There are many aspects that go into the results of a golf shot: backspin, sidespin, ball speed, clubhead speed, launch angle, and much, much more. With the introduction of portable launch and swing monitor technology, you can practice smarter than ever before and get the most out of your game by focusing on these key metrics. By optimizing these numbers, you will be able to hit the ball further and straighter than ever before - helping you to shoot your lowest scores ever.
By working with the top companies that offer the best launch monitors for golf, we will give you our thoughts on the top technologies the game has to offer so you can add your own swing monitor to your arsenal of golf equipment.
SkyTrak Golf Launch Monitor
At under $2K, the SkyTrak is truly a revolutionary launch monitor. With comparable accuracy and ball tracking technology to that of products 5x the price, the SkyTrak cannot be beaten for the value you get with the system. The SkyTrak uses photometric technology that takes a series of high-speed pictures within the first few inches of ball flight which are then run through an advanced flight model algorithm to produce impeccable ball flight simulation. SkyTrak tracks total distance, carry distance, ball speed, club head speed, launch angle, offline yardage, backspin, side spin, flight path, and more. Best of all, the SkyTrak is also a golf simulator offering software options for gameplay on world famous courses.
If you are a scratch golfer or are a golf coach looking to help improve your students' game, you will love the GC2 Launch Monitor. With its state-of-the-art patented golf ball identification system and the optional Head Measurement Technology (HMT) add-on, you are provided with virtually every swing data point you can think of from club head to ball launch. The GC2 is extremely versatile both indoors and outdoors and like SkyTrak, you can connect the GC2 to a computer running golf simulation software to create a golf simulator studio.
Ernest Sports is another market leader for launch monitors and covers a wide range of needs and price points with their full line of launch monitors ranging in price from $199 to $5,450. The Ernest Sports ES12 Player is an affordable and compact launch monitor perfect for the average golfer looking for simple shot data metric reading including total distance, carry distance, and ball speed. The ES14 Pro Launch Monitor provides enhanced accuracy and additional data points including club speed, launch angle, smash factor, and spin rate while maintaining relative affordability at $495. The ES16 Tour Launch Monitor is for the person looking to practice and play at their highest potential with pinpoint accuracy as well as every shot data metric known to man and integration with some of the best golf simulator software providers on the market.
Coming in at a price range of $269.99 - $349.99, the Swing Caddies are another very affordable launch monitor option. The SC100 Swing Caddie Launch Monitor gives you carry distance, swing speed, ball speed, and smash factor for each club and is priced at $269.99. Taking things a step further, the SC200 Swing Caddie Launch Monitor offers voice distance output, customizable club loft, increased accuracy, and all the key data points (swing speed, ball speed, smash factor) on one screen. The clear voice output keeps you from having to bend over and read the numbers after each stroke.
Any of these launch monitors can be bundled with our golf nets, mats, or simulator screens to create an indoor hitting area or your very own golf simulator studio. In fact, our expertise is in helping you piece together the ideal indoor or outdoor golf environment so you can tee it up anytime you want with your launch monitor. After you have reviewed our product offering and helpful guides, we would be happy to help you with any further questions you have by phone or email.