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Huxley upgrade at Quintic laboratory

8.54am 9th September 2008 - Corporate

The recent upgrade to the Huxley all-weather putting green installed at Dr Paul Hurrion’s Quintic putting laboratory has resulted in even better ball roll on a surface that remains consistently true and even throughout the year, irrespective of weather conditions.

Laid originally in 2003, the Huxley all-weather putting green is an important element of Quintic’s professional sports training, analysis and consultancy services, says Dr Hurrion, one of the UK’s leading sports science consultants and performance analysts.

“Upgrading the green to the very latest Huxley all-weather putting surface has produced measurable improvements across the board,” commented Dr Hurrion. “The result has enhanced the experience of golfers who use our services. Regular Quintic visitors include three-time Major Championship winner, Padraig Harrington, along with other members of the European Ryder Cup team and PGA European Tour.”

Specialising in sports biomechanics and performance analysis, Quintic’s high-tech putting laboratory near Coventry, England, also attracts low handicap club golfers and members of the Professional Golfers Association, the latter gaining 25 PDP Points for attending one of Quintic’s all-day golf clinics.

Founded in 1998 by Dr Paul Hurrion and his father, Robert, the Quintic Consultancy Ltd has gained a high reputation throughout the sporting world for its advanced video analysis software designed to improve and enhance an individual’s technique in sports as diverse as high diving, cricket, javelin throwing, bob sleighing, squash and golf.

The expertise of Paul Hurrion – who is a Doctor in Sports Biomechanics – has helped maintain continued expansion of Quintic’s consultancy services, with a growing number of professional golfers booking sessions in the company’s putting laboratory.

“Our Huxley all-weather outdoor putting green is an essential part of the Quintic experience, enabling golfers to put our computer video analysis and indoor training sessions into practice in a real-life setting,” explained Dr Hurrion. “A natural turf green would not be suitable for this purpose due to the high maintenance demands and variability of the surface, in particular over winter when we do much of our fine-tuning work with professional golfers.”

Measuring 75 sq yards (63 sq m) and equipped with six pin cups, the green incorporates a number of subtle borrows and contours, specified by Dr Hurrion to provide a suitable challenge to golfers using the green.

“There are holes with minimal deviation on the approach and others with double conflicting contours which make for a very interesting roll of the ball,” he explained. “Although reading the green demands high concentration, the new surface is extremely true and consistent with excellent ball roll, rewarding the diligent golfer. As for maintenance, the Huxley green needs only an occasional brushing and rolling to maintain peak condition and a good speed. I am really delighted with both our original investment and the recent upgrade to the putting surface.”


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