Storing the appropriate tracking technology in something as small as a golf ball has been an infeasible challenge. It makes complete sense, since golf balls are tiny by comparison to something like a football, which has had sensors and data analysing tech incorporated into it already. More than that, when you get your stance and your swing just right, you’re hitting a golf ball with a force that can peak out at 4,000lbs.
OnCore is a sports tech company that seems to have come up with a solution, though. Their existing ‘Elixr’ balls already use hollow steel cores, and using that structure they’ve managed to place sensors inside that can provide information like velocity, trajectory, location, and spin rate at the touch of a button.
The ball links to an app that can be used on iOS or Android, and will give the user a convenient readout of all the relevant stats the ball spits out. This means you’ll be able to compare different techniques and changes to your swing with measurable stats so you can tweak your results. It’ll even have a social media component, so if you’re running hot on the green, you can let other users see how you’re faring.
OnCore is currently running an IndieGoGo campaign, so if you’re a golfing enthusiast and want to back some innovative tech directly or just want to learn more then check out their campaign here!