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One of our product reps just told me about this product. It is a personal launch monitor made by a company called Ernest Sports. At first glance it looks a little limited but I was curious what you guys think of it. The web site is www.ernestsports.com

 

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For $250 this would be a much better tool if it could pick up SS and Ball Speed, that would be able to give you a smash factor calculation. This would be able to give you a little better information then just ball speed and distance. If you pair this tool with the Swing Speed Radar then you have a real cheapo LM, http://www.swingspee...speedradar.html

 

You would get ball speed from the ES12 and Swing Speed from the SSR take (Ball Speed / Swing Speed) = Smash Factor... total out the door would be about $350, that is super cheap.

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It is a neat gadget, but at $249 (plus the smart phone cost), I'm not sure how much value it has, particularly since the 2 most valuable numbers from a LM are launch angle and spin, neither are captured here.

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It is a neat gadget, but at $249 (plus the smart phone cost), I'm not sure how much value it has, particularly since the 2 most valuable numbers from a LM are launch angle and spin, neither are captured here.

 

Well look at it this way, supposedly foresight is the best LM for indoors --> http://www.foresightsports.com/ will run you about $6500... Trackman is the best for outside from what I have heard and that will run you oh a cool $15k - 25k depending on options, that sounds like a lot of extra money when you can just pay $50-$100 for a fitting on one of thus high dollar LMs

 

I can ballpark a spin rate just by looking at the ball flight most of the time, if it stays pretty flat without ballooning to the peak of the shot and doesn't appear to knuckle ball short out of the sky, you are pretty close to the shafts you need.

 

I think E12 is more for people that already been fitted and just want to have some distance and ball speed data with every club in the bag. I was suggesting pairing it with SS Radar to be able to get smash factor as well from it so that it is even more optimal and cheap in terms of tools like this E12 ~ $250 & SSR ~ $100 so you get a LM in two pieces of stuff minus the spin rate and launch angle for $350...

 

I think it is a neat idea for instructors to consider for the practice tee as majority of people have no clue how far they actually hit a club.

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Srixon Z U45 19.0* @ 39.75" w/ KBS Tour-V X-Stiff (Soft Stepped 1x)

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Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Black Satin (Blade) 60-10 @ 35.25", 64.00* w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold s400

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True, though for distance I just use GolfShot GPS to GPS track club and measure swing to swing distances. It is within 3 yards accurate and measures the course swings. I guess this is the difference between getting most of yours swings on the course versus the range.

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I can't say that I'm terribly impressed, especially for $250. To call this a launch monitor is...a stretch. It measures ballspeed and that's it. To extrapolate distance on ball speed alone is suspect. Depending on launch angle and spin, you can see huge variances in distance, especially with the driver.

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It’s crazy how far launch monitors have come in the last 7 years! I came across this thread while pouring through the forums and stopped to think where I was in my golf game 7 years ago.

I'd just started golfing in 2011 and was stumbling my way through that and had no idea that there was technology out that could measure the kind of data that launch monitors like Voice Caddie and SkyTrak can.

I have a ES16 that I’ve used to work on fine tuning some of the problem areas of my swing. It’s helped me take a lot of the guesswork out of working on which areas are problematic.

It has had misreads and been pretty frustrating at times, but overall it’s done and worked exactly how I thought it would.

I can’t wait to see wait the next 7 years brings us for golf technology when you consider how far it’s grown since 2012.

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Cool post - I have a voice Caddy it’s a fun and simple tool to use - turn it on, put it four feet behind your ball, set the club/loft that you’re using and it almost never misses.




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