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Foresight Sports GCHawk Launched - This new ceiling-mounted launch monitor is said to take golf simulation to new heights
Foresight Sports GCHawk Launched
Foresight Sports, makers of leading launch monitors like the GCQuad used by Golf Monthly to test equipment as well as simulator experiences, has launched the next generation of its game-changing GC Family.
The GCHawk has been specially designed for the rapidly growing indoor simulation and entertainment driving range market.
Harnessing the same level of simulation precision and ball data accuracy as the GCQuad (below), a winner in the 2018 Golf Monthly Editor Choice and Tech 50 Awards, the sleek ceiling-mounted GCHawk fits seamlessly into a commercial, residential or driving range environment.
With its huge ball-capture range, the GCHawk allows players of both right and left handed dexterity to hit shots with confidence that performance will be precisely measured. Just like its GC2 and GCQuad predeccesors, the GCHawk captures shots from every club in the bag – from the driver to the putter – for a complete game experience.
The GCHawk is fully compatible with the latest Foresight Sports FSX 2018 simulation software, as well as the brand’s growing collection of performance and game apps. It powers one of the industry’s largest libraries of games and world-class courses – including The Links at Pebble Beach and St Andrews – all in 4K resolution.
“With the GCHawk, both right and left-handed players can hit shots without the need to move the technology, adding greater fluidity to game play,” said Edward Doling, Director of Foresight Sports Europe.
“The elevated position above the player’s head provides a new level of playing freedom, making the virtual game experience as true-to-life as possible.
“The demand for the product is simply a sign of the times. The amazing capabilities of the GCHawk and unmatched accuracy satisfies a wide range of needs from residential simulators and entertainment ranges, to fitting and instruction studios,” he added.
The new GCHawk joins the award-winning Foresight Sports technology family – the GCQuad, GC2, and GC2+HMT (Head Measurement Technology).
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 4.7.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58°
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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