Topgolf Acquires Protracer To Expand Broadcasting Capabilities with PGA Tour And LPGA

Topgolf Leisure Group (TEG) is taking all the fitting photographs. TEG lately acquired Protracer, the corporate that developed the primary know-how to trace the flight of a golf ball, show its flight path and analyze every shot.

With its proprietary software program,Protracer claims to be the one know-how which, “actively tracks all ball flight paths throughout a whole sight view, powering tv broadcasts and golf driving ranges.” Protracer may need truly been capable of pin-level the trajectory of some of Glad Gilmore’s operating begin, 450+ yard drives … undoubtedly his hockey-fashion putts.

Though Protracer’s broadcasting know-how has been reaching viewers in Europe, Japan and the USA for years, TEG plans on driving Protracer into different sides of the golfing world. Past constructing media content material and interesting PGA and LPGA followers, Protracer will probably be lively in driving ranges the world over aiming to provide all golfers the identical distinctive expertise.

TEG’s Co-Chairman and CEO, Erik Anderson, understands the worth Protracer brings to Topgolf. “Know-how has been on the coronary heart of Topgolf since day one. This addition to our portfolio continues our mission to develop the sport of golf through the use of know-how to make the sport extra partaking and accessible,” stated Anderson. “This acquisition furthers our relationship with the skilled sports organizations, and we’ll make investments on this know-how to advance our mission to create extraordinary sports and leisure experiences.”

Protracer Founder and CEO, Daniel Forsgren, acknowledged that TEG is gathering technological acquisitions for the fitting causes. “The Protracer workforce is happy to hitch forces with Topgolf since they share our mission to make golf enjoyable, entertaining and accessible to all,” stated Forsgren. “We’re impressed to be a part of a workforce who believes in innovation and can assist us advance our know-how and product expertise to the subsequent degree.”

TEG has additionally been making different technological acquisitions. In February 2016, Topgolf attained World Golf Tour (WGT) in hopes of accelerating their digital formatting. WGT is lightyears forward of golfing video games on an internet site like, or one other free arcade recreation – even when Chester Cheetah Golf is barely addicting.

The deal introduces digital actuality to the TEG world, but in addition brings prior WGT video games visitors. WGT hopes to, “mix the love of sports with revolutionary gaming.” Anderson notes that gaining WGT brings a recent new spin to the Topgolf business. “We envision ourselves as a worldwide sports way of life model the place individuals go to have one of the best occasions of their lives with golfing, gaming, meals and beverage, music, attire, digital content material and far more,” stated Anderson.

Topgolf has acquired two technologically superior firms prior to now yr which can broaden the corporate and the golfing world as an entire. Protracer and WGT permit TEG the distinctive capability to succeed in conventional golfers, in addition to digital customers by bringing on know-how corporations that improve these particular divisions of golf.