As a fitting tool the Trackman Launch Monitor has many facets that help to get the best from one's clubs. Primarily it gives us an accurate measurement of the ball dynamics in flight which identifies how efficiently the clubs are performing and through testing with varying options of shaft weight, bend profile, flex and club loft it provides hard evidence which helps to identify the best club set up for a player.
Of equal importance is that it also provides data on the club head dynamics through the ball, giving information on club head speed, club head path, angle of attack, face angle at impact and dynamic loft as well as producing a 3D graphic of this data. This is key as the ball dynamics themselves can often be explained by certain aspects of the club head data, for example angle of attack with the driver has a strong influence on spin rate and launch angle and can override many aspects of the club set-up, as a result affecting any potential club alterations.
This valuable information can double the effects of any equipment changes and if there are any alterations to the swing shape and base club head data that will improve the ball dynamics it is important to prioritise these changes in order to make the end product more efficient and the player's performance more consistent.
The data captured can be forwarded on to a client's swing coach who can then work on improving their action and ultimately create a long-term solution rather than a temporary quick fix.