THE TRACKMAN 4 EXPERIENCE
UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL
Golf practice and player development are going through a period of tremendous change, and technology is a central component in that transformation. The mapping of swing DNA is now possible, as is the quantification and comparison of swing feel vs. real. Technology also empowers us to monitor granular swing changes over time. These are just a few, compelling examples of how to unleash talent more effectively.
With TrackMan, you have all those tools to jump ahead. From their groundbreaking club and ball tracking golf radar systems to the best performance enhancing software available in the industry today.
TrackMan has a long history of working with golf radar technology. The company was established in 2003 with the sole purpose of helping golf professionals understand more about this critical moment in time. The TrackMan 4 golf radar not only helps map these key data parameters – ball speed, attack angle, club path, face angle, etc. – it also captures the golf swing with a built-in HD video camera or with the use of external cameras.
Radar technology (also called a portable golf launch monitor or swing analyzer) is an integral part of golf instruction today. TrackMan 4 has become a tool my students personally have benefited from at one point or another. Whether TrackMan 4 is being used for golf swing lessons, ball flight analysis, club gapping, TrackMan Combine or club fitting. you’ll go through the process of beginning to understand the data and feedback which TrackMan 4 provides. The better your foundation of knowledge becomes the better you’ll be able to assess what is true on each shot. Most importantly though, TrackMan 4 will take knowing where your “miss” on the golf course comes from and how to correct it immediately. I truly believe with TrackMan 4, you’ll have all the tools to jump ahead. Ultimately leading to lower scores and more consistent play. TrackMan 4 golf radar and software is suited for tour professionals, amateurs and juniors. TrackMan 4 Golf : Unlocking Your Potential.
TRACKMAN 4 DUAL RADAR IS THE WORLD’S MOST ACCURATE BALL FLIGHT TRACKING SYSTEM
If you’re looking for the edge to take your game to the next level, TrackMan 4 is for you. TrackMan 4 is the technology I use for ball flight and club delivery analysis with all my students. Why guess what you can measure? Use the same technology as the pros! Get “real” data instantly.
TrackMan 4 Dual Radar is the the world's most accurate ball flight tracking system. This state-of-the art technology provides golfers with extraordinary information on the golf swing and entire flight of the golf ball once it leaves the club face. It records 3D data on club path, face angle and angle of attack in an easy to read display.
DUAL RADAR TECHNOLOGY
Trackman 4 uses dual radar technology it has two radar systems.
The first radar systems Tracks everything the club does before , during , and after impact. It records data from commonly known parameters like Club Path and Face Angle to Swing Direction and Spin Loft
The Secondly radar tracks the full ball flight from launch to landing and everything in between .
This includes :
- Launch Angle
- Spin Rate
TrackMan 4 also records precise data on golf ball flight by measuring the entire distanceand trajectory of specific shots from pitch shots to booming drives. It then is capable of merging 3D ball and club data overlaid on video so a golfer can clearly see and understand their relationship.
TrackMan 4 also records precise data on golf ball flight by measuring the entire distance and trajectory of specific shots from pitch shots to booming drives. It then is capable of merging 3D ball and club data overlaid on video so a golfer can clearly see and understand their relationship.
TrackMan is the industry leader when it comes to golf swing and ball flight analysis.
TrackMan provides golfers information on the most important position in golf and what video can’t. IMPACT! Its three-dimensional club movement illustrates what's happening at impact so the student can have a better understanding of the ball flight. That’s why the best instructors in the world use it and why it can be seen on practice ranges worldwide on The PGA Tour, The European Tour & all other professional Tours. Virtually, every top player in the world owns a TrackMan 4 and trains with it daily. It's time for you to train like the pros.
As you can tell, I’m big fan of TrackMan 4 and how much it can help fine tune your game!
TrackMan 4 brings you data on every facet of every shot you hit on the range. It brings you accurate and actionable data instantly.
Using this technology you can learn how minute changes in your swing will alter what the golf ball will do. It is reasonable to argue that products like TrackMan 4 are partly responsible for the increasing occurrences of 59’s on tour. Players now know their games in the most infinitesimal detail, more than ever before.
WHAT DOES TRACKMAN 4 MEASURE/TRACK ?
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The TrackMan numbers are the brain behind it all. All major stakeholders of the game, without exception, use and trust our numbers for two main reasons: precision and reliability. With TrackMan, you will quickly understand why and how they use our data in their daily work. With us, you’ll quickly become an insider of the most revolutionary training tool in the industry.
TRACKMAN 4 DATA – LEARN THE DATA PARAMETERS
Instant feedback of club delivery, launch, ball flight, and landing. The TrackMan 4 golf launch monitor measures and displays the full trajectory of any shot, from 6-foot pitches to 400 yard drives, pinpointing the landing with an accuracy of 1 ½ feet. It also maps the shot’s 3D trajectory in real time with all impact and launch information.
