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Rory Returns to Major Winning Putting Grip

A lot of people were questioning the young Irish player’s decision on returning to a conventional putting grip but after his performance last week at Memorial it seems to have been the correct decision. This past week at Muirfield Village, Rory McIIlroy returned his best 4 round average for strokes gained putting in his career. The 1.826 SGP average helped him finish T-4th at The Memorial Tournament and he finished 3rd for strokes gained putting in the field that week.

The four-time major winner hasn’t exactly had misfortune with putting left-hand-low this season and that is why making this change so close to the second major of the year is questionable. Rory started putting left-hand-low after a missed cut at the Honda Classic and since then has finished T-3, T-27, 4, T-10, T-4, T-12 and importantly also won the Irish Open with the unconventional grip. All fantastic results and so far seems to be having a very strong 2016 season. So why the change?

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Gareth Bale Kicking Golf Up a Gear

Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale is looking to make an impact on the golf course instead of the football pitch. He is currently promoting a change to the format of golf, making the game speedier. He is an avid golfer and Bale announced to Instagram following about SPRINT6GOLF last week.

SPRINT6GOLF is a new format, played over six holes. The golfer is only allocated 30 seconds to execute each golf shot. Golfers can download the app straight to their phone. It explains the rules and has an integrated stop watch.

You’re probably wondering what happens if you take too long, there must be some sort of penalty? Well, if you take too long over a shot you get a yellow card giving you a warning. If you do it for a second time you then receive a red card and a one shot penalty.

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Shot Scope Technologies Launch Performance Tracking Wearable for Golf

Shot Scope Technologies has launched a dedicated performance tracking golf wearable using innovative technology which allows the golfer to collect performance data automatically.  Golfers can use either the Shot Scope app or online platform (www.shotscope.com) to gain insights into their golf game and improve.

Today, Shot Scope Technologies has launched an innovative automatic performance tracking wearable for the golf market.  The new technology allows the golfer to collect performance data without using a phone, manually tagging or pressing buttons.

CEO of Shot Scope, David Hunter said “Shot Scope is the 1st system that allows golfers of all levels to track their game with no interruptions; monitor statistics, identify your trends and use the information to make better decisions on the course.  The wristband interacts with unique tags inserted into the grip of every golf club to identify shots, club used and log GPS information.”

Shot Scope automatically collects over 100 performance statistics.  Information is uploaded through Bluetooth or USB to the Shot Scope dashboard and is displayed in easy-to-consume graphics.  Golfers gain actionable insights which help them to identify strengths and weaknesses in their game.  The technology equips golfers with the knowledge to play to their strengths on the course and work on weaknesses off it.

Shot Scope will be launched to the industry on January 27th at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, USA.  David Hunter commented “The golf world has been extremely supportive throughout the development of Shot Scope.  European Tour golfers, professionals, college golfers, and amateur golfers have provided input into the design and are keen to start using Shot Scope in 2016.”  The golf industry has been quick to realize the potential of Shot Scope.  Providing golfers with technology that doesn’t impede or slow down the game is key to growth in the sector.

“Shot Scope has the potential to revolutionize the shot tracking sector” commented Hoyt McGarity, CEO of True Spec Golf (the number 1 custom fitting company), “being fully automatic is key and it will be a great tool for the golfer to improve and learn about their game.”

Shot Scope Technologies was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland.  From its inception, the one simple aim of the company has been to improve the way in which both amateur and professional golfers collect and analyze statistics.  The Shot Scope team, which consists of technology experts and golfers, including a former Walker Cup player (Gavin Dear), set out to develop smart wearable technology that was more intuitive and comprehensive than any current market offering.  After two years of development, Shot Scope are delighted to announce the pre-sale of the Shot Scope wristband from January 2016 which provides the golfing community with the chance to reserve their wristband ahead of the worldwide launch.

Golfers who are keen to be the first to own Shot Scope can access the reduced pre-order price at www.shotscope.com.  Shot Scope pre-orders will be shipped worldwide in April with the golf wearable expected to be available at retailers from May 2016.

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Notes:

Golf has been played on the coast of Scotland from the early 1500’s.  The team at Shot Scope respect the history and traditions of the game.  Scotland is widely promoted as the “Home of Golf”, it’s one of Scotland’s great inventions.  Our passion has driven us to design Shot Scope, the future of golf technology.  In line with the traditions of the game Shot Scope is fully designed and manufactured in Scotland.

 

USA minimum advertised price: $280

UK recommended retail price: £225

Pre-order price: $224 and £180 respectively (Shipped in April)

 

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