TrackMan Performance Putting – A New Putting Frontier


Scott Sackett
Director of Instruction
McCormick Ranch Golf Club
Scottsdale, AZ

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The last 15 years in golf has brought us incredible innovation in everything from equipment to ball flight radar. A lot of the focus has been on the long game. How high can you launch it and how low can it spin are common questions. Smash factor, club path, attack angle & ground pressure are now measurable data points. We saw the first 5 piece golf ball, a clothing company enter and leave the golf equipment marketplace. Putting has not moved at the same rate of innovation as the other areas of the game. Aim Point has brought us the ability to mathematically predict the break of a putt given the distance, stimp meter reading, slope percentage & capture speed. High speed camera has allowed us to better measure skid off the putter face. The SAM Putting Lab gives us the ability to measure putter delivery and ball data points.

TrackMan has finally developed and launched their Performance Putting feature. I am excited to be one of a few instructors in Arizona to currently have this functionality.

This will give us an incredible amount of valuable data which can be used during a putting lesson to better improve consistency & feel.  

In the few lessons so far, students and I have focused primarily on 3 of the data points. Launch direction is the degrees right or left the ball launches in relation to the target line. This will give us a very solid idea of where the face is pointed at impact. Distance is the total distance the putt ends up traveling, regardless of how far the hole is from you. Last is the total amount of skid versus the roll % of the putt.  

TrackMan has spent 10 years developing this technology and it’s been something I’ve been excited about for quite some time. As time goes on, I will write more about the specifics of each data point & how they relate to each other. For now, I wanted to introduce you all to the next game changer in golf, TrackMan Performance Putting.  

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Scott Sackett, GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher the past 14 years. Voted as one of Golf Digest’s Best Teacher in the State the past 21 years. Trackman Master Certification. Titleist Certified Club Fitter. Director of Instruction at Park Meadows CC in Park City, Utah and while in Scottsdale teaches private lessons at McCormick Ranch Golf Club and conducts all Scott Sackett Signature Schools at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club. If you would like to reach Scott, you can contact him through his website at