SkyGolf® Announces SkyPro® – The Most Advanced Swing Analyzer Now Featuring Putting Analysis And a New App with Redesigned User Interface
RIDGELAND, Miss., January 22, 2014… SkyGolf®, maker of SkyCaddie® the most trusted Rangefinder in Golf, will introduce the SkyPro® app, with a new putting analysis feature and redesigned user interface.
The new putting analysis feature on the SkyPro app allows golfers to perfect their putting stroke and lower their scores immediately by providing instant feedback about club face position, stroke length, tempo and much more. New content includes expert practice tips from leading instructors including acclaimed teacher Hank Haney and 2012 Teacher of the Year Michael Breed. In addition, the new user interface is easier, faster and more intuitive than the original SkyPro and enhances the learning experience for golfers of all levels.
According to Haney, “SkyPro is revolutionizing the way teachers help golfers learn and improve. With the addition of the putting analysis feature, golfers can work on their entire game from tee to green, learning to build good habits during every practice session, not just when they’re working with their teacher. It’s such an effective teaching and practicing tool, that I believe every golfer should be using it if they are serious about improving their game.”
The SkyPro is about the size of a flash drive, weighs less than one ounce. It attaches easily to the shaft of any golf club just below the grip making it virtually undetectable. Thousands of critical data points about a golfer’s swing path, club head speed, swing plane, club face rotation, shaft angles and much more are instantly sent via Bluetooth to a FREE app on their smartphone to view their swing from address back to impact from any angle in true 3D high-definition.
The SkyPro feature that really makes it stand out is its unique Groove and Practice Sessions that provide instant feedback on successful swings, identify common faults immediately and offer fun challenge sessions to correct the flaws. Golfers can track their strengths and weaknesses through skills tests and evaluate those skill levels with verifiable milestones to start making more putts and hitting the ball longer, straighter and more consistently than ever before.
“More than 40% of all golf shots are putts, which is why it’s so critical for golfers to work on this part of the game if they want to improve their scores,” added Breed. “SkyPro uses the latest technology to help golfers gain confidence in their putting by working on grooving a more consistent, solid stroke every time they practice rather than repeating their faults. This new confidence and skill will help golfers lower their scores and improve the overall enjoyment of the game.”
SkyPro’s powerful 3D inertial motion sensors capture up to a hundred thousand data points from address to impact during the swing automatically. 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 captures automatically such information as: club head speed, swing path, club rotation, face angle, swing plane, shaft lean, tempo and much more.
In addition to swing playback in the traditional face-on, down-the-line and top views, the FREE smartphone app provides a wide range of intuitive ways to see, groove and improve a golfer’s swing and putting stroke to include:
o True 3D allows views from any angle
o Zoom and rotate for close-up analysis
o Real time playback, half-speed, quarter-speed and pause
o Store thousands of swings on a smartphone and cloud
o Tag favorite swings by club for comparison and drills
o Synchronize and compare two swings
o Auto-detects right and left-handed golfers
SkyPro makes practice fun and rewarding by building a repeatable golf swing and putting stroke with tips and drills from top golf instructors. Based upon the swing a golfer prefers or the one their personal instructor recommends, SkyPro offers multiple swing and putting stroke checkpoints and uses built-in alerts to help identify common faults at each checkpoint for club rotation, shaft angle and swing plane. Challenging Groove Sessions help correct these faults by showing a golfer what he cannot see himself without his coach. Custom selectable goals and challenges measure progress making practice both fun and rewarding. Golfers can work on swing tempo, shaft lean and shaft angles at address and impact, backswing length, club head speed, swing path, face rotation and much more. Plus thousands of swings and putting strokes can be stored on a smartphone or in a cloud for more detailed analysis.
“One of the greatest advantages of SkyPro is that it’s easy to practice anywhere, anytime,” said Richard Edmonson, CEO, SkyGolf. “Golfers can use any club to groove their swing or putting stroke at home, on the range, or the practice green all year long, rain or shine. SkyPro is also interactive, allowing golfers to share instantly with their instructor or friends on Facebook and Twitter.”
SkyPro is set apart by its accurate and hassle-free golf technology. The key hardware, calibration and power management features include:
• Calibration, with auto club detection, offers precise loft and lie measurements to eliminate troublesome and inaccurate manual alignments.
• Anti-Rotational Stability (ARS) 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’s ready for the next practice session.
• Ruggedized and designed both indoor and outdoor use in any weather.
SkyPro has a suggested retail price of $199.95. The putting analysis does not require additional hardware. Visit the new SkyPro blog at www.golfskypro.com/blog for tips on how to set up and use the SkyPro. For more information, visit www.golfskypro.com.
About Sky Golf
SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie, the #1 Rangefinder in golf, is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology specifically designed to help golfers play better and have more fun. SkyCaddie is the Official Rangefinder of the PGA of America, PGA of Canada, PGA of Great Britain & Ireland, and PGA of Sweden.
The overall mission of SkyGolf is to help golfers play better with better information while respecting the long-standing traditions of the game. By using technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, SkyGolf provides golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences. The Company’s innovative products include: SkyCaddie®, rangefinders that are preloaded and ready-to-play out of the box; SkyPro®, golf’s most powerful swing/putting analyzer and training tool; ClubSG, golf’s fastest growing community where golfers can go to connect to their Game, their Courses, their Equipment, their Golf Professional and to one another; Swing Labs®, the golf industry’s first unbiased, performance-based fitting solution; and SkyCourse™ Technologies, a company that equips golf course superintendents with tools they need to complete daily property management tasks with less effort, less time and less money, through a unique combination of precision GPS maps, web-based technologies and mobile mapping solutions. For more information, visit: www.skygolf.com, www.skycaddie.com, www.golfskypro.com, www.swinglabs.com, and www.skycourse.com.