Model Your Swing
This article is for golfers who are “working on their game”.
Getting better at golf requires a plan. Setting priorities, budgeting time and money, doing the work. None of that comes with a road map or a guarantee. Here are three gizmos that I chose to help my game at the PGA show.
Technology gets cheap.
For clubfitters and teachers working together to help players get better at golf, the tools and toys have improved beyond imagination in the last ten years. The golf industry is finally getting a taste of real technology.
My “Best Electronic Swing Coach” winner is SwingByte. The gizmo is a tiny one-ounce chip that attaches to the shaft of any club. It captures the motion of a player’s swing by tracking his club in space. The computer creates an image that captures critical information on swing plane, swing path, face angle at impact, tempo and acceleration.
Imagined indoor practice. Working on swing plane, swing path, tempo and timing in your living room. This is the easiest, cheapest and fastest way to see your swing with technical details added. You can own a SwingByte and practice with Almost Golf balls in your back yard.
The First Rule for getting better at golf: Make sure the swing you practice is “your best swing”.
SwingByte costs $149. It’s a startup created by two full-time University of Chicago MBA students. I don’t think they had any idea of the potential demand. Projected delivery is April. I ordered six.
Here is a link to the website: http://swingbyte.com/