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Ping Putting Cradle - iPhone 4
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The Ping Putting Cradle for iPhone 4 holds an iPhone 4 and attaches to most putters so the iPing App can enable your iPhone 4 to analyze your impact angle in order to improve putting mechanics. The App also classifies your stroke type to help match you to the proper putter model for more consistency, measures the tempo of your stroke to improve control and compares your stroke with Tour pros and friends. The Ping Cradle, when used with the free iPing Putter App, turns your iPhone 4 into a personal putting coach.
Developed by Ping's engineers for all skill levels, the iPing Putter App calculates and tracks your Putting Handicap (PHcp) to help improve your putting. All you need is the Ping Cradle and an iPhone 4; the App is free. It is wireless, so you can use it anywhere. Practice and improve at your favorite golf course, at home or on the road. Every session provides immediate results, leading to more consistency in your stroke. The Ping cradle attaches to most putters.
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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 rotational speed.
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. 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 three criteria:
Stroke 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 Arc.
Impact 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 highly consistent.
Tempo: 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.
Measure 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.
Practice 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.
Compare 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 app.
With the iPING App develop fun and friendly competitions by sharing and comparing results through social media.