The R&A once again selected the TrackMan™ technology owned by Danish company ISG A/S to measure and analyse ball flight and club movement data during The Open Championship at Carnoustie.
During every practice and competition round, ISG’s TrackMan™ Tour System collected player shot data on two holes. The data, some of which was also broadcast live to television viewers around the world, included among others the following:
- Club head speed
- Club head angle of attack
- Club head path
- Ball launch speed
- Ball launch direction (both vertical and horizontal)
- Ball launch spin
- Carry distance and dispersion
- Full trajectory information
Klaus Eldrup Jorgensen, president of ISG A/S, stated, “It is satisfying for us at ISG to continue furthering our relationship with The R&A through serving them as a TrackMan™ customer and having been chosen by them for the second consecutive year to measure and analyze ball flight and club movement data during The Open Championship.
“At ISG, we have made it our mission to develop the world’s most useful and accurate measurement and analysis technologies to be used during the world’s top sporting events. TrackMan™’s selection by The R&A for utilization during golf’s oldest and most important event, The Open Championship, provides the ISG team a feeling of great achievement.”
Dr. Steve Otto of The R&A remarked, “TrackMan™ has proven itself over several accuracy assessments and test events, including last year’s Open Championship. We use TrackMan technology as part of our ongoing extensive research and testing. We are highly confident in the system and look forward to reviewing the TrackMan™ data following The Open Championship so that we may better understand how today’s players approach our golf courses and play the game. In particular, the use of the system on the 6th hole down Hogan’s Alley will lead to some interesting data.”
Headquartered in Vedbaek, Denmark, ISG A/S is the developer and owner of the TrackMan™ system. Based on Doppler radar technology, TrackMan™ measures exact 3-dimensional club movement and provides highly-accurate data on the ball launch, ball flight, and ball landing coordinates of any golf shot.
In addition, TrackMan™ measures actual spin rate of the ball without marking it and features outstanding portability, reliability, and ease of use. As such, TrackMan™ has set a new standard for golf ball and golf club measurement and is currently in use worldwide by almost every major golf club, golf shaft, and golf ball manufacturer, as well The R&A, USGA, and US PGA TOUR.
With recent software upgrades, an improved price, and both FCC and CE approval, ISG is making the TrackMan™ technology available to a wider range of customers including golf clubs, golf academies, golf ranges, club-fitters, tour professionals, and serious players.