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.
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.
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
The measurement of the golf ball’s velocity just after impact. Ball speed is the main component in generating distance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The velocity at which the head travels, measured just prior to ball contact.
The measurement of the contact point of the golf ball on the club face relative to face center.
Angle of Attack
The descending or ascending path of the club head, measured in degrees.
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
The dynamic measurement of the club head’s face plane position square to the target line.
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.”
The dynamic measurement in degrees of the club head’s face plane position vertically relative to the ground plane.
The rotation of the club head heel to toe measured about the shaft in degrees per second or rpm.
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.