Golfers use Doppler radar to track balls

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NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) – It’s the second day of Pro-Ams at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United leasing and Finance.

Professionals at Victoria National are checking out the course and they have a little help from some cool technology.

Golfers have been using a small Doppler Radar. It follows their ball and sends an instant feedback to the golfer by Bluetooth.

The radar tracks the distance, loft and can even track where the ball spins.

“The Doppler radar systems, the camera-based systems, anything that gives you a good understanding of how the golf ball and how the golf club is working has really changed. And that’s where these guys are able to get that extra five to ten yards each year.”

Some amateurs were also working with the Doppler Radars.

It’s important to note, these devices are not allowed during tournament play.

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(This story was originally published on August 28, 2019)

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