We have a solid background!
George Nauck, Inventor of Golf For Blind began developing technology for golf ranges in 1992, shortly after retiring from managing chemical plants in Massachusetts and Alabama. He adopted the business name Encore Golf and labelled his developed golf range measurement systems Advanced Range Performance Measurement Systems.
The TopTracer technology seen on televised golf events uses the technology developed, patented, and demonstrated by Encore!! Golf in the mid 90’s. This technology is that which will be employed on ranges everywhere that we can attract the blind and visually impaired. Priority will be given to VA Adaptive Golf programs.
George Nauck Qualifications:
B.S. Chemical Engineering Texas A. & M. College 1960
U.S. Army Officer 1961-1964 Artillery Officer and Helicopter Pilot
U.S. Army Reserve 1964-1968 Highest Rank Attained – Captain
Manager Technical Group, B.F. Goodrich Synthetic Rubber Plant, 1975-1986
Author of patent assigned to B.F. Goodrich
Recipient of prestigious “President’s Innovation Award”
Plant Manager – Polystyrene Plant, Indian Orchard, MA 1986-1988
Plant Manager – Polystyrene Plant – Decatur, AL 1988-1992
Founder and Principal Owner – Encore Golf, Decatur AL and Jacksonville, FL 1992-2000
Managed Print Department in Dart Container Corp. Plant City Factory 2000-2009
Authored two U.S. Patents on Golf Shot tracking and measurement methods and systems.
Devised proprietary statistical scoring system employing statistical quality control for shot groups at a target.
Conducted demonstrations using Advanced Range Performance Measurement System for remote measurement of golf shots on ranges, and conducted competitions using the system.
Recognized by Dr. W. Edwards Deming for using statistical process control for targeted golf on the range.
At request of golf-ball manufacturers, developed a method and system for measuring continuous spin rate and velocity of golf shots on R&D ranges. Served as consultant to numerous golf-ball and club manufacturers, providing measurements on R&D ranges.
Provided previously un-obtainable spin and velocity measurements that resulted in a Technical Paper presented by Spalding Sports Worldwide at the World Scientific Congress of Golf at St. Andrews in 1998.
Developed a plan and assembled a team of professionals to provide introduction and instruction of golf for the blind, to prove the value of measurement and feedback to the learning and performance of blind golfers.
Arranged a demonstration of a skilled, one-arm golfer to demonstrate to the public the ability of physically handicapped to perform very well in the golf sport.
Was a business sponsor of U.S. blind Golf Association, and a member of National Golf Foundation.
Current Member U.S. Blind Golf Association
Assists adaptive golf program of James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida
Registered Golf For Blind, Inc. with State of Florida as a non-profit corporation.
Developed Golfforblind.org website for publicity and fund-raising to provide systems to enhance adaptive golf learning and a Paralympic golf sport for the blind.
Inquiries may be mailed to Golf For Blind, Arena Golf and Gourmet, 638 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573