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Peter Kostis and the SwingSmart Golf Analyzer
Peter Kostis, Top Golf Teaching Pro and CBS Golf Analyst, talks about SwingSmart Golf Analyzer with Angelo Papadourakis, Chief Executive Golfer (Officer), NewSpin Golf.
Peter: Y’know Angelo, this SwingSmart device is pretty small. I mean, what does this thing weigh?
Angelo: Probably only about 19 grams, like ¾ of an ounce, Peter.
Peter: Well, it’s certainly not going to affect the feeling of the golf club when you put it on the grip. It’s going to hardly be noticeable.
Angelo: You really don’t notice it at all. You swing away, and you don’t think the SwingSmart Golf Analyzer is even there. Yet, we know it’s starting to give you a lot of information about your swing.
Peter: Well that’s the key – I can INSTANLY see 4 key metrics and the 3D Swing View. I’ve got my iPad here and I could use my iPhone or my computer.
With this, I can capture the rhythm of my golf swing, the path of my golf swing, the Angle of Attack of my golf swing. This is a lot of information available to the golfer just from this little device.
Angelo: Don’t forget, we can also show you the whole 3D Swing View of your golf swing. You can spin it around and get to see your swing from every viewpoint where an instructor would probably be looking at you.
Peter: Rather than being risky and trying to find a way to look at your golf swing from the target view, with this, SwingSmart Golf Analyzer captures your golf swing INSTANTLY.
You can actually see from the target view what your club is doing as it approaches impact.
What I love about SwingSmart Golf Analyzer is it can give you information INSTANTLY -- before the ball lands.
It will give you the SHAPE of your golf swing, and I’m a big believer in the golf swing shape.
So I love the fact that SwingSmart Golf Analyzer can tell you what the whole golf club is doing for the entirety of the golf swing.
Angelo: When you’re teaching, you also see some of the challenges of having a golfer look at the video of his or her golf swing.
Peter: When we use video, the very first thing a person looks at is their waist. Then they look at their height. And then they look at how they look, what they’re dressed like.
And then maybe, eventually, they might get around to looking at the golf club. But with SwingSmart Golf Analyzer, a golfer’s image is shown at address so you have a point of reference. And then as soon as the golf swing starts, the golfer disappears.
All you get to look at and focus on is the Face Angle and Angle of Attack of the golf club, swing shape, and then movement through the impact area, and then you’ve got the 4 key numbers to back it up.
That’s pretty cool. You’ll really get good reinforcement in the learning process of what your golf swing is really doing.
Message from Peter Kostis about SwingSmart Golf Analyzer
“This little bitty device called the SwingSmart Golf Analyzer is about the size of my little finger. This is the next generation of how people are going to learn their golf swings and how people are going to use it to teach golf swings.
This, in concert with your iPhone or even your iPad, will give you INSTANT feedback as to what you’re doing with your golf swing. (Now it’s not going to tell you what you’re doing with your body, because the golf ball doesn’t care what your body does. All the golf ball cares about is what the club is doing when it makes contact.)
SwingSmart Golf Analyzer will show you the shape of your entire golf swing. It’ll show you the blade rotation, Angle of Attack, path of your swing. And what you can do with this is use your own best swing as your swing model to pursue.
So if you take a lesson, and you hit one just the way you’d like to hit it for the rest of your life, push SAVE on your iPad and that swing now becomes your swing model.
SwingSmart Golf Analyzer. Pretty cool idea.”