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#1 Golfingdawg19

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:32 AM

I'm thinking about getting a launch monitor that will do the basic things: swing speed, ball speed, club distances, etc. I want to take it to the range and have some sort of statistical data to tell if my kids swing speeds are increasing. We use the Super Speed sticks to help generate more clubhead speed and the launch monitor would show me if there is any gain in swing speed. I figure it would also be good for getting down the kids club distances. I want to spend $500 or less and want to know what the best option is. So far it seems like the Swing Caddie 2, the ES 14, and the Flightscope Mervo are the best options in that price range. Which of those would be the best to go with for the basic features that I need. I'm hoping you guys have experience with these units.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:46 AM

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:30 AM

https://mygolfspy.co...e-sc200-review/

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 01:59 PM

$50 off of the Flightscope Mevo using code BRYSON.  Not sure how long it is going on though.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:53 PM

I looked at all of them but there really not that great. I like the idea of swing caddies but in the end they're not accurate enough.  I have the ES 14 but it doesn't alway pick up the ball and is in the way.

I come to the conclusion that the instructor having one is the cheapest launch monitor. I have also seen where you can rent some time on a trackman but haven't found the costs of that yet. I think PGA superstore has indoor range with launch monitors and may actually be the cheapest option.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:00 PM

Get a used Foresight GC2

It's not under $500, but is accurate, portable and probably the best overall for indoor use (other than the new GC2 Quad)

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:15 PM

View PostCTgolf, on 07 November 2018 - 03:00 PM, said:

Get a used Foresight GC2

It's not under $500, but is accurate, portable and probably the best overall for indoor use (other than the new GC2 Quad)

You can't even buy the flash for the gc2 for 500....  Horrible company when it comes to support and a huge rip off for a 10 dollar flash bulb when your flash finally does go out.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 04:07 PM

I have heard that the Mevo is the best option under $500. Iíve checked out the Swing Caddie and the ES14. The swing caddie is small which is nice and does everything that I really need. Only problem with it is that all the info is stored on the device itself. The ES 14 has an app and the data is accessible through their app. Swing caddie is coming out with a new version really soon.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 03:20 AM

Swing caddie only measures ballspeed I believe and not launch and spin

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 09:00 AM

View PostSkedaddle, on 17 November 2018 - 03:20 AM, said:

Swing caddie only measures ballspeed I believe and not launch and spin

Ball speed, club head speed, smash factor.


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Posted 17 November 2018 - 09:49 AM

We tried Swing Caddie (SC200) and found it very inconsistent in even estimating carry yardage

YMMV

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