A 3-D view
Technology is playing a bigger and bigger part in assisting golf coaches and players to quickly and precisely see what is happening during a golf swing.
Motion capture systems are becoming popular as one of the technological aids available. The new state of the art K-VEST DVT 3D wireless biofeedback systems is one that I have found works well for me as a golf coach and the golfers I work with.
The system allows the user to view video, 3-D animation, and key swing data. The following data can be collected at any position of the golf swing.
Alignment: Measures and displays static and dynamic alignments (degrees open/closed) of the hips, shoulders, and arms in relation to a virtual target line set by the user.
Posture: Measures and displays static and dynamic postural alignments, including flexion/ extension of the hips and right and left lateral bending of the spine.
Hip Rotation: Measures and displays hip rotation in the backswing/downswing.
Shoulder Rotation: Measures and displays shoulder rotation in the backswing/downswing.
Arm Rotation: Measures and displays the amount of arm rotation in the backswing/ downswing. Kinetic Link - Measures and displays velocities of the hips, shoulders, and arms during the backswing/downswing.
Timing: Measures and displays timing and sequence relation of the hips, shoulders, and arms during the backswing and downswing.
By collecting precise biomechanical data, I get an insight into the mechanics and patterns of each golfer's swing so that problems can be found faster. All this provides more information to improve what I am teaching each person.
I am confident that this technology is the future of golf instruction.