Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Pin Placement Technology

Like everything else in our world today, pin placement is being aided by technology.  Advances in technology will help determine pin placements by taking into account factors such as current green speeds, past pin locations, future events, & green slopes.
We are currently working with EZlocator and will be scanning the Hawk greens next week to determine exact slopes and create a 3-D map of each of the newly re-surfaced greens.  This will set the base for the computer generated pin sheets that will be used to determine the hole locations each day.
The following picture is an example of a course that is using this technology in Arizona.  The black dots indicate locations that can be used as hole locations.  The various colors are an indication of slope - green being relatively flat moving towards pink and blue which indicate high degree of slope.
This technology will eliminate "bad pins" or "pins in the same location as earlier in the week".

3-D Imaging of Green Surface
We are very excited about the potential of this technology to ensure exact pin placements to provide fair hole locations for golfer.  Stay tuned for further information on how you can use this information to improve your golf game!

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