Trackman uses the latest Doppler radar technology to monitor three-dimensional clubhead movement and the entire ball flight, from impact to landing. This same technology is used by the military for tracking ballistic missiles.
Today’s camera and laser-based launch monitors measure initial ball launch parameters, including ball speed, launch angle and spin rate, and then use this data to predict the probable ball flight. Trackman goes further: not only measuring the ball’s launch parameters more accurately, but also tracking the ball during its entire flight and displaying this on a computer monitor.
Trackman distance and shot dispersion figures are accurate to within 1-2 yards, and ball spin rates have been shown to be totally reliable.
Trackman is used by major equipment manufacturers in their product development and testing programmes. It is also used by the R&A and the USGA for monitoring equipment and player performance.
World of Golf Croydon uses Trackman as a coaching and club-fitting tool. For the first time, golfers can experience the thrill of seeing their shots reproduced accurately on a computer screen. The Academy’s experienced coaches and equipment specialists can use this information to provide a level of instruction and custom fitting unmatched anywhere else in the country.