San Jose Country Club, Silicon Valley’s Friendliest Club, Joins StrackaLine Team
StrackaLine Will Provide Professional Greens Guides to Northern California’s 4th Oldest Course
San Diego, Calif. – StrackaLine, maker of golf’s premier greens guides, has scanned San Jose Country Club and will be providing Silicon Valley’s friendliest private facility with its premium greens maps.
The StrackaLine team took its state-of-the-art laser scanner to San Jose CC and scanned each green, collecting millions of data points that will allow the company to create greens maps that are accurate down to the millimeter.
San Jose CC, known as Silicon Valley’s friendliest private club, is one of the Northern California’s most storied layouts. Established in 1899, it’s the area’s fourth oldest course, and the par 70 design offers stunning views of the valley.
The club was a founding member of the Northern California Golf Association and hosted Ben Hogan for a round in 1948 (he shot 64), shortly after he won his first major tournament at the U.S. Open.
“San Jose Country Club is rich with history but has a forward-looking mindset, and we are delighted to be working with them,” company president Jim Stracka said. “The club has an active, competitive membership and they will be hosting an AJGA tournament, and now players will have access to the same greens guides that are being used on the PGA Tour.” On October 15, 2018, the USGA and R&A released guidelines for Greens Guides, and
StrackaLine worked with the governing body to ensure its books comply with organization’s new interpretation of Rule 4.3.
StrackaLine’s quality and accuracy have led to widespread adoption on the PGA, LPGA, Symetra 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 800+ courses scanned, including some of the nation’s most prominent layouts. Use of the greens guides at the highest levels of the game continued to surge throughout 2018, and the company counts nearly every Division I golf program 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 2019. 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.