Advanced Teaching of the Golf Swing
For the Player
Find Your Unidentified Golf Swing Faults
The The Most important link in your Swing Timing that must be considered, and is only taken into account with FitChip, is the flexibility of the shaft in the golf club. For the best performance the shaft must be timed with the swing sequence to return the club to straight and square at ball impact where it achieves its greatest club head speed and accuracy. With a fault in the players swing sequence, such as double loading the shaft, the peak performance cannot be achieved. Sign up for a lesson and identify any swing faults you may have below.
In a recent article in golf magazine Titleist described the advanced swing analysis system they are using for instruction. The computer tracks the different parts of the body and their actions during the golf swing. From this system they find that the various sections of the body for the better player follow In a sequence through ball impact. The system follows each section of the body individually. The timing of this sequence is an individual characteristic for each player. The first section is the hips, the second is the torso, the third are the arms and the fourth is the club. Most any teacher can use video or visual analysis to identify the proper sequencing of these elements for any player to some degree. Even with the sophisticated system that Titleist is using it is difficult to see the swing faults or timing of energy put into the club that may be in this swing visually, even with the aid of a high speed video. To pinpoint the swing fault and timing of the energy input it is necessary to use a digital recording system on the club to identify the faults in the timing of the swing. These faults and energy input primarily show up in the reaction of the golf club to the shaft load timing during the swing sequence.
Perfected golf group (PGG) uses a digital recording system “FitChip” on the golf club which will identify swing faults and the timing of the swing. This unit is called FitChip, which was developed for fitting the golf shaft to the players swing. The digital readings of the FitChip identifies faults in the golf swing such as double load, delayed release and another imperfections. There’s also one very important part of swing timing that even the Titleist system leaves out. If you will look on the web under golf swing timing there is a great deal written about it but again these writings only consider body movements. The timing of the body movements certainly are very important and must occur in some sort of consistent sequence for the best performance. Even though these body movement need to be in a specific sequence the timing of these movements will be different for every player. It is this timing that must match the timing of the shaft release or kick to achieve peak performance for the player. The final link in the swing timing that is most important is the flexibility of the shaft in the golf club. Without the proper timing of the golf club/shaft with the players swing sequence the peak performance cannot be achieved. To correct the swing sequence fault will require identifying the specific cause of the fault through the use of video and the FitChip digital data.
As a Player you can use the system of high speed video in conjunction with the FitChip to analyze your golf swing for faults that cannot be identified visually. With each swing the FitChip Data will be accompanied by a video of the same swing. The frame speed of the video must be recorded also, so that the FitChip Data timing can be coordinated with the frame speed of the camera. The best frame speed for the video is 200 to 300 frames per second. However, we can use the more standard 30 to 60 frames per second speed but you will lose some ability to pick up the cause of the fault. You’ll also find a registration form to signup and participate in this program below.
In the Photo below you will see a player with a swing fault. In The Chart below is the shaft load data taken by the on the club computer device “FitChip” that records the shaft loading as the blue line and the shaft release as the red line for that particular swing. If the swing was without fault the load would just go up and down in a more parabolic curve fashion. We can see that the curve in the Chart increases to a peak then drops off at a slow rate and then at a faster rate and then loads up again prior to ball impact. Ball impact is where the red line crosses the lower axis of the chart. The Photo shows the player in a position in this swing where the shaft is fully loaded and is represented in the Chart by the point at which the red line starts and the shaft releases from the blue line and the blue line is at its peak load. The yellow line in the Photo represents the straight position of the shaft based on the grip end of the shaft.
Recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top 20 Teachers in America, says:
“Since I have been using the FitChip Shaft Fitting System with my students, and even experienced it myself, I am further convinced that properly fitted equipment plays a major role in helping the student achieve his final swing objectives. After fitting my students to equipment based on the timing of their natural swings, I am no longer teaching compensatory swing moves to satisfy ill fitting equipment. I find I can start working with students on the basics of the swing that pertain to their individual body statures, however once they have those mechanics down, the only way to advance any further is to make sure they are swinging properly fitted clubs that match their swing timing.”
“If their equipment does not fit them properly, rather than continuing the lesson with clubs that do not fit, or suspending the lesson until they have invested in a new set of clubs, we can help them finish their lesson with properly fitted equipment through the use of demo test shafts and club heads. These test shafts should be incrementally built to specific frequencies, and use them not only to shorten the learning curve for those taking lessons, but also for those interested in our patented FitChip club fitting service”.
For more detailed information on the concepts used in the FitChip fitting system see “Golf Clubs 101” and other blogs under “Tech Talk”.
Even the most superficial review of industry publications and marketing trends reveals custom clubs are a hot item in the industry. There continues to be a huge market in the sale of custom fit golf equipment even through the industries fitting techniques are out dated and consistently fall short of the potential peak performance for the Player. Perfected Golf Group of Columbus Ohio, now offers the Player an economical way to easily enter the era of using custom clubs and substantially improving his or her game through the use of one or more of our FitChip Custom club-fitting and shaft fitting program options.
Using our patented “FitChip” fitting technology to match the exact cycle per minute frequency of the shaft to each golfer’s individual and unique timing parameters produce a custom fit that cannot be matched by any OEM club company or shaft company still using the traditional, but outdated fitting methods involving Age, Gender or Swing Speed or even Launch Monitors.