[스타트업] 스마트폰으로 스윙 분석부터 모바일 스크린골프까지, ‘스마트골프클럽’

상생활의 스트레스를 해소할 수 있는 취미를 찾는 것은 참 좋은 일이다. 실외활동이 적은 편이라면 운동을 통해 건강도 챙기고 스트레스를 날리는 것도 바람직한데, 어떤 스포츠를 시작하면 좋을지 고민이 된다. 그렇다면 최근 전 세계적으로 각광받고 있는 스포츠인 골프를 시작해보는 것은 어떨까? 전신 근력운동인 골프는 평소 잘 사용하지 않는 허리 근육을 사용해 나이가 들어서도 건강한 체력을 유지할 수 있도록 도와주며, 집중력과 기억력을 향상시켜주기 때문이다.

하지만 막상 골프를 시작하려고 하니 얼마나 많은 시간과 노력을 들여야 할지 감이 잡히질 않는다. 이에 아이디어링크는 골프 초보자부터 프로 골퍼를 위한 ‘스마트골프클럽’을 개발했다. 사용자의 스윙을 분석해 개선해야 할 점을 제공한다는 것이다. 정말 이것만 있으면 나도 ‘골프의 신’이 될 수 있을까? 오늘은 ‘스마트골프클럽’과 이를 탄생시킨 아이디어링크를 만나 이야기를 들어보았다.

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아이디어링크 ‘3D 모바일 골프 분석기’, 크라우드펀딩 ‘와디즈’ 통해 국내 출시

[비지니스코리아=정민희 기자] 아이디어링크는 3D 모바일 골프 분석기-스마트골프 클럽을 출시한다.

K-ICT 본투글로벌센터는 멤버사인 아이디어링크가 IoT에 기반해 개발한 3D 모바일 골프 분석기-스마트골프 클럽을 크라우드 펀딩 플랫폼 와디즈 펀딩(Wadiz Funding)을 통해 29일 공개했다고 밝혔다. 국내 공식 출시 일자는 10월 말로 예상된다.

스윙 애니메이션이 아닌 골퍼의 스윙 그대로 실시간 골프 시뮬레이션 게임을 즐기는 모습

3D 모바일 골프 분석기-스마트골프 클럽은 실시간으로 스윙 자세 및 습관을 알려주고 분석, 교정할 수 있는 것이 특징이다. 기술력을 인정받아 글로벌 크라우드 펀딩 플랫폼 킥스타터(Kickstarter)에서도 인기를 끌었다.

스마트골프 분석 시스템은 세계 최초로 아바타 스윙 분석 기법을 도입했다. 스윙 분석 시스템은 다양한 각도에서 수집한 데이터를 기반으로 사용자의 스윙 자세를 3D 입체 애니메이션으로 재현하기 때문에 스윙 자세를 실시간으로 정확하게 원하는 부분별로 관찰이 가능하다.

스마트골프 클럽은 실제 유명 골프장에서 플레이 하는 것과 동일한 환경의 모바일 코스에서 게임까지 지원해 언제 어디서든지 플레이어들이 함께 즐길 수 있는 환경을 제공한다. 단순한 숫자 데이터 및 평면 분석이 아닌 3D 모델링을 통해 다양한 각도 및 입체적 데이터를 추출하고 보다 정확한 스윙 자세 및 습관 분석을 제공해 골퍼들에게 실제적인 도움을 주는 것이 가능하다.

골프 클럽 자체에 센서가 내장된 일체형 스윙 분석 시스템을 채택하고 있는 것도 큰 특징이다.

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아이디어링크가 IoT에 기반해 개발한 3D 모바일 골프 분석기-스마트골프 클럽을 크라우드 펀딩 플랫폼 와디즈 펀딩(Wadiz Funding)을 통해 공개했다.

Travel Golf Magazine Review

“SmartGolf’s Smart Putter brings laser-precision to your putting stroke”

There are a lot of ways to deliver the golf club to the ball. As long as the club face is square though impact, though, the shot will likely be good.

Same goes for putting. These past decades have seen an explosion of putter styles and putting strokes. But as long as the putter face travels through impact squarely, the ball will travel on the intended line. A perfect read and perfect speed won’t make many putts if the putter face is open or closed just a fraction of a degree.

SmartGolf’s Smart Putter ($300) trains laser-precision into your putting stroke using an actual laser and Bluetooth technology.

Although the concept underlying the Smart Putter is simple, the technology is not. Basically, the Smart Putter is a face-balanced mallet putter with a laser-pointer embedded in the face. Practice with the Smart Putter entails addressing the ball with the laser shining dead-center at the back of the ball, and making a natural putting stroke. An array of lights on the top of the putter head also tells you if the head is tilted too far back, forward, toe-up, or toe-down.

If you want to fully exploit the whiz-bang technological capabilities of the Smart Putter, you can also download the SmartGolf app, and the Smart Putter will transmit stroke data to your phone to keep track of your tendencies, progress, and changes over time. There’s even a virtual green on the app you can play a game on.

After a few minutes practicing with the Smart Putter, I realized my take-away sort of drifted wide, to the outside of the ball. So I focused – laser-like, if you will – on just keeping the laser pointed directly at the back of the ball in the take-away and through contact. To help with alignment, I hovered the putter above the ball and angled it down toward the hole to set my stance, then put the putter behind the ball.

This practice has, I believe, helped me make an awful lot of putts this past couple of months. My set-up and alignment are much more consistent than they used to be. And when I miss, I evaluate my take-away and correct it on the next green as I imagine a laser trained on the back of the ball.

