How Dustin Johnson Uses Technology On And Off The Golf Course

Prime golfer Dustin Johnson stay streamed his follow spherical on the Ryder Cup on Fb Reside final week. There was additionally a reside stream throughout his spherical at a current professional-am, the place his caddie – his brother, Austin – was interviewed.

Each the streaming of Johnson’s heat-up and his brother’s interview allowed his followers into part of his life and preparation that they may not usually have the ability to see. Followers need to have the ability to witness the greats heat up and know what he and his household are like, and these stay streams allowed them to take action.

A few of the questions featured within the stay stream interview with Austin included what one of the best and worst a part of caddying for his brother is, what his fondest reminiscence of working together with his brother is and if he had yet one more factor to do in his life, what wouldn’t it be.

Along with giving his followers additional entry into his pre-match warmups, know-how for Johnson performs a task in his coaching as nicely. Analyzing knowledge has been key for the 2016 U.S. Open champ.

The PGA Tour collects and analyzes statistics, usually utilized in broadcasts and for followers, however gamers have discovered it useful as properly. In an interview with GeekWire, Tom Alter, vice chairman of communication on the PGA Tour, stated that gamers at the moment are starting to make use of statisticians and “quantity crunchers” to learn how they will rating higher.

“There’s a entire new era of gamers that may see the worth in taking the info and making an attempt to make use of it to enhance their recreation,” Alter stated.

That features Johnson, used this knowledge to not solely present which a part of his recreation wanted enchancment, but in addition to wonderful-tune his wedges.

“He noticed that the numbers for his wedge have been horrible — he as one among that on the Tour,” Alter advised GeekWire. “He is an ideal instance of somebody who seemed on the knowledge, noticed and space of weak spot, and labored on that to enhance his recreation. He has seen instant outcomes.”

To enhance this a part of his recreation, Johnson used the excessive-tech TrackMan Golf monitor to enhance the accuracy of his shot, in response to the Related Press. The TrackMan gadget measures quite a lot of detailed details about the participant’s swing and ball flight together with spin fee, launch angle, ball velocity, membership velocity, how far the ball carries, and the angle of the face of the golf membership when it strikes the ball.