You can always optimize your practice routines in the journey of becoming a better player.
Patrick likes to explore and use his TrackMan in new ways, everything from fine tuning wedges and testing equipment to tweaking loft and lie, TrackMan is one tool for (almost) everything.
The 3 main numbers Patrick often looks for during a range session would be Attack Angle, Club Path and Face Angle, knowing these numbers helps him control his ball flight.
Ok with the choice of parameters…but…
When the job is done on the grass or on a mat at the practice, what are the differences you see in the numbers?how can you rely the two situations?I don’t speak here about the use indoor outdoor of a trackman and the lenght of the indoor mesurement.
I wonder about the contact grass/mat and the psychomotor changes in these two cases
Regarding the grass vs mats topic, we have a few other studies please see:
Difference in Range Ball Distances
Mats vs Grass
I’ve already read this topic (in fact I’ve see and read all the data of the trackman universty…and posts!).
This topic don’t answer the question «why is the attack angle different» nor «why is the speed different»
As a physiotherapist, I can assume that the brain of the player is more clever than the player himself :-)
The risk of choc in a contact with a mat can be percepted as a threat for the body.
Lowering speed and softening the AOA is maybe a physiological security answer.
Testing on hard floor with grass, soft grass and mat can maybe show a rule?
I agree that would be an interesting case study :)