Now, I play with a mallet putter, so I wondered whether players with different types of putters (different styles, weights, etc.) would also benefit from the Smart Putter.

I put this question to James Kim, CSO at Smart Golf, and really appreciated his detailed, well-reasoned response:

“The LED level indicator and laser aiming components guarantee a firm and a precise stroke. However, these helpful components aren’t for one use only, rather they help golfers develop the ‘right’ muscle memory. This muscle memory can ensure the golfers to carry out that ‘right’ putting stroke they developed with the Smart Putter. Of course, the different sizes and weight of different putters come into effect, but it is the base gesture and muscle memory that acts as the foundation of a great putting stroke. Especially for beginners who are more liberal when it comes to changing clubs, Smart Putter can be a deadly weapon on the green with the power turned off.

“The LED and laser, alongside the precise analysis, is the most effective tool and equipment to furnish our putting skills. Why not use them to build the foundation muscle memory and view it as such, rather than a quick cheating on the spot gadget?

“I’ve served in the US army, and as a trainee, we practiced virtual shooting and rifle handling with digital m16s which was quite different in size and weight to a standard rifle of the Army. How come? To get us used to the basic marksmanship and to build that muscles that will help us in real situations with real equipment. Just because we aren’t with the equipment that we favor does not mean we can’t improve our movements with better technology.”

Makes sense to me. Also, according to the SmartGolf web page, USGA conforming testing is ongoing, so the Smart Putter might end up being conforming (with the laser turned off, of course), too.

The only drawback to practicing with the Smart Putter that I experienced occurred while practicing in my living room. You see, the LED beam is irresistible to my cat, and no matter how solid your putting stroke, it is impossible to hole many putts while a cat is pouncing on the ball.

London Tech Week 2018

SMARTGOLF is proud to be present at the Tech Week London. We will be in London, United Kindom from June 11th until June 17th 2018.

SMARTGOLF will show the Smart Putter with the unique Golf App at the Tech Week. Come to visit us in Korea pavilion and take a look at and in Smart Putter with laser and LED level indicator.

London Tech week is the largest crowdsourced festival of tech over 90+ countries

300 crowd-sourced, summits, conferences, expos, gala dinners and parties
55,000 attendees – converging the London tech scene with International tech enthusiasts
Showcasing the best of tech and driving change across London

 

 

 

Come to talk about future Golf

Want to have all the time to talk with Smart Putter about your specific knowledge and experience at the crowdsourced festival? And see that SMARTGOLF has the know-how to make you have the putting master experience of your golf life? Send an email to contact@smartgolf.biz to make an appointment.

See you in London!

런던 TechWeek에 참가합니다. 영광스러운 기회는 Kocca에서 지원해 주셨습니다.

World IT Show at Coex

World IT Show

2018년 5월 23일부터 26일까지 서울 코엑스에서 World IT Show에 ‘SMARTGOLF’를 전시합니다.

이번 전시회는 한국벤처기업협회에서 아이디어링크를 초청하여 부스를 참가합니다.

최신의 스마트퍼터(Classic, Fire)와 IoT기술을 바탕으로한 신기술을 체험하고 비지니스를 협의하실 분들은

5월 23일부터 26일까지 코엑스에서 만나요.

SmartGolf Putter Doubles As Training Aid

Golf tips magazine
App Measures Stroke Path, Face Angle, Rhythm

For the most part training aids fall into two broad categories: Those that require electricity and, sometimes, a screen; and those that don’t. The SmartGolf Putter has one foot in both. Sort of.

Manufactured by a Korean company and new to the U.S. market, The Smart Putter can be just that, a straightforward, face-balanced, rules-conforming mallet-head flat stick. Then you charge it up via a mini-USB port on the head, push in the power button, and it becomes a full-featured feedback device outfitted with LEDs on its crown and a red laser on its face, which together offer accurate immediate analysis of every element of your stroke. It’s also outfitted with Bluetooth to work with available smartphone or tablet app that, after some early software quirks, is working smoothly.   …Read More

객관적인 리뷰.. 더 좋은 평을 받기 위해 노력할 것입니다. 스마트 퍼터는 최고의 경험을 제공하니까요.

The Smart Putter wants to help improve your golf game

Digital Trends

Try as you might, playing endless rounds of mini golf probably will not help you much with your putting technique. Happily, there’s a slightly more sophisticated option that you might consider if you’re looking to up your game. Meet the new Smart Putter from SmartGolf, heralded as the first sensor-equipped golf putter that allows budding golfers to practice their most precise moves just about anywhere.  Read More…

SmartGolf Android App – Play, Visualize, Analyze, Improve

TechnoRange

The ever advancing technology has made us believe that anything is possible in the contemporary world. A number of innovations take place every day. The new gadgets are introduced challenging the already existing ones. Be it the smartphone industry or sports, both of them require new gadgets with advancing times. SmartGolf is one of the popular companies that have stunned just everyone with its revolutionary products – Smart Club and Smart Putter. These are the most technically advanced products for the golfers that allow them to enhance their performance by practicing golf from anywhere anytime.   Read More…

Smartgolf’s new gadget is perfect for ‘that guy’ who practices his swing at the office

Digital Trends

Unless you have an incredible amount of time and money, most people aren’t able to enjoy the game of golf more than a few times a year. This is certainly a problem in a sport which requires hours of weekly practice to maintain muscle memory and form. Enter SmartGolf and its product built to accommodate anyone’s busy schedule. With it, anyone has the ability to practice their backswing whenever, wherever.  Read More…