Jacques Nortje looks at the swing of director of Charlie's Golf Tours, Peter Cox.
Peter loves his golf playing many
courses whilst travelling. His ball striking issue is inconsistency of contact, with a big difference between his good shots and not so good shots. Equipment used in assisting with this swing analysis include the K Vest 3D 4 sensor system and FlightScope Xi Tour launch monitor. Peter is very deep into his knees in setup with his arms very close together. His spin is curved and his left hand grip looks as if it needs to be more in his hands. His grip along with his arms moving across his body compromises his upper body and arms from turning correctly during his backswing. After takeaway his shoulders are very flat which is why his left shoulder looks like it is turning into his chin. This upper body turn on the backswing means that from the top, his club and hands are flung out from his body causing the club to move from out to in at impact. The results are contact and direction issues to the right giving him inconsistent shot outcomes. We can see in the 3D animation pictures of his swing (in setup and at the top of back swing), that there is over rotation of his legs and loss of his upper body posture. This movement means his body has not been well loaded and as a result he has lost the ability to use his big muscles to control his turn. This means he relies immensely on his hands and arms to control how he contacts the ball, leading to inconsistency of contact.
For Peter to develop a more efficient swing, an individualised programme made up of a number of sessions would include • Education of the correct concepts regarding how his body needs to be positioned in setup • Improved left hand grip placement more in the fingers with less arm tension • Using the K Vest 3D system, biofeedback (movement) training on getting him a "feel" of how the upper body needs to work on the back swing so as to better control his arm positions The above will be a great start in giving Peter an improved sense of "feel" of the correct back swing movement so as to improve the consistency and quality of his contact. If you would like to see how your body's movement and physical limitations effect your swing then simply contact me and mention this article for a special offer on a 'Body for Golf" coaching programme. This programme will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the 'cause and effect' relationships of your shot outcomes, and a pathway going forward on how to create a more efficient and injury free swing, by quantifying your swing in 3D.