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.

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - PGA OF NZ -

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.

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