Golfers Can Use Same Greens Guides Professional Golfers Are Using To Aid Putting
The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach, a highly acclaimed Jack Nicklaus design in Palm Coast, Fla., headlines a quartet of courses recently scanned by StrackaLine that now offer professional greens guides to golfers. The Country Club of Winter Haven (Fla.) newly refurbished by Rees Jones, The Club at Savannah (Ga.) Harbor, and Onion Creek Country Club have also joined the StrackaLine family.
The Ocean Course, which reopened in late 2017 after completing a renovation in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, is a consensus top 100 public layout. Winter Haven is one of Central Florida’s most prestigious private clubs managed by Billy Casper Golf. The Sam Snead & Bob Cupp designed Savannah Harbor, a Troon managed course, plays through the historic city’s tidal wetlands, and the Jimmy Demaret layout at Onion Creek is one of Central Texas’ most storied clubs.
“We are delighted to offer StrackaLine Greens Guides for the Ocean Course, The Country Club of Winter Haven, the Club at Savannah Harbor, and Onion Creek Country Club,” said Jim Stracka, president of StrackaLine. “All four courses offer a premium experience, and our StrackaLine Greens Guides will help golfers play their best. The StrackaLine library now includes more than 700 courses and is growing.”
StrackaLine scans courses for $1,500 and that includes 100 greens guides for resale. The scanning process takes five hours to complete and is unobtrusive to the golfer experience.
StrackaLine’s quality and accuracy have led to widespread adoption on the PGA, LPGA and Web.com tours, in addition to their use by more than 300 Division I college teams.
The greens maps, which feature easy to read arrows, allow players to view contour and fall lines, in addition to slope percentage, anywhere on the green.
StrackaLine has now scanned some of the nation’s most prominent layouts. Use of the greens guides at the highest levels of the game surged throughout 2017, and the company now counts nearly every Division I college golf program, including last year’s national champions, among its users.
Professional usage has helped drive interest in the StrackaLine Greens Guides, and the technology is just as valuable to “regular” amateur golfers hoping to improve their score.
For golf course owners and operators, the technology can be used to improve pace of play and help ensure quality course conditions. StrackaLine offers hole location software that allows superintendents to utilize a proprietary algorithm to help set hole locations.
StrackaLine will continue to add to its library of golf courses throughout 2018. It takes just eight minutes to scan and capture an entire green and the StrackaLine team can complete an 18-hole course and practice green in five hours without disrupting play.
For more information on how to order a greens guide or have a course scanned, go to www.StrackaLine.com.