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