How to Maximise your Time using Trackman at SCGC

By Colin Davie

Sunshine Coast Golf Centre is equipped with cutting-edge technology, such as Trackman, which provide golf enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to refine their skills and enjoy the game regardless of weather conditions. With accurate ball tracking and comprehensive data analysis, Trackman offers a multitude of possibilities to get the most of your time at an indoor golf centre.

In this blog, we will explore some practical tips to help you utilize your time effectively and improve your golf game using Trackman.

  1. Set Specific Goals:

Before stepping into the centre, it's essential to establish clear objectives for your practice session. Whether you want to work on your swing technique, increase your clubhead speed, or enhance your accuracy, having specific goals will help you structure your practice and measure your progress accurately.

  1. Utilize the Data Analysis:

Trackman is renowned for its comprehensive data analysis capabilities. Take advantage of this by closely examining the feedback provided after each shot. Assess metrics like clubhead speed, launch angle, spin rate, and carry distance to identify areas that need improvement. Analyzing this information will help you understand your swing dynamics better and make data-driven adjustments to enhance your performance. We have very knowledgable coaches in the Centre to help you understand what numbers are important to you.

  1. Focus on Shot-Shaping:

Trackman technology allow you to experiment with various shot shapes and trajectories. Utilize this opportunity to work on your shot-shaping skills. Practice hitting fades, draws, high shots, low shots, and other specialty shots. By mastering different shot shapes, you'll gain greater control over your ball flight and be better prepared for different on-course scenarios.

  1. Work on Distance Control:

Trackman's precise measurements enable you to develop exceptional distance control. Spend time practicing with different clubs and pay attention to your carry distances. By repeatedly hitting shots at various target distances, you'll improve your ability to gauge how far each club will carry and adjust your swing accordingly. Distance control is a vital skill that can significantly lower your scores on the golf course.

  1. Simulate Realistic On-Course Scenarios:

At SCGC we offer virtual golf courses through our elite Trackman Subscription which simulates real-life scenarios. Take advantage of this feature to play rounds on famous courses or challenging holes. Simulating on-course situations allows you to practice shot selection, manage course strategy, and sharpen your decision-making skills. This experience will help you feel more comfortable and confident when playing in actual golf courses.

  1. Seek Professional Guidance:

Sunshine Coast Golf Centre have instructors who are skilled in utilizing Trackman technology. Consider booking lessons with these professionals to receive personalized guidance tailored to your skill level and goals. They can analyze your Trackman data, identify areas for improvement, and provide specific drills and exercises to address your weaknesses effectively.

In conclusion, Sunshine Coast Golf Centre is equipped with Trackman technology that offer golfers an unparalleled opportunity to refine their skills and enjoy the game regardless of weather conditions. By setting clear goals, utilizing data analysis, practicing shot-shaping and distance control, simulating on-course scenarios, and seeking professional guidance, you can make the most of your time at an indoor golf centre. Embrace the advantages of Trackman and let it be your guide to unlocking your golfing potential. So, head to your nearest indoor golf centre, grab your clubs, and get ready to take your game to the next level!

PUTTING

By Colin Davie - SCGC Coach

Putting polarises* golfers. It’s either their favourite part of golf, or what they dread most. It’s easy to see why.

On one hand putting’s easy you’re simply rolling the ball a few feet along the ground. On the other hand poor putts can quickly ramp up your score. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting on the green in regulation, only to take three (or more) putts to finish the hole.

You ought to divide putting practice into two categories;

  1. putts you should be holing all of the time
  2. longer putts you probably will not hole.

It is important to make the distinction because it narrows your focus and takes the pressure off when playing competitively.

The putts you should be sinking almost every time are from three feet and closer. Touring professionals do it, and there’s little reason you can’t do the same.

In 2017, all 190 PGA touring professionals made at least 98% of putts within three feet.

The least successful putter that year was former Master’s winner, Adam Scott (Aussie). Of the 460 putts made from that distance, he’d missed only 9. Anything past three feet and a touring professional’s accuracy decreases exponentially.

Below shows the median average accuracy of all PGA Tour player’s putts in 2017.

2017 PGA Tour % of Putts Holed

within 3ft99.5%
3ft > 4ft92.6%
4ft > 5ft82.8%
5ft > 6ft72%
6ft > 7ft61.7%
7ft > 8ft55.2%
8ft > 9ft47.2%
9ft > 10ft42.6%
10ft > 15ft31.7%
15ft > 20ft20%
20ft > 25ft12.9%
Over 25ft5.6%