The Golf Room https://www.thegolfroom.com Train with technology Sat, 13 Jul 2019 19:09:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://www.thegolfroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/cropped-symbol-32x32.png The Golf Room https://www.thegolfroom.com 32 32 Trackman – What is Club Path https://www.thegolfroom.com/trackman-what-is-club-path/ https://www.thegolfroom.com/trackman-what-is-club-path/#respond Sun, 03 Mar 2019 18:16:34 +0000 https://www.thegolfroom.com/?p=1961 The introduction of Trackman changed the golf industry on a number of levels. One of the most groundbreaking discoveries, which changed how teachers coach the game, is measured by a term known as club path.

 

Prior to recent research, the golf world believed the club face curved the ball and the path created the start line of our shots. However, thanks to Trackman, they found this to be incorrect! In the golfing world, it was like saying the world is round instead of flat.

The new findings have found that the club path actually determines the curvature of our shots whilst club face is a lot more prevalent for the initial starting direction of our shots. As the slogan now goes, “The face starts it, the path bends it”

The actual definition of the club path is “ The in-to-out or out-to-in movement of the club head’s geometric center at the time of maximum compression.”

In other words, club path is normally referred to as being into out swing, known as a positive number for a right handed golfer  or out to in which would show as a negative number for the right handed golfer

The holy grail for most amateur golfers is a “draw shot”. To do this we have to create an in to out club path. The optimal club path depends on what ball flight a player likes to see. The higher the club path is relative to zero, the more the ball will potentially curve.

This bodes the discussion for our next blog which ball flight is more efficient for the level of golfer that I am currently and how do I achieve this specific club movement.

Deciding on our intention for the outcome, what we aim to achieve is half the battle of hitting solid golf shots. Once that decision is made, it is much easier to build a golf swing that repeats and produces the shot patterns that we would like to see.

Club path for most golfers is one of the most consistent parts of one swing. However if you come in and your club path is not what you would like it to be, book a lesson with myself or one of our other Golf Room instructors and we would be happy to help you build your ideal club path.

Have a great week and I hope to see you in the Golf Room working on your game

 

Mitch Farrer – TGR Instructor 

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How your Understanding of Swing Direction can straighten your ball flight https://www.thegolfroom.com/how-your-understanding-of-swing-direction-can-straighten-your-ball-flight-2/ https://www.thegolfroom.com/how-your-understanding-of-swing-direction-can-straighten-your-ball-flight-2/#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:16:36 +0000 https://www.thegolfroom.com/?p=1954 First of all many golfers will ask what on earth is swing direction???

 

Most amateur golfers by now will have heard of the evolution of Trackman in the golfing world. The data can be very useful when it is used effectively, however misusing the information can be equally catastrophic in some cases.

 

This is why it is paramount for golfers to fully understand the information and how it is relevant to their golf swing and their tendencies.

 

We at The Golf Room pride ourselves on educating all of our golfers on the key points they need to focus on individually, so they can become their own best coaches.

 

Swing Direction is a vital parameter when analyzing a swing and a golfers ball flight

 

In essence Swing Direction is “the direction the clubhead is moving at the lowest point of the swing.”

 

If you can imagine the swing as a tilted Hula Hoop (from knee height to knee height) the Swing direction is the direction the “base of the hulahoop” is pointed relative to the target line

 

 

For a draw ball flight pattern we are looking to achieve anything between +2 and +6 (for a right handed golfer) and for a fade anything between -2 and -6 would be ideal.

 

If the swing direction becomes excessively negative (-7 or higher for a right handed golfer) the player will typically struggle with big slices and pulled shots to the left.

 

If the opposite is the case the player will hook or push shots because their swing direction will be anywhere above +7 or higher (for a right handed golfer)

 

During your next session at The Golf Room ask yourself the following vital questions so you can understand how you can improve your golf swing

 

What Ball Flight am I trying to hit?

What Swing Direction and path does this require?

What causes my swing direction and club path to become inefficient?

 

If any of these questions remain unanswered please dont hesitate to contact us at the golf room or feel free to email me at mfarrer@thegolfroom.com

 

Happy Golfing

 

Mitch Farrer – Golf Room Coach

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How your Understanding of Swing Direction can straighten your ball flight https://www.thegolfroom.com/how-your-understanding-of-swing-direction-can-straighten-your-ball-flight/ https://www.thegolfroom.com/how-your-understanding-of-swing-direction-can-straighten-your-ball-flight/#respond Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:09:54 +0000 https://www.thegolfroom.com/?p=1950 “Do I swing over the top, on plane or from the inside?”

Most amateur golfers by now will have heard of the evolution of Trackman in the golfing world. The data can be very useful when it is used effectively, however misusing the information can be equally catastrophic in some cases.

This is why it is paramount for golfers to fully understand the information and how it is relevant to their golf swing and their tendencies.

