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Why Golf Biomechanics ?
Are you a golfer seeking to enhance your swing, increase your speed, or understand the cause of pain when playing? Look no further than Sergio, a highly skilled and experienced golf coach who has devoted his career to mastering the field of Golf Biomechanics.
Located in Dublin, Sergio’s golf studio is the only facility in Ireland where golfers can benefit from his cutting-edge expertise and technology. Sergio’s unique 3D Golf Biomechanics assessment is the key to unlocking your potential on the golf course. By combining physical evaluations with extensive swing analysis, Sergio can pinpoint the most efficient way for you to utilize your body in your swing, minimizing the risk of injury and improving performance.
Sergio’s coaching approach is founded on the most current research and evidence in the field, providing long-lasting results for golfers of all skill levels. His passion for the game and commitment to his craft make his studio the ideal destination for golfers seeking to refine their swing, increase their distance, and realize their full potential on the course. Why work with Sergio? Because he is the ultimate coach to help you take your golf game to new heights.
Below is a detailed breakdown of each stage in the full assessment process provided by Sergio, outlining what occurs during each phase of the assessment.
During the initial interview, our focus is on identifying specific issues that are affecting your game. We use a detailed questionnaire to gather information about your golfing background, experience, goals, and any specific issues you may be facing. This information allows us to zero in on the areas of your game that need attention and use it to build a bespoke, tailored program of improvement.
The questionnaire will cover topics such as:
-Your current golfing level
-Your goals for the game
-Your strengths and weaknesses
-Your playing schedule
-Any physical limitations or injuries that may affect your swing
-Your swing analysis and swing video analysis
-Your equipment and ball flight
-Your playing habits and course management
This information will provide us with a comprehensive understanding of your game and allow us to develop a program that is tailored specifically to your needs and goals. Our coach will work closely with you to identify your specific areas of improvement, and design a plan that will help you achieve your goals
RAPID Golf Medical and TPI Screening
Before starting the collection of golf swing data, our physiotherapist will take you through a series of medical tests that will evaluate your mobility, stability, balance, coordination, strength, and power as they relate to your golf swing. This allows us to build a program that will help you overcome swing compensations that might be a result of physical challenges, helping you to play better and without pain.
The tests will evaluate your:
Mobility: This will assess your range of motion in various joints, such as your hips, shoulders, and spine, to identify any areas of restricted movement that may be impacting your swing.
Stability: This will assess your ability to maintain balance and control your body during the swing, and identify any areas that may be causing you to lose stability during your swing.
Balance: This will assess your ability to maintain balance and control your body during the swing, and identify any areas that may be causing you to lose balance during your swing.
Coordination: This will assess your ability to coordinate different parts of your body during the swing, and identify any areas that may be causing you to lose coordination during your swing.
Strength: This will assess your overall strength and identify any areas that may be causing you to lose power during your swing.
Power: This will assess your overall power and identify any areas that may be causing you to lose power during your swing.
The results of these tests will be used to create a personalized plan that will help you overcome any physical challenges and improve your golf game without pain.
BioMetrix Golf Assessment
The analysis of an individual’s biomechanics is a crucial part of the assessment process, it allows us to determine the most natural and comfortable way for the individual to swing a golf club.
Golf biomechanics is the study of how the body moves during the golf swing, and it helps us to understand how the body is used in the golf swing. By identifying the relationship between the body and the swing, we can determine the most efficient way to use the body to prevent injuries, recover from existing injuries and enhance performance.
Video Analysis Assessment
Using high-speed video capture, we are able to capture the golfer’s swing from 4 different angles, which are down the line, face on, behind, and on top of the player. These angles provide us with a detailed insight into the body angles during the swing, which is essential for a comprehensive analysis of the golfer’s swing.
The high-speed video enables us to slow down the swing and analyze it frame by frame, which allows us to see the smallest details of the swing that are not visible to the naked eye. We can use this information to identify any faults or inefficiencies in the swing and provide the golfer with drills and exercises to improve their swing.
