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Golf Swing Tips: Golfweek.com Reviews SwingSmart Golf Analyzer
Golfweek.com’s Ryan Lavner talks with Angelo Papadourakis, Chief Executive Golfer (Officer) of NewSpin Golf about the SwingSmart Golf Analyzer.
Ryan: Angelo, like many golfers, sometimes my swing plane gets a little over the top, gets a little underneath. I think you’ve got a device here that golfers could really enjoy.
Angelo: This is called the SwingSmart Golf Analyzer. The SwingSmart system starts with a small sensor group that sits right underneath your grip. It weighs about 19 grams.
It’s got a wireless device in it -- a Bluetooth wireless device. The minute you take your golf swing, the swing data – 4 key numbers – appear INSTANTLY on your iPhone/iPad or Android device.
We hooked up with Peter Kostis, our national spokesman, who really likes the fact that you can see this data on your iPhone or iPad, but also that you can see the golf swing shape.
When you go to the 3D Swing View, for the very first time, you’ll be able to see your golf swing in 3D – and you can take a 360 degree look at it.
You can view a static picture of your swing shape. And then, you can view the motion of your golf swing. When watching the motion, you’ll notice that we remove the golfer entirely from the frame. Because as Peter says, what we’re concentrating on is not the motion of the golfer, but the actual angle of the club face as it comes through the golf swing. We move that club through the swing and we can see instantly exactly what you’re doing on the golf course.
You can work with an instructor, work on an iPad. What if your instructor says . . .
“You’re swinging that club beautifully. Ryan, that was your best golf swing, I’m going to SAVE it.”
Now, you can COMPARE that Best swing to any other swing at any time. You can take SwingSmart Golf Analyzer discretely out on the golf course with your iPhone or iPad. And you can look at the 4 key numbers alone, and you can also look at your swing in 3D.
You can see your golf swing anytime, anywhere, and COMPARE it to your Best swing for every club. It’s a great way to help people get better at playing golf.
Ryan: It’s really cool that not only can you see the arc of the golf swing, you can do SWING SPEED, you can do TEMPO, you can see if you’re flipping it at impact. Talk about those 4 different attributes and why this is more than just a sensor.
Angelo: We talk about a couple of really basic golf swing tips:
If you can keep your Tempo going, that means you have this nice smooth ratio, probably 3 to 1 from back swing down to impact.
(We always laugh about it: The longest walk in golf is where you go from the driving range where you play like the best golfer in the world; and you go to the first tee, and suddenly you’re a 35 handicap and you’re hitting in the ground . . . .)
With SwingSmart Golf Analyzer, you can look at your BEST swing, look at your TEMPO, and see if you’ve changed your Tempo somehow. Now you have a chance to COMPARE.
You can self-correct as you play this game. Not only with TEMPO.
Another one of the 4 key measures in your golf swing is the FACE ANGLE. Your golf club changes in its Face Angle as it comes through your golf swing.
We give you the opportunity to view your golf swing, not only with your driver but all the way down to your putter.
You’re on the green. “Why’d I miss that putt to the right?” You come on the SwingSmart Free App, and you take a look at it . . . you see you opened up a little bit and pushed it to the right.
Now you have the opportunity to improve your golf swing with every club.
Ryan: Not only Swing Arc. You can do Swing Speed. You can do club Face Angle. You can measure these 4 key numbers – and see your entire golf swing from every angle -- all with one simple device.