Foresight Sports GC3 Launch Monitor Review

This Foresight Sports GC3 launch monitor review outlines what golfers can expect from this cutting-edge device

Foresight Sports GC3 launch monitor
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Golf Monthly Verdict

The GC3 is a comprehensive and versatile launch monitor that looks to offer decent value for money given its $7,000 starting price. The accuracy is best-in-class and the speed at which data appears is impressive.

Reasons to buy
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    Incredibly accurate and reliable

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    Relatively portable

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    Easy to set up and use

Reasons to avoid
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    Limited putting analysis

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    App display still a little dated

The Foresight Sports GC3 launch monitor delivers uncompromising accuracy and performance, both outdoors and indoors. The release of the GC3 comes more than a decade after the launch of the GC2 – one of the best golf launch monitors at the time of its launch. The latest addition to the Foresight Sports GC family provides the unmatched data accuracy and true-to-life simulation experience Foresight offers at a lower price point than the company’s flagship launch monitor – the GCQuad.

Built using the same advanced photometric technology found in the GCQuad, the new GC3 features a three-camera system that measures ball and club performance data, both outdoors and indoors, with exceptional precision. The GC3 measures the golf club and ball with exceptional, sub-millimetre, accuracy. This means the feedback is extremely precise and reliable. Just 30cm high and weighing just over 2kg, it’s a fully portable unit and can easily be taken out with you if you’d like to measure shots on the course. 

The unit produces comprehensive ball data – speed, launch, spin and carry distance, as well as club head data – speed, efficiency, club path and angle of attack. If you’re looking to understand your swing and improve your game, the GC3 is a hugely useful tool. Unlike the GCQuad, the GC3 does not measure face angle, loft and lie, impact location or closure rate, nor does it provide full putting data, although you can gain access to basic putting data by applying one sticker to the face. Overall, we found the accuracy to be more than comparable with the GCQuad. The FSX software that displays the performance analysis still looks a little dated but has improved greatly, now showing all the metrics measured, split into club and ball data, as well as each shot's trajectory.

The GC3 has been designed to fill the gap between the original ball-data-only GC2 and the high-level data insight of the GCQuad. The GC3 delivers the essential ball and club data you need to reliably improve your game as well as power a true-to-life virtual golf experience. It’s available with the FSX 2020 and FSX Play simulator options from Foresight Sports Europe with a range of software to play world-class courses and various skills challenges.

Joel Tadman
Joel Tadman

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