What Coaches are Saying about StrackaLine

Top 20 SEC Men's Coach
Top 10 Div I Women's Coach
Top 100 Men's Coach
Top 50 Big 10 Men's Coach

So what is StrackaLine?

Detailed greens guides + hole location sheets that show you the straight putts for each round.

What we've done is made green reading incredibly simple with very advanced technology. We scan greens all over the country and get slope information accurate to the millimeter! We deliver those scans in the form of Hole Location Sheets, Books and in our app. The players then use the Hole Location Sheets to tell them where the straight putts are and the directional arrows point downhill.

The Hole Location Sheets will give your team all the information to read their putts and make confident strokes on every green!

Green are uphill straight | red are downhill straight
"StrackaZoom"-detailed 20ft view around the hole that shows all of the details that the no book can. It's real-time information of hole locations.

Here's how it works

Step 1: We send our Spain based team out in advance for your schedule. This includes international team events, major amateur competitions, The Open qualifying, etc. We can discuss the options and your players schedule more in depth over the phone or Skype.

Step 2: We upload the data to our design team in California and begin building books and integrating into the App.

Step 3: We ship our coaches and teams the green guides and give them access to the App in the iOS or Android stores

Step 4: Coaches teach their players using our short tutorial how to use the books and hole location sheets by properly orienting themselves on the green behind the ball and holding the book the correct way. Players pick it up quickly!

Step 5: Players use the arrows to determine slope direction on their line and go make putts!

The App

Get the day's hole location sheet or use the dots in the practice round.

Drag your finger to the correct hole location on each hole

Airprint to your printer (we'll set you up, at cost, with a battery powered, wireless printer that weighs 3.5 lbs and fits easily into a college teams packing plans). Print off enough sheets for your team and you're now armed with better information than your competitors!

Which college teams use this in the US?

Pretty much all of the top ones! Texas, UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon, Florida State, Florida, Washington, USC, Stanford, Duke and that's just to name a few!

The 15ft view

Players now have all of the fall lines and straight putts for the days hole locations.

The App

Q: How do I teach my players how to use this? Is there a steep learning curve? A: This is why StrackaLine has taken off so quickly in college golf. There's not a lot you really need to know. Some players look at the books/app/hole location sheets a lot, some 4-5 times a round when they are confused with their line.

Q: What if my players use a green reading program? Does this help them? A: Absolutely! All greens are measured and listed as percent of slope, but we also have a conversion chart in the front of every book if you want to work off of degrees instead. If they can't feel it, just look in the book!

What's the cost?

$12,500US Per year. For that we'll scan your complete international schedule for either your junior or amateur elite teams. We'll also negotiate a price if you want to use for both men's and women's, junior squads, etc.

Q: What about grain? A: Strackaline can't read grain but it does read slope. In general, grain grows with slope, so just factor in slightly more break depending on how grainy it is.

Q: Aren't you guys slowing down play? A: No way Jose! We've heard just the opposite from coaches this fall and the reason is simple: instead of walking around a hole and looking at it from 4 different directions, they look at their book to confirm what their eyes are seeing! There's really no reason to do all of that walking, thus saving them time!

Q: My players struggle more with speed than line. How are you solving that? A: StrackaLine actually simplifies the green reading process giving them time to decide on a line, and then focus almost exclusively on speed. Many times, they are so unsure and hyper focused on the correct line, that they forget about the most important part, and that's rolling it at the correct speed. Also, on some greens, it's really hard to see uphill and downhill. With this, they'll get that information right in the book.

Q: How are you going to get all of these courses scanned? What if a course says no? A: We have a very specific order in which we scan and that's why we need your commitment as early as possible. Strackaline is providing incentives to courses in the form of CAD drawings, etc. that are valuable to the courses themselves. In the event that a course says no, we will inform you immediately and refund a portion of your subscription, but it has happened very infrequently.

Q: Can I get our home course scanned? A: Yes, if it's on your tournament schedule, you'll get it anyway. If it's not, you can add $1000US and get it scanned if you are a Strackaline Elite subscriber.

Q: Is this legal with the USGA/R&A/NCAA? A: 100% yes. As long as you're not using the App and generating true breaks during tournament play, everything is legal. This is the ultimate preparation tool, just with better technology than coaches have had access to before. The advantages are endless, from more efficient practice rounds, to actually saving your players countless strokes throughout the course of the season.

“Putting with confidence is the key to making more putts. StrackaLine has been giving TOUR players and their caddies the information they need to understand each green for several years now. We are excited to bring that same information to college golfers as well.” -Jim Stracka, Founder & CEO of Strackaline

Contact Andrew Tredway at Strackaline for more information


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