Maximising Distance – Can you buy another 20m more?

Being clubfitters, we are in constant contact with professional golfers, coaches and amateurs. And one thing in common is always the quest for more distance. This little section, we will talk a bit on research done by Trackman on maximising distance. With Trackman’s technology and studies, hopefully, we can help the golfing population understand why the ball does what it does.

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Worth the weight

Quantifying feel in golf is impossible, period. Player preferences in regard to feel are as unique as fingerprints. What feels good to one golfer may feel lousy to another. One player may prefer the soft feel of a pixl insert, while another prefers feeling a click at impact that only a metal face can produce. Another golfer might select steel shafts for the weightier feel, while his playing partner favors the feel of graphite.

One aspect of fell all golfers can agree on, however, is the feel of a shot hit dead centre on the clubface or a swing that is perfectly executed. When we stroke a perfect putt, or nail a tee shot, if we don’t speak the words along, they reverberate through our mind. “Oh, that felt good.”

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Introduction To PGA And LPGA Averages

Below is a list of PGA and LPGA Tour Averages. The data is based on thousands of shots from ranges all over the world. Numbers provided by TrackMan are available from Driver to PW. Find your weaknesses and enforce your strengths – compare yourself to the pros!

Outdoor clubfitting with Trackman is now available at Wiz Golf.  Book your appointment by dropping us a mail at enquiry@wizgolf.com.sg today!

 

 

Trackman case study on Angle of Attack, Horizontal and Vertical Gear Effect

Here’s three case studies done by Trackman.   See how it affects your ball launch and flight.

Case Study #1 Vertical Gear Effect

In summary, we want to hit on the upper part of the face to reduce spin and increase launch angle.

Case Study#2 Horizontal Gear Effect

Again, it goes to show that watching the ball flight alone is not enough to understand what is happening at impact.  Use a simple tool like Mark-it spray (available at Wiz Golf) to know exactly where you are impacting on the face will help, even without access to technology like Trackman.

Case Study#3 Angle of Attack

If you are not sure whether you are hitting up or down, it might be time to pay us a visit!

 

Trackman Combine – Coming to Bukit Batok Golf Range in April 2013

TrackMan Combine is a standardized test that enables you to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your golf game. Discover the clear correlation between your TrackMan Combine results and your success on the golf course.

The TrackMan Combine consists of 60 shots hit to selected distances. TrackMan scores each shot on a scale of 0-100 based on your accuracy.

Watch a overview of what Trackman Combine can do.

Nick Faldo was so impressed with Trackman Combine that he recommend all serious golfers take the Trackman Combine on a regular basis.

How does Trackman Combine work?

The Trackman Combine consists of 60 shots.  Players hit 2 x 3 shots to 9 different targets at 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 140, 160, 180 yards plus 2×3 drives.

After taking a Trackman Combine, results can be accessed from the MyTrackman.com website and your smartphone.  Scores can be compaed with the pros or peers by handicap, gender, age or region.

How’s how a Trackman Combine report looks like:

Download the brochure.  More information here.

Indicate your interest by dropping us a mail at enquiry@wizgolf.com.sg today!

 

 

USGA / R&A “Anchoring” Ban

The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA), golf’s governing bodies, today announced proposed changes to the Rules of Golf that would prohibit anchoring the club in making a stroke.

The proposed Rule 14-1b, which follows an extensive review by The R&A and the USGA, would prohibit strokes made with the club or a hand gripping the club held directly against the player’s body, or with a forearm held against the body to establish an anchor point that indirectly anchors the club.

The proposed new Rule would not alter current equipment rules and would allow the continued use of all conforming golf clubs, including belly-length and long putters, provided such clubs are not anchored during a stroke. The proposed Rule narrowly targets only a few types of strokes, while preserving a golfer’s ability to play a wide variety of strokes in his or her individual style.

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Interesting statistic as published by Trackman

Do you know that the highest recorded Ball Speed at RE/MAX WLDC is 224.9 mph by Ryan Louw during the Quarterfinals of in 2010?

And do you know that the highest recorded Ball Speed during a PGA/European PGA Tour event is 191 mph by Tiger Woods during the 2006 British Open?

Here’s some interesting statistic as published by Trackman, the official swing and ball flight monitor of the RE/MAX world long drive championship.
 http://www.wizgolf.com.sg/resources/trackman2012.pdf

Movement Dynamics

This section of the SAM PUttlab report shows movement dynamics. This includes velocity/speed and acceleration within backswing and forward swing. Movement dynamics are not directly related to putting technique. Movement dynamics rather show the motor skill level and the movement strategies underlying movement planning and execution. Backswing and forward swing curves are separated and displayed in two graphs only for educational purposes.

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Face Rotation

This section of the SAM PUttlab report shows the putter face angle at different positions in the forward swing: At the start of the forward swing (right), at impact (middle) and at the end (left) of forward swing. The red lines indicate the deviation of the putter angles from the square alignment.

The face angles are shown beneath the putter face pictures. The putter face is open 4.4° at start of forward swing. At impact the putter face is still slightly open 0.6° and then 5.0° closed at end of forward swing. Overall rotation in the forward swing is 9.3°.

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