The unobtrusive end cap of the SmartSwing Driver provides easy access to club functionality without altering club feel or performance.
The unobtrusive end cap of the SmartSwing Iron provides easy access to club functionality without altering club feel or performance.
SmartSwing Intelligent Clubs look, feel, sound, and behave no differently than your current high performance club.
A close-up of the SmartSwing Club Interface showing Power/Flag Button, LEDs for immediate feedback, and Battery Charger Port.
Rechargeable batteries allow you to be ready to go at a moment's notice for a day on the course or quick practice session with your SmartSwing Intelligent Club. Red and green LEDs indicate the battery is charging or that swings are being transferred wirelessly to your computer.
Wireless USB link device that enables communication between your SmartSwing Software and Intelligent Club.
SmartSwing Intelligent Circuitry with brass shaft casing. SmartSwing technology is designed to fit into any shaft with an average interior diameter of 12.7 millimeters or higher.
More SmartSwing Intelligent Circuitry Facts
SmartSwing clubs calculate their position over 1,000 times per second, while most standard video systems capture information only 30 times per second
Components used in your SmartSwing Intelligent Club are also present in automotive airbag deployment and missile guidance systems
The battery technology used to power your SmartSwing club is available from only one supplier in the world
Chuck Cook, top national teaching pro, using his SmartSwing Driver.
SmartSwing Visualizer allows golfers of all skill levels to easily spot potential areas of improvement by providing an intuitive visual comparison of their swing (yellow club) compared to a reference or known good swing (grey club). Any swing may be viewed from three different camera angles.
Use SmartSwing Global Analytics to rapidly diagnose the health of key areas of your swing:
TempoMeter: How well is your swing grooved? How close are you to the recommended 3:1 backswing/downswing ratio of most top golfers?
Quality of Release: When are you achieving maximum club head speed? What is the power/distance loss resulting from an early release?
Quality of Swing: How close are you to your ideal, on-plane, swing path? What are the key trouble segments of your swing?
LeaderBoard Global Analytics — TempoMeter, Quality of Release, and Quality of Swing — provide a quick score of the selected swing. Color coded charts allow for the rapid identification of good swing habits and potential areas for improvement.
Use the zoomed in target line camera view to easily visualize and understand where your swing breaks plane (red and blue lines). Single clicks quickly toggle features in the camera view, such as the reference pro (grey figure), plane lines, and swing path lines (yellow and grey lines).
Use the zoomed in top-down camera view to easily visualize and understand your release timing (point of maximum club head speed designated by the white triangles on the display) and angle of incidence (inside-out or outside-in swing path at impact).
With a simple mouse click, zoom in on any camera view to analyze swing path, club position, club face orientation, and release position in additional detail.
Use SmartSwing Analyzer to get detailed and deep analytics of critical aspects of your swing:
Swing analytics such as club head release timing, angle of attack, and more
Distance analytics such as ball flight distance, escape velocity and more
Club position analytics such as shaft angle and lean
Work through a natural learning progression from plane, to distance, and finally consistency.
Golf Digest "One such memorable device is SmartSwing. A seven-inch piece of circuitry inserted into the grip of a driver or iron provides instant wireless computer analysis of launch angle, ball flight, degree of clubhead lag, release timing and other mid-swing positions. In short, it does for golf clubs what on-board diagnostics does for NASCAR race cars." View the Golf Digest Article (PDF file - 760k) Visit Golfdigest.com
Golf Magazine Front Side Field TestGet This! "Behold the new SmartSwing Driver. The wireless, 420-cc club talks to you (sort of), thanks to movement-sensing circuits and tiny gyroscopes inserted in the shaft. Simply smack a few balls, then download the data onto your PC or laptop. Your simulated move appears juxtaposed with an ideal animated swing, and you get instant feedback on launch angle, ball flight, clubhead speed and clubhead lag. After seeing his flat backswing in pixel form, our tester made a more upright move and turned the mother of all hooks into a drum-tight draw." View the Full Article (PDF file - 220k)
PGA Magazine Training Aid: SmartSwingSmartSwing, an Austin, Texas-based technology company, bills its Intelligent Clubs as being more than training aids. Essentially, they're computer-savvy clubs with built-in shaft circuitry that tracks and records the perpetual position of the club during the swing. The information can then be wirelessly transferred to a PC, which generates a visual representation of the swing that can be compared to a reference swing that's been mathematically calculated based on swings of golf's all-time greats. It automatically scales to the individual's specific physical dimensions to provide a goal to strive towards with each swing.
Intelligent Clubs make sense for an instructor who wants to show students — and quantify — all aspects of their swings, including clubface orientation, release timing, tempo, clubhead speed, lag and acceleration. The end result is that students should be able to improve their ball striking, distance and consistency.
The circuitry can be built right into most sets for $699, or the company can build a set of Teaching Pro Series clubs for members of its Affiliated TEaching Pro program. By the way, the circuitry does not affect the club's performance, claims the company. Renowned PGA teaching professional Chuck Cook (1996 Teacher of the Year) recently signed on as product advisor and vowed to use the Intelligent Clubs in his teaching regimen in his academies at Dallas National Golf Club and Barton Creek Resort and Club in Austin.
The Wall Street Journal How Science Can Improve Your Golf GameYour Club Is Watching Swing-analysis software has joined forces with high-tech equipment to take swing improvement one step further. One pioneer in the area, SmartSwing, recently completed a deal with Interactive Frontiers in which V1 software is used to process and analyze data downloaded from SmartSwing's "intelligent golf club." What exactly is a smart golf club? Simply put, circuitry embedded in the clubs — specifically, infrared trackers, gyroscopes and accelerometers — allows the software to track swings from backswing to follow-through. The club's memory stores information on as many as 100 swings, which it sends wirelessly to your PC for processing by V1's or SmartSwing's own software. The software can then spit back a range of statistics, from club-head speed to tempo; compare your swing to a reference swing; and offer tips to correct mistakes. For instance, it can tell whether your tempo is too fast or your release too early. SmartSwing offers a driver, a three wood and a six iron — all ranging in price from $650 to $800 — and will soon come out with a putter. In addition, says SmartSwing's Mr. Hackney, outfitters given detailed information by the company can embed the circuitry in your own clubs. "You can imagine this kind of sensor-rich equipment with a lot of applications in a wide range of sports," says Mr. Hackney, adding that the company currently has no plans to expand the technology. "Pretty much anything can be wired." By The Wall Street Journal staff reporter, Kara Swisher
BusinessWeek GOLF Getting In The Right Groove "In golf, the key to a perfect shot is making sure you swing your club on the proper arc. Now a high-tech club can help you determine whether you're in the right groove. The $649 LS100 driver from SmartSwing (smartswinggolf.com) has special gyroscopes and circuitry built into the shaft that track the exact arc of up to 100 swings per round. After you're done, simply download data from the club into your computer via a special USB device and compare your actual swings against the ideal golf stroke." By Dean Foust View the BusinessWeek Article (PDF file - 530k) Visit businessweek.com
Golf World Business The Latest More and more, cutting-edge technology becomes useful to the golf shop
"The SmartSwing Learning System allows consumer or teacher to purchase analyzing software and one of the company's intelligent clubs, or have an existing club retrofitted. ($649-$799, depending on products chosen; 888-794-6418)"