While technology will assuredly continue to evolve, making tomorrow’s best devices even better than today’s, it is undeniable that we are at this very moment living in an absolute golf tech renaissance. And leading the way through this period of affordable advancements are golf launch monitors.
These gadgets continue to get more affordable, more portable and more useful. When you consider that for less than $600 (the Garmin Approach R10), you can get a launch monitor the size of a deck of cards that can give you more information than you could possibly need AND can be used in a home golf simulator setup, it’s pretty mind-blowing.
Remember just a couple of years ago, when the idea of a device that spit out all of the data related to what the golf club and ball were doing at impact was reserved for only teaching and touring pros?
Or when the idea of a home golf simulator that allowed you to hit golf shots on simulated versions of the most famous courses in the world from the comfort of your home was something only achievable if you were wealthy?
Or when the shot-tracer technology that allowed you to trace the golf ball as it flew through the air was something only seen on TV?
Those days are over!
We’re in an era when the everyday, common golfer can enjoy what not long ago seemed like space-age technology.
The only problem now is deciding what’s right for you. There are so many options that it can very quickly become somewhat overwhelming. Relax. We got you! Let’s take a look at just a few of our favorite choices. This is by no means a complete list (not even close!) but rather a primer to give you an idea of what’s available.