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?
It's completely based on the number of events you play in. We have half season programs going on now for teams that want to start using it in the spring. We sell single events also for $500/per and send you 8 books and access to the app for that tournament. It's a great way to try out StrackaLine and hear the difference it makes with your players.
Teams wishing to purchase single events or multi-block tournaments can inquire with firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Strackaline is open to any team that wishes to purchase an event with a course that has already been scanned.
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 $1000 and get it scanned if you are a Strackaline Elite subscriber.
Q: Does everyone have access to these courses in the App? Why should I pay if it looks cheaper in the Apple store? A: The only way to get these courses is being a part of Strackaline Elite or to purchase single or multi-tournament blocks. Plus, non-subscribers don't have access to the green guides or pin sheet software.
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