Is this the range of the future?
We hope so, because it actually tells you the key numbers to help you improve
We’re all a bit guilty of hitting the range with very good intentions, but then just bashing balls for 45 minutes with no real plan. Apart from watching the ball’s flight most of us have no idea how far shots go, how accurate we are or how we’re striking the ball. It’s no surprise then many us just don’t improve at the range.
So imagine how much more fun, interesting and useful range sessions would be if you had your very own £10,000 Trackman monitoring every shot.
Sound like pie in the sky? Well the firm has just unveiled Trackman Range, which takes all their tech and rolls it into a package that offers every golfer using a driving range the full Trackman experience. Brilliant!
Golfers will have access to the same ball flight and club data as the world’s best players, all while practising from a range bay or outdoors on grass. The real tech though is how the system tracks the ball flights of as many golfers as you can fit on a 130-yard wide range.
We just hope some forward-thinking UK ranges invest in the kit; it’s currently only being used on the continent.
To use the system, golfers download Trackman’s app, which effectively transforms their phone into a top-spec launch monitor. This is not just a really useful tool for improving, it’s also a system to help make range time more fun. The app plots every shot you hit on a map of the range, so you’ll never have an excuse for aimlessly firing balls as you can see how close shots finish to your target. Every shot you hit is tracked by the system, with data on launch angles, ball speeds, back spin and carry and total distances being instantaneously flashed on your phone.