Below are examples of the key club and ball definitions you can track with TrackMan 4.
Smash Factor is ball speed divided by club speed.
Smash Factor relates to the amount of energy transferred from the club head to the golf ball.
The higher the smash factor the better the energy transfer.
A golfer would hope to achieve a smash factor near 1.50 on driver shots.
That means for a 100 mph club speed the ball speed would be 150 mph. The higher the loft of the club, the lower the smash factor is expected to be. A PW should have a smash factor near 1.25.
Golfer A has a club speed of 100 mph and a smash factor of 1.40. Golfer A’s ball speed is 140 mph.
Golfer B has a club speed of 100 mph and a smash factor of 1.50. Golfer B’s ball speed is 150 mph.
The 10 mph difference in ball speed between Golfer A and Golfer B equates to approximately 20 yards in distance between the two golfers even though they have the same club speed.
Spin Rate is the amount of spin on the golf ball immediately after impact
Spin rate has a major influence on the height and distance of a shot. Spin rate is one of the least appreciated numbers, especially in windy conditions.
A high spin rate is the enemy, particularly when hitting in to the wind. One way to reduce spin is to hit a lower lofted club. Practice taking one or two clubs more (5 iron instead of 7 iron) and swing easier.
This will help you control your ball flight and distance. More loft generally increases spin rate. All things being equal, more club speed will also increase spin rate.
Launch Angle is the angle the ball takes off at relative to the ground.
Launch angle is highly correlated to dynamic loft. Launch angle will always be a little less than dynamic loft, but will have a similar value.
Along with ball speed, launch angle is a primary component to determining the height and distance of a shot. Every golfer should be fitted to achieve the optimal balance of launch angle and spin rate based on their club speed and ball speed.
Carry is the distance the ball travels through the air.
An important thing to know about carry is that the value is given for a landing area that is the same height as where the ball is hit from. Then the golfer can adjust for uphill and downhill shots on the course.
This reason is why carry is sometimes referred to as “carry flat”. Using the club speed definition, we would expect the average male amateur to hit their driver as far as the average LPGA Tour player.
However, the actual difference is more than 20 yards. Ball speed, launch angle, and spin rate must be optimized to reach a golfer’s potential distance. LPGA Tour players are some of the best in the world at optimizing these numbers and getting the most out of their club speed.
Ball Speed is the speed of the golf ball immediately after impact
Ball speed is created by club speed and impact.
Bad impact such as shots hit on the toe or heel will reduce the potential ball speed.
“Glancing blows” created by hooks, slices, and hitting too much down on the ball can also reduce the potential ball speed.
Although a golfer’s club speed is key to potential distance, the ball speed that is created at impact is the biggest factor in how far the ball actually carries.
Gaining 1 mph of ball speed can increase your driver distance by up to 2 yards. The highest recorded ball speed is 225 mph by former long drive champion Ryan Louw.
Club Speed determines a golfer’s potential distance
Club Speed is the speed the club head is traveling immediately prior to impact. More club speed equals more potential distance.
In fact, adding 1 mph of club speed can increase your distance by up to 3 yards with the driver. The highest recorded club speed is 150 mph! This was accomplished by two-time world long drive champion, Jamie Sadlowski.
Dynamic Loft is the amount of loft on the club face at impact.
The golfer’s attack angle, how the shaft bends, how the golfer releases the club head, whether the club face is open or closed to the club path, and where the ball makes contact on the club face can all impact the dynamic loft.
Creating the proper dynamic loft for the golfer’s club speed is important to creating the optimal trajectory and maximizing carry.
Too much dynamic loft can send the ball too high into the air and reduce the golfer’s distance.
Too little dynamic loft can send the ball too low making the ball roll out excessively causing it difficult to judge distance.
Attack Angle is the direction the club head is moving (up or down) at impact.
Shots hit off the ground should have a negative attack angle in order to create “ball first” contact.
However, golfers with slower club speeds should be careful not to hit too much down (negative attack angle) with their irons.
This will affect the golfer’s potential distance. To maximize distance with your driver, hitting up on the ball (positive attack angle) is a must.
The driver’s loft should be chosen so that it complements the golfer’s attack angle.
Having a positive attack angle does not guarantee maximum distance. The fit of the club is also an essential piece of the puzzle.
Club Path is the direction the club head is moving (right or left) at impact.
Most golfers relate this number to hitting the ball “in-to-out” or “out-to-in”.
A positive value means the club is moving to the right of the target at impact (“in-to-out” for a right-handed golfer) and a negative value means it is moving to the left of the target (“out-to-in” for a right-handed golfer).
