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Full Swing KIT launch monitor: Game-changing accuracy at an attractive price

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Launch monitors have become such a valuable tool in the golf world for both fitting and improving your game. There are models that start around $500 for basic information and they can easily exceed $30,000 for all the bells and whistles. Full Swing is currently challenging the concept of how much launch monitor you can get for your dollar with the Full Swing KIT.

The Full Swing KIT started with Tiger Woods expressing his need for a launch monitor that tracked his golf ball from the instant it left the clubface to the instant it hit the ground. Full Swing got to work and now offers the KIT launch monitor as a top-tier, Tiger-approved, option for $5,000.

In order to see for their own eyes, GolfWRX’s Andrew Tursky and Brian Knudson took the Full Swing KIT out on the range for a day of testing to see how all this technology works for golfers.

The Full Swing Kit is a doppler radar monitor, meaning it uses radar to track the ball flight. Before starting the KIT up, it’s worth noting this unit is small, and you can easily put the monitor (in its case) in the large side pocket of your golf bag. Even a smaller stand bag should have more than enough room to securely hold your KIT as you walk to the range.

The construction of the KIT is very high-end, and Full Swing eschewed cheap plastic for a more durable metal back. The KIT also has a large screen built into the front that is easy to read in the brightest sun, and you can even customize to show the data parameters that you would like to see. On the software side, Full Swing has made setting up the app on your phone or tablet extremely easy, and it pairs to the unit quickly. The KIT is also programmed to update itself over your wireless network when you plug it in to charge, so you will always be on the latest version for the most accurate data.

Andrew and Brian decided to put the Full Swing KIT through four different shots on that range, a 55-yard wedge shot, full swing with a gap wedge, a 7-iron, and drivers to finish off. Again setting up the KIT was simple, and a few taps on the app have you lined up with your target on the range. The 55 yards was walked off and checked with a laser rangefinder, so they knew that if the KIT had any issues with distance they would be able to see it with our own eyes. Spoiler, the KIT was spot on.

Hitting shots into the green at the short game area, they could easily tell when a ball was long or short of the pin and the data was confirmed by the KIT every time. Andrew landed a ball a mere inches from the cup and when you looked on the KIT’s built in screen or on the app it read a perfect 55 yards. Any shot that was short or long was picked up and the KIT promptly let us know how far they were off target. The KIT can really be used as a great tool to dial in your different short game shots and know the exact distances those shots go. On the course, you can then fully rely on the data and be able to hit shots closer to the hole more often.

Sticking with the wedge, they hit full swing gap wedges to see how the KIT would track these shots. They came away impressed yet again as the KIT gave us data that was accurate and extremely reliable. Anyone who has experience with launch monitors knows that it is very common to get shots that read a spin number that is double or triple and you have to toss it out. They maybe saw the KIT read one shot that had a spin number that might have been double, but that is it. It also tracked every shot, not missing one the whole day.

Again missed shots is just something you are used to and accept while using launch monitors but Full Swing has really built consistency into the ball tracking and connectivity between unit and its app. And speaking of the app, there is so much there that I don’t know if I can get it all down here. The KIT unit has a high resolution camera on it that will record every swing you make and allow you to share that swing video, along with the shot data, with anyone. It is as simple as taping the share button and selecting who you want to share the information with. This is a great feature to use when working with a coach or pro, being able to send the video and shot data so they can really break down what you are doing.

The 7 irons and drivers just proved again how accurate and reliable the Full Swing KIT is. Throughout the whole day we never got missed shots or shots with strange data like double to triple numbers. They even had a high priced launch monitor out on the range and setup next to the KIT to see how close it was. Accurate spin is one of the things there’s always talk about with launch monitors and the Full Swing KIT just nails spin. When looking at averages from the swings, the spin was never more than 212RPM different. That is exceptional, and Knudson’s driver spin average was the EXACT same between both machines!

Average driver distance was the one spot where there was a small difference, and the Full Swing KIT seemed to get it right. The range was downwind that day and the full flight tracking of the Full Swing showed exactly what Knudson and Tursky were seeing. All the other major parameters — like launch, ball speed, and clubhead speed — were within 1mph or 1 degree.

Overall, the Full Swing KIT is very impressive. When you consider you get everything the high-price launch monitors offer for just $5,000, including the accuracy. Full Swing has also fine-tuned the user experience to make the app easy-to-use and full of the features golfers want.

The constant app and firmware updates (without a subscription) also adds massive long term value. If you are currently interested in getting your own launch monitor, for whatever use you might have, you need to take a good look at the Full Swing KIT.

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  1. Brent

    Nov 27, 2022 at 12:16 am

    I’d love to have something like this or maybe even a Mevo+, but I just can’t make the economics work. 2 minutes from my house there is a place that has a Trackman they hire out for $20/hr. That’s 250 sessions on a Trackman before it would make sense. I just checked myTrackman.com account and over the past 6 years I’ve used it 46 times. At that rate, it would take me over 24 more years before I broke even on a setup like this. Heck, I’d still have another 6 years before I broke even on a Mevo+! I REALLY want one of these things, but here the economics of rent vs buy just don’t make any sense…

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