Do you feel frustrated about your golf swings? Because of this frustration, you went for practicing to try and improve your swings and end up more frustrated. You decided to quit golf because life has dawned on you that golf isn’t your game. No need to be in despair again or quitting golf because there is good news for you.
Here is the good news, you would have known that golf isn’t like other kinds of sports whereby you practice regularly and have your rewards on time. Golf is a process. All you need to do is to practice golf smarter not harder and not focusing on too many aspects of golf at the same. This is one of the major mistakes of an amateur golfer. You could focus on improving your golf swings when you go to the range. By practicing smarter, have you ever thought of recording your golf swings? Yes / No. Whatever the case may be, you could get a good camera or leverage on your phone’s camera and start to record your golf swings now. This will help you document your swings and eventually track your progress for better swings in the future.
Now that you have discovered the secret, this guide will help to give you insights on how to record your golf swings when you practice. Enjoy!
How to Record your Golf Swing
Here is all you need to know about recording your golf swings
Get yourself a friend, or you use a tripod stand
Just placing your recording on a bench will not solve anything if you want to record your golf swings. You will end up frustrated more than ever. Instead, find a friend that can help you to record or more conveniently, get a tripod stand. If you are using a smartphone, get yourself smartphone accessories that can be attached to the club shaft or alignment sticks. This will help you aligned with the chosen target. But remember to move your smartphone or recording device about 12-15 feet behind you when you start to record. If it is too close, you will not be able to see the whole swing, and if too far, you might be recording other irrelevance things.
Use slow motion
Most smartphones and a video camera can record at least 120 frames per second. This is a secret weapon you can use to your advantage. This is because most golf swings happen within seconds and if you want to improve your swings, you will need to check this split seconds of swings. Therefore, use slow motion. It will help you to track your improvement when you are doing your putter stroke. You will know when you have the ball been positioned incorrectly and many more mistakes. It would help if you remembered to put into consideration the “rolling shutter” effect when filming. This distortion is not happening in real life.
Record down-the-line and face-angles
In most cases, golfers record their swing down-the-line, that is, positioning yourself between the target and camera. Down-the-line is particularly important when you go to a busy range. You will want to focus on yourself and not others. It will also help you to capture things you might not see on a norm like backswings and the position of the clubface at the top of the swing. While this is important, you should also record a face-on angle. But before we get to that, you should know how to position your camera. A lot of golfers position the camera at feet line, some even at the target line. Correct positioning of a camera when recording down-the-line should intersect the feet and the target line and close to where the hands are at address. Remember to use your alignment stick to set the alignment with the target before recording.
Because down-the-line is quite easy to record, most golfers neglect the face on angle view. A face-on-angle view will help you see your shoulder turn, which might not be visible from down-the-line. You can record this view by aligning your target first. Then, position the tripod to be at hand height when you are on the ball. The ball should be at the bottom of the video and the backing on top of the screen
Save all videos
As you are making a variety of shots, you will notice that you will have some bad shots and good shots. Save all this video and watch them all over again, especially the bad ones. Most of the bad shots teach more important things than good shots. You can keep them in a separate folder while you tally up your best short by using basic visual cues. This will arouse your confidence in making other good shots when you stand on your first tee.
Video your swing on the course
Now that you have saved all videos watch the good and the bad ones. It would be best if you wanted to improve on them, especially on the bad shots. Generally, hitting on the range is very easy to do because you have a perfect lie but swinging on the golf course can be difficult especially if you are hitting from the rough or pitching from a tight lie. So you will want to practice on a golf course. If you are going to be doing this, record a specific shot you want to improve on the golf course. If you are struggling with a kind of shot such as hitting from the rough, this could be your best time to do that. As a pro tip, do not watch the recorded videos during your practice as this may cloud your sense of judgment. Instead, watch the videos at the end of your practice session
By now, you should be feeling confident about recording your golf swings when next you practice. Remember to get a tripod and an alignment stick and record the downline and face angle views. Endeavor to practise consistently and smartly. Be creative with your practice routines.
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