Partnership between Trackman and Titleist provides players with ultra-precise spin data on the range for the first time ever
VEDBÆK, Denmark (Aug. 23, 2023) — Golfers of all skill levels already use Trackman’s industry-leading radar tracking technology to dial in their swings at Trackman-powered driving ranges around the world.
This week at the TOUR Championship, Trackman Range is coming to East Lake.
“On the Range at the TOUR Championship”(airing live on ESPN+, Aug. 23 at 2pm ET) will utilize Trackman Range technology — with players hitting prototype Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x RCT (Radar Capture Technology) models designed specifically for Trackman Range — to provide viewers with precision flight and spin data in real time.
Trackman’s ball tracking and tracing technology, in combination with enhanced data capture enabled by Titleist RCT, will allow the broadcast to present a complete and accurate analysis of any shot hit with a Pro V1 or Pro V1x on the East Lake driving range.
Meanwhile, players no longer need to have their own Trackman unit to access Trackman data — they can simply use their phone, iPad or Trackman screens on the range.
“Providing players with accurate data and relevant feedback is what Trackman has been doing for 20 years,” said Trackman Co-founder and CTO Fredrik Tuxen. “While speed and power get most of the attention, the ability to manage spin is what really sets players apart. Adding spin capture is an exciting next step in our efforts to democratize access to Trackman data with Trackman Range solutions.
“Working with thought leaders and innovators like Titleist has enabled this new innovation which today benefits the best players in the world, and in the near future will enable more golfers to play a better game.”
Matt Hogge, Titleist Golf Ball R&D’s Director of Product Development, added, “Everything we do at Titleist is about precision and developing innovations that help golfers play better, more consistent golf. Data is a critical part of this process and our partnership with Trackman has pushed our teams on both sides to unlock technologies that measure spin as precisely as ever, wherever golfers want to practice or play.”
Founded in 2003 and proudly based in Vedbæk, Denmark, Trackman is the world’s leading developer of radar tracking technology for use in golf performance analysis. The iconic Trackman 4 launch monitor — aka “the little orange box” — is trusted by elite players, coaches, equipment manufacturers and clubfitters to provide ultra-precise data on virtually every aspect of club motion and ball flight. Trackman Range and indoor golf simulator solutions bring our tour-proven technology to the masses, featuring the best practice, virtual golf and entertainment software in the industry. Trackman is the official provider of club and ball tracking and tracing data to the PGA TOUR for broadcast on TV and digital platforms. Learn more at Trackman.com.
ABOUT TITLEIST RCT
Titleist RCT (Radar Capture Technology) golf balls are designed with an internal radar reflective marker that produces an optimized signal capture, delivering true spin data instead of estimates. They feature the same design, materials, quality manufacturing and performance as their non-RCT models, but with the enhanced benefit of radar signal capture.
Measuring launch, speed and spin at impact improves the output of data generated by launch monitor devices — including the data related to calculated distance (carry, roll, total) and trajectory (peak height, angle of decent) — improving the launch monitor device experience for fitting, coaching and practice sessions.