Best PLM 2020 – Results
|Rapsodo Check Price||1st||82.5|
|Flightscope Mevo Plus Check Price||2nd||81.5|
|SkyTrak Check Price||5th||80|
|Flightscope Mevo Check Price||4th||79.5|
For the best golfers on the planet, the launch monitor can be an invaluable resource. It spits out real-time data (ball speed, launch angle, spin, carry, clubhead speed, path, angle of attack, etc.)
Depending on which model you purchase, a commercial launch monitor can set you back anywhere between $5,000 to more than $20,000 . Most golfers don’t have that kind of budget.
Launch monitors are so cool because they can give you data that you can’t get from a normal lesson or practice session. A launch monitor can help you figure out what’s going on with your ball flight, launch angle, and make every practice 10X more effective.
The reason it costs so much is because the technology behind it is expensive in a small package. Dual radars track your swing and hitting the golf ball, spitting out tons of numbers that can be used to interpret your game. The product itself has gotten lighter and thinner over time, making it easier to transport.
How to Know Which Golf Club to Use
|Club||Men’s Average Distance||Women’s Average Distance|
|6- iron||150 yards||130 yards|
|7 – iron||140 yards||120 yards|
|8- iron||130 yards||110 yards|
|9- iron||120 yards||100 yards|
The differences are more remarkable in the club data category where the Flightscope Mevo only provides information regarding the clubhead speed and the Trackman provides additional information on the attack angle, the dynamic loft, club path, face angle, and impact location.
The GC2 is a portable launch monitor that can be taken on the course or used indoors for golf simulation. Numerous tour pros can be spotted using Foresight Sports GC2 during practice rounds and range sessions throughout the year.
Here’s a look at some options: PRGR Black portable launch monitor ($197) 2019 update. Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor (MSRP: $499) 2019 Update. Swing Caddie SC200 ($350) FlightScope Xi Tour (reduced to $9,000), FlightScope Mevo ($500) SkyTrak ($2,000) Ernest Sports ES14 ($550)
The Mevo Plus and SkyTrak can both be used at home or outdoors. From our research we have found that SkyTrak works a little bit better indoors, and Mevo Plus works better outdoors.
A launch monitor is an electronic device that measures various aspects of what happens to a golf ball when it is struck by a golf club. It can be used to improve a golfer’s swing as part of a lesson or to aid the custom fitting process when purchasing new clubs.
Radar based launch monitors use a scientific principle called the Doppler Effect. The monitor generates microwave signal that is then radiates out of the device. Radar based systems track the flight of the ball and using assumptions project details of the clubhead movements through the software.
Yes, launch monitors work with range balls , but the poor quality golf balls will make your ball flight data (which determine distance) less accurate. Launch monitors capable of measuring club data can give very accurate and useful results such as club path and face angle, even using range balls .