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Cutting edge technology Toptracer Range launches at Aintree Golf Centre

Article 21st February 2019 Aintree

Sam Quek set to attend the launch evening on Tuesday 26 February

 

Thursday 21 February – Aintree Golf Centre is launching cutting-edge technology Toptracer Range on Tuesday 26 February with special guest and golfing enthusiast Sam Quek trialling the new technology.

Toptracer Range brings the TV experience to the driving range, making it accessible for all golfers. Players can track and analyse every shot to get the most out of their practice sessions. Beyond displaying shot-shape, data such as distance (carry and total), ball speed, launch angle, height, and more are recorded. Furthermore, players of any skill level can compete against friends and family in fun skills games or play virtual golf on simulated courses making it accessible for all the family.

Aintree Golf Centre is giving everyday golfers the chance to paint their own pictures in the sky as Toptracer technology is set to change the way that golfers get their game in shape.

On Tuesday 26 February, the golf centre is encouraging as many keen golfers to head down to Aintree to trial the new technology and enjoy an evening with other golfers.

Aintree Golf Centre Manager, Nick Percy said “We’re delighted to be the only Golf centre in Liverpool to have the latest technology. Toptracer Range is a great way to develop your golfing skills and bring to life the driving range experience. There are other games to experience including Longest Drive, Nearest the Pin and virtual courses such as Pebble Beach. We’re looking forward to welcoming guests to our launch evening on Tuesday (26 February).”

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History of Toptracer

 Conceived by Swedish entrepreneur Daniel Forsgren in 2006 to enhance televised golf coverage, Toptracer (formerly Protracer) is a camera-based system that tracks ball flight and adds on-screen graphics to make trajectory and shot-shape visible to viewers. It has become an integral part of the broadcast experience for fans, having been featured in coverage of numerous prestigious tournaments, including The Open Championship, Ryder Cup and PGA Championship.

 

Topgolf acquired Protracer in May 2016 and rebranded it as Toptracer. The global sports entertainment leader is using this breakthrough technology in a variety of ways, most notably by helping driving range operators transform traditional facilities into practice destinations through Toptracer Range.

 

This cutting-edge program allows guests to monitor every shot they hit, as well as play games and virtual golf, leading to a more dynamic and fun experience.

Early adopters of Toptracer Range have reported substantial revenue increases and waves of new and excited guests. The installation process typically takes just two to four days to complete and includes mounting cameras and in-bay screens, with the Toptracer team tailoring packages to meet size and resource restrictions.

 

Ways to experience the technology:

TV Broadcasts – The popular ball-tracking graphics enrich the viewing experience by showing the nuances of shot trajectory and shape. It is currently being used by a variety of major broadcast outlets to enhance some of professional golf’s most prestigious events. Furthermore, spectators at select TOUR events can see the shots of their favorite professional golfers in real-time on a giant screen, creating an engaging environment.

 

Toptracer Range – Brings the TV experience to the driving range, making it accessible for all golfers. Players can track and analyze every shot to get the most out of their practice sessions. Beyond displaying shot-shape, data such as distance (carry and total), ball speed, launch angle, height, and more are recorded. Further, players of any skill level can compete against friends and family in fun skills games or play virtual golf on simulated courses. This product is currently live in 15 states and nine countries with new locations constantly coming online. Since the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show, the number of Toptracer Range bays worldwide has increased by 87%.

 

About Aintree Racecourse / The Jockey Club

Aintree is home to The Randox Health Grand National, the most famous horse race in the world which is the climax to a three-day Festival meeting in April every year.  The racecourse hosts five other fixtures and is a leading conference centre in the north west of England.  More information is available at aintree.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

 

Aintree is part of About The Jockey Club which stages thrilling sporting occasions including The Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby. Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny we make goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive. We were founded in 1750 and today we are the largest commercial group in Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport, operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and our charity, Racing Welfare. For more information visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

 

For further information please contact:

Grant Rowley, Regional Communications Manager, The Jockey Club (North West) on 07884 655990 email: grant.rowley@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Or

Jessica Dalgliesh, Regional Senior Communications Executive, The Jockey Club (North West) on 07464 491507 email: jessica.dalgliesh@thejockeyclub.co.uk

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