Earlier this summer, I was out on the golf course teeing it up with my usual golf partner, Anthony. This man can smoke the ball off the tee. However, a few times each season he gets in a rut and starts spraying the ball all over the place. Not many golfers can improve their game or make a quick fix to their swing on the fly during a round. Anthony is no different.
On this particular day, however, after a really bad shot, he mumbled something about wishing he could see what he was doing wrong. A light went off within. I immediately thought about the video option most cell phones have. I asked Anthony if he had his cell phone handy and he immediately pulled out his iPhone 6. We were about to find a quick fix discover to his erratic swing issues.
At the next tee box, Anthony teed it up, while I began filing his swing. He hit yet another slice. I handed him the phone and showed him the video. It took less than 30 seconds for him to fix his problem as he discovered his inside-out swing was causing the errant slices. He then teed up another ball and returned to his old ways of smoking the ball down the fairway. He looked at me and said, “Normally, that kind of lesson would take an hour and cost me $40.”
Understanding How to Fix Your Swing
With the plethora of technology available today, thinking outside the box can sometimes yield positive results and quick fixes if you know what to look for. Of course, improving your golf swing isn’t always that simple. And, of course, no technology can help fix your swing if you’re not familiar with your own swing mechanics.
A golf lesson or two can help you better understand what swing mechanics work best. When you understand those basics about yourself, you’ll be able to better use technology for a quick fix during a round.