Buyers Guide: Affordable Launch Monitors
22 Mar 2019
by Kyle Rector of AmateurGolf.com
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If you are reading this, then there is a good chance you are not in the market for a Trackman. If you are considering a Trackman and you have $20,000 to spend, then you should stop reading and visit trackmangolf.com to order one. You will be completely satisfied with your decision. This guide is for the majority of golfers looking to spend less than $500 to for a compact, easy-to-use launch monitor with accurate readings.
Price: $499Amazon Prime: Yes
FlightScope is a leader in the development and manufacturing of 3D Doppler Ball Tracking Monitors, Golf Radars & Launch Monitors for sports. The Mevo is their latest entry into the personal launch monitor category. Mevo is a 3D Doppler radar based launch monitor that will measure and calculate carry distance, club head speed, ball speed, smash factor, launch angle, spin (only backspin), apex, and flight time.
VOICE CADDIE SC300
Price: $549Amazon Prime: Yes
I was a huge fan of the Voice Caddy SC200, the predecessor to the SC300, so I am a bit partial to this brand. What I am not a fan of is the price tag for the upgrade. The Voice Caddy SC300 will measure and calculate carry distance, club head speed, ball speed, smash factor, launch angle, spin (only backspin), and apex. It is one of the most expensive in the group, but users who have the Voice Caddy love the features of this launch monitor.
ERNEST SPORTS ES12
Amazon Prime: Yes
The ES12 classic is an extremely accurate portable launch monitor that provides ball speed & distance data with minimal set-up. You are not going to get the launch and spin measurements like the others in this group, but for less than half the price of the other launch monitors, you will have an accurate tool to help you dial in your distances.
VOICE CADDIE SC200
Amazon Prime: Yes
If you don’t need to measure your spin and launch, this compact SC200 is really all you need. For less than $300, you are getting accurate distance and speed measurements.