TrackMan was originally developed based on science adapted from military hardware designed to track and analyse the flight data of ballistic missiles. As far away from military action as golf is, the science is very similar – it’s basically microwaves reflecting from a moving golf club and golf ball. The change in frequency of these waves is what makes it possible for TrackMan to capture what happens at the very moment of impact between club and ball.
TrackMan has a long history of working with golf radar technology. The company was established in 2003 with the sole purpose of helping golf professionals understand more about this critical moment in time. The TrackMan golf radar not only helps map these key data parameters – ball speed, attack angle, club path, face angle, etc. – it also captures the golf swing with a built-in HD video camera or with the use of external cameras.
Radar technology (also called a portable golf launch monitor or swing analyser) is an integral part of the golf instruction today. Whether it is used for golf swing lessons, analysis, or club fitting, the golf radar and software are suited to be used by professional trainers, coaches, and players; as well as golf beginners.
When undergoing a custom fitting or coaching session with TrackMan, we use an iPad which connects to the TrackMan Radar via WiFi. This allows us to show you, out in the range or at a practice ground, the data from every shot you take. This realtime feedback and analysis is incredibly helpful to golfers of all abilities, and in all types of scenarios.