Golf News for Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | Products

SkyGolf introduces new SkyPro swing analyzer and training tool

RIDGELAND, Miss. -- SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie the most trusted Rangefinder in Golf, introduced SkyPro, golf's most powerful swing analyzer and training tool with expert practice tips from leading instructors, such as acclaimed teacher Hank Haney and 2012 PGA 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 is about the size of a flash drive, weighs less than one ounce and attaches easily to the shaft of any golf club just below the grip making it virtually undetectable. Without needing even an on-off switch, 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.

But the real game changer in SkyPro 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 will quickly correct their faults and start hitting the ball longer, straighter and more consistently than ever before.

Hank Haney, world renowned golf instructor, says "SkyPro is really going to change the way teachers help golfers improve because repeating bad swings only grooves a bad swing. Now, golfers can see flaws instantly so they don't continue to groove their faults when their instructor is not around. SkyPro is like having their personal swing coach everywhere they go, so their time on the range is spent building good habits and a repeatable golf swing just the way the instructor wants them swinging."

SkyPro's powerful 3D inertial motion sensors capture up to a hundred thousand 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 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 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 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 checkpoints and uses built-in alerts to help identify common swing faults at each checkpoint for club rotation, shaft angle and swing plane. Challenging Groove Sessions help correct these faults. 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 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 work on a swing anywhere, anytime. Golfers can use any club to groove their swing at home, on the range or on the course all year long, rain or shine. SkyPro is also interactive, allowing golfers to share instantly with friends on Facebook, Twitter or their instructor.

SkyPro is set apart by its accurate and hassle-free golf technology. The key hardware, calibration and power management features include:
o Smart Calibration, with auto club detection, offers precise loft and lie measurements to eliminate troublesome and inaccurate manual alignments.
o Anti-Rotational Stability (ARS) ensures that SkyPro stays calibrated and aligned throughout a practice session.
o Intelligent Power Management provides up to eight hours of continuous use on a single charge. No on-off switch is needed.
o Smart Charging Case protects SkyPro and makes sure it's ready for the next practice session.
o Ruggedized and designed both indoor and outdoor use in any weather.

"SkyPro is the next big thing in golf instruction and training aids because 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 a playable swing with perfect practice," said Richard Edmonson, CEO, SkyGolf. "It is a perfect illustration of SkyGolf's commitment to help golfers play better with better information and make it simple, easy-to-use and fun!"

SkyPro has a suggested retail price of $199.95. For more information, visit www.golfskypro.com.

About SkyGolf:
SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie, the most reliable and trusted 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. Today, SkyCaddie is the Official Rangefinder of the PGA of America, Canadian PGA, and the PGAs of Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain and Sweden.

The overall mission of SkyGolf is to help golfers play better with better information while respecting the long-standing traditions of the game, using technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, and to provide golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences. The Company's innovative products also include: SkyPro, golf's most powerful swing 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.

Media Contact
Julie Davis, SkyGolf, VP Marketing, 769-232-0114 or jdavis@skygolf.com