(NEW YORK) – ProCheck, a new device designed for avid golfers who want to maximize distance, checks ball compression instantly and recommends the correct pressure for each golfer’s swing speed. Matching the right compression with a golfer’s swing speed can increase driver distance by as much as 10-20%.
“Callaway has long understood that compression plays a key role in optimizing the performance and consistency of golfers. We at Callaway have tested the ProCheck golf ball compression tester and found it to be an excellent tool for the consumer. Its readings can help golfers determine the right ball for their game,” stated Jason Finley, Director, Brand Management, Callaway Golf.
“A golf ball’s compression has a significant impact upon how far it will travel, with the golfer’s ultimate goal being to match ball compression with swing speed to achieve maximum distance. The correct compression causes the ball to have the optimum degree of flattening at impact to create a trampoline-like energy transfer and greater distance. When testing a ball, the accurate compression will quickly be displayed on the ProCheck LED screen.” said John Donahue, President of Golftek LLC, the company that manufactures ProCheck.
Donahue designed the device after conversations with an avid golfer who complained that with the new, more durable covers, old tired balls still look like new but their compression has changed. He suggested that the game needed such a device.
From there, Donahue put his master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts to work and developed the ProCheck.
Golfers with slower swing speeds (under 80mph) should use lower compression balls, while golfers with faster swing speeds (over 100mph) should use higher compression balls to achieve maximum distance. While new balls may have some compression variability, older balls or balls that have been exposed to extreme heat (e.g. stored in the trunk of a car) or cold weather conditions (e.g. stored in a cold garage) experience significant changes in compression.
The ProCheck device, which was issued a United States patent in May 2017, rivals the top golf ball manufacturers’ highly sophisticated compression testing equipment. In laboratory tests, the ProCheck produced the same compression measurements as a device costing tens of thousands of dollars that is commonly used in the industry.
For more information on ProCheck including purchase instructions, visit www.procheckgolf.com. Each package contains a guide to matching swing speed with the correct ball compression.