3D Golf Analysis Assessment
We use the Bull3D system, a state-of-the-art 6-sensor biomechanics analysis system that evaluates the characteristics of your golf swing which cannot be identified through the use of video. The system evaluates the swing at a high frame rate and provides detailed information about your swing kinematics that can be used to identify swing faults or inefficiencies.
The Bull3D system allows us to determine:
- The amount of rotation created with the upper and lower body
- The amount of speed created with individual body segments
- The sequence in which the body winds and unwinds during the golf swing (Kinematic Sequence)
This information helps us evaluate the golfer’s mobility, stability, balance, coordination, strength, and power as they relate to the golf swing. This allows us to identify swing compensations that might be a result of physical challenges, and provide personalized drills and exercises to improve swing mechanics and reduce the risk of injury. With this information, we can build a program to help overcome these swing compensations, helping the golfer play better and with more confidence.
Ground Force Reaction Assessment
Flightscope Ball & Club Assessment
Using the Flightscope launch monitor system, we collect club and ball data. The Flightscope is a professional-grade system that allows us to capture the exact movement of the club through impact, as well as the flight of the ball. This data can be used in conjunction with the 3D data and ground force analyses to provide a more complete understanding of the golfer’s swing mechanics.
The Flightscope launch monitor system captures a wide range of data, including ball speed, spin rate, launch angle, and spin axis. It also measures the club’s speed, face angle, attack angle, and club path. All these data points can help us evaluate the golfer’s swing mechanics and identify faults or inefficiencies.
By combining the data from the Flightscope launch monitor with the 3D data and ground force analyses, we can create a comprehensive picture of the golfer’s swing mechanics. We can use this information to create a personalized program of improvement, which can include exercises and drills to improve the golfer’s swing mechanics and increase their performance on the golf course.
Immediately following the collection of data, we review the information with you and set out a plan of action to address any issues or areas for improvement that were identified. This plan of action will be tailored to your specific needs and goals, and will include exercises and drills that are designed to improve your swing mechanics and overall performance on the golf course.
From the 1st of November, we will also offer a full written report as an additional service. This report will provide a detailed analysis of the data collected during the assessment, along with recommendations and a plan of action to improve your swing mechanics and overall performance on the golf course. The report can be requested for an additional fee, and will be a useful tool to track progress and measure the results of the program.
Overall, the data collection, analysis, and coaching is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of your swing mechanics, and to help you achieve your goals and improve your game.
Golf Performance Program To Work After ASSESSMENT
Using the information collected during the assessment, Sergio will build a personalised practice programme using GamyPlan, which will help you reach your goals.
ACCESS TO RELOAD BUNDLE
Following your 6 weeks check-up, you will have the option to sign up for the reload bundle for €335. This bundle includes additional coaching sessions and check-ins to help you maintain the progress you have made and continue to improve your game.
The reload bundle includes:
- 4 additional 60-minute coaching sessions
- 12 weeks check-ins to help you stay on track and accountable for your progress
- Continued access to our online app where you can upload videos of your swing and ask questions
- Continued support from Sergio.
The reload bundle is a great way to continue to work on your swing mechanics and overall performance on the golf course, and to achieve your goals. More information about the reload bundle can be found at Lesson icon on the home page of the website.
In August 2020
Ireland’s newest high tech golf studio was built in the Spawell Golf Academy Dublin Ireland. The studio boasts seamless integration of the newest golfing software and technology such as swing catalyst plates to bring an added dimension to lessons for golfers of all abilities.
We’re proud to offer the best of both worlds: indoor and outdoor coaching all year round. With cutting-edge technology, such as MySwing Pro 3D, Bull3D, CAPTO Putting, and HackMotion, we cover all aspects of the game. Our Flightscope launch monitor is available for all lessons, providing essential information on golf club and golf ball data that’s crucial during coaching sessions.
Our state-of-the-art facilities also feature E6 software, allowing for golf course simulation, nearest-to-the-pin competitions, and skills tests – coming soon as an event this winter 2021/2022.
