How does it train?
My Personal Golf Trainer can be used to train golfers of all levels in a number of different scenarios. With the iTrainer, the golfer may practice anytime, anywhere even without a PC. Voice instructions from the device can be transferred to a Bluetooth headset providing guidance and results. Your training session data can then be captured to the device and uploaded to our My Personal Golf Trainer PC software for further analysis and historical recording. The golfer can use this mode to train their swing plane, swing tempo or learn different shots like driving, pitching, chipping and putting.
Our golf swing training regime is provided by world class golf instructor David Leadbetter. On the iTrainer the swing plane training module can be set for one or two plane swings and the tolerances for the back swing and downswing can be adjusted individually. When the golfer is off plane, an audio indication sounds in real time and the display shows additional details. Based on the full swing analysis results, iTrainer and My Personal Golf Trainer are able to recommend David Leadbetter’s proven training drills to help correct problems detected by swing analysis.
As an example, swing timing is compared to the average timing across 40 professionals, including men and women. The average swing tempo ratio is close to 3.1, but some golfers are in the 2.5 region and some are as high as 3.4. If the backswing and downswing times are within the “average” of the 40 top professionals, iTrainer considers the tempo acceptable and will train the golfer to be consistent at this tempo.
The iTrainer measures both angular rotation and angular acceleration and from this, it can determine whether the golfer is releasing the club properly through impact, as the ratio between shaft rotation and acceleration through impact should be within a known range. Outside of this and the golfer may need work on their wrist release.
If the golfer’s swing plane is too inside on the backswing, the swing plane training module can help train the golfer to be on plane. The better the swing plane, the less the amount of correction required to bring the club back to impact. If the swing plane is out to in on the downswing, this can be the result of the golfer turning the hips and torso too early at the start of the downswing, resulting in the club shaft moving to an out-to-in path. The swing plane training module can train the golfer on the transition from top of backswing to downswing, while maintaining the ideal swing plane.
Each club is designed for optimal distance at a specific swing speed; this speed will launch the golf ball at the optimal launch angle to achieve the maximum distance. If the club is swung faster, there may be a decrease in distance, due to increased backspin and therefore ballooning. The distance training module helps train the golfer to hit each club the “optimal” distance based on the golfers comfortable swing speed.