Ironwood Country Club Begins Using StrackaLine’s New Hole Location Software
Revolutionary Program Improves Pace of Play, Golfer Experience, Customer Service
San Diego, Calif. — Ironwood Country Club, a 36-hole private facility in Palm Desert, Calif., is using StrackaLine’s revolutionary hole location software.
StrackaLine’s software allows superintendents to set pin positions based on information gleaned after greens are mapped using the company’s 3-D laser scanner. With a detailed reading of each green, superintendents are able to set upwards of 200 pin locations on each putting surface, based on slope and edge clearance.
Once pin locations are identified, they can be managed based on green speeds, course conditions and location needs. The ability to set pin positions based on data helps improve pace of play by ensuring hole locations are set fairly.
Superintendents also have the ability to log hole locations in a calendar, allowing courses to minimize wear on greens.
“StrackaLine’s Hole Location software helps courses improve everything from customer service and course conditions to maintenance practices,” said Jim Stracka, president of StrackaLine. “We are delighted to have Ironwood Country Club using the software and it’s a testament to the willingness of the club’s leadership team to look for new ways to improve two of Southern California’s premier courses.”
While StrackaLine’s Hole Location software has surged in popularity since its launch last fall, the company is most known for its industry leading greens guides, which are used on every major American professional tour.
StrackaLine worked in conjunction with the USGA to ensure its greens guides were in compliance with the governing body’s new interpretation of Rule 4.3, allowing the company to continue providing its best-in-the-game greens maps to professionals and amateurs.
The quality and accuracy of StrackaLine’s greens guides 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 900+ courses scanned, including some of the nation’s most prominent layouts. Use of the greens guides at all levels of the game has surged, and the company now 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.
For more information on how to order a greens guide or have a course scanned, go to www.StrackaLine.com.