Pioneering putting data analysis helps players improve scoring on the green fast
Golfers at every handicap level across the UK have seen results on the greens improve dramatically in recent times, thanks to an increasing number of PGA Coaches offering putting lessons using advanced technology that instantly shows the player how to hole out more consistently.
Adaptable for indoor and outdoor use in real game conditions, the cutting-edge CAPTO system incorporates a small screen attached to the putter shaft to provide precise feedback on performance with the short stick and enables coaches to analyse an unparalleled collection of data parameters to correct any putting stroke issues. It comes in two formats – one designed for coaches and elite players and the other for those golfers wanting to play and practice with their own device.
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“I urge any golfer, from those just starting out to the scratch player wanting to hone their skills, to try CAPTO as the results will be instant,” said James Jankowski, PGA Elite Putting Coach based at Old Fold Manor Golf Club in Barnet and the official CAPTO expert in the UK. “There’s no better software out there when it comes to analysis of the putting stroke and I use it for every single lesson. Not only does CAPTO technology gather almost all conceivable data for the putting stroke, but it also breaks the entire stroke down to identify problem areas. This makes my job as a putting coach far easier and it’s very simple to understand for whoever I’m giving a lesson to,” he added.
Specialist Putting Coach Scott Anderson from the Vale Royal Abbey Golf Club in Northwich, Cheshire, has been using the CAPTO system for five years and now sees a lot more putting coaches popping up around the country. “Since putting accounts for up to 40% of shots played in a round, it’s a key area to focus on and players improve more quickly when they can understand what’s going on by seeing the numbers themselves. I’ve added another 150-200 players to my regular putting lessons in the last year as results with CAPTO system have been seen at many levels of the game,” said Scott, who counts recent Clutch Tour champion George Booth among the players to benefit from his coaching.
Jordan Baker, another PGA Elite Putting Coach based at London’s Royal Mid-Surrey in Richmond, introduced the CAPTO system to members two months ago and since then his one-hour sessions using the pioneering sensor and video analysis have been booked out each week. “CAPTO enables me to improve putting performance much faster. As well as looking at set up, putting stroke and equipment, we also include practice drills based on the analysis that are emailed to clients along with lesson notes,” added Jordan, who also helped his fellow teaching pro fix his putting arc and make more putts within 10 minutes.
"CAPTO technology has been described as a game changer by many of the world's top coaches and players and contributed to 25 global victories since its launch,” said Francesca Ceccaroni, CEO of CAPTO Golf. “Measuring is an important source of knowledge and knowledge enables you to look beyond and improve yourself. Our company motto - Why guess when you can measure? - sums up the value of our products in delivering the most accurate putting stroke data on the market and helping golfers to improve their scoring and confidence on the greens,” she added.
The EZ sensor detects and quantifies the most important parameters to take the putting stroke to the next level. Portable, drop resistant and lightweight, it incorporates a live instant feedback display to help develop putting theory and stroke mechanics in unison.
Able to determine precise putter movement in 3D, the revolutionary CAPTO software gathers extensive live putting stroke data to present on a smartphone. Viewable on the small device screen or on the CAPTO app, the device detects data instantly across 10 parameters, while a ‘Score Game’ is playable with golfers able to take part in challenges to further enhance improvement.
Compatible with any IOS or Android device, a quick lock shaft coupling ensures the sensor fits on all putters. Available at a RRP of £494.00.
The advanced GEN 2 model features state-of-the-art design and is built for coaches or elite players looking to enhance both knowledge and skills. Incredibly easy to set up and use, it’s equipped with nine measurement sensors and five calibration sensors to provide highly accurate feedback on over 30 key parameters through the live Biofeedback display monitor.
A built-in Aim feature enables coaches to see how well players are setting up to the ball. The CAPTO app picks up where player is aiming automatically, providing instant feedback through a live compass, as well as an audible sound for good and bad lines. It also covers the entire stroke metrics and all putter movements from every conceivable angle. 3D Motion allows the user to move around and view the putting stroke in greater detail.
Data can be shared with specialist coaches through the CAPTO cloud database. This model incorporates a battery with an extra-long life (180 mins), plus a fast charge mechanism.
The sophisticated CAPTO GEN 2 is available with a RRP of £2,040.
For more information about CAPTO visit www.captogolf.com.