StrackaLine has scanned Boone’s Trace National Golf Club in advance of the course hosting a qualifier for the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship.
The 18-hole qualifier was held Monday, July 16 at Boone’s Trace with the four lowest scores advancing to the PGA Tour event held later that week. BTNGC is located in Richmond, Kent., the heart of the Bluegrass State’s famed horse country.
Using its state-of-the-art laser scanner, StrackaLine’s team collected millions of data points on each of BTNGC’s bentgrass greens and is producing the game’s most detailed greens guides for the club. StrackaLine Greens Guides will allow Barbasol Championship hopefuls the opportunity to use the same greens maps their peers on the PGA Tour use.
“Players at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club qualifier will be competing for the right to play in the Barbasol Championship, and our StrackaLine Greens Guides could be the difference in helping someone fulfill their dream of playing in a PGA Tour event,” said Jim Stracka, president of StrackaLine. “We look forward to serving not only aspiring professionals but also public players at Boone’s Trace, a course we are very excited to be working with.”
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.
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 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.
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.
Professional usage has helped drive interest in 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.