Studio Technology at Mold Golf Club
Based on Doppler radar, TrackMan is a technology that allows us to measure, in realtime, what the golf club and golf ball are doing in time and 3 dimensional space. When a golfer hits a shot, TrackMan generates a unique data set – 21 specific measurements that accurately identify the impact and ball flight conditions for that shot. All clubface, swing and ball-flight data – from club-speed and hang-time to shot dispersion – are measured and recorded for illustrative and comparative purposes. TrackMan is the first of its kind to measure the complete path of any shot, ranging from short pitches to 400-yard drives, pinpointing a golf ball’s landing position to within 1 foot for every 100 yards of travel.
TrackMan has become the industry standard for the USGA, R&A and the PGA Tour for golf club and golf ball performance measurement.
10 Important Trackman Terms
Angle of Attack – the up or down directional travel of the center of gravity of the clubhead during the impact interval.
Swing Direction – the overall horizontal direction of the golf swing in relation to the target line at the lowest point of the swing arc. Be aware this is almost never the point of impact.
Club Path – the 3 dimensional travel of the center of gravity of the clubhead during the impact interval.
Face Angle – the horizontal position of the clubface in relation to the target line at the point of maximum deformation of the golf ball.
Dynamic Loft – the amount of loft presented at the point of maximum deformation of the golf ball. This is the amount of loft that is directly responsible for the launch and spin characteristics of the shot.
Spin Loft – the 3 dimensional difference between dynamic loft and angle of attack. This is also known as the D Plane.
Spin Axis – the orientation of the horizontal axis on which the golf ball is spinning.
Clubhead Speed – the velocity of the center of gravity of the clubhead at the moment just prior to impact.
Vertical Swing Plane – the angle of the club swing path measured from hip-height to hip-height.
Smash Factor – simply, the ratio of ball speed to clubhead speed.
GASP Lab Golf Analysis Software
GASP Lab takes the best of GASP video golf swing analysis but has enhanced video features along with new drawing tools and capture setup including wide screen capture. The software delivers everything at your finger tips. Its main function is to provide the coach with a state of the art golf swing analysis system that combines multi camera video capture. The end result is to have the most advanced system on the market to aid in the coaching process.