Who is using the Capto Putting Sensor?
Launch monitor technology such as the market leading Trackman system has revolutionized the understanding and teaching of the long game, but until recently there has been no equivalent way of analyzing the putting stroke.
The Capto Putting Sensor aims to solve this problem.
What is the Capto Putting Sensor
In appearance, the Capto is a small (5.4 x 3.8 cm) “black box” device which clips easily to the shaft of the putter just below the grip. Inside it are nine measurement and five calibration sensors which produce and adjust some 30 separate data points, including -
- face, shaft and lie angle,
- putter head arc, path and speed,
- length and time of stroke,
- acceleration and tempo, and
- ball launch speed and direction
All this information is then relayed instantly to the Capto app, which has a wireless range of 50 meters and is compatible with Windows, MacOSX, Android and iOS devices.
Capto was unveiled by the Precision Golf company of Arezzo, Italy, at the 2018 PGA Tour in Orlando and received an enthusiastic welcome from the industry.
Who’s Using the Capto
It seemed immediately clear that the guys at Precision had identified and filled a gap in the market and the Capto is now widely used by top tour pros and their coaches.
The Phil Kenyon Capto Stable
Most notable among the coaches, perhaps, is the UK’s Phil Kenyon.
With a Masters degree in Sports Science, Kenyon is known as a putting specialist and has worked with dozens of leading pros, placing great emphasis on the use of technology for the precise measurement of every movement of club, ball and body.
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European Ryder Cup Players
Eight of the most recent European Ryder Cup team are on his list of current clients including Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Matt Fitzpatrick and the current Open Champion, Francesco Molinari.
2018 was a stellar year for Molinari who, in addition to the Open, also won the BMW PGA Championship in Europe and the Quicken Loans event on the PGA Tour. In 2019 he has already won the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament at Bay Hill, Florida. Francesco Molinari is a user of the Capto putting sensor under Kenyon's expert eye.
Other Capto Stars
Other notable pros to have worked with the Capto putting sensor include Eduardo Molinari, Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen (four European Tour wins), Shubhankar Sharma of India (two European Tour wins) and Haotong Li of China. Li has also won twice on the European Tour, reached the round of 16 in the209 WGC Match Play championship and is currently 39th in the world rankings.
Away from the Phil Kenyon stable, former world number one and 2017 PGA Championship winner, Justin Thomas, and putting legend, Brad Faxon, are among a number of US stars working with the Capto.
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This is a highly impressive roll call for such a new technology, but with so many Tour stars already swearing by it, the Capto seems likely to become an indispensable tool for coaches and players serious about improving their scoring.