By 19th Hole Staff | Aug 22, 2017
The German firm Viewlicity, has laid claim to one of golf’s most out-there, game-changing technologies – Augmented Reality – with a new product named PuttView.
Viewlicity recently demonstrated its PuttView augmented reality glasses on the PGA European Tour at the Porsche European Open. Tour pros and their coaches literally turned their heads from side to side as they enjoyed the sensation.
When playing outdoors, golfers wearing PuttView glasses can see the line and pace of a putt before they hit it, with a computer-generated display overlaid transparently onto the real world.
And indoors, PuttView projects an animated light path onto any putting surface to show the line and speed of a breaking putt.
“PuttView gave me a totally new putting experience when I tested it outdoors at the Porsche European Open. It is incredible to be able to see the line and pace of the putt before you hit it. It’s a really cool product,” says European Tour winner Johan Edfors.
Phil Kenyon, coach to Major-winning Tour players, says: “PuttView helps me coach vital skills such as green reading and speed control. Quite simply, it is one of the best tools I have at my disposal.”
PuttView has already won major technology awards, scooping an ‘Auggie’ award (the Augmented Reality industry’s Oscar equivalent), and awarded 2nd place at the CeBIT Innovation Award 2017.
“PuttView creates an immersive learning environment, and activates your mind’s eye” says Lukas Posniak, co-founder of Viewlicity. “The indoor version of PuttView is available now, and an increasing number of golf coaches are using it to help their students improve their putting.
“At the current level of technology, the Augmented Reality golf glasses for outdoor use are mainly for demonstration and custom orders” adds co-founder Christoph Pregizer. “As the glasses hardware evolves and becomes more affordable, it will be possible to offer them more widely. The final goal is to make this technology available to all golfers, and also to augment data from launch monitors and other training devices in the future.”
The indoor version of PuttView is available now, and an increasing number of golf coaches are using it to help their students improve their putting.
For more information visit: puttview.com