SAM User Success Stories
The following user stories give examples on how our clients are taking benefit from our SAM products.
Wayne O 'Callaghan, Cork Golf Centre | Ireland
Albert Höpfl, Münchner Golf Eschenried | Germany
Joe Plecker, The Landings Club | USA
Frank Scott, Synton Mains Golf Range | UK
Holger Böhme, Golf School Dortmund | Germany
Rhys Beecher, The Montgomerie | Dubai
Quintin van der Berg, La Cala | Spain
Jon Sinclair, Sinclair's Golf Center | USA
Sam Pleshette, El Chaparral Golf Academy | Spain
Wayne O 'Callaghan is one of Ireland's leading teaching professionals, and his Academy at Cork Golf Centre is equipped with a tiltable putting platform and the latest SAM PuttStudio and Projection technology. Wayne teaches all levels of golfers – from beginners, and Irish internationals to Tour Pros. Especially his junior golfers are loving the new interactive games and exercises:
“The juniors enjoy the direct feedback from SAM Projection as they all can see what is happening to the ball's journey. They love our end-of-week challenges whether it’s a bullseye, ladder or the target game where projected holes are removed once a ball runs through them.”
Rocko, a ten-year-old student, enthusiastically says: “I love all the putting games and each week I note my score to see if I can improve the next week.”
O 'Callaghan emphasizes the benefits of this interactive learning environment for speed control and break putt training:
“These games are invaluable as they get all my students focused on speed and now I have the ability to move my platform with motors to create tilts. And again especially with the bullseye game it gets the juniors to think about coming into to the target with slope involved.”
Albert Höpfl is a fully qualified PGA Golf Professional and golf coach at the GC Eschenried in Munich:
“SAM PuttLab provides instant feedback and a well-founded analysis of which adjusting screws have to be turned when putting in order to be more successful on the greens. Using the SAM PuttLab training mode and training screens, the putting of our students can be quickly raised to a new level!”
Joe Plecker is a Top 100 Teacher (GOLF Magazine, US) and Director of Golf Instruction at The Landings Club, Savannah:
“Having the SAM Puttlab to measure the entire stroke gives me the ability to train students most effectively. I helped a lifelong golfer with the Yips in one session by coaching a more smooth rotation.”
The improvements are incredible (click on the reports to enlarge):
Plecker describes the path to success:
“We used the SAM Puttlab to illustrate the backswing and forward swing times were too fast, and the absolute and relative rotations were erratic. By using the training mode on the putting green from his trouble distance, we began a new routine with a slight forward press, 2:1 ratio stroke, and a flowing finish. The results were no tremors and more made putts.”
Frank Scott is a highly experienced professional golf, sports and balance coach in the Scottish Borders: “I have used SAM Balance Lab almost every day for the past ten years. I use it for simple static balance tests to measuring movement for International athletes from a number of different sports.” These include: Golf, Rugby, Weightlifting, Javelin, and Medical injuries.
Holger Böhme is a PGA Headprofessional and Director of Instruction at the Golf School Böhme in Dortmund:
“Since 2009 I am working with SAM PuttLab. It has brought my teaching to a higher level and significantly increased the putting skills of my students. No matter if my students are beginners, league players or national team players, they all benefit from the well-presented analysis and from a better understanding of the relationship between cause and effect in a putting stroke.”
Böhme goes on to say “Even a putter fitting, which is the basic requirement for an effective putter movement, is no longer conceivable without SAM PuttLab. According to the measured parameters we are optimizing the putting movement as well as the putter itself.”
Rhys Beecher is Director of Instruction at The Address Montgomerie in Dubai: “Over the past few years my goal has been to create a holistic teaching academy, where technology can be used to support myself and fellow coaches in providing the very best learning environment for our students. The products provided by SAM along with other learning aids have helped realize these goals. The SAM technology now not only supports our instructional team, but our fitness and fitting experts in their fields of specialty as well. Our Academy now features a designated ‘Putting Studio’ where the SAM PuttLab used as both a means of instruction and putter optimization to support our ‘Callaway Custom Fitting Centre’.
The SAM BalanceLab is located in our ‘Performance Studio’, where the BalanceLab has been integrated into swing enhancement programs in conjunction with biomechanical technology.”
“Working with players of various abilities ranging from beginners to Tournament Professionals we have been extremely excited and pleased with the latest addition to our putting studio. The SAM PuttLab has really helped us to not only analyze players strokes in various detail but also to provide them with information regarding putter fitting – perfecting their stroke and practicing whilst receiving immediate feedback.
This revolutionary new system is beneficial to players, coaches and club fitters alike. Not only can putting be coached more efficiently but you can also ensure that with the correct club fitting service available you walk away with a putter that is perfectly built for you to achieve more consistency and ultimately lower scores.
I honestly believe every golfer should take time out of his diary to experience a session in one of the elite SAM training facilities around the world and see what the SAM can do for you!“
“At Sinclair’s Golf Training Center we have been using the SAM PuttLab and SAM BalanceLab for the last two years. They have enhanced my ability to teach beyond expectations. I use these tools on a daily basis for a variety of reasons. It has become standard practice that everyone that comes to The Center must first be evaluated on this equipment. This technology allows the instructor to diagnose any problem quickly and the student’s game gets better almost instantly.
I have found their potential is only limited to my imagination. Below is a list of some of the different ways I use the SAM products:”
“Science & Motion are really impacting golf and how it is being taught.“