11/11/2015

Golf Technology:  How Using Flightscope in Lessons Can Help a Student Learn

Improvements in golf technology have done wonders for teaching the game of golf for many top instructors.  But how can it help the student learn more about their games?  Todd Kolb is back to show us how his Flightscope X2 Elite helps his students learn with video of their swings, while at the same time allowing him to access the numbers as well.

Hey golfers, PGA Teaching Professional Todd Kolb with another segment of Teaching with Technology, and today we’re going to talk about how golf technology can really provide a variety of ways for me as an instructor to teach, but also, more importantly, you as a golfer to learn.  So when we think about golf technology—and I’ve got my Flightscope here today, I’m using my mobile device—a lot of people think of golf technology as numbers and scientific, and that is true.  But it can also provide input from a visual standpoint.

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So let’s take a look at just one golf shot I hit here.  So on the screen I can provide for the student actual numbers, or the video.  So on this particular shot, I can tell a student hey, your path was 2.9 degrees to the right, the face was slightly closed, that shot’s going to definitely hook, assuming center contact.  But maybe the student isn’t really into numbers; they say “You know Todd, I’m more of a visual learner.  What did that look like?”  Because that’s really how I think I’m going to learn what you’re trying to teach me.

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Well, right next to it, I can actually have the video playing that matches up with the numbers from that particular golf swing.  So, whether you’re a visual learner or you like to learn by numbers—or whatever your personal preference is—golf technology, when used properly, allows us as an instructor to provide the best learning environment for a student.  And really, that is the key to creating a good coaching environment and helping you, the student, play better golf.

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