SkyGolf®, maker of SkyCaddie®, the most trusted Rangefinder in Golf, today introduced SkyPro® (SRP £169.95), golf’s most powerful portable swing analyser and training tool.
With SkyPro, golfers can learn incredible amounts of detail about every swing they make, whether on the golf course or in any bay at the driving range.
It enables the golfer to see and store information on how they typically swing every club in the bag, enabling them to store ‘good’ swings to use as a template for future practice.
And since SkyPro enables golfers to see every swing, it helps them to groove and improve their golf swing more quickly than ever before, as a teaching aid during a golf lesson, or while practising alone.
SkyPro includes expert practice tips from leading instructors, such as acclaimed teacher Hank Haney and 2012 PGA of America Teacher of the Year Michael Breed.
According to Breed, “It’s hard to fix a golfer’s swing if they can’t see their faults. SkyPro instantly identifies swing faults so golfers can begin grooving a better swing with perfect practice rather than repeating and grooving their faults. Golfers who try SkyPro will never want to practice without it again.”
The powerful SkyPro, which weighs less than 30g, is about the size of a USB stick and attaches easily to the shaft of any golf club just below the grip. It is virtually undetectable during the golf swing.
Open the free SkyPro app on your smart phone, and balance the phone on your clubface to ‘pair’ the club with SkyPro. Then remove the phone, and simply swing the golf club. You don’t even need to switch SkyPro on.
SkyPro instantly sends thousands of critical data points about your swing path, clubhead speed, swing tempo, clubface rotation, shaft angles and much more via Bluetooth to the SkyPro app. You can view every swing you make during a practice session, from address back to impact from any angle in true 3D high-definition.
The real game-changer in SkyPro is its unique Groove and Practice feature which provides instant feedback on successful swings, giving a golfer instant ‘Alerts’ after every swing which identify the most common faults.
SkyPro also offers fun challenge sessions to correct swing flaws, helping golfers to learn how to correct their faults, and as a result to hit the ball longer, straighter and more consistently than ever before.
Hank Haney, world-renowned golf instructor, says: “SkyPro will change the way teachers help golfers to improve. Repeating bad swings only grooves a bad swing, but with SkyPro golfers can see flaws instantly, and discuss them with their golf coach. With SkyPro golfers will no longer groove their faults when their instructor is not around. It’s like having a personal swing coach everywhere you go, so your time on the range is spent building good habits and a repeatable golf swing – just the way your coach wants you to swing.”
SkyPro’s powerful 3D inertial motion sensors capture up to 100,000 data points from address to impact. Playbacks of captured swings are displayed in vivid high-definition on a golfer’s smartphone. SkyPro features an ultra-high-speed capture rate of up to 3,200 samples per second, providing much more accurate swing data than typical video cameras capturing at 24-60 frames per second.
Without pushing buttons or forcing a change in your pre-shot routine, SkyPro automatically captures information such as:
- Clubhead speed
- Swing path
- Clubface rotation and angle at address and impact
- Shaft angle at address and impact
- Swing plane
- Backswing length and swing tempo
Golfers can replay every swing in a choice of views including face-on, down-the-line and from above, and the powerful, free SkyPro smartphone app provides a wide range of other intuitive ways to see, groove and improve your golf swing, including:
- Views from any angle in true 3D
- Zoom and Rotate features, for close-up analysis
- Playback in real-time, half-speed, and quarter-speed with fingertip control
- Store thousands of your golf swings on your smartphone, and in the data cloud
- Tag your favourite golf swings – by club – for comparison and drills
- Synchronise and compare two stored swings on-screen, simultaneously
- Post swings on Facebook and Twitter, and share them with your golf coach
SkyPro also auto-detects whether a golfer swings right-handed or left-handed.
SkyPro makes practice fun and rewarding by building a repeatable golf swing with tips and drills from top golf instructors. Based upon the swing a golfer prefers or the one their golf coach recommends, SkyPro offers multiple swing checkpoints and uses built-in alerts to help identify common swing faults at each checkpoint for club rotation, shaft angle and swing plane.
Challenging SkyPro ‘Groove Sessions’ help you to correct swing faults, and custom-selectable goals and challenges help you to measure your progress. Thousands of your golf swings can be stored on a smartphone or in your personal data cloud for more detailed analysis.
SkyPro enables a golfer to work on their golf swing anywhere, at any time – whether at home, at the driving range, or on the golf course. Its interactivity and simplicity means that SkyPro users can share their golf swings instantly with friends on Facebook, on Twitter, and with their golf coach.
SkyPro is set apart by its accurate and hassle-free golf technology. The key hardware, calibration and power-management features include:
- The clever Smart Calibration process (balancing the smartphone on the face of the club to ‘pair’ the club with SkyPro), with auto-club detection, offers precise loft and lie measurements, eliminating human error from troublesome and inaccurate manual alignments.
- Anti-Rotational Stability ensures that SkyPro stays calibrated and aligned throughout a practice session.
- Intelligent Power Management provides up to eight hours of continuous use on a single charge. No on-off switch is needed.
- Smart Charging Case protects SkyPro and makes sure it is ready for the next practice session.
- Skypro is rugged and weather-proof, for use in all conditions.
“Now you can truly know your swing. SkyPro is the next big thing in golf instruction and training aids” said Jacqui Surman, SkyCaddie’s Director of International Business Operations. “All golfers, regardless of skill level, want to improve. Now, they will have the ability to see their swing in true hi-definition 3D and groove their most playable swing with perfect practice.
“SkyCaddie is known for leading the way, worldwide, in golf course information, and now SkyPro further illustrates our commitment to help golfers play better, with better information, whenever they step onto a golf course. It is simple, easy-to-use and fun!”
SkyPro retails in the UK at a suggested price of £169.95.