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SPORTS SCIENCE APPLICATION Q Golf utilises the most up to-date tech­nolo­gies and method­ol­ogy in op­ti­mis­ing the golf per­for­mance for play­ers of all lev­els.

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - PGA OF NZ -

Jac­ques Nortje on 3D Swing Anal­y­sis Part 2.

Through in­for­ma­tion gained via

mod­ern anal­y­sis tools it be­comes pos­si­ble to de­ter­mine pre­cisely where skill im­prove­ments can be made. This month we look at the Q Golf 3D sys­tem and how it can be used to iden­tify your tech­ni­cal and phys­i­cal pri­or­i­ties to im­prove your game.

WHAT IS THE Q GOLF 3D SYS­TEM?

It's a wired elec­tro­mag­netic sen­sor based swing anal­y­sis sys­tem used to di­ag­nose, an­a­lyse and im­prove the func­tional move­ment ca­pa­bil­ity of your swing. It is cap­tur­ing your swing at 240 Hz, mean­ing its tak­ing in­for­ma­tion about your swing 240 times per sec­ond. A good way to think of it is like a launch mon­i­tor for your body. It is giv­ing us in­for­ma­tion that we can­not see with 2D video of how the dif­fer­ent joints and seg­ments of your body are work­ing, or in some cases not work­ing, in de­liv­er­ing your club into the ball.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The golfer has up to 12 sen­sors placed on their body lo­cated on the head, lower and up­per back, el­bows, wrists, knees and an­kles. The golfer goes through a process called ‘digi­tis­ing' which is the per­sonal cal­i­bra­tion of con­vert­ing your phys­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics into an an­i­mated 3D model of you. A num­ber of shots are cap­tured and from this your kine­matic se­quence is mea­sured (this is your swings ‘unique­ness'). This se­quence rep­re­sents your swings ‘DNA' or tim­ing sig­na­ture. This pro­vides vi­tal in­for­ma­tion on what parts of your swing are break­ing down and what the parts of your swing are that make it work. It dis­plays

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