Luke Kerr-Dineen’s, “7 Emerging Trends That Will Take Hold In 2015” includes his thought that wearable technology will continue to rise in popularity.
“GAME golf and Arccos are two popular stat-tracking devices that users clip into the butt-end of their club. Zepp Golf, a computer about the size of a cracker that you clip onto your glove, analyzes your swing for you and is also growing in popularity.”
And so as someone in search of something to help me solve my swing issues I ask myself, “What should I do? Go for a one-time session with a pro who’s got Trackman. Or bite the bullet and buy some wearable technology?”
“The world's first automatic shot tracking system for today's golfer, so says their Home page which includes a photograph of G-Mac.
Given that I’m not into tracking and recording my mistakes or competing against my mates who also have Game Golf I’ll pass on this one. And stick with the idea of a one-time session with Trackman or maybe I missed something. Where’s the, “analyzes your swing.,” feature referred to by Luke?
"Arccos Golf GPS + Real-Time Stat Tracking System
Connect to your game (currently available for Apple iOS devices only)."
And yet again no reference to swing analysis just statistics-gathering and being mindful of Mark Twain’s suggestion that, “There are lies, damned lies and statistics,”
I’m not so sure statistical information overload will resolve my issues with the game of golf, so I’ll move on to Zepp Golf.
“Measure the most important aspects of your swing, then analyze and improve each one. Zepp offers an incredible set of 3D and video analysis features that give you instant feedback. You can even compare your swing to the pros.”
According to the blurb at Amazon, “Easily attaches to golf glove and wirelessly sends data to your smartphone or tablet after every swing.”
Sounds more like what I’m after and no need to buy an Apple app or product. Also I noted with interest that anAmazon reviewer wrote, “I'm really fascinated by my inability (so far) to lock-in a 3-to-1 backswing to downswing tempo, but I'm going to keep trying for consistency!”
Presumably the reference 3-to-1 is in keeping with what John Novosel at Tour Tempo teaches. Something he uncovered by accident and based on hours of analysis.
Having bought Tour Tempo I have to say that trying to get the correct ratio while listening to the clicks was a wee bit distracting. Now thanks to Zeep technology I can get feedback and work on my tempo without the noisy distractions.
Here’s the link to Luke
Quote of the Day
The much-anticipated Ryder Cup task force assembled for the first time to discuss, in their words, "some of the areas that we feel like need to be changed." Who knows what that means?” - Luke Kerr-Dineen