Featured Client Installations
The following installations show some good examples on how our clients have integrated our products into their workflow to provide state of the art putting analysis and training.
Putter Around Club Repair | USA, Florida
HIO Fitting | Germany, Munich
Preston's Putting | USA, California
Putting Academy Golf de Mont Griffon | FRA
Putt Competence Center | Switzerland
Leeds Golf Centre | England
Perfectstroke Golf Training Centre | AUS
Club Champion Golf | USA
Carya Golf Club | Turkey, Belek
For Richard Conragan, the owner of Putter Around Club Repair (Top 100 Golf Digest Club Fitter), SAM PuttLab is the perfect tool for putter fitting: “We believe that you’re doing an injustice to your students without using SAM PuttLab. It shows us so many parameters that the naked eye can’t see. And it shows us the type of putter that suits you best.”
Conragan also uses SAM PuttLab add-ons as SAM Video, SAM 3D-Putt and the SAM BallTracker to take a closer look at the students setup, the putter motion in 3D space and the ball performance: “The SAM putting machine with ball tracking, video and 3D has been great for business. It’s brought quite e few people to us, because everybody believes putting is feel. And what Science&Motion has done: they brought data along with the feel.”
Marco Burger, managing director of HIO Fitting, explains: “At the beginning there is always a short conversation, in which it is clarified how the customer rates his own performance on the putting green, what his typical mistakes are and how much confidence he has in his putting under pressure.” This gives Marco Burger a first impression of the relationship between the player and his putter, which has an influence on the further procedure.
The actual fitting process is then based on SAM PuttLab analysis on a computer: “It is hardly possible to do a fitting by trial and error because there are endless possibilities to configure a putter, but the fitting module of SAM PuttLab makes it easier and, above all, the results are very accurate." Each relevant putter aspect is diagnosed in an interactive step by step process. “This ingenious putt analysis system provides a professional interpretation of the measured data and it gives you exact information about the ideal putter dimensions and technical deficiencies of the player.”
After measuring a few putts with your own putter, the results on swing path, face rotation, rhythm, impact or repeatability are analysed. “The repeatability (or ‘Consistency’) is the most important factor. Even the best players in the world often have no movement right out of the textbook, but are able to reproduce their swing and rely on a constant putting stroke."
During the fitting process the putter length, head type, head balance, loft, lie and grip type are adjusted. The HIO-Fitting workshop offers a variety of options and models with different shapes and weights that can be matched to the needs of the golfer to increase his performance on the putting green.
Hole-in-one (HIO) Fitting expert Marco Burger knows: “Due to coordinately difficult movement patterns, the golf swing requires extremely good balance abilities.” And that’s why a HIO club fitting session often includes a SAM BalanceLab analysis. “The pressure plate from Science & Motion records every movement of your feet and explains why not 100% of the energy used reaches the ball” Burger says. “In addition, this analysis provides information about the ideal shaft. Depending on the type of player, there are different types of weight transfer, from which the ideal bending point, twist, and weight of the shaft can be derived.”
As a representative for Science & Motion Sports, Preston Combs is an expert with SAM PuttLab technology: “Having SAM PuttLab allows me to provide a world class putting experience for a wide variety of golfers ranging from new players up to the game’s elite performers. The engaging and meaningful visuals in addition to customizable and detailed reports help me coach much more effectively.”
Preston uses SAM PuttLab for analysis, teaching, training and fitting in his new facility in Santa Barbara, California: “As a world class facility, I need to offer golfers feedback and tangible proof of improvement. SAM PuttLab accelerates that learning process at Preston’s Putting. Rather than guess about changes relying solely on video, they can create, develop, and own their putting with confidence. Players can see the results and changes taking hold. That experience is second to none and makes SAM PuttLab one of my most valuable teaching tools.”
Golf trainer Rémy Bedu uses SAM PuttLab for analysis, training and fitting in his Putting Academy at the Mont Griffon Golf Club. “After questioning my student to know his expectations and needs I use the SAM PuttLab to make the diagnosis. ‘Why try to guess what you can measure with a modern tool like SAM PuttLab” he believes.
