It’s called ClubHub, and San Diego-based Kinetek Sports calls it the first-ever portable, and low-cost (SRP $499) golf swing analysis and shot tracking system in golf. What it is …. a true bridge between golfer and golf instructor, using a state-of-the-art sensor system that can actually track a player, in real-time from the practice range to the golf course.
It’s Big Brother for the golf course, and now golf instructors can follow their students’ game, and capture all of their performance data, from anywhere. In fact, a teacher can go online and find out a student practices or played, even if that student is 1,000 miles away on vacation. That’s because ClubHub sensors accurately analyze the golf swing, while automatically tracking shots from tee to green and delivering analytics directly to a smart phone app and the cloud, in real-time.
Here’s how it works. Golfers simply make a swing and instantly see data on the app, including: club head speed, face angle, angle of attack, tempo and transition angle. Additionally, ClubHub’s shot tracking technology allows golfers to record rounds and scoring stats such as driving distances, fairways hit, greens in regulation and putting.
A full ClubHub set will come with 14 sensors, one for each club in the bag, which are easily attached to the butt-end of the club and then quickly paired with a smart phone app. Through these lightweight and unobtrusive sensors, golfers can track shot distances and locations during their round, see a 3D video of their swing, record scoring stats from a round and instantly share all swing info and round data with their instructor. In fact, ClubHub enables instructors and coaches to better evaluate and interact with students, from anywhere at any time.
By viewing the data, instructors can monitor on course swing characteristics and course management skills to help students develop a better all-around game. And, perhaps most important to the game of golf, ClubHub features a unique application that captures data while the golfer is playing a round of golf, and then stores it for post-round analysis. This ensures that an entire round of data can be captured and stored unobtrusively, while pace of play is never compromised.
ClubHub even doubles as a rangefinder, providing in-depth map views with GPS distances to any point on the hole of any golf course. For $499, the same cost as many of today’s best rangefinders, golfers can track their performance and get distances too. Great value!
While ClubHub is scheduled to be available in widespread distribution in the fall, golfers and instructors can purchase ClubHub in advance at a special VIP price through the Kickstarter crowdfunding site located at www.clubhubgolf.com. Check out video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTN8zqVt4hI.
ClubHub might just be the next big thing in the game. Instead of purchasing that next $500 driver, because it’s usually about your swing flaws and not the equipment, you can now connect your game with your instructor and let ClubHub quickly turn your faults into fixes.