SkyCaddie’s award-winning SkyPro golf swing training device has added a new Attack Angle feature in a July 2015 upgrade. Attack Angle measures whether the clubhead is moving up or down on the ball at impact.
The upgrade is automatically added when golfers update the free SkyPro app on their smartphone or tablet, with Attack Angle appearing as a new parameter in the Impact area of every swing.
SkyPro users will be delighted to discover that Attack Angle has also been applied retrospectively to every swing which they have ever recorded on their SkyPro.
A golfer’s angle of attack into the ball plays a major part in optimising ball speed, the quality of strike, and total distance achieved. “It’s a game-changing update” said Carl Bianco, Head PGA Professional at Woking Golf Club. “Until now we’ve needed a £10,000 launch monitor to determine the angle of attack. Nearly every bad driver of a golf ball I see has a downward attack angle, so this additional parameter is fantastic news for anyone who has a SkyPro.”
“Modern-day drivers are all about spin characteristics, so Attack Angle is especially important when you’re buying a new driver” he continued. “With many golfers also struggling to achieve the right downward angle of attack with their iron play, I can see Attack Angle being of massive benefit.”
The new feature enables golf professionals to use SkyPro to custom-fit golfers for the perfect driver or new set of irons, and also enables golfers to groove their swings even more accurately – with lower scores and a more enjoyable round of golf the rewards.
“Angle of attack has been the #1 request on the wish-list of both SkyPro users and teaching professionals since we launched the device two years ago” said SkyPro expert James Holmes, speaking from SkyCaddie’s UK headquarters in Haddenham, Bucks.
“Hitting down and through the ball is crucial for good iron play, and for distance-hitting off the tee you need to be coming into the ball slightly on the up. SkyPro’s new Attack Angle feature enables you to ‘groove and improve’ both parts of your game”.
SkyPro, recently named ‘Best Full Swing Analyzer’ and ‘Most Wanted swing training device’ in a 2015 MyGolfSpy poll, was launched in 2013 to acclaim from the media, golfers and experienced PGA coaches such as Hank Haney and Michael Breed, with the catchphrase ‘See, Groove and Improve’ summarising the product’s instant appeal.
SkyPro is a small sensor which fits almost imperceptibly onto the shaft of the golf club, below the grip. It monitors a club’s motion during a swing. This information is transmitted wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet, providing instant feedback and making golf practice and golf lessons far more meaningful.
In 2014 SkyPro received an upgrade, adding analysis of the putting stroke as well as the full swing.
“We believe that the addition of Attack Angle, along with last year’s addition of Putting, comfortably secures SkyPro’s status as golf’s leading personal swing analyser” said James Holmes.
Attack Angle is available now for SkyPro users with Apple iOS smartphones and tablets, with an announcement regarding the Android update expected soon.