#862: Puttshots

Despite disliking golf, I can’t seem to stop thinking about it.

Today’s invention is a camera system which sits atop the flag at a green and makes a panoramic movie of the area within, say, a 10 m radius. It also records temperature and relative humidity (if these are relevant to the dynamics of putting).


When a ball drops into the cup, the last 20 seconds of action on the green and relevant environmental data are stored. Some of this footage will show putts, from a range of distances, which were successful.

Over time, a huge number of these trajectories is stored for each green. For training purposes, players can later access, via a handheld device, a view of the green indicating the path which they should attempt to make their ball follow from its current location.

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