Seeing a golf ball land in the lake or amidst the trees is a common scene during the PGA masters tour. Professional golfers, even after countless hours of practice, sometimes end up hitting the ball in the wrong direction, sometimes resulting in their loss.
Zeep Technology has come up with a device that can help in visulaising the manner in which every ball is hit. “GolfSense kit” is a lightweight tracking device that can be easily fixed onto the back of any regular golf glove. It is supported by an app which is available for free on both the iOS and Android operating systems.
The GolfSense kit could help golfers in correcting their mistakes on the go (Picture credit: Pocket-Lint)
As reported by Pocket-lint, the kit, when synced with the app using its Bluetooth, tracks the hand speed, wrist rotation, club head speed, club shaft position both on the back and front, and then transmits the results to the app. Interestingly, the app can be synced to multiple kits, which could help in having a phone as the main tracking device while the other device could be used for seeing the live feeds.
Another important aspect of the game, one’s hip rotation, can also be tracked using the GolfSense kit if the synced device, which is used for tracking data, is kept in the pocket. For this purpose, the kit uses the smartphone's sensor in combination with that of the kit.
The international governing body for the game, PGA, has not yet passed a resolution allowing the use of this device in professional games. But once allowed, this could help in improving the quality of the game.