I wrote recently about how I was eager to test out the Launch Monitor app called the B-Fit ball fitter from Bridgestone Golf, and I have every expectation that I will like it, based on how it uses high-speed video algorithms to gauge the metrics just like the $20K pro machines do.
Update: I will put this update at the beginning to lead off, because you don’t have to read the entire post to see what I got out of the App.
That was, nothing. I tried using the App twice and the ball speed reading was so off, I deleted the App and haven’t thought of it since. My findings – unreliable and nowhere near as accurate as one would want, unless you’re OK with ball speed readings 15-20 mph off. /update
Now, there’s no reason that a kid hitting it 350 yards carry distance would need any more distance, but find me one person, even among the longest hitters, who didn’t want more distance with their swings.
In the “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video, I continued the theme of leveraging the pivot with the “One Major Move” which I introduced in the “E = MCS”swing video.
I had also addressed the nature of how to leverage with the “One Exercise”drill with the Kettle Bell, and below you can see the proof of a tighter pivot when I actually swing the Kettle Bell as if making a golf swing.
Another de-bunking here, as I heard a couple of times on the PGA Championship broadcast that players like Justin Thomas get “vertical lift” by having a high trailing heel and having the front foot leave the ground at impact.
Of course, I’ve made my view clear that I think the analysts on TV have no clue why a player does the “flying foot,” so you hear a lot of bunk concerning this.
As my long time readers know, I have always had issues with my down swing plane and club path through impact.
There were two reasons, the first of which I’ll address first here – that I have a spinal deformity that twists my shoulders open when standing straight, leading to a steep down swing plane (what people call “over the top”) in the past, as well as a downward or negativeAttack Angle into the ball with the Driver.
One could say “six of one” and “half a dozen of the other,” when comparing my two Driver shot data series, if you overlook one important factor.
Everything was the same – the Launch Monitor (the Foresight GC Quad), the balls (same facility, so the Sxrixon balls would have been the same, whatever brand they were), the same driver (the Callaway Rogue Sub-Zero), and then you get close to identical top club and ball speeds.
I had said in the weeks previously, while working on changing my back swing pivot to shorten it and produce a shallower plane on the down swing, that I was hitting baby draw with it due to the changes I was making.
I showed some data from May where I had gone to the TXG Golffacility in Toronto to show how the MCS Golf Swing model allowed me to drive the ball well upwards of 300 yard and to also create a positive Attack Angle to maximize drive distance.