StrackaLine Scans DuPont Country Club in Advance of U.S. Open Qualifier
23 Apr, 2018
Historic Course Will Offer Professional Greens Guides to Players Hoping to Qualify for National Championship
StrackaLine has scanned DuPont Country Club, providing the famed course the opportunity to offer the company’s acclaimed greens guides to players participating in a U.S. Open Qualifier on May 10.
DuPont CC is no stranger to hosting high level professional golf, having served as the host of the LPGA Championship from 1994 to 2004. StrackaLine sent a state-of-the-art laser scanner to Delaware’s premier course, collecting millions of data points on each green and digitally mapping the putting surfaces down to the millimeter.
“DuPont Country Club, with its storied history and superb layout, is an ideal host for a U.S. Open Qualifier, and we look forward to helping golfers in their attempt to earn in a spot in our national championship,” said Jim Stracka, president of StrackaLine. “Our greens guides are the game’s most detailed and will provide players the confidence of knowing they have the right line as they stand over a putt that could allow them to advance in qualifying.”
StrackaLine’s growing network of courses provides competitive amateurs and recreational golfers with access to the same information PGA Tour players are using to help improve their game.
The data collected is processed by the company’s hydrology software that calculates water drainage flow from the highest points of the green to the lowest, creating golf’s most accurate greens maps.
StrackaLine scans courses for $1,500 and that includes 100 greens guides for resale. The scanning process takes five hours to complete and is unobtrusive to the golfer experience.
StrackaLine’s quality and accuracy have led to widespread adoption on the PGA, LPGA and Web.com tours, in addition to their use by more than 300 Division I college teams.
The greens maps, which feature easy to read arrows, allow players to view contour and fall lines, in addition to slope percentage, anywhere on the green.
StrackaLine now has 700+ courses scanned, including some of the nation's most prominent layouts. Use of the greens guides at the highest levels of the game surged throughout 2017, and the company now counts nearly every Division I golf program, including last year’s national champions, among its users.
Professional usage has helped drive interest in the StrackaLine Greens Guides, and the technology is just as valuable to "regular" amateur golfers hoping to improve their score.
For golf course owners and operators, the technology can be used to improve pace of play and help ensure quality course conditions. StrackaLine offers hole location software that allows superintendents to utilize a proprietary algorithm to help set hole locations.
StrackaLine will continue to add to its library of golf courses throughout 2018. It takes just eight minutes to scan and capture an entire green and the StrackaLine team can complete an 18-hole course and practice green in five hours without disrupting play.
For more information on how to order a greens guide or have a course scanned, go to www.StrackaLine.com.