Tiger Woods’ Full Swing KIT Launch Monitor put to test indoors and outdoors

Tiger Woods helped create and stands behind the Full Swing KIT Launch Monitor. So, how is the Full Swing KIT accuracy? See our indoor and outdoor tests and review. 

Full Swing Range Test

In true Carl’s Place fashion, we ran some tests, indoors and outdoors, to gauge the Full Swing KIT Launch Monitor’s accuracy. Endorsed by Tiger Woods, the Full Swing KIT has to be a pretty darn accurate launch monitor, right?

Wait, what? Tiger Woods has a specific golf simulator he endorses? Well, that’s pretty “dope,” as the kids say nowadays.

If Tiger stands behind the Full Swing, then it has to be the best, right? That’s what we’re here to test.

We’ve already put the Mevo+, SkyTrak, Garmin R10 and Uneekor EYE XO to the test at the range, so we wanted to see how the Full Swing did compared to real-life numbers. 

HOW WE TESTED THE FULL SWING KIT OUTDOORS

We hit off real grass to see how the Full Swing KIT would do with reads, and to keep it as realistic to a golf course as possible. The tee area was slightly elevated, 5 or 6 feet or so, which might affect readings just slightly. The weather on test day was hot and humid with just a small breeze. 

We set up the Full Swing on the most level area of the driving range tee box at the suggested 10 feet behind the hitting area.

Following the same format as we did for the other launch monitors, Carl’s Place Product Specialist Tim hit 20 shots each with a pitching wedge, 6 iron and driver to compare the real life carry distance to what the Full Swing app told us. We also kept our eye on the dispersion chart to review how accurate the direction seemed compared to real life, but with all the real-world variables, we did not compare any other data.

PITCHING WEDGE FULL SWING KIT ACCURACY

Wow! The first club Tim hit was the pitching wedge, and we were immediately impressed. 

Other than the one obvious misread, the 17 of the remaining 19 shots were within 2 yards of the real life distance. Even with the one big misread, it still averaged out to be just 2.65 yards different, or about 2.5%. 

Pitching Wedge

Real Life 

Carry Distance

Simulator 

Carry Distance

Yardage

Difference

% Difference

Shot 1

107

105

2

1.87%

Shot 2

115

114

1

0.87%

Shot 3

106

106

0

0.00%

Shot 4

117

115

2

1.71%

Shot 5

119

117

2

1.68%

Shot 6

120

119

1

0.83%

Shot 7

113

114

1

0.88%

Shot 8

107

84

23

21.50%

Shot 9

123

123

0

0.00%

Shot 10

121

121

0

0.00%

Shot 11

83

78

5

6.02%

Shot 12

117

119

2

1.71%

Shot 13

117

118

1

0.85%

Shot 14

123

124

1

0.81%

Shot 15

113

113

0

0.00%

Shot 16

102

94

8

7.84%

Shot 17

115

116

1

0.87%

Shot 18

126

125

1

0.79%

Shot 19

122

122

0

0.00%

Shot 20

103

101

2

1.94%

   

Average

2.65

2.51%

6 IRON FULL SWING KIT ACCURACY

In previous tests, we’ve found that the longer-distanced club you hit, the more of a chance your launch monitor has to be a little less accurate - at least when it comes to yardages. 

But, based on percentages, the Full Swing performed better with the 6 iron than it did with the pitching wedge. 

Just two of the shots were 10 or more yards off, while 13 of the 20 shots were within 3 yards or less. At one point, 6 of 7 shots were right on.

The Full Swing averaged out to be about 3.15 yards different than the real life distance, or just over 2%. 

“The pitching wedge and 6 iron were especially accurate to a point that I couldn't believe,” Tim said.

 

6 Iron

Real Life 

Carry Distance

Simulator 

Carry Distance

Yardage

Difference

% Difference

Shot 1

133

136

3

2.26%

Shot 2

149

150

1

0.67%

Shot 3

175

163

12

6.86%

Shot 4

153

145

8

5.23%

Shot 5

148

149

1

0.68%

Shot 6

172

171

1

0.58%

Shot 7

155

154

1

0.65%

Shot 8

158

163

5

3.16%

Shot 9

168

166

2

1.19%

Shot 10

158

165

7

4.43%

Shot 11

119

114

5

4.20%

Shot 12

143

146

3

2.10%

Shot 13

150

150

0

0.00%

Shot 14

159

159

0

0.00%

Shot 15

166

166

0

0.00%

Shot 16

163

163

0

0.00%

Shot 17

158

148

10

6.33%

Shot 18

168

168

0

0.00%

Shot 19

165

165

0

0.00%

Shot 20

174

178

4

2.30%

   

Average

3.15

2.03%

DRIVER FULL SWING KIT ACCURACY

The Full Swing KIT read the driver decently, but not nearly as good as the pitching wedge or 6 iron. 

Six of the 20 shots had a difference of 10 or more yards, but 11 shots were within 5 yards. The differences averaged out to be 6.25 yards, or just over 3%.

“The driver was a little further off, but I was still very impressed with how well the Full Swing performed in the outdoor test,” Tim said. 

Driver

Real Life 

Carry Distance

Simulator 

Carry Distance

Yardage

Difference

% Difference

Shot 1

199

189

10

5.03%

Shot 2

214

207

7

3.27%

Shot 3

171

167

4

2.34%

Shot 4

207

207

0

0.00%

Shot 5

227

221

6

2.64%

Shot 6

199

184

15

7.54%

Shot 7

208

206

2

0.96%

Shot 8

214

213

1

0.47%

Shot 9

194

189

5

2.58%

Shot 10

206

201

5

2.43%

Shot 11

225

221

4

1.78%

Shot 12

226

223

3

1.33%

Shot 13

197

195

2

1.02%

Shot 14

197

183

14

7.11%

Shot 15

200

196

4

2.00%

Shot 16

183

180

3

1.64%

Shot 17

180

169

11

6.11%

Shot 18

219

210

9

4.11%

Shot 19

217

207

10

4.61%

Shot 20

229

219

10

4.37%

   

Average

6.25

3.07%

FULL SWING KIT OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE

The Full Swing KIT Launch Monitor was one of the most accurate launch monitors we tested outdoors, especially on the shorter clubs. 

In total, it was an average of just more than 4 yards off, or 2.5%. 

“I would offer my official endorsement of the Full Swing for a fraction of what Tiger is asking for,” Tim said. “It was seriously impressive out there.”

Priced in between the high-end launch monitors and the budget launch monitors, the Full Swing KIT fits the need for those seeking premium performance in an outdoor setting.

FULL SWING KIT INDOOR TEST

We also compared the Full Swing KIT to other launch monitors in an indoor setting. It was awesome seeing the data almost instantaneously right on the launch monitor instead of having to look at your phone or computer. 

See how the Full Swing performed indoors, along with our outdoor field test in the video below.

Which launch monitor would you like us to test at the range next? Let us know in the comments!