ES12 – The Claim
My “Best of the PGA Show,” is the innovative technology in the ES12 Portable Launch Monitor by Ernest Sports. Introduced last year, this smart phone app assisted product brings game improvement data that can easily be shared with your PGA Professional to the forefront of techno golf at an affordable price. Golfers from the junior level to the scratch amateur can now improve their golf performance with Range Data, Scorecard, Video Analysis, Bluetooth feedback, the Weather and more!
ES12 – The Test
I tested the ES12 at last year’s National Golf Expo in Boston, but at the #PGAShow13 I had the opportunity to play with it on the range and on the course at Mystic Dunes Resort and Spa. On the range I recorded shots with various clubs to the 2000 shot capacity of my free app, listening to the instant Bluetooth audio feedback. I also recorded a few videos for analysis from different angles. My favorite function, the Course Caddy used my range data based on my range performance assisted me in choosing a club after factoring variables like wind, elevation, pin placement etc. For $249 and a free download on the Apple or Google Play stores, not bad right?
ES12 – The Verdict
This washed up ex-mini tour pro has to agree with the tweet of Butch Harmon or the testimonial from NFL Hall of Famer, Joe Theisman. The ES12 is the best consumer launch monitor on the market today. For a nominal investment golfers of all abilities should capitalize on the technology of the ES12 The free download app is not only a game changer but valuable swing data for your next lesson with your PGA Golf Instructor or a round with your golf buddies. The ES12 portable launch monitor “Listens, Learns and Reports a better Golf Game!”