If you are serious about improving your golf game, then a golf launch monitor needs to be on the top of your list. Tracking each of your shots and getting so much data can help your game tremendously. So instead of just getting out there and hitting balls, start practicing with purpose.
These monitors are great for everyone but can really help people who live where it snows. This way there is no more off season for you and you can practice your game all year round.
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One of the best launch monitors on the market is the Voice Caddie SC 200 Golf Launch Monitor. This is a portable launch monitor and with its compact size, it’s something you can easily bring to the range. I think this is the best launch monitor you can get for under $300, you will love this thing.
I love this launch monitor. It tracks your stats on each club so you can measure your results. It also has a measuring range of 30-320 yards, which is great for all golfers.
What does the Voice Caddie SC 200 track?
It tracks everything you need to know about your golf shots. It tracks carry distance, swing speed, ball speed, and smash factor.
The Voice Caddie SC 200 has three different modes that will always get you the most out of all of your practice sessions.
Practice mode is most used feature. This is the mode that will track all your stats like carry distance, swing speed, ball speed, and smash factor.
Target mode lets you set a target at a certain distance that will challenge your consistency. Just tell the Voice Caddie which club you are using and what distance you plan to hit. The Voice Caddie will give you a score out of 10 to show close you were to the target.
The random mode gives you different target distances that will challenge your accuracy. For each rando target and will give you a mark out of 10 for accuracy.
The Voice Caddie SC 200 would make an amazing golf gift for someone in your family or even just a great gift just for yourself!
What comes with the Voice Caddie SC 200?
With your purchase you will receive the Voice Caddie SC 200, a carrying pouch, and it comes with a awesome remote control that allows you to adjust your settings without have to bend down.
The Rapsodo R-Motion and The Golf Club Simulator and Swing Analyzer is another great choice if you are looking for an affordable golf launch monitor. The Rapsodo R-Motion comes in under $150 and is packed with a lot of great features. The only downside is that this is more for home use. If you are looking for something that you can bring to the range than the Voice Caddy is what you are looking for.
First, the Rapsodo R-Motion and Swing Analyzer is simple to use and will attach to your own golf clubs. This is great for practice during the winter or if you are setting up a simple and inexpensive home simulator.
The Rapsodo R-Motion is more than just a great and easy to use golf simulator, it also analyzes your swing. You get data on every shot, you can see your swing speed, ball speed, distance, and much more. This is a great tool to get some home practice in.
Also included is the The Golf Club, which if you haven’t played yet, you need to. It’s very addicting.
The Rapsodo R-Motion comes with:
One sensor, clip, USB done, and charging cord.
What will you need?
You need a computer and a net, that’s it!
I do however recommend you pick up extra sensors, because changing your sensor to each club can be time consuming. Here you can pick up some extra sensors.
All in all this is a perfect solution for golfers wanting a swing analyzer and you get a nice start on a new home golf simulator.
The FlightScope Mevo is to put it simply, AMAZING! Now this is a golf launch monitor you can use anywhere. This thing is lightweight and very portable, so you can train indoors, outdoors, on the range, and on the course.
One of the best features that I absolutely love about the FlightScope Mevo is the ability to capture video clips of your swing. So not only do you get all the data you need, but now you can actually see what is going good and what needs work. This is a tool that makes practicing with purpose easy.
The Mevo is small, portable, and with a customizable interface. This is something every golf should have in their bag, well if they can afford it. That is the one downside of the Mevo, it is not cheap. You can check for sales but the Mevo will usually run you around $500, but it will seriously help yoru game.
The Voice Caddie Swing Caddie SC300 is an outstanding portable golf launch monitor. This one is just a great, outstanding, and easy to use launch monitor. It tells you what you need to know and it does it seamlessly.
Just like other launch monitors you can measure the carry/total distance, smash factor, launch angle, swing speed, max height, and ball speed. You get all this data from doppler radar technology.
A cool feature of this one is the voice output, no more looking down to know your distances and it has a huge range. It can measure shots from 15-370 yards, so unless you are a long drive champion or a golf member on reddit. Then this will fit perfectly.
Garmin is a name we all know and we all know they make some excellent products. The Garmin Approach G80 launch monitor is an all-in-one GPS golf handheld with a integrated launch monitor. Garmin technology makes it easy to track club head speed, ball speed, smash factor, swing tempo and estimated distance.
The Garmin G80 is something you can use at the range and during your golf round. The G80 helps you evaluate your club speed, tempo, backswing, and even downswing tempo.
You can even bring the course to the range! You can play virtual rounds that allows you to work on different parts of your game. Also, this is one of the easiest to use launch monitors on the market, anyone can figure it out.
Now the Arccos Caddie Smart Sensor is just an amazing piece of technology. This is one of the best golf launch monitors and tools on the market, and it shows. Arccos is so popular there is already been over 100 million shots taken by the Arccos community.
The Arccos Caddie is truly a hands-free and fully automatic system. You just simply attach the sensors to your clubs and set up the app on your smart phone and you are good to go. There is no tagging required or stopping your routine to hit another button for your next shot, you just play the game. If you know someone who already has the system or you have seen them in the past, the new sensors are 50% smaller than the original Arccos Caddie System.
This is just like having a caddie with you at every course. You can easily spot where you need to improve in your game and track your overall performance. Also, it shows true plays like distances.
I really hope you check out the Arccos Caddie system. You will not need to purchase anything else as everything you need (comes with 14 sensors) to start. Also, don’t worry about the batteries as they are designed to last for 5 years.
Ok, so we all know the Skytrak Launch Monitor is the big boy on the list. If you are working on setting up a home simulator for the offseason, then this is the launch monitor to get.
The Skytrak Launch Monitor uses high speed photography to measure your golf shots and provide accurate readings on an assortment of parameters. Measurable parameters include ball speed, distance (carry and total), launch angle, club speed, spin rates and more
Probably the best part of the Skytrak is the software. Not only can you practice and get all the data you will ever need, you can also play full games with your friends. Now the games are not included, but they do make a great addition.
The Zepp Golf 2 3d Swing Analyzer is a great and relatively cheap launch monitor. At the time of this posting, they are going for around $150. The Zepp Golf is a little different than the other monitors on here, all this one does is clip onto your glove.
Even though you won’t get some of the stats that the bigger launch monitors give you but that isn’t what this is made for. This is more of a tool to help your swing. With the Zepp Golf you can see your club speed, club plane, tempo, and backswing degree. This is really a helpful tool that help you practice with purpose if you don’t want to drop the money on the bigger monitors.
Sometimes it is down to personal preference as any one of these golf launch monitors would greatly improve your golf game.