With over 40 statistics that track each of your movements with unique precision on the Trackman golf simulators, your game becomes more conscious and effective as a result. But it may be challenging to understand what the figures mean and how to utilise them without a bit of study first.

No matter if you are an experienced player or completely new to the sport, all golfers should learn the golf simulator data so they can improve their game! The golf simulator technology is always striving to improve your game – all players must do is understand the suggestions and integrate the valuable insights into their own swing.

To get more familiar with the advanced Trackman golf simulator technology, the following five figures are a good basis for understanding the feedback Trackman golf simulators gives players.

What is Face Angle?

Face angle is the direction the clubface is pointing – relative to the golf simulator target line – at a specific point in time. More precisely, the face angle is measured at the centre-point of contact between the club and ball at the time of maximum compression.

Your face angel might be square, open, or closed. If your face angle points to the left, this means your face angle is closed, and the TrackMan golf simulator figure will be negative, such as -2 degrees (minus means left).

A positive face angle value on the golf simulator, such as 3 deg (positive implies right), will appear as an open clubface, whereas a square clubface will be 0 deg and pointing straight down your target line.

In most situations, the ball’s start direction is determined by the direction your clubface is pointing at. So, if your ball is starting to the right, that typically means you have an open clubface (a positive golf simulator number). Most importantly, remember face angel has the most significant influence on the golf ball’s launch direction!

What is Club Path?

The club path refers to the in-to-out or out-to-in direction of the clubhead at impact relative to the golf simulator target. If you’ve ever heard the words “out-to-in” or “in-to-out,” they are talking about the club head’s geometric centre at the time of maximum compression of the golf ball.

If you’re swinging from the inside to the outside, the golf simulator number will be positive, indicating that you’re swinging to the right of the target line, which will usually result in a draw shape.

One of the reasons you could hit a fade or a slice is that you’re swinging out to in (swinging left), which implies your club path number is negative. A positive number indicates a draw, a negative number indicates a fade shape, and 0 indicates a perfectly straight shot.

The greater the golf simulator number, the better shape your shot will achieve. If you wish to shape the ball’s flight, look at the club path number (horizontal).

What Is Impact Location, and Why Does It Matter for Shot Shape?

When it comes to shot form and club path, we presume you’re contacting the ball in the sweet spot at the middle of the clubface. If this isn’t the case, you may see different shot shapes than those mentioned in the club path section above, particularly with the driver.

You should hit a straight shot with a centre strike and a zero face angle and club path. But what if your strike is a bit towards the heel? That will curve the ball from left to right (fade shape), and if the strike were towards the toe of the clubface, it would give the ball a draw shape instead.

Though you hit the ball towards the club’s heel, even if you have a draw-biased club path (positive number), you might still end up with a fade. That could be something to experiment with on the golf simulator to figure out what’s going on.

Many factors are influenced by golf simulator impact position, but we’ll only focus on the horizontal shot form to keep things simple.

If you already know you have a positive golf simulator club path (draw shape), but you’re seeing a straighter or fade form, it’s more probable that your impact position has shifted towards the heel rather than your club path changing.

What is the Attack Angle?

Attack angle is the up or down motion of the club head’s geometric centre at the time of maximum compression. More simply, the attack angle number indicates whether you are hitting the golf simulator golf ball down or up.

A negative value indicates you are hitting the ball down, while a positive number indicates that you hit the ball up. You should notice a negative number for iron shots and a positive number for drives. If you want to know the exact figure that matches your swing, speak to your TrackMan instructor at V18 Golf Simulators.

What is Carry?

Carry is the straight-line distance between where the golf ball was launched from and where it crosses a point that has the same elevation. Or, more simply, carry is the distance your golf simulator ball flies through the air.

Knowing the carry number for each of your clubs makes selecting clubs for the golf simulator much easier.

It doesn’t matter if your ball rolls out 30 yds if you don’t know if you can carry the water. A tip for golf simulator course management is to look at your average carry distance and not only the longest carry, as that is a better expectation of how you will hit the shot on the course.

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With the help of V18’s indoor golf simulator insights, golfers will be equipped with enough knowledge to self-diagnose the source of an unusual shot while on the virtual golf simulator course and even out on the physical green.

But this all starts with the help of Trackman at our golf simulator facility, where players consciously develop their game and refine their techniques.

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