At Grips Golf, we still get excited everyday to walk in and see the orange box in the shop that is TrackMan. Excited to gain expertise, excited to share, excited to help you learn and enjoy this great game a little bit more. A few images and words on a webpage can’t begin to describe the impact this device has had on the world’s top players, manufacturers, teachers, fitters, club builders, broadcasters, and even rule makers. We invite you to read through this brief FAQ to learn more about how it might impact your game and encourage you to come check it out for yourself.
What is a TrackMan?
TrackMan is a Doppler Radar based system designed to accurately measure swing direction, club delivery, and ball flight characteristics. It provides 21 specific data points to describe precisely what the club does and how the ball reacts in real-time.
Ok – I’ve used those fancy launch monitors before, in fact, you guys used to have one. What makes this one so different?
TrackMan allows us to zero in on the fitting and teaching fundamentals in a way that no other launch monitor can. Instead of providing small amounts of data to make educated guesses on what equipment might work best, TrackMan allows us to examine every factor. Before TrackMan, LM’s relied on complicated algorithms and provided only a couple data points to assist in the fitting process. Good fitters were able to make assumptions and make suggestions to assist the player. Ultimately, they were designed for more skilled players who had most of the swing kinks worked out and wanted to make sure the driver they were hitting was a good fit.
TrackMan allows us to immediately show meaningful data to ANY player. Not only can we show you what the ball is doing, we can describe with exact precision every single contributing factor. Imagine if you were able to see in real time why you slice your driver or why you can?t get any spin on your wedges.
That sounds great – how will you use it to help me?
Everybody is a little different, with varying goals and expectations. What you’re hoping to ultimately accomplish will determine the best way we can use TrackMan to help you along. From fitting, swing analysis, and even customized practice sessions, TrackMan provides many useful tools to help you improve faster than you ever thought possible. We’re currently developing programs that will cater to virtually any player’s needs.
What’s this combine? I’ve heard about?
TrackMan’s Combine is the benchmark test for a player’s ball-striking ability. Simple as that. It runs you through a series of 60 golf shots, precisely judging your ability to execute those shots. Want to see how you rank with the world’s best? Or maybe you’d just like to see how you compare to players with similar handicap – we can do that too. We’ll soon have a local leaderboard hanging in the shop so you can test your skills against others in the area. A lot of our programs will include TrackMan Combine at the beginning and end to provide a real measure of improvement. (More info here.)
I think something is wrong with your machine, I KNOW for a fact I hit it farther than that.
In a world where the customer is ALWAYS right, frankly, you’re wrong. If it helps, so were we. Other LM’s are simply used as sales tools in most cases and don’t provide the player with the absolute accuracy required to tell the whole story. Remember, TrackMan measures and doesn’t calculate – the first device of its kind to do so – so the numbers might be different. Allow us to explain what they mean and show you how to use them to get real-world results instead of simply, ahem, patting your ego. An open mind and commitment to genuine learning and improvement will greatly enhance your TrackMan experience and your results.