When I use Trackman in my golf lessons there are several aspects that are important for a straighter or consistent ball flight. This equipment allows me to figure out areas in your golf swing that I cannot see or validate with cameras alone.
Trackman not only tracks the ball the entire time but also follows your club thru impact. There are 24 parameters that are tracked with ball flight and club information.
There are many parameters that are tracked and important depending on the student’s needs. The areas that I really like to see with Trackman are club face at impact, club path and angle of attack.
Club Face: This information looks at the club face at the moment of compression for squareness to the target line. This helps me allow the student to hit a control fade or draw.
Club Path: Club path looks at the center of gravity of the club head thru impact in which way the club is moving, either in to out or out to in.
Angle of Attack: This will tell me how the club is moving in a downward motion or an upward motion. This is extremely important when it comes to hitting the driver longer with the amount of speed the student produces.
If you are wanting to hit the driver longer or even your irons longer and higher I use these numbers to help decide on what club or what swing faults are keeping you from hitting your desired ball flight.
Clubhead Speed: The average club head speed on Tour is 114 mph. The average amateur golfer club head speed is 90 mph.
Ball Speed: This number is almost more important than club head speed because the faster this number is the further the ball can carry. It also can show how solid the shot was compared to the club head speed.
Launch Angle: This number shows how many degrees the ball will start in the air and create a ball flight that is desired for more distance.
Spin Rate: The amount of revolutions the ball spins during the launch angle. This number will be somewhere in the 2000 range depending on club head speed and desired ball flight.
Smash Factor: This number is from ball speed divided by club head speed. The better this number is the better the contact possibly was at impact.
Whenever you can validate numbers with your golf swing it not only makes the instruction better but also the student will learn faster with a better feel.
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