To hit a straight shot, the club path should be zero. The club path is part of what influences the curvature of the shot. It also is part of what determines the ball’s starting direction.
An “in-to-out” club path is necessary to hit a draw and an “out-to-in” club path is necessary to hit a fade. The optimal club path depends on the type of shot the golfer wants to play. A golfer may want to hit a 5 yard fade, straight shot, or 10 yard draw. Each of these shots has its own optimal club path.
Face Angle is the direction the club face is pointed (right or left) at impact..
Most golfers refer to this as having an “open” or “closed” club face.
A positive value means the club face is pointed to the right of the target at impact (“open” for a right-handed golfer) and a negative value means the club face is pointed to the left of the target (“closed” for a right-handed golfer).
Face angle is the most important number when determining the starting direction of the golf ball. The ball will launch very closely to the direction the club face (face angle) is pointed at impact.
To hit a straight shot, the face angle should be zero. The optimal face angle depends on the type of shot the golfer wants play.
A golfer may want to hit a 5 yard fade, straight shot, or 10 yard draw. Each of these shots has its own optimal face angle.
TRACKMAN 4 IS TRUSTED BY THE WORLD’S BEST PLAYERS
WHETHER IT’S THE PGA TOUR OR ANY OTHER PROFESSIONAL TOUR AROUND THE WORLD, TRACKMAN 4 IS TRUSTED AND USED EVERYDAY BY THE WORLD’S BEST PLAYERS
TRACKMAN COMPANY PURPOSE:
TO UNLEASH TALENT
We help athletes get better
TrackMan products are used by professional athletes and amateurs alike in a broad spectrum of sports, ranging from the popular segments of golf, baseball and tennis, to more unique disciplines like the Olympic Game's hammer throw and shot put.
Common for all are their fundamental need for reliable data to analyze performance.
As a consequence, TrackMan products have changed the way technology is used in sports today. From how professionals and amateurs train and take lessons, to the development and fitting of golf equipment, to the way a game is watched and enjoyed on television.
Being it for gaming or performance purposes, any player now has the possibility to unleash his or her full potential further through TrackMan technology.
In search of disruptive technologies
Every time TrackMan create a new product, they introduce something that's both radically innovative and strikingly meaningful at the same time. With TrackMan 4, it's Dual Radar Technology.
For the first time ever in golf, two radar systems within one TrackMan unit track all the critical movements in a golf swing. One tracks the golf club, the other one tracks the ball. This simple, yet groundbreaking and innovative configuration enables the TrackMan 4 to capture data in its purest and most complete form. From wedges to drivers, high quality data is tracked, captured and translated into conclusive analysis.
With Dual Radar Technology, a new standard is born.
PURE AND ACCURATE DATA
Building trust, one shot at a time
Ball flight laws are unquestionable. So is the quality of TrackMan’s data. TrackMan is considered to have set the industry standards for accuracy in ball impact and ball flight measurements. That's why the leaders of the game trust TrackMan.
Quality data leads to quality analysis which again fosters sound decision-making and, ultimately, superior performance and leadership. In golf, for example, critical data is captured at the impact moment between the club and the ball, meaning in 1/2000 of a second. This essential data is instantly translated into an easy-to-understand language on a portable device for analysis and increased understanding of the swing.
That's why reliable data is indispensable when athletes strive to maximize their performance.
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DUSTIN JOHNSON USES TRACKMAN 4 DAILY TO TUNE HIS GAME
Now is the right time to start dialing in your game.
I offer a number coaching and training programs with TrackMan. I believe TrackMan when incorporated into golf instructional and coaching programs takes players to another level. TrackMan is the industry leader when it comes to golf swing and ball flight analysis. TrackMan provides golfers information on the most important position in golf and what video can’t. IMPACT! Its three-dimensional club movement illustrates what's happening at impact so the student can have a better understanding of the ball flight. That’s why the best instructors in the world use it and why it can be seen on practice ranges worldwide on all professional Tours. Virtually, every top player in the world owns one and trains with it daily. It's time for you to train like the pros.
TrackMan is necessary for golfers to dial in their feels to enhance their ability to create solid contact, control their curve and achieve their maximum distance. Golf is all about your ability to predict your ball flight. Implementing TrackMan into your golf training will transform your ability to control the golf ball.
TrackMan golf coaching focus on helping golfers improve their impact awareness with the freedom to move in their unique style. Utilizing TrackMan during golf lessons provides both the coach and player precise information rather then the normal trial and error methods. Tour players and their coaches trust TrackMan swing and ball flight information to improve their games. Isn't it time for you to do the same?
TRACKMAN 4: TRAIN LIKE THE PROS!