Any golf coach will tell you that the technological advances in the game over the last decade have changed the sport and how they instruct golfers of all levels.
During the winter months, the proliferation of indoor golf simulators has helped golfers stay sharp and improve their game. Ball-tracking hardware like Trackman and TopTracer has made simulators increasingly dependable for interpreting swing data.
There is a plethora of information generated every time a player hits a shot. Players can even create a user profile with these flight trackers to have information from past practice sessions.
So what numbers should players pay attention to and which ones are a distraction? We spoke with Merrimack College golf coach Jason Malcolm to get some ideas.
Last year, Merrimack College built a simulator in the student union so the team could bridge the gap between the fall and spring seasons. Malcolm has been using it to help his players improve on certain aspects of their game.