Our coaching team utilizes two high-definition ultra-slow motion cameras and high-tech video analysis software by Swing Catalyst to analyze the body and golf club during the golf swing. This analysis is displayed on our wide-screen TVs in the studio. Our Swing Catalyst system is synchronized with our launch monitor and pressure plates, allowing for analysis from all angles, including pressure data, golf club data, and golf ball data. This provides a detailed insight into a player’s game, enabling us to identify the most effective swing changes for them. Additionally, we offer indoor putting lessons, providing a complete coaching experience.
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, our cutting-edge technology and expert coaching team are here to help you take your game to the next level. Book your lesson today and experience the benefits of our world-class facilities and coaching services.
What Is Golf Biomechanics
Golf Biomechanics is the analysis of human motion using the principles of physics and physiology. A deep understanding of biomechanics allows for increased sport performance while decreasing the potential for an injury. Analysing and understanding how muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to produce movement is key to appreciating subtle differences in the golf swing and minimizing injuries whilst enhancing performance. The golf swing is a complex movement, influenced by anatomy, physiology and psychology. Golf Biomechanics can maximize the distance and accuracy of your shots. Sergio’s niche is translating the research and raw data into an understandable form for the golfer.
what is Motion Capture
Motion capture, also referred to as motion tracking or mocap, is a cutting-edge technology used to digitally record the movement of objects or people. In golf, motion capture is a critical tool used to analyze a golfer’s swing mechanics by recording the movement of the golfer’s body during the swing.
The motion capture process involves placing markers on specific points of the golfer’s body, such as joints, and then using cameras or other sensing devices to track the movement of these markers. This generates data that is then used to create a 3D model of the golfer’s movement, which can be analyzed in detail to identify faults or inefficiencies in the swing.
The use of motion capture technology in golf enables biomechanists to conduct more accurate research, while golf coaches can make better-informed decisions about how to improve a golfer’s swing. By providing a comprehensive understanding of the golfer’s swing mechanics, motion capture technology can help coaches to identify areas for improvement, develop personalized training programs and provide feedback to their golfers.
In conclusion, motion capture is an essential tool that provides a comprehensive understanding of a golfer’s swing and is instrumental in helping golf coaches and biomechanists enhance the performance of golfers.
What is Kinematic Sequence?
In all sports, there is a sequence of motion that maximizes performance better than any other – a golden sequence that all the great players in that sport adhere to, which is known as the Kinematic Sequence. This help us to see how efficiently energy is transferred from the proximal, strong muscles (the hips and the pelvis area) to the smaller extremities (muscles of the wrist and the hands).
What Is Ground Reaction Force?
Ground Reaction Force is the force exerted by the ground on a body in contact with it. When you are moving in the golf swing, you have to push on the ground and the ground pushes back on you in the opposite direction. This causes your body to move.
The two main torques in the golf swing are;
Frontal Plane Torque
Horizontal Plane Torque
The three forces that that we look at are
Horizontal (left to right – lateral)
How efficient you are with these movements will have a positive/negative effect on your quality of strike/ Clubhead speed/ Power/ Efficiency and ultimately enjoyment in the game.
Although golf is a low impact sport, it’s associated with several injuries. Many golfing related injuries are a result of poor mechanics or overuse. The most commonly injured area is the lower back (lumbar). Other areas liable to injury are the wrist, hand, and shoulder. This is why we need to look at what other body segments are being overworked.
3D golf Assessment Service
We offer Full swing, Short Game and Putting utilize the new Viper Bull3D system. It is a state-of the-art 8-sensor biomechanics analysis system that evaluates the characteristics of your golf swing in 960 hz which may not be done on video. We utilize this technology to determine how much rotation you create with your upper and lower body; how much speed you create with your body segments; and the sequence in which you wind and unwind your body during the golf swing (Kinematic Sequence that will evaluate your Mobility, Stability, Balance, Coordination, Strength, and Power, as they relate to your golf swing. A personalized report will be compiled following your 3D Assessment and emailed to you.
If you don’t need the full package of services but are interested in a 3D Golf Assessment, this can be facilitated as a separate service.
Do You Want Sergio To Visit Your Facility?
We have the capability to bring our systems to your facility. There are many possible options that can be completely customized so that you receive the experience you would like for you or your clients.
