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April 15, 2021

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Golf Launch Monitors

No matter if you’re a regional pro or a weekend warrior, every golfer wants to improve their game.  In earlier times, you had consultations with a course coach who knew the course really well or you employed the help of a swing coach.  Sometimes you’d read the latest golfing magazines to pick up some tips or get a set of VHS tapes with famous professionals to glean some information on the proper swing.  What was once restricted to Tour Professionals can now be purchased by everybody and that’s a golf launch monitor.  

As mentioned, these monitors have been around for a little while within pro circles to help with their swing.  These machines provide a swing coach to you at all times on the course as the monitor sits to the right of your ball on the tee.  The monitor takes snapshots multiple times per second to capture your swing in high-definition to show any faults that you may be doing.  The HD camera also takes these same multiple captures of the ball coming off of the tee.  The monitor captures the speed, the angle, and the spin of the ball off of the tee at the point of club head strike.  The information captured is absolutely vital to your golf game and how you could improve on the data that it captures.  Each minute adjustment to your swing will produce different results within the data logged.

The monitor keeps the data logged internally until you can hook it up to your computer to extract the data to showcase how you’re doing, swing-wise.  There are facets to your golf game that can always be improved on such as club head speed, club head angle, ball spin, etc.  You can see your swing in real-time or slowed-down to see if there are any hitches in your swing.  You can make these adjustments to your game with this data and compare your changes to the new data that you pick up in future outings.  Professional basketball teams have used a similar monitor device to measure the shot angle for free throws for many years.  Teams have reported an increase in free-throw percentage when using these monitors.  

The prices for these monitors have come down substantially over the years due to demand and better technology.  With these lower prices, the demand for the monitors have never been greater than right now.  So, if you’re looking for a reason to stop seeing your swing coach, you should look into a golf launch monitor to help take your golf game to the next level!

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