Golf’s must-have product for 2011, Foresight Sports’ GC2 ball-flight monitor – recommended by many of the leading club manufacturers – will be in action in many of its guises at the London Golf Show, at Earls Court this week (November 11-13).
The seventh outing of the annual show will see the GC2 used both as a ball-flight monitor and coaching aid during teaching and as a full-blown simulator.
The GC2’s unique design offers unprecedented accuracy and takes just 40 seconds to set up with a simple plug-and-play operation. Six of the current world top 10 use the GC2, plus Ryder Cup hero and World Matchplay champion Ian Poulter, BMW Italian Open winner Robert Rock, and former European Open winner and Ryder Cup star Philip Price, not to mention dozens of other Tour pros.
Furthermore, Titleist, TaylorMade, and Cleveland are recommending their approved fitting centres and stockists acrossEuropeuse the GC2 to ensure they are working with the latest cutting-edge technology and that their customers receive the best available service.
The GC2 records the most accurate ball-flight statistics on the market today, directly measuring ball flight and spin at club impact and launch and calculates carry and total distance in a split-second.
Its portability means the club pro can utilise the unit for coaching and club-fitting before hooking it up within the clubhouse simulator where it can be hired out or used for competitions. Up to 70 courses are available and the simulator can be designed to suit individual budgets and room sizes.
In addition, with the simulator including a projector and giant display screen, it offers the facility to be utilised as a ‘cinema’ experience.
Many top coaches and teaching professionals have hailed the GC2’s quality and flexibility, including PGA master professional Luther Blacklock, the head pro at Woburn GC, inventor of the world-famous Explanar training aid, and a Golf International teaching panellist.
He said: “As soon as I saw the unit’s immediacy and ease of use I was sold. I bought one on the spot and it’s already paid for itself in terms of benefits to my pupils. It’s more accurate than other products on the market; it’s truly portable – so tuition is not affected by adverse weather conditions; it takes a fraction of the time other products take to set up and it’s around a fifth of the cost of some of its rivals.
“It’s made a massive difference to the pupil analysis I can offer as a golf coach as the information is more accurate and easily demonstrable.”
Paul Ashwell, a Fellow of the PGA, a Golf Monthly Top 25 coach and head professional at Wyboston Lakes GC, said: “We haven’t used it as a simulator yet but we may do in the winter evenings or when the weather is bad – and that’s a new product we can create for our customers. We are currently just using it as a training aid and club-fitting aid. The bottom line is that the GC2 is a great product with accurate information; it enhances the coaching experience for a pupil and increases the club-fitting opportunities for the business.”
Dan Webster, head professional at St Annes Old Links for the last 10 years, was equally enthused. He added: “My message to my fellow pros is simple: Stop wasting time; you can’t afford not to use a GC2. It’s that important if you’re a golf pro trying to provide a service to your customers, whether you’re a coach, a retailer or a custom fitter.”
And Jim Collins, a director at Derby-based retailer Golfit, added: “It’s had a massive effect on the business. We’ve gone heavily into custom-fitting this year and we have seen a massive increase in iron sales. The GC2 is the only technology you should buy. We’ve tested some very highly-rated and expensive pieces of equipment and nothing compares with it.”
And now you too can see the market-leading GC2 in action at the London Golf Show.
The Foresight Sports GC2 starts at just £4,995 (+ vat) for the basic unit. Foresight Sport’s simulators cost from as little as £20+vat per day, fully installed. For more information call 0845 644 3870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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