New Golf Technology for Individual Golfers and Golf Courses

In the last five years we have seen a golf technology explosion.  From launch monitors to 3D motion capture systems to ultra advanced video golf swing analysis systems, is the world of golf is experiencing a technology renaissance?

Easy… Yes! And the best part is that this technology is accessible at prices which are more affordable than ever before. That makes technology a realistic option for small golf courses or even individual golfers.

The “big bang for the buck” award goes to the Casio EX-FH100high speed camera.  For under $250 this pocket sized beauty can shoot video at up to 1,000 frames per second. Think PGA TOUR’s biz hub swing cam in your pocket.

This is an invaluable tool for golf instructors, but it can also be a fun way for amateur players to get a good look at their swing.  Match this camera technology with Interactive Frontiers V1 Ipad app and you have got yourself a pretty slick set up.

If you are prepared to part with a larger chunk of your paycheck, take a look at the K-VEST. For around $5,000 this 3D motion capture system will give you instant bio-feedback on your posture, swing, and everything else in between. 
Audible tones let you know if your movements are within PGA TOUR averages while the array of data that K-VEST’s proprietary software provides is sure to keep even the maddest of scientists up well past their bedtime.  Buyer beware – this is serious swing analysis.  If you are up to the challenge I recommend checking out some of these videos to wrap your brain around 3D motion capture.

Looking for the piece de resistance of golf specific technology out there, voilà, Trackman.  A Doppler radar powered launch monitor that actually tracks your golf shots from the moment they leave your club.  Statistics like angle of attack, swing path, spin rate, launch angle, carry distance, ball speed, shot pattern, and more are at your fingertips utilizing Trackman’s technology and software.  There are many other launch monitors on the market today but what separates Trackman is quality and accuracy.  As with most everything you get what you pay for, but if you are prepared to shell out $28,000 for your very own Trackman,you probably already know that.

Warning: technology is only as good as the person who is using it.  Do your homework, read a few books, talk to your local PGA professional and develop your own opinion of how important these technology products are to your game.  For some they can open up doors to improvement through things like equipment fitting and swing analysis.  For others they are just more sources of confusing information that get in the way of the ultimate goal – getting the ball into the hole with the fewest amount of hits.

Oh yeah, and maybe have a little fun too, you Renaissance man.

Editor’s note: does not formally endorse any of these products – in fact we are much more interested in the internal aspects of the game. There is nothing like a relaxed easy swing to make a heart twitter…

Be Sociable, Share!
Be Sociable, Share!
« Return home


If you enjoyed this post please leave us your comment below

Mike July 3, 2011

I’ve got the Casio Exilim and it’s pretty decent. Not super slo mo, or hi rez, but it’s decent for us hacks. I really like it when they do the Biz Hub Vision, especially when Rory won. They had some really cool shots of his legs, hands, different moves through the ball. He kills it for a little guy.


Tommy Priest July 6, 2011

Thanks for the tip. Not familiar with the Casio Exilim – more information is welcome.


Lina May 20, 2019

Thanks to your curiosity in Funding Recommendation.

3 May 22, 2019

Schwab Clever Portfolios invests in Schwab ETFs.


Alejandrina May 22, 2019

Schwab Intelligent Portfolios invests in Schwab ETFs.


Vernon May 23, 2019

Great work! That is the type of info that are meant to be shared around the net.
Disgrace on the search engines for now not positioning this publish upper!

Come on over and discuss with my website . Thanks =)

6 May 23, 2019

Thanks in support of sharing such a fastidious thought, piece of writing
is pleasant, thats why i have read it completely

7 May 25, 2019

Monetary advisors enterprise is individuals enterprise.


Dwayne May 26, 2019

I savour, result in I found exactly what I used to be looking for.
You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you
man. Have a nice day. Bye

9 May 27, 2019

And that is an funding risk value taking.

10 May 27, 2019

Monetary advisors business is folks business.