Do Sacks Parente putters deliver on the promise of making more putts?
ABOUT THE TEST
HOW IT ALL STARTED
The Golf Lab found 15 volunteers with handicaps ranging from 15 to 8 to participate in a blind test using their own gamer vs. their choice of a Sacks Parente putter.
Note: The volunteers had not played with a Sacks Parente putter before their opportunity to test.
Testing anything in golf comes with a lot of scrutiny. Golfers are both passionate about their choices — and they demand transparency and objectivity in the testing process. As a result, The Golf Lab validated the data using one of the world’s most sophisticated motion capture and analysis programs: Gears.
Gears is a full-body optical motion tracking system designed to measure and analyze every aspect of sport-specific skills, in full 3D, executed in a game-like scenario. This technology assists pros, coaches, and trainers in maximizing athlete performance by revealing the underbelly of movement mechanics.
These results are real.
Volunteers were outfitted with the GEARS system.
Most systems rely on low-resolution approximations of swing data, with algorithmic estimates filling in the gaps. Gears provides hard data, actually measuring the entire swing as it unfolds.
Gears analyzes over 600 images per putt in less than a second. Because both the grip and head are tracked, that data provides significant insight into the movement, including information that cannot be obtained by tracking the grip alone.
ABOUT THE GOLF LAB
The Golf Lab and members of its Advisory Board have been recognized with presentations at these major global events:
- World Golf Fitness Summit
- World Scientific Congress of Golf
- PGA of America Teaching Summit
The Golf Lab continues to develop innovative methods that allow coaches to help our golfers improve at the fastest possible rate. Each of our programs applies the Scientific Method to one of the core coaching competencies.
Our mission is to help every golfer “Start Playing Your Best Today.”
The Golf Lab product research team uses state-of-the-art technology to comprehensively test and retest golf’s biggest named products and newest innovations. We comb through pages of unique data and apply it to the mechanics of the golf swing. With a superior understanding of our equipment, we can better simplify the relationship between science and the body.
Our unique, in-depth study of launch monitors, club-specific techniques, and aptitude in performance club building removes variables and allows for precise data leading to more comprehensive product research.