What we measure

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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 analysing 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 real-time.

 

HOW WE’RE DIFFERENT

Foresight Sports launch monitors use exact photometric measurements taken with a clear, direct view of the impact window.

Our launch monitors measure club head data based on the club’s face plane, deriving vastly more precise results when compared to radar based systems, positioned behind the golfer, with no direct view of the club face.

BALL LAUNCH DATA 

BALL SPEED

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

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 

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

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 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

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.

FACE ANGLE AT IMPACT

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

LIE ANGLE AT IMPACT 

The lie of the club is the way the club compares to the ground through the hitting area. This is a measurement that 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.”

LOFT AT IMPACT 

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

CLOSURE RATE

The rate of angulor change of the clubface in 3D space. Presented in degrees per second or revolutions per minute.

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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