How To Use Technology During the Off-Season To Improve Your Golf Game (Foresight Golf's GC3 Launch Monitor) We have had a player hit 10 shots with the same club (8iron). Let’s take a look at these 10 shots and see how we can use the information from the GC3 to identify opportunities for improvement and how to structure effective practice where appropriate. Distance Finding - One of the most basic ways in which you can use the GC3 technology this off-season (or anytime really) to benefit your golf game is to use it to get an accurate assessment [...]
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Know Your Distances! Finding out your distances used to be a difficult task. Golfers will have a general idea how far they hit each club through their experiences on the golf course but unfortunately these estimated distances were unreliable and .... I'm going to hurt a few people here ... often overstated. In a previous article I wrote about a study that shows that the majority of golfer's approach shots end up short of their target and that how through the simple adjustment of taking an extra club players will see their scores come down. How can you take advantage [...]
Do You Need To Go With One More Club? The picture below speaks volumes. The image shows the dispersion of shots from 160 yards for the Average Male Amateur (AMA) golfer. For definition purposes the AMA is described as a player with a handicap of 14 or 15, there is no age range for this player. The dispersion chart was created by Trackman from information taken from over 10,000 golfers completing the Trackman Combine. The green balls indicate shots that have hit an average sized green the red balls are ones that have missed the green. It is easy to [...]
What Makes A Golf Swing "Good"? Unfortunately it is not uncommon for a golfer to show up for a lesson and tell me that they want to start all over from the beginning. This player has become so frustrated with the state of their golf game that they feel the best approach is to pack it all in and start from scratch. Golfers don't get to this point quickly, it doesn't happen after just one bad shot or a couple of rounds, it is usually the end point after a considerable amount of time of struggle and failed attempts at [...]