Missed Swings with your P3ProSwing
Generally you should not see missed swings at all, as long as the swing itself meets the following criteria:
1. Crosses one of the 3 triggers on the unit
2. Crosses all rows of the sensor unit (Trigger, Entrance, Impact & Exit)
3. Swing is within 3 1/2” of the unit at all rows.
a) Remember that if you are swinging too steep, that you are likely too high over the trigger units to activate the sensor unit.
4. Unit is clean (Cleaning & Lubricating Procedure)
5. Lighting is appropriate for the unit (See the environmental issues at the bottom of the Erroneous Readings page).
6. Clubs are taped properly.
I would recommend you test using a chrome-plated (shiny silver) iron to see if the issue persists. Most irons do not need to have tape on them (provided they are standard size and a chrome-plated finish). If you have dull finished irons or ‘fat irons’, then you would likely need to tape them. By using an iron without tape, you eliminate any possibility of the tape causing your issue.
Generally if lighting is causing missed shots, you can simply test by turning off the lights. Note that turning off lights DOES NOT eliminate possible issues with reflection (see Erroneous Readings page) but it should eliminate missed shots due to lighting issues.
If all the criteria above are met and you are still missing shots, it is possible that there is a problem with one of the triggers of the unit. You’ll note that in each trigger opening you will find 2 optical components (not counting the Putting Mode indicator). There is a light colored optic called an emitter (which emits the infrared signal up) and a detector (which detects the infrared signal that is reflected back [by the club or club tape]). You can check to see if the emitters are firing in the following manner:
a) If you’re in a dark enough environment, you will see that each trigger opening will have an emitter that is emitting a dim red signal.
b) With a Digital Camera, take a picture of your unit (while the RED Putting light indicator is on).
a. In this image, you should find that the red LEDs that you see with your naked eye are actually BRIGHT white in the photo.
b. Many times you can actually see the emitters through the viewfinder without even actually snapping the picture.
c) Swing over the triggers (individually, if possible) and watch to see if the longer rows of optics flash.
A few notes about this testing:
a) Just because an emitter is ‘firing’ does not mean it is emitting enough signal to work properly.
b) There is no way for a consumer to assure that the detector is working (so the signal may be going up, but not being detected when it comes down).
c) Another thing to pay attention to is whether it seems to be missing only certain types of swings (Inside-out, square or outside-in). This can give you an idea that something is wrong.