We at The Golf Room pride ourselves on educating all of our golfers on the key points they need to focus on individually, so they can become their own best coaches.

Swing Direction is a vital parameter when analyzing a swing and a golfer’s ball flight and can be an easy way to tell where you swing as a total picture is moving.

In essence, swing direction is “the direction the clubhead is moving at the lowest point of the swing.” It can also be thought of as how the clubhead is moving from your trail knee cap to your lead knee cap.

If you can imagine the swing as a tilted Hula Hoop (from knee height to knee height) the Swing direction is the direction the “base of the hulahoop” is pointed relative to the target line (for a right handed golfer) swing direction and for a fade anything between -2 and -6 would be ideal. You might be thinking, how can I have a negative swing direction and still hit a draw, we will cover this in a later session about club path.

If the swing direction becomes excessively negative (-7 or higher for a right handed golfer) the player will typically struggle with big slices and pulled shots to the left.

If the opposite is the case, the player will hook or push shots because their swing direction will be anywhere above +7 or higher (for a right handed golfer), therefore making it really hard to control the face.

During your next session at The Golf Room ask yourself the following vital questions so you can understand how you can improve your golf swing

What Ball Flight am I trying to hit?

What Swing Direction and path does this require?

What causes my swing direction and club path to become inefficient?

If any of these questions remain unanswered please don’t hesitate to contact us at the golf room or feel free to email me at mfarrer@thegolfroom.com.

Happy Golfing

Mitch Farrer – Golf Room Instructor and Golf Channel Academy Coach

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Do you struggle with consistency? https://www.thegolfroom.com/do-you-struggle-with-consistency-2/ https://www.thegolfroom.com/do-you-struggle-with-consistency-2/#respond Sat, 31 Mar 2018 04:22:42 +0000 http://www.thegolfroom.com/?p=1383

Director of Instruction and one of @golfdigest best young instructors, Kyle Morris, shows why getting out on your toes in transition can lead to a high swing plane on @trackmangolf and can create inconsistency in your game.

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Do you lose your posture in your swing? Here’s the fitness reason why! https://www.thegolfroom.com/do-you-lose-your-posture-in-your-swing-heres-the-fitness-reason-why/ https://www.thegolfroom.com/do-you-lose-your-posture-in-your-swing-heres-the-fitness-reason-why/#respond Sat, 31 Mar 2018 04:08:57 +0000 http://www.thegolfroom.com/?p=1380

TPI master Lindsay Becker explains what “early extension” is and how you can work on it in the gym.

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Make more putts and stop 3 putts with help from a nickel https://www.thegolfroom.com/make-more-putts-and-stop-3-putts-with-help-from-a-nickel/ https://www.thegolfroom.com/make-more-putts-and-stop-3-putts-with-help-from-a-nickel/#respond Sat, 31 Mar 2018 04:04:46 +0000 http://www.thegolfroom.com/?p=1376

Golf Digest Best Young Instructor and Master Trackman Professional Kyle Morris shows why many amateurs struggle with making solid contact and creating a consistent roll with their putts. With use of nickel, Kyle will give you a drill to practice making solid contact every time.

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Make more putts and stop 3 putts with help from a nickel https://www.thegolfroom.com/make-putts-stop-3-putts-help-nickel/ https://www.thegolfroom.com/make-putts-stop-3-putts-help-nickel/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:31:45 +0000 http://thegolfroom.com/?p=416
Golf Digest Best Young Instructor and Master Trackman Professional Kyle Morris shows why many amateurs struggle with making solid contact and creating a consistent roll with their putts. With use of nickel, Kyle will give you a drill to practice making solid contact every time.

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Do you lose your posture in your swing? Here’s the fitness reason why! https://www.thegolfroom.com/lose-posture-swingheres-fitness-reason/ https://www.thegolfroom.com/lose-posture-swingheres-fitness-reason/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:30:54 +0000 http://thegolfroom.com/?p=425
TPI master Lindsay Becker explains what “early extension” is and how you can work on it in the gym.

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Do you struggle with consistency? https://www.thegolfroom.com/do-you-struggle-with-consistency/ https://www.thegolfroom.com/do-you-struggle-with-consistency/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:30:49 +0000 http://thegolfroom.com/?p=481
Director of Instruction and one of @golfdigest best young instructors, Kyle Morris, shows why getting out on your toes in transition can lead to a high swing plane on @trackmangolf and can create inconsistency in your game

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Body and swing with Jd https://www.thegolfroom.com/body-swing-jd/ https://www.thegolfroom.com/body-swing-jd/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:30:09 +0000 http://thegolfroom.com/?p=479
If the body doesn’t want to do what is best to perform, you are fighting an uphill battle. At the golf room we cover all the weak links to strengthen the skill, body, and mind. Here is one example.

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