12 June 2017
How to Really Benefit From Using Your Phone
Are you one of the many golfers who video themselves on the driving range so that you can conduct an analysis of your swing and try to figure out how to improve it? Here’s a tip to help you successfully use your phone camera to improve your golf.
On the range, most people will either work on their irons or their driver. The main difference between an iron and a driver swing is the different positions at impact. When using your driver you will have your weight pretty evenly distributed between your feet so you can hit upwards on the ball. In contrast, with an iron, your weight is much further towards the target so you can hit down on the ball. With both swings, how you position your body in your backswing is what will really determine how good your impact will be.
For a right handed golfer using an iron, around 60% of your weight should be on your right foot at the top of your backswing. Using a driver, you want to aim for around 80% of your weight on your right foot.
To help you understand how to do this, place your phone on the floor with the camera on ‘selfie’ mode so that you can see your face on the screen. When you make your backswing with an iron you want to feel like your head rotates a little, however, your head should still be central on the screen. With your driver, you want to feel the same rotation with your head but it should move to the right side of the screen.
This simple exercise should help you understand the different between your iron and driver swings and give you the best possible chance of a good impact.