The steady rise in biomechanical based golf coaching reflects the success in customized technique according to a golfer’s physical capabilities. We can all dream of the perfect driver swing capable of hitting 300 plus yards, but if you lack the necessary flexibility, movement and power you’ll never achieve it.
Modern day PGA and LPGA Tour pros have daily workout routines that prepare them for developing consistent power-driven swings. As a Master Golf Teaching Professional, I’m constantly acknowledging the importance of coaching within a student’s limitations, and making the student aware of the forces operating on a golf swing.
aboutGolf is already familiar with Play-a-Round Golf, with 7 simulators located at the Malvern, PA store and 9 simulators located at the at Ardmore, PA store. Play-a-Round Golf offers an almost virtual golf experience in state-of-the-art simulators along with the latest approaches to instruction, practice and on-course play.
PGA Professionals at Play-a-Round Golf are already integrating aboutGolf’s new teaching tools into their own coaching programs, with the all new aG Balance Pro force plates already installed in the Ardmore, PA location.
As proved in recent years, biomechanics combined with the new Balance Pro technology is proving a coaching revelation. At the simplest level it provides instant feedback to both coach and player on a variety of data points including the relative weight between left and right feet (and also between heel and toe) from address through to follow-through. Other measurements include force magnitude, sequenced left/right foot force distribution, sequenced front/back percent of distribution and sequenced foot tracking.
This immediately throws up faults, most obviously a reverse pivot, while helping the golfer to feel the correct weight transfer that is so fundamental to maximizing their distance potential.
All the relevant swing data and video is viewed clearly on a giant 15ft x 11ft screen. The software’s attention to detail is impressive: for example, sudden dips in the graph during weight shift on the downswing helps to identify golfers with a tendency to lift their body before impact, causing a loss of force. The technology allows teaching professionals to identify ‘good’ and ‘bad’ golfers very effectively by reviewing differences in weight transfer profiles.
Combining force-plate technology alongside the golf simulator experience, and you have a teaching tool that is truly pushing the envelope of capturing and representing a golfers’ swing. The days of hitting the outdoor range and hoping to find a swing fix from 10 buckets is over – now you simply schedule a 30-minute or one-hour lesson, and we’ll show you exactly what to work on, how to practice, and the drills you can practice from the comfort of your home or office. And did we mention you get your own online locker to store swing data, video and golf course stats to track your progress.
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