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5 Reasons You Need to Invest in a Launch Monitor

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

It is not that country clubs and golf professionals are always trying to find an advantage over a competitor, but it is currently more important than ever. Making an investment into a good launch monitor will help you increase revenues. Here are five advantages to purchasing a golf launch monitor for your facility.

1. A golf swing launch monitor will give and or your students a starting point or a baseline. These numbers are what the student will base their improvement on later.

2. The unit can help you validate that the golf equipment that the student is using is the correct equipment for them. We all have had the guy who is not young anymore standing in front of them and he insists that he has always hit a stiff staff and that is what he needs. With a monitor, you do not have to be the bearer of bad news. The machine is and now you can put him in something in accordance with the student’s current skill level.

3. Using golf swing launch monitors, your students can refine their short game distance control & consistency by mastering their 1/2 and 3/4 wedge shots. This process is known as gapping. This is mainly for your better players but you will be surprised at how many mid handicaps can improve their game with this knowledge. Your students will have the opportunity to improve their distance control and consistency with their driver as well as their irons.

4. You or your students can use the personal launch monitors for on-course playing lessons. This helps a few different ways. First now that you know how far each club goes, the student can better understand course management and make better decisions. Second, as we all know the swing changes on the golf course. In addition it may change after playing some holes as the student becomes tired. Even though they are usually like little kids and will never admit it.

5. Information from a higher end golf launch monitor will allow your student to relate to the club head at impact to actual ball flight. Most of these monitors come with computer software that also tracks the club head through impact. The student can then compare that to the ball flight to increase the learning curve as they are able to track the improvement of ball striking efficiency and solidness of hit with virtually every club in the bag.

As all country clubs and golf professionals are looking for an advantage to help sell products, themselves or their services to generate more revenues, a launch monitor can help in that venture. As our society becomes more and more attached to technology, it is spilling over into every area of their lives including their recreation. Club sales will improve as a member has hard data in front of them saying that one golf club is better than another. This benefits them and in the end will benefit you and your club as well.

Max Johnson of VGS Golf Learn more about Launch Angle. Shop for the Golf Launch Monitor.