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When a player is hitting it well you want to measure that swing and use as a benchmark later on.
In this video PGA Tour Coach Scott Cowx showing how he is archiving the swing of his tour player (Richard Jung) to measure the subtle changes in wrist conditions around impact that identify a players signature. Later you can compare the swing and see if anything has changed.
HackMotion Team has been gathering tour player data and making it available to our users. You can check out the data after downloading HackMotion iOS app here.
We will walk you through some PGA TOUR player data and help you to understand it.
Here is sample PGA Tour player wrist data. The green line shows wrist extension/cupping (above zero) and wrist flexion/bowing (below zero).
Tour players don’t all have the same wrist angle “numbers”, but they do move the wrists in similar “patterns”. The line makes a typical “wave” pattern.
For pro players the range of the wrist angles is quite wide, since the grips can be quite different. However the “pattern” is independent of the absolute values.
TOUR PRO RANGES:
The biggest difference between amateurs and pros is the wrist extension at top and impact and how the player moves during transition.
The blue line shows wrist radial/ulnar deviation. Also known as hinge/unhinge or cock/uncock.
Again tour players don’t all have the same “numbers”, but they do move the wrists in similar “patterns”. The pattern is quite simple to understand, so we will spend less time than on flexion/extension.
TOUR PRO PATTERN:
In this video you can take a look at how the wrist data looks inside the app. Starting from 2:00 minute mark we show how PGA Tour data look inside the app.