Having recently taken up the game of golf, and quickly becoming addicted to it, Protracer founder Daniel Forsgren thought there was something missing in golf broadcasts. The vast majority of the air time was devoted to showing putts. And as broadcasters could only show long shots by zooming in on the ball flying through the air, lost were the nuances of shot trajectory and shape.
The company was founded in 2006 with the goal to enrich the experience of watching golf on TV. By developing a unique software capable of tracking the flight of a golf ball in a camera feed, and adding graphics to make this visible on screen, Protracer has achieved this. Several of the world’s largest broadcasting companies expressed interest, and soon Protracer was being featured in TV coverage from the biggest golf tournaments in the world, such as The Open Championship and the Ryder Cup.
In 2012 we launched our first prototype of Protracer Range. A system utilizing the original Protracer TV technology to track and analyze every shot hit on a driving range. It makes golfers’ practice sessions more rewarding, but more importantly makes it a lot more fun to go to the driving range.
If we can help people all over the world enjoy the wonderful game of golf even more with our small contributions in TV and driving range technology, our mission is fulfilled.