Golfer! Have you ever dreamed knowing what's happening during your Golf Swing, how do your body parts move, whether or not your timing is right? And, more importantly why your Golf Swing is not as efficient as it could?
Here comes the system that will provide you with the answers, namely the SWING TIMING MASTER (STM).
This patent pending (France and International PTC ) System is looking for a business partner to mass produce and market it. If you have the capacity of developing, manufacturing and distributing electroncs or golf training aids, please Contact me.
In Golf, Rotations
movements are what provides energy to the club and then to the ball to
fly towards the target. If you Master Rotations,
you Master your Game. And, because these Rotations
need to happen in a certain manner, one of the most important success
factors for an effective golf swing is TIMING,
that is, proper body segments‘ (hips, shoulders, arm and hand) Rotations Chronology.
Efficient downswing start's Rotation
Chronology is: hips,
shoulders, arm and hand.
Moreover, during the downswing, the segments rotational‘s speeds increase and decrease after having reached peaks that have the same chronology than the downswing start: hips, shoulders, arm and hand.
Note: In the following text, we will consider that (as far as rotational speeds are concerned): Hips and Pelvis are equivalent, Shoulders and Thorax (Upper Torso) are equivalent and Club, Hand, Glove Sensor are equivalent.
Whatever their style, all Professional golfers' swings have something in common: The backswing/downswing transition sequence and speed peaks are in the same order.
This has been demonstrated by Phil Cheetham
The following curves represents segments rotational speeds
versus time of a "perfect" swing.
|Good Swing||Bad Swing|
|Home Screen||Archived Files Selection|
|Example of a Good Swing Graph||Example of a Good Swing Analyzis|
|Example of a Bad Swing Graph||Example of a Bad Swing Analyzis|
Example of recording synchronized with high speed video
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Since the development of MEMS technology, the market as seen a lot of products being proposed. But performances and real interests varied a lot.
Some are very basic:
These are, either shaft mounted or glove mounted units (MEMS: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, magnetometer) that only measure one segment and provide nice graphics about Club path but don't tell you what went wrong with the others segments that caused the Club movement.
Example of devices: 3Bay GSA, Skypro, Noitom MySwing, Swing Byte, SwingTip, GolfSense, etc, etc.
Costs range from 129$ to 249$
Others are more sophisticated:
AMM Walk About 6D Golf (non MEMS based) needs a tripod mounted antenna. costs around 8 900$
AMM Sensor 9DOF (MEMS: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, magnetometer). One sensor is needed per segment. Each sensor costs around 1250$, hence to get four segments data, total cost is 5000$
K-Vest: 9DOF (MEMS: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, magnetometer). Three sensors (for three segments) system costs around 3500$
The Swing Timing Master, offers the best of the two above worlds, although it is simple (only Gyroscopes) its provide the only valuable piece of information that is needed, that is TIMING.
In addition the shape of the curves provide a very good indication of the overall quality of the swingTarget price is around 500$
With more than 30 years in the aerospace industry, I'm a physicist by education and I'm also holding a Master degree in Micro-electronics.
My main challenge is to try to make things simple and affordable, this project is one of them, to provide everyone with a simple mean to show how his golf swing is and, more importantly, how to improve it.
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