2019/09/09. The new SAM BallTracker is the world’s first complete ball tracking system. In combination with SAM PuttLab it’s a perfect tool for putter fitting. SAM PuttLab covers all relevant areas of the putting stroke (which is also the basis of the PuttLab Fitting protocols). SAM BallTracker provides information on ball performance, which could be connected to PuttLab data but can also be analysed separately.
Analyse the Ball Performance
On straight putts there is all ball data on skid, roll, distance etc.:
The data will certainly differ if using different putters and/or different setup of the player.
Show the corresponding ball speed graphs
Certainly we can also show the corresponding ball speed graphs (this is true data and not a simple scheme diagram as other tracking systems):
Analyse shot pattern and ellipse
Additionally we analyse the shot pattern and the ellipse (see distance control). To do that we can also calculate the virtual ball path if the putt has been holed.
For breaking putts you get very sophisticated information not only on the putts played, but also on ideal putt and on your performance relative to break and speed. This is a uphill putt at 2% with a roll of 1%. The green vector is the resulting Zero Break Line with the overall Slope number.
The yellow transparent path is the ideal putt. The yellow dotted lines are minimum and maximum speed putts. The red line is the optimal aim angle.
The data shows where you went wrong for speed and break. The performance graph show a gray area which would be the speed/break combination which would allow to hole this putt. This ingenious feedback is the perfect learning environment to fit the equipment as well as to learn to play breaking putts.
This screen provides feedback on each single putt in the training mode. This putt has been played with the correct angle but the speed was too slow (see the bar graphs at the bottom).