I do apologise if this has been covered, just I couldn't find anything really covering what i wanted to learn.
Who has used trackman for gaining information on their distances for clubs? Not for fitting, but pure distance?
Background for me is, I have been fitted for new irons, I've just started to them well however, I am now struggling with the distances that I hit them (example previoius clubs i would hit a PW 120m, now I find that i carry that pretty easily). Whilst there is many factors in this and I have been to range to try and work this out, I have found range balls to be very inconsistent.
So is it worth it? I am currently in Melbourne (watsonia) for the next 2 months and have already spoken to Albert Park driving range and they offer trackman sessions at $200 for 90 minutes.
Any advice and experiences would be greatly appreciated.
Aside from costs, i think a negative of the albert park option is that you will have to use range balls. Although I am sure TM have been re-calibrated, the condition of the range balls will be quite varied, impacting on the figures you get.
You do have options, as mentioned by a few already.
1. Call Pureform. But instead of a fitting, ask them if you can use it for yardage calculations. I would think that if the studio isnt being used, they wouldn't mind it (for a fee).
2. Get to the Melbourne Golf Academy (MGA) driving range with a laser rangefinder. The golf balls there are better than most offerings and are not the yellow distance limited range balls. Distance wise, they are close to your regular golf ball. At the range, you might not get ALL the distance markers you want, but you can extrapolate from the ones they do have. ie. If you only have numbers for a full PW and 7iron and 5iron, you can guess what the clubs in between will be (assuming consistent lofts.)
3. Gamegolf (or similar GPS shot tracking devices). Simply put, you can tag each shot to measure your club distances in a round. After a few rounds, you get a median figure to your actual distances. The negative of this is that it can't account for a windy day or whether you duff/skinny/shank the shot.
Personally, i think the first option is the most ideal. Assuming you are a fairly consistent ball striker, the figures you get at the TM sessions are your 'ideal condition' numbers. If its windy, or raining etc, you know how much you need to compensate for the changing conditions.