Mastering your short game on the Golf course is just as crucial as perfecting those long drives when teeing off. So whether your skills are thrown off by poor form or muscle spasms, you could probably use some help. That’s where a new golf training system named the TYCHE T1 comes in, which should have you on your way to becoming a putting pro in no time.
For long-term golfers, involuntary tremors prior to putting may be the biggest thing between you and bringing down your handicap. Known as the Yips, these spasms can seriously get in the way of not just your score, but even your fun while out on the course. Even if you aren’t plagued by the Yips, there’s still a chance poor form and other issues are negatively affecting your game. Either way, the TYCHE T1 has no problem improving your putting techniques with a series of training regiments.
The whole training system is comprised of three different components which help correct your putting form. At the center of the training experience is the base unit which helps guide your putting practice. Equipped with a variety of sensors, the base can track golf club and ball movement.
Your putter of choice is then equipped with the S1 sensor, which supports the base unit. Thanks to the built-in gyroscope and accelerometer, the sensor can gather over 900 datapoints per second on your putting technique, providing an accurate model of your swing. With wireless capabilities, the sensor is able to transfer data to a virtual Smart Coach.
The Smart Coach ties the system together, providing a detailed analysis of your swing as well as offering training feedback on how you can improve. The companion iOS and Android applications house the coach as well as offer visualizations of training sessions and your progress.
Based around two core policies, the training regiment focuses on unlearning past behavior followed by regaining confidence in your putting abilities. The TYCHE T1 first helps you move past inconstant or incorrect putting motions with the help of constant feedback to ensure you’re always improving. The system then also tackles any anxiety associated with putting because ‘it is the trust in one’s abilities that makes a great player’.
Those looking to improve their short game will unfortunately have to wait until next year to get their hands on the putting trainer. Shipping in February of 2018, the TYCHE T1 will retail for $1,800. While it’s certainly pricy compared to just heading out to the golf course for some practice, those looking to seriously improve their game may find it a worthy investment.