ELICAN HILL GOLF ACADEMY’S director of instruction, Glenn Deck, was in the middle of a lesson when he noticed that his student, who wanted to add distance to his tee shots, seemed to be engaging his right hip too quickly at the start of his downswing. With the aid of the Academy’s MySwing Golf 3D motion capture system, Deck was able to quickly and conclusively confirm his diagnosis.
“MySwing turns a lesson into a truly enjoyable learning experience,” says Deck. “The system gives us such detailed feedback on every aspect of the swing that we can make very specific motion adjustments. It’s not a guess; it’s a true test that lets us know that a recommended thought, feel or visual image will move students in the direction of their ideal swing.”
The full-body system, which was introduced in 2015 and has won over some of the country’s top instructors, gathers data via lightweight sensors that Deck, or certified PGA Golf Instructor Tim Mitchell, places on the student and on the club shaft. The sensors capture quantitative swing motion and club movement data and transmit that information wirelessly to a computer. Because the system is used on the outdoor driving range at Pelican Hill Golf Academy, instructors can watch the actual ball flight, before and after the swing evaluation, to verify that the MySwing advice will likely pay off on the course.