Kids across America have easy access to many sports – football, soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey– but the same is not true for golf. All these sports are designed around the family and school year schedule, and offer practice, training and competition. Before Scratch, nobody had structured golf instruction in this way.
Sitting in an indoor center watching his daughter at volleyball, one of our founders, Vikash Sanyal, had an idea – why can’t we bring this concept to golf. Together with co-founder Greg Lumsden, he created a center that not only brings the game of golf more easily for kids, but does the same thing for adults. In addition, they took concepts from the US Olympic training center and countries like Australia that have national sports institutes, and constructed a new learning system that decreases the time to become a competent golfer.
To make the training more efficient, they patented a data collection system (Scratch Skills Handicap System) that gives the player objective data about every aspect of their practice and performance. The ability to easily have objective data on one’s performance does not exist like this anywhere in the world.