Online Golf Academy
BOB GRISSETT GOLF ONLINE ACADEMY
Simply follow the steps below to film your swing and submit it to us via one of the methods listed below. Bob, will then personally analyze your golf swing and provide expert analysis using his unparalleled knowledge of the golf swing.!
Two views are commonly used in looking at a golf swing. If you’ve watched golf on television, you’ll be familiar with them. They are the “Down the Line” view and the “Face-On” or “Caddie” view.
Here’s how to set up and record each.
FACE ON (OR “CADDIE VIEW”)
The Face-On or “Caddie View” video should be shot with a camera at roughly hip or belly button height positioned in the middle of a golfer’s stance, square (perpendicular) to the golfer’s target line. The golfer should be centered in the frame with enough room above the golfer’s heThe Face-On or “Caddie View” video should be shot with a camera at roughly hip or belly button height positioned in the middle of a golfer’s stance, square (perpendicular) to the golfer’s target line. The golfer should be centered in the frame with enough room above the golfer’s head to see the hands and at least a little bit of the shaft at the top of the backswing and enough room below the golfer’s feet to see the golf ball.
The caddie view is illustrative in looking at the length of the golfer’s backswing, any movement side-to-side of his head, the location of his weight at key positions, the low point of the club, and any casting of the club or flipping of the hands, among other things.
DOWN THE LINE
The Down the Line view is a bit trickier to set up consistently. Again, the camera should be at roughly hip or belly button height. Rather than being square (perpendicular) to the target line, the camera should be aimed parallel to the target line, as illustrated by the three red lines above. The golfer should be in the left-center of the frame with a little room above his head and below his feet.
The absolute best position for the camera shooting Down the Line video is along the toe line – the left-most red line where the green is the brightest. A camera pointed parallel to the target line and halfway between the ball and the toes is acceptable but not ideal. Finally, a camera positioned directly behind the ball (the right-most red line) – regardless of how perfectly parallel it may be to the target line – is not very helpful at all as it will distort some things (such as the position of the club shaft at various stages of the swing).
The down the line view is illustrative of a golfer’s swing plane, his shoulder pitch at the top of the backswing, his setup and balance, his trail knee and footwork, and his head and butt positions, among other things
Take advantage of improving your golf using the Bob Grissett Golf Online Academy by completing the following steps:
- Purchase your swing analysis from our store.
- Upon payment, follow the above detailed instructions on how to videotape your swing and upload it to us using one of the following methods:
- Using the free V-1 PC Desktop app, download and install it here.
- Using the V-1 Droid smartphone app (Free) or iPhone or iPad app ($4.99) download it here.
- Email it to us
- Your swing will then be fully analyzed and returned to you in your own Bob Grissett Golf “Locker” for multiple viewings at your leisure and the ability to follow-up with future lessons.