Systems and methods for fitting golf equipment

  • US 8,696,497 B2
  • Filed: 06/27/2011
  • Issued: 04/15/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for fitting a golfer with golf equipment comprising:

  • a launch monitor;

    a launch module running on a processor, the launch module configured toreceive launch data from the launch monitor related to how the golfer launches a golf ball using a golf club, the golf club comprising a club head, the club head comprising a loft, center of gravity, an orientation, and a weight distribution;

    determine velocity information, spin information, and launch angle information imparted to the golf ball based on the launch data;

    extrapolate a distance and flight path based on the velocity, spin, and launch angle information; and

    an optimization engine running on the processor, the optimization engine configured to determine optimized information for the spin and launch angle-to achieve at least one optimal ball flight condition, based on the determined velocity, spin, and launch angle information, the extrapolated distance, and a maximum ceiling height for golf ball trajectory that is not based on how the golfer hits the golf ball.

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