How I Play Troon

Royal Troon is situated on the west coast of Scotland and is set to host the 145th Open Championship. This will be the ninth Open that has been held at Royal Troon Golf Club and this course is a world renowned favorite among golfers. So what’s it like to have this famous course on your doorstep and watch it be taken over by the golfing world as it gets ready to host the Open? With just weeks to go until the first competitor tees it up, it’s an experience I am lucky enough to be very familiar with.

Royal Troon is where I fell in love with golf. At the 2004 Open Championship I was drawn by the buzz it brought to my little hometown and have been addicted to the sport ever since. I was a member at The Ladies Golf Club of Troon for a number of years up until I turned professional in 2013. To me, Royal Troon will always be my home course and I am one of the most excited people about The Open Championship’s return.

Like everyone else I want Troon to really show its teeth and give the professionals a challenge. If it comes to Open week and there’s not a breath of wind, with blistering sunshine I will be disheartened. Of course that weather is great for the walking spectators but I am sure everybody else who has played Troon will agree, those perfect weather conditions are an absolute rarity.

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Battle at the Castle

The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open is returning to Castle Stuart this week. This beautifully fierce course is located in the Scottish Highlands in Inverness and is ready to host some of the best players in the world. This iconic links course looks out onto the Moray Firth and was opened in 2009. Its style and distinguished features were an instant hit and hosted the first ever European tour event in the Scottish Highlands in 2011.

This year will be the 4th time Castle Stuart has hosted the Scottish Open. Due the Scottish Open being held predominately the week before The Open Championship it tends to host a very strong field. These players take advantage of unprecedented practice on a links course, ahead of the 3rd major of the year. Past winners at this venue are Luke Donald (2011), Jeev Milka Singh (2012) and Phil Michelson (2013). Unfortunately, due to a busy schedule the past champion Rickie Fowler will not be returning to Scotland to defend his title. Phil Michelson currently ranked 21st in the world has his eyes set on another win at Castle Stuart. He will be hoping for a less exciting win than 2013 where he uncharacteristically failed to get down in two from just off the green on the 18th, which then forced a play-off with South Africa’s Branden Grace. Both of them shot a total score of 17 under par but Phil came out as the winner defeating Branden on the first play-off hole. This was Michelson’s first individual victory in the U.K.

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Shot Scope Pre-orders Shipping Globally

Pre-ordered Shot Scope Performance Tracking Systems have now been shipped out to 22 countries worldwide and 21 states in the USA. From Scotland to Bermuda, China to Denmark and Jersey to South Africa – the performance tracking revolution has begun. The Shot Scope pre-order launched between January and March 2016 to great demand. The early adopters of the new technology will begin receiving their Shot Scope wristbands and tags in the coming days. There’s still time to join the active reserve list at to be eligible for priority purchase of the next available units. Designed, manufactured and engineered in Scotland the bands will now be played with globally. The Shot Scope Performance Tracking System has been in development for two and a half years and provides an experience like no other. There is no manual tagging or requirement to carry a phone. Shot Scope is also the first system to calculate putting data and provide meaningful putting performance feedback on With great interest from professional, elite amateur and college golfers internationally, now is the time to join the Shot Scope community.


Shot Scope is a revolutionary performance tracking system designed by golfers, for golfers. It is comprised of a wristband and a set of 20 unique tags which work together to provide an impressive wearable platform to improve your game.

The intuitive system allows the golfer to know, change and improve their game to achieve long term results. It presents a level of data that was previously only available to top tour professionals, providing over 100 statistics which enable enhanced performance. Analytics provide actionable insights, identifying strengths and weaknesses to ensure that potential is maximised in game play and that areas for improvement are recognised. When equipped with this knowledge the golfer is in charge of their own game, giving them the power to vastly improve their own performance and know their game better than ever.

The technology used within the system allows for uninterrupted play, working in the background to constantly collect rich data without requiring manual input. The Club Sense technology works with the tags, inserted into the top of grips, to detect which club is in use so no manual tagging is required. They weigh only 1.2g and therefore doesn’t impact on the club’s swing weight. Accuracy is ensured with integrated GPS tracking that pinpoints the exact location of shots. Data is then uploaded to a computer or smartphone, via Bluetooth or USB connections, where it can be viewed instantly. It maps all of the shots taken onto an overhead view of the course which provides a unique vantage point. Statistics are displayed in meaningful charts, graphs and tables to allow for real understanding of the information. Insights include: club choices and their impact, more information of tee shot performance, deeper understanding of approaches, development of in depth knowledge of short game and an insight into improvements within putting performance. The information is viewed within the context of the online community. This next level of player interaction allows you to engage with the golfing community, compete with friends and monitor long terms goals and achievements. This is an exciting golfing platform that offers a new way to engage with fellow golfers.

Shot Scope has been ruled as conforming to the Rules of Golf and can therefore be used in competitive play. When this is combined with the long battery life and memory storing capabilities, you can safely track all of your rounds for maximum data collection. The more information you gather the more accurate your statistics will be and the greater the possibilities for improvement. Shot Scope is a user-friendly tool which will be hugely impactful on the performance and progression of golfers everywhere. Providing a level of data analysis which was once only available to the elite, Shot Scope makes it available to golfers of all levels so that we can all be Masters of the Game. Join the Performance Tracking Revolution today and watch your game improve.

Shot Scope is a game changer for all golfers. For more information or to reserve a Shot Scope Performance Tracking System visit our website

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 ( 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  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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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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