PHOENIX (April 28, 2014) -- Continuing its tradition as an innovator and leader in custom club-fitting technology, PING today officially introduced nFlight Motion, which recommends driver-fitting specifications for golfers after only three shots using proprietary PING software and an Apple iPhone or iPod in conjunction with a swing analyzer.
The small, lightweight swing analyzer attaches to the shaft directly below the grip and records a range of swing variables, including clubhead speed, transition, and shaft lean at impact, which are analyzed through the software to make loft and shaft recommendations for each model. The shot data is transmitted to a fitter's Apple iPhone or iPod, which graphically depicts the results and applies the specifications to various PING driver models. After an initial recommendation for loft and shaft, fitters can use PING's Shaft Visualization Chart to consider additional shafts from PING and other manufacturers. The device also provides a 3D representation of the entire swing.
nFlight Motion is receiving enthusiastic responses from club fitters whose facilities may not be equipped with launch monitors or other more-expensive fitting technology. They appreciate the simplicity of its use and the tremendous value it brings to golfers looking for a thorough fitting experience in a short amount of time.
"With nFlight Motion, fitters can perform a precise PING fitting in a timely manner using a few key swing variables that make the process easy and extremely reliable," said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. "It's simple to set up and operate. In only a few minutes, fitters can recommend the best loft and shaft for various PING driver models. The ability to send swing data wirelessly to a mobile device represents an exciting evolution of our nFlight Fitting Software and nFlight Mobile technology. It gives fitters one more innovative tool for growing their business and helping golfers play better and enjoy the game more."
nFlight Motion, developed by PING's in-house software development team, utilizes the company's nFlight app, which can be downloaded from the App Store. To operate, it requires an iPhone 4 (or newer), or an iPod touch 5th generation (or newer) running Apple iOS 7 (or newer).
Solheim said nFlight Motion's 3D swing playback, viewable from multiple angles, affords an opportunity to personalize the fit further. "For the player, it's educational to observe your swing from a new perspective. And the fitter is able to analyze the swing in greater detail, then make club recommendations designed to optimize each player's unique mechanics. It's just one more reason that fitters who've seen it are excited to share nFlight Motion with their customers."
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