Technology We Use & Work With
Technological improvements over the last decade have revolutionized our understanding of the golf swing and in turn changed the way we teach golf. Sergio believes that, when used in the correct manner, equipment such as 3DBull Viper, Flightscope X3, Hackmotion, My Swing Pro 3D and Swing Catalyst plates & software can provide invaluable feedback to golfers of all abilities
3d dual plates - COMING SOON
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SWING CATALYST Video SOFTWARE
Swing Catalyst is the #1 golf video analysis software on the market. It’s comprehensive and powerful, praised by coaches and players around the world for its user-friendliness. We can capture live video from 4 angles up to 240fps. This then lets us analyze your swings with all imaginable drawing tools, slow-motion playback, video overlay and side by side comparison.
BULL 3D SYSTEM
The golf swing is a three-dimensional movement, and not even the club itself remains in a single plane throughout the swing. We use Bull3D Motion to capture the player in three-dimensional movement.
The new Bull 3D System,Viper is one of the best technology, its tracks in realtime at a staggering 960 hz with a latency of 1ms making it exceptionally, fast, accurate and precise allowing for the most advanced motion tracking available. Viper truly is the most expansive and innovative motion capture system allowing for sensational levels of precision in understanding human movement and performance within the golf swing.
Using the latest 3D motion capture hardware alongside the innovative Bull3D software, we are able to track and provide accurate movement and location of the head, neck, ribcage, pelvis, shoulders, arms, wrists and club through space.
This allows us to explore and understand the ranges joints move through, how segments interact alongside how their control as they rotate, the forces, torques and accelerations being produce to establish why segments move the way they do. Alongside this, we can also track in realtime the full 3D movement of the club allowing for accurate tracking of areas such as club face rotation, attack angle, path, lean, rate of rotation etc through the entire swing, not just at impact. In addition, intrinsic movements such as segment interaction, timing sequences, muscle activity such as stretch shortening cycles allowing for highly precise connection and correlation to be made between anatomically how the golfer is moving as well as how they concepts and swing perceptions are influencing how they are moving and performing.
Technology has taken sport to a level of competition that is unlike anything seen before. More accurate sports measurement systems have resulted in improvements in many aspects of all sports – not only for players, but for spectators too. One such technological advent is that of 3D ball tracking. This is great for golfers, who are looking for a ball tracking monitor or 3D golf radar and a method of golf swing analysis that provides genuinely useful feedback. If you’ve been wondering how a 3D Doppler tracking golf radar works to enhance your game, wonder no more!
The secret of FlightScope’s 3D ball tracking success lies in the patented phased array tracking technology that is used in the device. The two main technological aspects of the FlightScope 3D motion tracking device are its radar technology (very similar to that which is used in the military), and its advanced industrial electronics. So what does this mean for you in a practical sense? Well, it means you have access to a level of ball measurement and ball tracking that is difficult to beat.
How does the 3D Doppler Tracking Golf Radar work?
FlightScope’s 3D ball tracking devices and golf launch monitors can measure a number of variables related to golf balls.
- Real time tracking
- Ball speed
- Both vertical and horizontal launch angles
How does 3D Doppler Tracking Radar work with golf clubs?
FlightScope’s 3D motion tracking devices are not just about ball measurement; they can also help with your golf swing analysis by measuring variables related to your golf club, such as:
- Club head speed
- Club attack angle
- Club path
- Club face angle
- Dynamic loft
The ball’s trajectory after it has been launched is also tracked, which means you have exceptionally comprehensive ball measurement information instantly available, aiding you in your ongoing quest to improve your golf swing. It is also printable for later analysis.
The FlightScope 3D Doppler Tracking Golf Radar was the official 3D motion tracking device at the 2008 PGA Fall Expo, which just goes to show that this ball tracking monitor is a master of its game. By using it, you could be a master of yours by accurately developing that perfect golf swing.
Choose the best golf tracking system with the best golf tracking software available by investing in FlightScope for your personal use, retail store, or golf sales representative. The unprecedented 3D Doppler golf ball tracking is sure to impress yourself and anyone who has the chance to use it.