By Stephen Hennessey
ORLANDO -- Golf pros and clubfitters have used launch monitors since the early 2000s. One obstacle for the average player? The cost. Now FlightScope is adding a more affordable, portable launch monitor.
Starting at $2,500, the new Xi uses much of the same technology as its FlightScope X2, which sells for around $11,000. Real-time stats--from distance to clubhead speed and ball speed--are viewable on the device, and you can connect through your smartphone to view your shot trajectory and other graphics.
It's available for ordering now at flightscope.com
, with first deliveries coming in mid-March.