First Look: SkyTrak launch monitor

Will this be what we all practice golf with in the future?

Charlie Lemay's picture
Wed, 20 Aug 2014

GETTING to the driving range and paying north of £7 for 100 balls can often deter players from heading out and practising. And we all know that if you're not hitting balls regularly, your game will suffer. 

Ideally, we could all jump on golf simulators or utilise up-market systems such as TrackMan but unless you have a bulging bank balance, setting one of these systems up at home just isn't an option.  

Thankfully, a potential solution will be heading to the market this winter.

The SkyTrak launch monitor allows players to access accurate data and receive immediate feedback on every shot, and importantly it comes with 3D visualisation.

While there are a number of affordable launch monitors on the market, there are very few which provide an onscreen image. It's great to know your clubhead speed and distance, but seeing your ball flight takes this launch monitor to another level - provided it is accurate of course.

With real-time feedback on offer, the Skytrak connects wirelessly to your mobile device or computer then accurately captures and displays launch data and ball flight as soon as a ball is struck.

Due to its size, the apparatus can be easily transported so you can take it outside or move it indoors if it starts raining.

Essentially, this product could be replacing driving ranges but the success of the TrackMan launch monitor will largely depend on its performance. 

While much of  the product’s details are shrouded in secrecy, we think it will first be launched around the end of September and will cost south of £2,000.

As soon as we know more we will let you know. 

For more information, head to the SkyTrak website.