help golfers with physical limitations improve their games, as well. "It's really pretty neat what we can do," he said. "If someone has an upper body limitation, for instance, where they can't bring their club all the way back, we can work with them to show them how to still be able to get a pretty good drive." Witter helped write the teaching program that is a part of the Fairview Indoor Golf Academy, and, as director of golf for AboutGolf, has a major input into the continuing development of the overall program. And while his primary passion remains his trick shot show that he puts on throughout the country, the development of the Fairview Indoor Golf Academy is becoming a close second. "What we're trying to do is to analyze, evaluate, diagnose and prescribe," said Witter, "and then to follow up.