Shot Scope, the distance device and stats tracking platform that includes GPS devices, laser range finders, golf smartwatches and RFID tagged club sensors, has added new features to its matrix of post-round analysis that aim to provide a more detailed focus on the path golfers can take to get better. And these latest updates can be some of the most practical, as they largely focus on how a golfer performs on the course they play the most.
“Our vision was that golfers would be able to use these features to help them play their home course to the best of their abilities and use the data provided to help strategize on the course,” Gavin said. Dear, CCO of Shot Scope. . “Not only is this informative for the user, but also for coaches who can get a more detailed, stats-based understanding of how their clients are performing on the course. The information can be used to structure and guide lessons, as well as help golfers plan their course strategy before an event.
Among the new features of the stat package, which is a free download available to users of the Shot Scope V3 GPS watch, the H4 handheld GPS device, and the recently released Pro LX+ (the combination laser rangefinder and GPS device with round tracking), is a new analytical breakdown of courses and holes that shows a golfer not only how they score on each hole as well as strokes earned per hole, but offers analysis for each hole and the areas of each hole and the reference score on each hole for different handicaps. For example, if after a certain number of rounds a player is trying to figure out why the seventh hole of their home course was particularly vexing, the new data will show the trend lines of those tee shots that are missing to the right versus those missing on the left. It also reveals whether one has done better missing the long or short green, or which holes tend to produce the most three-putts.
Sitting with Dear, the former Walker Cup player for GB&I, he mentioned that Shot Scope, as it largely always has been, is an opportunity for a golfer to invest in the improvement process.
“We can give information up to a certain level and then it comes down to the golfer,” he said. “You can watch your worst holes and see how you could change your strategy to improve your score. And inside of that he will break it down into tee shots, using the driver versus using 3 wood and how does that affect your score. The thing is, if you want to be unique personalities, I think what we do is show people a way. We can provide the ideas to the golfer. For us, we can be the bridge.
Dear noted that these latest features could be useful beyond the individual golfer, noting that instructors and possibly even team coaches could gain a better idea that could help strategize on “horses for lessons.” at some future time. “Not only is this informative for the user, but also for coaches who can get a more detailed, stats-based understanding of how their clients are performing on the course,” he said when announcing the new route analysis elements. “The information can be used to structure and guide lessons, as well as help golfers plan their course strategy before an event.”
Not only will this home course analysis platform show how the individual golfer is faring on a particular hole, the data will also show comparative figures for certain handicap levels which will detail, for example, how players at similar high handicap struggle on a hole and where better players could catch the most ground.
Part of the free Shot Scope app as well as its web-based dashboard, the new course analysis features join a platform of hundreds of stats and game details that users can study to build a game plan. ‘improvement. Shot Scope devices start with the H4 Handheld GPS at $150 and include the Smartwatch V3 ($220) and the new Pro LX+ Laser Rangefinder with GPS and Tracking Beacons ($350).