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How much has a launch monitor helped your golf game?

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  • #16
    Interesting read so for. Thanks for the comments. My long game is my biggest weak point so hoping a LM will remedy that. I think the fact I can work on my game in the garage when it's dark and pouring down outside, coupled with not having to drive to the range, and spend £££s pounding range balls, is the real draw to getting one of these. I'm still on the hunt for a gc2...


    • #17
      I usually hit mid 90s. Classic bad golfer. With the launch monitor it has allowed me to attain lower scores IRL to low 80s but still have days where my hack returns and another 95 pops up.

      Biggest thing now is I go home and can correct my swing pretty quickly. Problem is bad habit muscle memory likes to return when the pressure is on so it always comes back IRL.

      No regrets with my purchase. Only thing is I used to work out in the gym and now I just do sim golf so getting chubby around my belly!


      • gnomike
        gnomike commented
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        OMG that's too funny... sim golf has totally eaten up what little time I used to have to go to the gym!!! Fat boy stretch pants, here i come

    • #18
      Had gc2 for about a month or so and took it to the range to measure driver spin and launch angle. Big improvement when I altered my swing to get higher launch and less spin. Nice to see the results on gc2 when adjusting the swing to see what worked and what didn't. Also translated to better scores on the course with longer and more accurate drives. Have not used it yet for irons
      cant wait to finish sim build in the garage so I can continue to tune game and to be able to hit balls when the cold weather hits


      • #19
        I think the SkyTrak has really helped my game! I now know the average carry distance of all my irons, which leads me to hitting more greens. My short game has improved immensely, which has given me more short putts in real golf. I think the best thing about it is the fact that it makes practice at home much more fun. Before having SkyTrak, I would hit balls into a net, but not being able to see what those shots were actually doing lead to some bad habits, and most of all, boredom. Now I can see what my ball flight is actually doing, and correct mistakes early. Plus, it just plain keeps me loose. I'll hit the garage a couple times a week to either hit the SkyTrak range, or play a little on TGC. Come Sunday morning, (when I play real golf), I just need to hit a few balls on the range to warm up, and I'm ready to go!


        • #20
          I got the GC2 all set up last November. Since that time I've played around 175 sim rounds and had countless range sessions, almost all of which occurred prior to the summer of 2017 as I don't have much appetite for sim golf when I can play for real. In November of last year I was around an 11.5 handicap IRL. I am currently an 8.4 IRL and trending down. I feel like I should be better IRL based on my ball striking, which I think the GC2 has helped significantly. The problem is I never practice my short game and 3 jack it on the regular. When I first started using the GC2 a good drive would carry 230-240. Now a good drive carries 260-270. I keep thinking I'm getting close to figuring things out in a way that will allow me to get below a 5 handicap IRL. We'll see.


          • #21
            Before skytrak my low hdcp was just over 2. After skytrak and skypro my low hdcp was 0.4. I would give most of the credit to the skypro but was doing the work inside with the skytrak range.
            The skypro really helped me shorten the swing and learn to keep the club laid off at the top instead of crossing the line. My misses aren't as big as they once were.


            • #22
              I might be the weird one here... I have a long story that I will try to make shorter.. I quit playing golf in 2007 due to financial changes in my life at that time but have always wanted to get back out there and play. This year back in June I decided to get back to at least swinging a golf club and selected to use the PGA Membership for their indoor golf range with the GC2 which eventually lead me to this site and others. I have went there at least once a week. Knowing that I was a good player (4 handicap) before I quit playing.. I knew I would not have the same results if I just went straight to the course to play and expect the same results. I chose to practice indoors with this new technology to help me "fix" any swing issues. With the launch angles and camera views I was quickly able to identify that I was not impacting the ball with forward shaft lean and causing a chicken wing at impact. Without the help of this technology I would like to think I would have never got back to enjoying the game at my previous levels. I have yet to play a full 18 hole round but I have played 4 nine hole rounds with scores of 41, 41, 39 and 39. Which I am confident those scores are 100% from the launch monitor letting me know where my swing issues are at. I can also state that the worst part of my game during those rounds were due to bad chip shots resulting in not getting up and down to save par or bogey as I had a few chunky chips!!

              My summary is that GC2, SkyTrak, R-motion... anything that gets you swinging the club and you making the corrections to "fix" your issues will result in favorable results with your swing on the "InRealLife" golf!

              I have the Fiberbuilt practice station..coming in tomorrow and ordering the R-Motion as soon as I see a slight discount and have a new motivation about starting to play golf again after such a long lay off!! Thank you Technology or to stay on subject Launch Monitors!!!!!!


              • #23
                I'm glad this thread was revived!

                Having a sim in which to practice has greatly improved my game consistency. My schedule is so erratic IRL that I could previously never practice or play regularly. Since my muscle memory has Alzheimer's, I'd often shoot much higher scores than you'd expect from my handicap. Now that I can swing a club regularly regardless of the three Ws (work, weather, wife), my real life scores are much more consistent.


                • triplebogeysrbetter
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                  Agreed. I can go out to the sim and just spend 45 minutes on the range. Before that was 1 1/2 hour on the driving range with range balls.

                  I feel like my scrambling is much better as well.
                  Last edited by triplebogeysrbetter; 12-07-2018, 02:41 PM.

              • #24
                In my case, I would say playing TGC with SkyTrak has improved my consistency more than lowering my handicap. I have very few "blow up holes" now in comparison to before using my simulator. The biggest change to my game is consistency from 75 yards and less in. I also play more intentional draws and fades now.


                • #25
                  I have had ST for a couple of years now. When I first got it I was trying to hit balls in a garage that did not have adequate space to be swinging. Especially with the driver. Killed my game! Now that I have a dedicated room with ample space I have seen my game or at least parts of my game improve a lot. It was 45 degrees two days ago so I went and played nine to test out what my ST was saying. I have to say it was spot on. I have developed a nice draw which I have been working on and my distance were close to what ST was saying. Can’t wait for spring. I feel this year will be the year I break into the 70’s. In saying that. You have to have a good space to hit. You can’t be hitting a ball worrying about your follow through hitting a wall or ceiling. Or worrying about where the ball might go or what it might hit on mis-hits. That is why I always crack up on the Skytrak commercial of the guy hitting in the room that has nothing but glass around it. That would never happen! Best of luck on the build!