Golf practice and player development are going through a period of tremendous change, and technology is a central component in that transformation. The mapping of swing DNA is now possible, as is the quantification and comparison of swing feel vs. real. Technology also empowers us to monitor granular swing changes over time. These are just a few, compelling examples of how to unleash talent more effectively.
I use the support of the following technology in my daily coachings:
TrackMan has a long history of working with golf radar technology. The company was established in 2003 with the sole purpose of helping golf professionals understand more about the most critical moment in golf, the so called moment of truth or impact. The TrackMan golf radar not only helps map these key data parameters - ball speed, attack angle, club path, face angle, etc. - it also captures the golf swing with a built-in HD video camera or with the use of external cameras. The Dual Radar Technology enables even more data to be captured. Due to its focused, high-resolution radar beam, the TrackMan 4 launch monitor provides the user with the greatest detail and accuracy of the club and ball at the moment of impact. The amount of detail achieved in the club delivery and ball flight is greatly superior to what is possible through Single Radar Technology.
This advancement provides the perfect foundation for analysis and diagnosis. Conclusive data is delivered in an easy-to-understand format, empowering professionals to excel in their training routines.
Radar technology (also called a portable golf launch monitor or swing analyzer) is an integral part of the golf instruction today. Whether it is used for golf swing lessons, analysis, or club fitting, the golf radar and software are suited to be used by professional trainers, coaches, and players; as well as golf beginners. The software offers games and other practice applications through the laptop or mobile version.
Don’t guess what you can measure.
To help you better understand the data and information, TrackMan has developed a unique learning experience - the TrackMan University. The platform provides a unique assortment of learning content as well as a a truly adaptive learning environment. This is a free learning platform designed to help golfers to get a better understanding in ball flight data through gamification tools and easy to use calculators.
Visit TrackMan University: www.trackmanuniversity.com
Capto is a putting analysis system composed by an high accuracy sensor and associated software that can run on all devices. It is easy to use, highly accurate and very light.
Capto offers putting analysis in real time indoor and outdoor and in real game condition. It's new cutting edge technology giving detailed accurate and reliable putting parameters for complete analysis.
The Capto Putting sensor can be used by anyone with Android, iOS, Windows and MacOSX, and saves information in a cloud archive strokes database for follow-up analysis.
The Capto Putting sensor is designed to be lightweight and easy to use. The sensor along with the App are the core of the Capto Putting System. Install it on the putter, launch your app and you are ready to go!
If you want to find our more about Capto visit www.captogolf.com
HackMotion measures and analyzes wrist angles for better clubface control with smart data-based biofeedback solution for players and golf coaches.
HackMotion is one of the most multi-dimensional teaching aides you can find. Wrist movements are quite difficult to analyze through camera. HackMotion has simplified this illusion for the instructor but most importantly for the student. Clubface is king when in comes to controlling the golf ball. With a good radar unit and HackMotion I can pretty much do anything.
Wrist extending (cupping/bending) and flexing (bowing/arching) are the motions which open and close the club face. Extension opens the clubface, flexion closes the clubface. The better you control the amount of flexion/extension you have the better you will control the clubface and shot direction.
The most common problem for amateurs is having too much wrist extension at the top and during the downswing which leads to open clubface and slicing.
If you want to find out more about HackMotion visit www.hackmotion.com
Hudl Technique is a video analyzing tool which allows you to take a deeper look at the each technique. It's an App availabel for iPhone and Android and is easy and simple to use. You can do the following:
- analyze using drawing tools (this means you can draw directly on top of your video to help illustrate the technique shown)
- Slow-Motion controls (Use slow-motion to get a detailed look at your technique)
- Compare Videos
- Flip Videos
As a coach I can create a video review of the lesson and send it to you. Like this you can always watch the video at a later stage to remember where you should put your focus in your next practice session.