April 29, 2014
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- PING's new nFlight Motion fitting tool can make a club recommendation quite quickly. (PING Golf)
Getting fit for a PING club just got a whole lot easier with the introduction of the company's new nFlight Motion fitting tool. PING teamed up with SkyPro Golf, the designers of a swing analyzer that snaps onto the club's shaft, to create a small, lightweight analyzer that records clubhead speed, transition and shaft lean at impact.
All of the data is then transferred and analyzed via a PING app on the club fitter's iOS device to make loft and shaft recommendations. As well as making loft and shaft recommendations, the data graphically depicts the results and applies the specifications to make PING club recommendations.
The most intriguing part about the new fitting tool is that it only takes three shots with a driver, fairway wood or hybrid for the app to make a recommendation.
How is it possible that a fitting tool can recommend a club after only three swings? With thousands of fittings already in its database, PING is able to use the data it has conducted and analyzed to make a recommendation based on those past fittings.
"The ability to send swing data wirelessly to a mobile device represents an exciting evolution of our nFlight Fitting Software and nFlight Mobile technology," said John A. Solheim, PING's Chairman & CEO. "It gives fitters one more innovative tool for growing their business and helping golfers play better and enjoy the game more.”
Along with fitting golfers for PING clubs, the nFlight Motion fitting tool also provides a 3D view of the entire swing that, according to Solheim, is viewable from multiple angles and affords an opportunity to personalize the fit further.
PING's nFlight Motion fitting tool requires an iPhone 4 (or newer), or an iPod touch 5th generation (or newer) running Apple iOS 7 (or newer).