While it is being manufactured by Foresight Sports, the Launch Pro is branded by Bushnell Golf, in order to offer tour-level metrics in a package (or packages) that is more affordable for the everyday golfer. Notice we didn't say affordable, but more affordable. The Launch Pro is not cheap, but the accuracy you are getting with this camera-based golf launch monitor is near GC Quad-level.
Let's jump right into what you get when you purchase a Launch Pro.
Basic Level Launch Pro
Out of the box, the Launch Pro provides of the ball data metrics and no head data, which includes: Launch Angle, Side Angle, Ball Speed, Total Spin, Back Spin, Side Spin, Spin Axis, and Carry Distance.
Data is limited to a single shot; you get what's displayed on the Launch Pro’s LCD screen. You can't store, export, or save your performance data. Again, while this seems limited, it offers what entry-level GLMs offer, but with premium accuracy and robust technology.
Launch Pro Annual Subscription Plans
These can be activated during your product setup/registration with a credit card.
Basic Plan (first year is free): $99/year lets you:
Silver Plan: $399/year gets you a robust upgrade with a basic simulation package, which includes:
- The ability to connect to a computer or project onto a screen.
- Virtual golf on 5 courses and practice on the range.
- The ability for up to 4 players to play at once.
- The ability to get data for Total Distance, Offline Distance, Descent Angle, and Peak Height with FSX or FSX Pro (FSX Pro not included) software packages.
- Save up to 5 sessions locally and 20 more in the cloud.
- Add on additional courses ($150 standard; $250 premium) and Zombie Golf and Foresight Fairgrounds games ($125 each).
Gold Plan (free 30-day trial with purchase): $799/year allows you the full package: full simulation capabilities (up to 8 golfers at a time), as well as all of the ball and clubhead metrics offered by the GC3, which include:
- Launch Angle
- Side Angle
- Ball Speed
- Total Spin
- Back Spin
- Spide Spin
- Spin Axis
- Carry Distance
- Total Distance*
- Offline Distance*
- Descent Angle*
- Peak Height*
- Clubhead Speed
- Smash Factor
- Club Path
- Angle of Attack
* through FSX or FSX Pro Software only
Additional courses for Gold package users are $125 (standard course) and $200 (premium course). Zombie golf and Fairgrounds are $99 each.
The $799 Bushnell Launch Pro package puts the device almost on even footing with the Foresight GC3. Both include the ability to connect third-party simulation software.
Tip: Think group share: If you have several friends who would play with you (remember up to 8 players in simulation with the gold package) you could split that annual cost, making it more affordable!