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Let The Benchmarking Begin – Trackman Combine Is Launched

12.42am 13th May 2010 - New Products - This story was updated on Friday, June 11th, 2010

In golf today, there’s surprisingly only one comprehensive benchmarking system for shot results at various distances – ShotLink.  ShotLink measures every shot made on the PGA TOUR to within inches, allowing players to, among other things, understand their shot making skills and abilities from any distance and situation.

This gives PGA TOUR players the unique opportunity to study shot statistics to determine their strengths and weaknesses relative to every other player on TOUR.  For example, ShotLink statistics for the 2009 season reveal that Steve Stricker was the best player for Approach Shots from 75 to 100 yards, with an average result at 13’0”, while Phil Mickelson’s rank for the same category was 112th at 18’4”.

Unfortunately, ShotLink data is available only to those players talented and fortunate enough to compete on the PGA TOUR.

Outside of big time tournament golf and self tabulated stats applications, shot making results data for the great majority of golfers is lacking.  Consider the following scenarios:

The TrackMan Combine has been designed to address scenarios like this and more.

Objectives of the TrackMan combine:

Combine Test Procedure

The combine consists of 80 shots and lasts on average 45 minutes.  Upon completion of the test, the administrator (coach/instructor) uploads the test result data to  Immediately following, test results are available online for administrator and player to review.  The player can also log in later with his/her unique log in details to review results at home or in the office.

Every player will receive detailed and summary results on the following:

Beyond the score, shot results accuracy, and percentile ranking data, up to 21 TrackMan data parameters are measured and reported for every shot made during a combine session.  This means that instructors and coaches have the opportunity to check combine data to review club delivery tendencies, and club fitters can use the Driver launch statistics including ball speed, launch angle, spin rate, and land angle to learn if the driver being used is optimal for the player.

Who can administer and upload a TrackMan Combine?

Combine tests must be conducted outdoors and any current TrackMan customer may administer a combine test and upload the data for analysis.

For more information about TrackMan Combine


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