Precision, Not Guesswork

How We Measure

Foresight Sports launch monitors use a combination of infrared object tracking and high-speed, high-resolution camera-based technology to precisely measure every aspect of club head and ball launch performance. By capturing thousands of images per second, building a virtual 3D model, and then analyzing a multitude of data components, our technology is able to create the most accurate and complete picture of your ball and club head performance – and deliver the results in nearly real-time.

A rendered illustration of the number of lens in a Foresight Sports' golf launch monitor.


How We're Different

Unlike radar-based technologies that analyze ball and club head performance results from the worst possible position (behind the club head) and then largely calculate performance based on the geometric center of the club head, Foresight Sports launch monitors use exact photometric measurements taken with a clear, direct view of the impact window.

Our launch monitors measure – not calculate – club head data based on the club’s face plane, deriving vastly more precise results.

An illustration of the things that are measured in a Foresight Sports' golf launch monitor.

Ball launch data is measured by capturing images of the ball to model it in real time, and comparing it to the next captured image to determine exactly what the ball is doing post-impact.

Here are the key club and ball performance metrics our GC launch monitors measure.

Ball Launch Data

Ball Speed Launch Data

Ball Speed

The measurement of the golf ball’s velocity just after impact. Ball speed is the main component in generating distance.

Ball Launch Angle Data

Launch Angle

The initial vertical angle of ascent relative to the ground plane measured in degrees. The launch angle, combined with ball spin and speed, will determine the ball’s carry and total distance.

Azimuth Ball Launch Data


The initial horizontal angle relative to the target line. The azimuth, combined with side spin, will determine the final ball position range relative to the target line.

Total Ball Spin Data

Total spin

The amount of total spin created around the tilt axis is expressed as total spin. This will determine the curve and lift of the shot.

Spin-Tilt Ball Launch Data

Spin-Tilt Axis

One of the most important pieces of data measured by our launch monitors is the spin-tilt axis. The spin-tilt axis is the axis that the golf ball rotates around to create shot curvature and lift.

Club Data

Club Speed Data

Club Speed

The velocity at which the head travels, measured just prior to ball contact.


Impact Point

The measurement of the contact point of the golf ball on the club face relative to face center.

Angle Of Attack Data

Angle of Attack

The descending or ascending path of the club head, measured in degrees.

Club Path Data

Club Path

The swing path measured in a horizontal plane relative to the target line. This data point will tell you if the club was moving from inside-out, outside-in, or perfectly down the line.

Delivered Face Angle Data

Delivered Face Angle

The dynamic measurement of the club head’s face plane position square to the target line.

Delivered Lie Angle Data

Delivered Lie Angle

The lie of the club is the way the club compares to the ground through the hitting area. This is a dynamic measurement, and it is relative to the ground plane. A negative number means the club is “toe down” at impact, while a positive number means the club is “toe up.”

Impact Loft Data

Impact Loft

The dynamic measurement in degrees of the club head’s face plane position vertically relative to the ground plane.

Closure Rate Data

Closure Rate

The rotation of the club head heel to toe measured about the shaft in degrees per second or rpm.

The front and back of the GCQuad golf launch monitor from Foresight Sports.

Choosing the Right Technology

There are many different technologies on the market, but our GC launch monitors provide the highest level of accuracy and precision, indoors and out.

Contact Foresight Sports today to learn more.

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Product Comparison

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GCQuad launch Monitor


GCQuad launch Monitor


Ball Data
Launch Angle
Side Angle
Ball Speed
Total Spin
Side Spin/Spin Axis
Club Data
Club Head Speed
Smash Factor
Club Path
Angle of Attack
Face Angle
Impact Location
Closure Rate
Technology Specs
Cameras 4 (Quadrascopic) 4 (Quadrascopic) 3 (Triscopic)
Light Source Integrated Infrared Integrated Infrared Integrated Infrared
Hitting Zone 52” x 30” 18” x 14” 7” x 10”
Barometric Sensor
USB Type C C C
 Outdoor capable if fully covered.