“With easy-to-understand visuals, I explain to my student how we improve his putting” Rémy said. “We put in place appropriate solutions to structure his training. We often use training mode which allows immediate feedback to check the relevance of technical changes. If the student has already come, I like to compare pre / post reports to measure progress. At the end of the one hour session, I send, by email, the report in PDF and a report of my recommendations. In partnership with the proshop, I organize fittings to help customers choose their putters.”
EvenPAR is hosting this high-tech Infrastructure since 2006 at different locations in Switzerland. Tom Ritsch is the Manager of the Putt Competence Center: “Since 2015 we are at this location to help Amateurs and Professional players throughout their Putting. The Putt Competence Center uses the following main Tools for analysis: SAM PuttLab, GASP Lab, ZEN Green Stage and many different Tools for putting. On Top of this, the Putt Competence Center runs it’s own Workshop to fit the Putters of their Customers based on the measure results."
Tom Ritsch is certified SAM Putting Instructor. He was analyzing more than 1000 putting strokes over the years and is an editor of several publications about putting. Tom is working with most of the professional players in Switzerland, the National Squad and some of the national Team Players of Austria.
MIA Sports Technology has completed the opening of two state of the art teaching academy bays at the Leeds Golf Centre.
The new studio is one of the most advanced anywhere in Europe and deploys FlightScope, hi speed V1 PRO video analysis software, SAM PuttLab, SAM BalanceLab and E6 Simulation technologies integrated within two purpose built rooms.
Simon Keast, Academy Solutions Specialist for MIA Sports Technology commented: “What separates Leeds from the crowd is the level of technology deployed and the attention to detail. Every aspect has been considered from the high frequency fluorescent lighting, cabling infrastructure, flooring and the multi tee positions allowing a full outdoor experience to combine with a full indoor option, including golf course simulation.”
The Perfectstroke Golf Training Centre has a purpose built putting studio featuring the SAM Puttlab system, video analysis software as well as an electrically adjustable putting platform. This enables not only high variability in length of putt and break amounts for practice but also analysis can be undertaken on the Puttlab on breaking putts. Perfectstroke owner Mark Officer believes this is very important in helping to analyse tendencies with better players.
“I have been a user of Puttlab since 2006 and have always liked the way the analysis is done, providing facts about what is actually happening in the aim and stroke and then the coaches opinions about steps needed for the player to improve can be implemented and proven. I quickly saw the need for being able to measure and analyse what elite level players were doing on all kind of putts. So to be able to do a measurement firstly on a perfectly straight putt and then breaking left to right and right to left provides incredible insight into a players ability to maintain stroke mechanics, aim etc. To be able to identify weaknesses and tendencies and go into the Puttlab’s training mode to work on particularly areas has been very valuable in the development of the players that I have taught over the years."
Club Champion offer custom fitting and building process. Throughout the United States 11 store locations are equipped with SAM PuttLab. Nick Sherburne, Dean of Club Champion University:
“At Club Champion we evaluate all new technology to make sure we provide the very best experience for our clients. Putting also being 40% of the game we take very seriously to help our clients shoot lower scores. After testing or owning about all of the major putting analysis tools we came to the conclusion that SAM not only gave the best most well rounded data but also put it in a simple interface allowing the customer to understand the data.
Since standardizing on SAM we have seen our putter fittings really take off. The client not only understands what the fitter is saying but also gets to see the results easily displayed on the screen. Allowing for the client to really feel like they have found the right fit because they can see the data right in front of them.
The best part of SAM though is simply the results. The recommendations and information SAM gives our fitters allows them to make an immediate impact on a player’s game. As our Golf Digest study proved 8 out 9 players improved as much as 6 strokes with our fittings and SAM played a big part in that improvement.”
As the first golf club in turkey Carya Golf Club integrates the advanced technology of Science and Motion Sports.
In combination with their 3D camera system and their launch monitors they are able to give a high-end fitting experience to their customers. Golfers from all over the world can visit Carya Golf Club to get a completely fitted putter or to improve their balance in the full swing.