Hickory Stick's TrackMan
Colby Huffman, PGA
Director of Instruction
Essig Golf Performance Academy
Today’s ball flight tracking devices like TrackMan employ Doppler radar to analyze your swing and your shots to precisely calculate what clubs or what adjustments would be best for you. For example, at Hickory Stick Golf Club where I give lessons, we have found that individuals can pick up as much as 20 yards and improve their dispersion pattern twofold with simple changes in equipment or setup. TrackMan numbers don’t lie.
TrackMan’s state-of-the-art technology has redefined the conventional ball flight laws that have been around for over a century. It has exposed hidden dynamics of ball flight and impact conditions. Not only can it help you determine which clubs are the best, it also has video analysis capabilities which enable you to compare your swing to the world’s best. The right equipment plays a vital role in creating the correct technique and feel for improving one’s game. For example, if your clubs have too flat a lie angle, the ball will go more to the right than is desired. This will cause you to make unnatural manipulations of your swing for the ball to go straight. Also, if your clubs are too heavy, your arms will generally work too far out toward the ball in the downswing, and you will have to make cumbersome compensations to hit the ball in the center of the club face.
Finally, you ability to control distance and consistency are also easily measured and can be improved through use of TrackMan’s skills tests features. Once you determine the proper equipment to be use, you can practice your skills on TrackMan like the best golfers in the world do. Numerous PGA Tour members practice with TrackMan on a bi-weekly basis just to dial in their distances and to improve their impact conditions. Bottom line, if you are not thrilled with the distance, direction or curve of your shots, simply look at your TrackMan data. It is easy to see what is wrong and fix it.
To schedule lessons or TrackMan sessions with Colby, you can click on the time that works best for you at www.hickorystickgolf.com.