How accurate is the SkyTrak?
What data does the SkyTrak capture?
The higher priced units such as Flightscope X3 and Trackman 4 capture additional club parameters such as swing path, face angle, etc.
You could easily spend between $10,000 and $30,000 for a top of the line unit such as Trackman but for a fraction of the price, you get an accurate and reliable commercial quality system with the most important data parameters.
How much space to I need for the SkyTrak?
Compatible third party software that we recommend:
To play rounds of golf, we strongly recommend TGC2019 (The Golf Club 2019). This is our top of the range software, with over 150,000 courses including Pebble Beach, Augusta, St Andrews etc. This option allows up to four golfers at a time to play rounds off varying tees so that appropriate options can be selected depending on age, gender or ability. TGC 2019 is a one-off payment of $1544 for a lifetime subscription. TGC 2019 also requires a high spec gaming computer with at least the following specifications.
- OS: Windows 7/10 64Bit
- Processor: Intel Core i3/i5/i7 @ 3.20GHz or equivalent
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVidia GTX 1050TI (or better), for 4K NVidia GTX 1080 (or better)
- DirectX: Version 11
- Network: Broadband Internet connection (Required)
- Hard Drive: 30 GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX 11 compatible
Another great option which combines both serious simulator golf with options for both beginners and children is purchasing Creative Golf 3D. Creative Golf 3D includes realistic real life golf courses from around the world, an outstanding array of practice options, and with the optional Golfisimo Add-On, pitch & putt, mini golf, and quite a few entertainment based practice modules such as dart golf and destruction golf.
For a low-cost option, we recommend World Golf Tour (WGT). All you need to have is an iPad to play courses.
What is the ongoing cost of the SkyTrak?
Yes, SkyTrak is portable. The system has an internal battery providing more than four hours of use when fully charged and wirelessly connects to your iPad. Technically, it can be used outdoors on a mat (not off grass) so long as you can avoid direct sunlight. We recommend indoor use only.