SAM PuttLab


Pro's on the PuttLab

Putting Stroke of the Week


Previous Weeks

Week 1: Loren Roberts

Week 2: Paul Azinger




PuttLab: FAQ's





PuttLab 2008

Science&Motion has released PuttLab 2008 which features a new interface, dynamic integrated video technology, and new email features plus much more. For more information regarding the latest software please click here

 Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions.


Which possibilities does SAM PuttLab provide to improve my golf game?

SAM PuttLab provides you with THE opportunity to improve your short game. Compared to other PC-based golf training products SAM PuttLab provides you with unprecedented analytical precision and interpretation of your putting performance. [back to top]


Which operating systems are supported by SAM PuttWare?

You need Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, or Windows XP (Home or Professional Edition) installed on your PC/laptop to run SAM PuttWare.

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How can I install the SAM PuttWare on my computer?

Just put the delivered setup CD into your CD drive, the installation program should start automatically. If it doesn't start the "Setup.exe" file from the CD manually. The installation program will guide you through the installation process.

Note: Install the software before connecting the USB plug to your computer! [back to top]

Where can I find the software serial key?

To start the software the first time you have to enter the serial key provided with the system. You will find it on the backside of your installation CD sleeve. [back to top]

What is a "Project"?

To maintain effective data management the players can be grouped into Projects . E.g.Projects can be used to separate data for different teachers, for different recording dates or for different events.

Organizing your data in meaningful named Projects will keep the data concise. [back to top]

How can I change the recording options for measurement and training?

You can open the dialog with the recording options by clicking on the Options icon in the main screen or via the menu entry File. [back to top]

Using SAM PuttLab

Can I use my own putter?

You can use any kind of putter, because the triplet easily fits on most commercial club shafts. Via state-of-the-art wireless technology your stroke data will be sent to the basic unit. [back to top]

How accurate is the measurement of PuttLab?

More than 210 data points per second are recorded to determine the position of your club with a precision of 1/10 to 1/100 millimeters. [back to top]

Do I need batteries?

Yes. For powering the triplet 2 AA-size batteries are needed. The batteries are located in the battery clip. High capacity rechargeable batteries can be used as well. [back to top]

How do I recognize that the batteries are low or empty?

If the battery power is low the LED on the top of the battery clip will blink in red color. If the batteries are empty you will not get a data signal from your club movement. If you press the start button on the clip it will not activate or only be active for a short time. One pair of batteries will last 5 to 8 hours depending on use of the system. High capacity rechargeable batteries can be used as well. [back to top]

How to install the Triplet on the shaft?

Open the screw on the Triplet fixation and mount it to the shaft (use the calibration sheet to measure the right position). Be sure that the end with the two markers is on the bottom side. Close the screw lightly. Then adjust the Triplet in 90° degree angle to the club head (see Quick Start Guide). During adjustment, lock the fastener by closing the screw until the Triplet cannot be moved any longer. [back to top]

How easily can I transport the SAM PuttLab-system?

SAM PuttLab comes in an easy-to-transport and shock resistant case. The system is ready for daily mobile indoor and outdoor use. [back to top]

Does SAM PuttLab provide support for left-handed players?

Yes, since version 2.0 of the PuttWare the stroke detection as well as all the graphics in the reports will also work for left-handed players.
The only thing that does not work in left-hand mode are the games. [back to top]

Where can I use SAM PuttLab?

You can use SAM PuttLab indoors and outdoors, for example for training purposes, without any limitations. Through the implemented power supply in the USB-cable you also can take your exercises outdoors and use a laptop to analyze your data. [back to top]

Can SAM PuttLab be used under any weather conditions?

No. Due to the employment of modern technology SAM Motion Analyzer hardware components have to be protected from rain and sprinkling water. Stormy winds may impact the measurement accuracy. [back to top]

Is it possible to place more than one SAM PuttLab system in the same area, for example for training purposes?

Yes, it is possible. Multiple systems should be placed about 4 meters apart in order to avoid interference between adjacent systems. [back to top]


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