ROANOKE, Texas -- Long Drivers of America (LDA) announced that TrackMan has agreed to be the Official Club and Ball Flight Data technology for Golf Channel telecasts of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship through 2015.
Trackman™ has added a dramatic new dimension to televised golf coverage,
providing real-time data on club speed, ball speed, spin rates, carry distances, and
more, as well in using superimposed 3D graphics to show ball flight and trajectory.
"This is another step forward in the evolution of the RE/MAX world finals," said LDA
chief executive officer Art Sellinger. "To have Trackman™ technology involved will
not only enhance Golf Channel telecasts, it will provide spectators and competitors
at Mesquite Regional Sports and Events Complex and Las Vegas Motor Speedway
with immediate and meaningful data on competitors' swings and six-ball sets."
The RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, the premier event in power golf, will be featured in a series of telecasts throughout October for what is being billed as Long Drive Month on Golf Channel. New RE/MAX WLDC shows will debut every Wednesday starting on October ninth, culminating with the LIVE two-hour finale October 30, 2013 at 9:00pm ET.
"TrackMan is pleased to continue our involvement with the RE/MAX WLDC. The 2013 championship will mark the 5th year TrackMan™ has been onsite to measure club and ball flight data for the event. With the announced move to the Golf Channel and additional coverage of the competition, it will allow TrackMan™ to further show how impressive these athletes are, " said Justin Padjen, Business Development for TrackMan™.
"Using TrackMan's research over the last 10 years, it is easy to show these competitors are the outliers when it comes to physical ability. The precision that is
necessary to control the trajectory and dispersion of a golf ball traveling over 220
mph is fascinating," continued Padjen. "A quarter degree change in data such as
Dynamic Loft or Face Angle can easily be the difference in taking home the quarter
million dollar grand prize or not."
Sellinger added: "We are pleased to have the industry leader continue as our partner. Having TrackMan™ document the incredible swing speeds and ball speeds that RE/MAX World Champions like Ryan Winther and Jamie Sadlowski register continues to be spectacular."
"We look forward to contributing to the continued growth of the RE/MAX WLDC
and the LDA. Through the use of TrackMan's industry leading technology, we can
continue to generate accurate and reliable data for these athletes that push the limit as to what is possible in long driving," said Padjen.
About Long Drivers of America
Long Drivers of America is a dynamic golf event company that specializes in
producing long drive events for professionals. The company is owned and operated
by long drive pioneer Art Sellinger. Founded in 1995 and based in Roanoke, Texas,
LDA is best known for staging the annual RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, the premier event in power golf. The RE/MAX championship has evolved into an international competition with power golfers from across the globe. The event will air on Golf Channel and also NBC Sports. For more information visit www.longdrivers.com
TrackMan A/S is a Danish technology company that develops, manufactures and sells 3D ball flight measurement equipment used in sports. Today, TrackMan A/S is a world leader in ball flight measurement and the company is considered to have set the industry standards for accuracy in golf.
The TrackMan Radar Unit provides a technology that has conceptually changed the
way players think, practice and get fitted for golf clubs. Essentially golf is about consistency, a concept well defined due to TrackMan. Consequently all major club and ball manufactures as well as the best professionals and teachers in the world have embraced the TrackMan technology.
We strive to assist professionals, amateurs, teachers and corporations across sports through exact and easy to use quantitative analysis. Trackman A/S wishes to give our customers the best possible foundation for game / business improvement. The key is providing quality club and ball flight measurements that you can take action on.