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