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nobwas

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Top Golf / Top Tracer
« on: July 18, 2018, 03:24:08 PM »
As you may know,  Top Golf produces driving ranges that are more "entertainment"  focused to make golf a casual outing like that of say...bowling...
Now they have released Top Tracer which is an add on system to existing driving ranges where you can see simulated ball paths on the screen placed on each hitting stall.

https://www.toptracer.com/

A couple of the ranges in the Seattle area now have this.    Puetz golf is the local golf superstore and their range has this on every stall and offered free of charge.   You just pay for range balls.
The range closest to my house is in the process of installing this in 6 of their stalls and they charge by 30 min for usage on top of balls.   

I have not had the chance to try it and I don't know how accurately the traces will represent actual ball flight but it is interesting enough to give it at least a try.
And boy how much opportunity there are in this technology for the existing all weather driving ranges in the US alone....  It's a huge market.     
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Re: Top Golf / Top Tracer
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018, 04:27:00 AM »
They are accurate if calibrated properly with the range own balls. I compared with trackman on my pro bay

Both my range have this technology for at least 2 years now.
You can even play virtual golf now as well.

My home course

https://www.silvermere-golf.co.uk/golf/driving-range/
https://www.silvermere-golf.co.uk/golf/protracer/

My range (opened 7am-midnight)
https://www.worldofgolf.co.uk/driving-range/#.W1BZE5qospI
https://www.worldofgolf.co.uk/protracer/#.W1BZOpqospI


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Re: Top Golf / Top Tracer
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 06:07:24 AM »
They are accurate if calibrated properly with the range own balls. I compared with trackman on my pro bay

Both my range have this technology for at least 2 years now.
You can even play virtual golf now as well.

My home course

https://www.silvermere-golf.co.uk/golf/driving-range/
https://www.silvermere-golf.co.uk/golf/protracer/

My range (opened 7am-midnight)
https://www.worldofgolf.co.uk/driving-range/#.W1BZE5qospI
https://www.worldofgolf.co.uk/protracer/#.W1BZOpqospI

Looks good Tom. Wish I had something like that close to home.
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Re: Top Golf / Top Tracer
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2018, 07:46:41 AM »
Yes I'm kinda lucky. It compensates my lack of time to play on the course...
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Re: Top Golf / Top Tracer
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018, 02:10:09 PM »
They are accurate if calibrated properly with the range own balls. I compared with trackman on my pro bay

Both my range have this technology for at least 2 years now.
You can even play virtual golf now as well.

My home course

https://www.silvermere-golf.co.uk/golf/driving-range/
https://www.silvermere-golf.co.uk/golf/protracer/

My range (opened 7am-midnight)
https://www.worldofgolf.co.uk/driving-range/#.W1BZE5qospI
https://www.worldofgolf.co.uk/protracer/#.W1BZOpqospI


Wow 2 years? Our ranges here are slow adopters!! :(

In any case,  it will definitely make my winter practices more interesting!




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Re: Top Golf / Top Tracer
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 04:02:37 AM »
Ask them to add some heaters too...
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Re: Top Golf / Top Tracer
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2018, 09:34:21 AM »
I have used this at a top golf in the Jacksonville area...it's fun and interesting, just too expensive to do on a regular basis.  I find all these technologies helpful from a biomechanics / feedback perspective...whether it's watching my ball flight or looking at trackman numbers after a swing it's been helpful in developing my understanding and translation from what I feel to what the clubhead and ball is doing...has helped speed up the process of effectively changing my swing to produce better shots...I also feel like I have a better understanding of what I'm doing and whether the drills I do or thoughts I have are effective in accomplishing the goals and objectives I've set.

The technology available today has definitely helped me and my attitude towards it has changed from derision to positively embracing it and using it...what a great time to be alive and golfing!
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Re: Top Golf / Top Tracer
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2018, 01:19:46 PM »
Ask them to add some heaters too...
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Oh we have had good heaters.   
They are doing a free preview of the Top Tracer and I got to play a few holes free of charge...
How they have it set up,  the putting is replaced by a 50 to 60 yard pitch shot which is really a good practice once every 4 or 5 shots.
I like it!   Some of the courses on there are ridiculously long from the back tees.   for me it was Driver, 3W and then still a good middle iron.
Seems like the distances are pretty accurate as with the direction.
Winter practices won't be too bad with this!!




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FW: Modart MA01F / Diamana 'Ahina
UT: Modart MA01H / Crazy STP
IR:  Epon AF-505/SUS316 / Modus 125
WG: MG S-01 / Modus Wedge 125
PT:  Ping Vault 2.0 CRAZ-E H ( in trial mode )

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Re: Top Golf / Top Tracer
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2018, 04:14:02 AM »
Ask them to add some heaters too...
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Oh we have had good heaters.   
They are doing a free preview of the Top Tracer and I got to play a few holes free of charge...
How they have it set up,  the putting is replaced by a 50 to 60 yard pitch shot which is really a good practice once every 4 or 5 shots.
I like it!   Some of the courses on there are ridiculously long from the back tees.   for me it was Driver, 3W and then still a good middle iron.
Seems like the distances are pretty accurate as with the direction.
Winter practices won't be too bad with this!!

Correct for the putting.
And depending on your range set up, you can switch the target you aim in order to either be better aligned with the mat (important for me...)
This + a good heather and a coffee/vending machine... ideal set up indeed for winter practice !!  ;D
AF153 - Fukikura Pro 53s
AF202 5w - stinger 70s
AF903 20* - Steelfiber i95cw
AF903 23* - Steelfiber i95cw
AF 503 5i-AW - Steelfiber i95cw
Toyoshima 52/58 on KBS Wedge Tour  120
Epon Zen