In this first video in the series we look at the differences in body rotation between an amateur golfer who we captured in our studio and a PGA tour professional.
This particular amateur came to us struggling with blocks and hooks which in part were being caused by lack of body rotation on the downswing.
Using GEARS 3D Motion Capture we uncover the exact amount of rotation of both golfers and highlight how it affects the club movement and delivery. Important to note that there are no ideal rotation numbers more so “Windows” that we see great players fit into for this and all aspects of the game.
During the video you will see the rotation of both the pelvis/hips and also of the ribcage. We use the ribcage in this case instead of the shoulders as it gives us a better indicator of how well the upper body is actually rotating.
During the video you will see several numbers displayed on the avatar of the players. They include turn, side bend, and bend of both the pelvis and rib cage. For this first video in the series we decided to just focus on the turn number.
The numbers are displayed live on the screen as the golfers are swinging so you can see during any point in the how the golfers are moving instead of just looking at only impact. This is important as it gives the entire picture of what is happening and not just a snapshot in time.
We hope you enjoy this video and it gives you some insight into your own swing. We also want to help you during this series understand some of the key differences between how elite players and amateurs play this great game.