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Nerd Book Review: Foresight GC Quad

Technology has taken over everything and golf continues to expand its reach because of jag.jpgit. Practice, equipment fittings, and lessons are now able to be done inside of buildings or homes. Foresight is one of the companies at the forefront of this growth outside of the normal golf setting. Since their inception in 2010, Foresight has continued to advance their product and technology, to provide the best and most accurate ball flight data.

In 2017, Foresight launched the GC Quad, their most technologically advanced unit that they have come to market with. Advancements in their cameras, software, and quantity of sensors inside the unit have expanded Foresight’s ability beyond most of the competition. What makes the GC Quad unique to the competition?

FORESIGHT GC QUAD FEATURES

  • Four high-speed, high-resolution cameras
  • Shock mounted frame
  • Custom lenses with individual light source
  • Captures and analyzes ball and club characteristics – at impact
  • Infrared object tracking
  • Putting Analysis System

WHAT GC QUAD MEASURES:

Ball Launch Data

  • Ball speedGCQuad_GD_2019_400x
  • Launch angle
  • Azimuth
  • Total spin
  • Spin-tilt axis

Club Data

  • Club speed
  • Impact point
  • Angle of attack
  • Club path
  • Delivered face angle
  • Delivered lie angle
  • Impact loft
  • Closure rate

REVIEW:

After having years of experience using GC2, I finally got the opportunity to test out the GC Quad. Personally, I have always liked using Foresight systems indoors more than any other launch monitor. Foresight uses the measurements it acquires from the 200 pictures it takes through impact to calculate the ball flight. The GC2 had a problem with being slightly draw biased, and I would have to take that into consideration when I would use it for fittings, lessons, or utilizing it for practice. Foresight has fixed that issue with the GC Quad and tightened all the tolerances with their software as well. When compared to actual measurements the GC Quad was within a one-yard radius from 200 yards out and the ball speed, carry, and spin where pretty well spot on. Differentiation on spin averaged between 100-200 RPM.

As a past instructor and fitter, I can tell you putting is one of the last things that most amateurs think of and it is the first thing that a professional would think of. One of the greatest features of the GC Quad is the putting analysis addition to the system. If nothing else got any better with the system this would have been a welcoming addition on its own.

CONCLUSION:

As Foresight continues to advance their technology they continue to bring themselves into the top candidates for launch monitors. Sitting around $14,000, the Foresight GC Quad is not only affordable it is also user friendly, which makes it great for those who would like to have an at home simulator with true results. I would highly advise the GC Quad for personal use, golf fitters and instructors.

Resources: foresightsports.com

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