Trackman Launch Monitor

Precision swing and ball flight analysis

 

TrackMan Pro is the choice of the PGA Tour, USGA and The R&A for swing and ball flight analysis. A staple on professional tours, with leading club fitters, manufacturers, retailers, universities, academies, instructors, players and broadcast TV, TrackMan Pro is the industry standard for accuracy, flexibility, reliability and ease of use.

TRACKMAN DATA GATHERED ON EVERY SHOT

Club Speed: At center of club head immediately before impact

Attack Angle: Hitting up or down on ball

Club Path: Hitting inside out or outside in

Vert. Swing Plane: Angle relative to ground level

Horiz. Swing Plane: Angle relative to target line

Spin Loft: Actual loft at impact

Face Angle: Open or closed club head

Ball Speed: Immediately after impact

Vert. Launch Angle: Angle relative to ground level

Horiz. Launch Angle: Angle relative to target line

Launch Spin: Revolutions per minute

Spin Axis: Tilt of spin (draw/fade)

Smash Factor: Ball speed to club speed ratio

Maximum Height: Top of trajectory

Carry: Flight distance

Side: Distance from target line at end of flight

Total: Distance incl. bounce and roll

Total Side: Distance from target line at end of bounce and roll

Landing Angle: Angle relative to ground level

Flight Time: From impact to end of flight

Maximizing Driver Distance

Optimizing your driver distance requires ideal launch conditions depending on your clubhead speed. Singing with a positive (upward) angle of attack with the driver will increase distance. This is due to reducing the spin on the ball and increasing the launch angle. Hitting down on the driver can increase spin and lower the launch angle. The followin 4 pages of data shows ideal launch conditions for various clubhead speeds.

 

Generally speaking slower clubhead speeds need a higher launch angle and more spin, compared to a faster clubhead speed which needs a lower launch angle and less spin. Many amateur golfers play with too little loft, producing low shots or low launching high spinning shots which rob the golfer of distance.

 

For example, a typical amateur club speed of 90 MPH would require a launch angle of 16.4° and a dynamic loft of 18.5 when swinging 5° up on the ball, 0this golfer would often use a 9.5 to 10.5 lofted club and swing 3-6 ° deg down on the ball making it very difficult to launch the ball at the optimal angle and spin.

TrackMan Driver Optimization_2011.pdf
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Tour Prefessional Statistics and Numbers

Trackman Averages.pdf
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Alec Roberts - Find Your Distances on TRACKMAN
A great Trackman feature. Know exactly how far you hit each club and see if there are any noticable distance 'gaps' between clubs.
FYD ALEC 14.9.11.pdf
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