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Monday, February 27, 2012
Damon Lucas' PuttingZone Academy Announces Implementation Of TaylorMade's MAT-T System
PuttingZone Academy owner Damon Lucas, the head of golf instruction at Lake Presidential in Upper Marlboro MD, announces the implementation of the MAT-T (Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade) system for full-swing and putting instructional programs and custom club fitting.

The TaylorMade Performance Lab system is one of only 16 in the US, and is the ONLY system available between Boston and Atlanta. The MAT-T system brings over $100,000 of technological sophistication to Lucas' Golf Institute at Lake Presidential ( With the most advanced technology for monitoring, measuring, and observing the club action and the human movements that cause good and bad club action, Lucas is able to bring to bear his decades of research and teaching as a golf coach and as a putting expert trained in the world-renowned PuttingZone methods to offer golfers an opportunity to participate in programs usually reserved for only successful Tour pros.

Serving the greater Washington-Baltimore-Philadelphia metropolitan area, with 10 million people and an estimated 1.5 million golfers, Lucas' Golf Institute at Lake Presidential is uniquely situated with the advent of the MAT-T system to offer area golfers world-class teaching and coaching, without the necessity of traveling to central Florida or the Phoenix area, where Tour pros concentrate.

Lucas commented: " I made this tremendous investment in the TaylorMade technology because it is the best available as an adjunct to the teacher-coach, and because my facility at Lake Presidential is centrally located for both the Washington and Baltimore populations, and is not really too distant from south-central Pennsylvania and Delaware. I intend to offer the quality programs that will draw serious golfers and make Lake Presidential the premier golf instruction center in the Mid-Atlantic region."

Geoff Mangum of the PuttingZone said: "A former Australian professional golfer, Damon Lucas has been working hard in the PuttingZone community for nearly a decade to understand and teach putting skills at the highest possible level, and now he is clearly stepping out of the pack of teachers with this new commitment. He is unquestionably one of golf's "early adopters" of world-class technology. We all look forward to the sort of new and helpful insights Damon will be uncovering as he explores golf skills and teaching with this new technology."

In addition to the MAT-T system, Lucas also notes the introduction February 1 of the new line of TaylorMade "Rocketball" irons for custom fitting with the MAT-T technology, as well as the use of the new FlightScope X2 system to supplement the MAT-T data.

About Damon Lucas and the Golf Institute at Lake Presidential
For more information about the Damon Lucas Golf Institute at Lake Presidential, or for information about the Lake Presidential Golf Club, Upper Marlboro MD, visit the website or call Damon Lucas at (410) 972-1272.

About Geoff Mangum and the PuttingZone
Geoff Mangum is widely regarded as the most knowledgeable putting coach in the world and has spent over twenty years studying and coaching putting to amateurs and professionals on all tours. The PuttingZone community includes 22 international Acadamies and 109 certified coaches in 19 Countries worldwide. Mangum combines the best putting lore with modern neuroscience for human perception and movement in putting's four skills as an integrated system -- reading, aiming, stroking, and controlling distance. The result is a permanent and dramatic increase in putting competence and the added confidence that comes with real skill. His book Optimal Putting: Brain Science, Instincts, and the Four Skills of Putting has been called "the best putting instruction book in the history of golf". His teaching video with PGA Tour winner Steve Elkington, The Reality of Puttting, showcases Mangum's innovative approach to putting. For more information, visit Geoff Mangum's PuttingZone, 518 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro NC 27401, email him at, or call him directly at (336) 340-9079.

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