No more digging it out of the dirt
When asked how he became a great ball-striker Ben Hogan said, “I dug it out of the dirt,” suggesting that countless hours on the practice ground was the explanation for his greatness.
Likewise Sir Nick spent countless hours which he now says could have been greatly reduced had Trackman been available in his early days.
In the context of Sir Nick’s comments, Trackman can save lots of time when tinkering to find that something in your swing which when successful becomes the difference that made the difference.
Sir Nick says, "Now you have what I call the appliance of science. You have machines to tell your swing path, club-face angle, ball flights after one shot -- that's fantastic.”
Geoff Shackelford writes, “The most famous swing overhauler of the modern era is warning Jordan Spieth not to overtinker, and while that certainly is a headline worthy topic, I thought a few other points by the Nick Faldo were worth reading.”
Point 1 - "The physical side has been taken to a new level. They've really done a good job in dispelling the thought that it's an old man's sport," said Faldo. "These guys now are unbelievably strong. We have more than a dozen doctors travelling on tour with degrees in biomechanics ... they know exactly how to build a golfer and that's fantastic.”
Point 2 – “Faldo sounds horrified by Spieth's off-season plan to gain yardage. But it's his take on the role of technology via things like Trackman and the application of biomechanics that may explain why we are seeing so many complete, ready-for-prime-time players under 25”
Point 3 - "If you're playing good enough to compete against everyone and your game is good enough to beat the best in the world ... I wouldn't go and look to over tinker with it," said Faldo.
Here’s the link to Geoff’s blog
Quote of the Day
"It's a moderator, somewhere between pure science and Harvey Penick." – Sean Foley sharing his thoughts on Trackman.