TECHNOLOGY INDEPENDENTLY

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MAKE MORE PUTTS

Golf Lab studies confirmed significant improvements in the consistency of the the swing path, ball speed, face angle at impact, and ball direction. Your feel for the putter head becomes more acute and you will begin to naturally create a smoother stroke.

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.

PHYSICS NOT GIMMICKS

STOP MISSING THE PUTTS YOU SHOULD BE MAKING

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MORE PUTTS MADE

  • Increase of +56% for putts made (32 with their own and 50 with a Sacks Parente) over the 82 total putts taken with each.
  • The make percentage for golfers increased from 39% to 62% when using Sacks Parente.
  • One more putt for every five putts taken from 8 feet.

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IMPROVED AIM AT SETUP

  • The golfers were able to aim the putters much better than their own at address.
  • Face Angle at address decreased from 0.79 degrees open to 0.13 degrees open (83% change) with a Sacks Parente.
  • VA54 putter was best. The average face angle for the golfers that used the VA54 went from 2.2 degrees open with their own putters to 0.25 degrees open, an 89% more square face..

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IMPACT ANGLE IMPROVEMENT

  • We found a huge change in delivered face angle at impact (Proof the putters square themselves at impact.)
  • Able to deliver the Sacks Parente putter 51% more square to the target line
  • Golfers tested to average 0.97 degree open with their putters and 0.47-degree open face angle with the Sacks Parente. A 0.5-degree change is the difference between being able to make a 15-inch straight putt and a 10-foot straight putt.

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CLUB PATH IMPROVEMENT

  • Club path stabilized with the Sacks Parente putters improved by 27%.
  • Golfers demonstrated a more consistent putting stroke.
  • Club path/face to path showed less variability with Sacks Parente than their own putters.

BETTER SPEED CONTROL

  • Golfers tested saw a decrease in ball speed variability with the Sacks Parente putter.
  • Ball speed variability decreased from 0.42 mph to 0.31 mph with a Sacks Parente putter, a 27% improvement in speed variability.
  • More consistent ball speeds allow for better distance control.
Ken Duke - Putting w/ Series 66 Flange Blade Putter

KEN DUKE - PGA CHAMPIONS TOUR

“Nothing on the market gives you the feel and control of an SPG ultra low balance point putter.

I promise your will make more putts using any SPG putter.”

 

Research & Education - The Golf Lab

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.