TECHNOLOGY USED WELL GREATLY ENHANCES THE LEARNING PROCESS
I want to make the process of learning as effective, accurate and enjoyable as possible. To ensure this is achieved I utilise various pieces of coaching technology. Each resource will be used to highlight a specific point and will help to quantify any physical change or ‘feel’ the player is experiencing:
FUJI-FILM FINEPIX HS20 CAMERA & C-SWING VIDEO ANALYSIS
I will use my camera and coaching software regularly, but not necessarily every lesson. It can be a real confidence boost for a client to witness the improvement they have made. I save every swing to my laptop, so it is easy to compare their current technique with videos from weeks, months or even years ago. Good use of video analysis combined with effective coaching can really enhance the players feel and understanding of their swing.
ES14 LAUNCH MONITOR:
This greatly helps me to match a player’s feelings to facts about the shot. The launch monitor accurately measures ball speed, spin rate, launch angle, smash factor, club speed and distance, all of which can be studied to show and quantify improvements. When combined with the ES14 App on my iPad I get audible feedback from every shot as well as club averages, skills challenges and the ability to email results directly to the client.
This attaches to your club and gives real-time data on your swing such as club-head speed, club path, face-to-path angle, face at impact angle, attack angle and swing tempo via an App on my iPad. It also has the ability to give a visual representation of the swing from various angles. Again, it makes it easier for the player to quantify any change and greatly improves their understanding of what actually causes good and bad shots.
RESULTS YOU WILL LEARN
• Accurate distances you hit each club
• Various short game swings and shots
• Your putting technique
• Your physical swing characteristics
• How to practice under pressure
• Any differences between your practice swing and swing with ball
• How the strike will affect the shot
• How exaggerated is your exaggeration?
• And many many more!
GOT THE WHOLE GAME COVERED , COACHING LOCATION AND FACILITIES
I am very fortunate to coach at two golf centres, both of which have created good learning
environments. Golf has so many different aspects to it and I have access to facilities that ensure appropriate and relevant sessions can be delivered.