About the Golf Swing
What does “over the top” refer to with a golf swing?
Many golfers lunge at the ball and the club goes “over the top”. But your downswing should be on the same plane as your backswing.
The 3D Swing View on SwingSmart Golf Trainer shows whether your swing is on the same plane or over the top.
What do the different color lines mean in 3D SwingView™?
The blue line is your backswing and the red line is your downswing.
I like to turn my club face Open or Closed when I address the ball even before I start my backswing, will the SwingSmart still work?
You will notice that when you turn your club face open or closed, that the SwingSmart is no longer hanging directly underneath the club shaft, but instead is pointing sideways. To ensure that the SwingSmart will be in the optimum position for swing capture, reposition the SwingSmart so it hangs underneath the shaft and is pointed directly down to the ground.
Do I have to calibrate the SwingSmart?
No - that would be a pain! The SwingSmart automatically calibrates itself to its position.
Do you provide guidelines of what a perfect swing is?
Our spokesman and PGA instructor Peter Kostis believes that there is not one perfect swing. He says that "there is not one swing for everybody but everybody needs to develop one swing". We realize, however, that golfers need a good starting point, so we provide you with in-App instructional videos and guidelines by Peter Kostis. The videos and guidelines are a great first step for helping you find and develop your "Your Personal Best Swing". We'll also be providing periodic new video tips from Peter and others on how you can use the information from your SwingSmart to help your game. Watch for the app updates, as well as our website: www.SwingSmart.com