More About The FREE iPING Putter App: The
iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4th Gen)
are the only mobile devices that contain both accelerometers and gyroscopes
– the key technology features that allow iPING to measure and record data.
The accelerometers measure linear acceleration, while the gyroscopes detect
The iPING app allows golfers to analyze their putting strokes more closely
than ever. It works like a launch monitor for putters by measuring key aspects
of your stroke. It will help every level of golfer see better results by
adding more consistency on the putting green.
iPING app also includes a fitting component that helps golfers select a
putter model that best matches their stroke type. PING's “Fit for Stroke”
concept of putter fitting makes choosing a PING putter easier by matching
the model to the player’s stroke type. Putter models are color-coded: blue
stroke, green for slight
arc, and red for strong
arc. The primary function of the putter-fitting
feature is to identify one of three stroke types for the golfer. Based on
that result, the app offers a current list of PING putters matching the
stroke type determined in the session. With this instant feedback about
a player’s putting stroke, golfers can make informed purchase decisions
on which putter model will improve their consistency on the greens.
Besides that, it’s a lot of fun to use and has several other features.”
The iPING app analyzes and displays a golfer’s consistency onscreen using
Type: Stroke type is the classification of a player's closing
angle, the amount of rotation of the putter face during the forward stroke.
PING’s research found that golfers can be categorized as one of three stroke
types: straight, slight arc or strong arc, measured in degrees of face rotation.
(Straight has very little or no rotation; Strong Arc has the most.) The
research shows that players tend to be most consistent with a balance of
putter that matches their stroke type. Face-balanced putters work best for
Straight strokes while toe-down putters are most effective for a Strong
Angle: Impact angle is the putter's face angle at impact, relative
to address, measured in degrees. PING’s data shows that even the best players
in the world do not necessarily have a 0 impact angle average, but all are
Tempo is a measure of the duration of the backswing relative to the
forward swing and is expressed in a ratio: 2 to 1, for example. The average
tempo will vary among players, but the best putters have extremely high
consistency in tempo.
Mode: In Measure mode, the golfer hits five putts and their stroke type,
impact angle and tempo are displayed for every putt in that session and
stored. The iPING app calculates a consistency score, and then averages
the scores over time to build a Putting Handicap (PHcp). As the player improves
their consistency, they’ll watch their PHcp come down.
Mode: In Practice mode, the user can isolate one aspect of their putting
that’s lacking in consistency – tempo, for example – for extra attention.
Stroke type, impact angle, and tempo are displayed for individual putts.
Mode: In Compare mode the player can compare their results with previous
sessions or with those of their friends. They can even do side-by-side comparisons
with several PING tour pros, whose results are pre-loaded into the iPING
the iPING App develop fun and friendly competitions by sharing and comparing
results through social media.