Swing Man Golf creator Jaacob Bowden interviews TrackMan co-founder and CTO Fredrik Tuxen for his podcast to talk about how he went from military missile tracking to capturing ball flight, the newest developments out of the TrackMan lab and what big plans are lined up for the future.
Table of content
|00:00 – 9:00||All about Fredrik – His background and how it all started|
|9:00 – 24:00||From developing a prototype to selling to all major equipment manufacturers|
|24:00 – 31:25||Prove them wrong: TrackMan’s role as a myth buster|
|31:25 – 33:30||TrackMan 360° – TrackMan as a simulator, on the range and on the putting green|
|33:30 – 39:00||Tour players’ 90% roll percentage vs. the average golfers’ 80% – What TrackMan Performance Putting is expected to reveal.|
|39:00 – 43:00||On turning insights collected during all of these years into a free learning platform; the TrackMan University|
|43:00 – end||What’s to come – The TrackMan Range 2.0|
All about Fredrik Tuxen – His background and how it all started
Although Fredrik already had hit a golf ball in front of a military radar 10 years prior, it wasn’t until TrackMan CEO Klaus Eldrup Jørgensen with the idea to apply radar tracking technology to the golf industry.
From developing a prototype to selling to all major equipment manufacturers
Like most technology companies, TrackMan also started in a garage, where Fredrik and very few employees built the first TrackMan radar from scratch taking 1½ years. Little did they know, that they beat every equipment manufacturers’ own effort to build an in-house solution for ball flight tracking.
Prove them wrong: TrackMan’s role as a myth buster
With TrackMan becoming more and more established, the generation of huge amounts of data busted many myths about generally accepted rules and best practices in golf.
One of TrackMan’s cornerstone revelations: The importance of attack angle for determining optimal ball flight.
TrackMan 360° – TrackMan as a simulator, on the range and on the putting green
Recognizing the growing demand for indoor golf practice solutions, the Simulator integration of the TrackMan 4 turns it into a 360° training tool: indoors as the central part of a simulator system (for both entertainment and practice purposes), outdoors for practice on the range, for events and tournaments on the course, and for putting on the green.
Tour players’ 90% roll percentage vs. the average golfers’ 80% – What TrackMan Performance Putting is expected to reveal.
With TrackMan Performance Putting soon to be launched, Fredrik talks about his excitement for the beginning of a new, major learning experience: What parameters are decisive for distance control and does a greater Roll Percentage predict a better putt, as Tour player stats indicate? It remains to be seen. To that end, all of TrackMan’s prior insights and research findings are already available for everyone with free sign-up to the interactive learning platform, TrackMan University.
What’s to come? – TrackMan Range 2.0
In the last few minutes of the podcast Fredrik reveals his latest project of scaling the TrackMan benefits without scaling the number of radars. With the TrackMan Range 2.0, a small number of radars suffices to cover an entire driving range and track shots of a multitude of players.
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