I wanted to let you know that I will be in Phoenix – doing a biomechanics teaching day on October 30. Some of you have shown interest in participating. The cost is $350 for a two-hour session.
Sensors were placed on the lead arm and hand, torso and shoulders. These sensors, once calibrated, allow us to measure your motion.
During that session we measure the following:
- Rotation of torso at address, backswing, and impact.
- Rotation of the pelvis at address, backswing, and implications.
- Bend and sideband at address, backswing, and implications.
- Efficiency and Kinematic sequence.
We then compare your measurements to the ideal Single Plane Model. Once we identify the differences, we then have you train with an instructor to feel and perfect the typical movements.
Why is measuring your motion so important?
It is well understood that nobody can feel what they “actually” do when they swing a golf club. Your body is moving too fast for your brain to calculate your motion. Furthermore, if you are running whether you are under rotating or over rotating, you have never felt the correct amount of rotation. Therefore, you just don’t know how to handle what you need to feel.
By measuring your actual motion, we can then identify and teach you the ideal amount of movement by giving you direct and exact feedback on what the proper move should be. By doing so, you immediately learn what to feel. Just ask a recent student who attended a current biomechanics day in OKC. He discovered he had way too much rotation in the backswing. He said:
“I can’t believe it. I could never have figured that out for myself. I thought you should get as much rotation as possible in the backswing. It’s just unbelievable. This is the best lesson I have ever had.”
Here is a before and after of his golf swing. Notice how before he had 93 degrees of rotation in his torso. His head moved almost 8 inches backward. By making his shoulder rotation ideal to 75 degrees, he was able to keep his head still and make solid contact with the ball.
The goal of using science is to learn to feel the correct motion. The goal is to explore the right moves so that you can learn to repeat it and improve.
Here are the details of the sessions:
- Location: Legacy Golf Club – Phoenix, AZ
- Date: October 30
- Time: By Appointment (first come first served/2 hours’ course
- Instructors: Todd Graves and Bart Barnard
- Includes: Biomechanical Analysis and Instruction/Coaching session
For more information about attending the next biomechanics day in Phoenix, please contact me to register at firstname.lastname@example.org.