Why the use of Boditrak or other Vector Plates are a definite must in Learning Golf!
That's Justin Thomas on the right.
The squiggly lines you see there is his center of pressure trace or COP.
The Center of Pressure trace in a golf swing can be defined as the sum of vertical ground forces at a particular point in the golf swing. This is not to be confused by weight shift. You can look it up here www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJfeahPKaa0 for a general description.
Why is the use of this tool important for golfers trying to get better? Well, because It is almost impossible for a coach to see exactly how your are using ground reaction forces in your swing with the naked eye. This tool measures exactly what type of COP trace you have. Every single Professional golfer shows a pattern of measurement that is ideal for solid ball striking and the chances that you are creating these same measurements is close to ZERO. Other than video analysis, I have found my use with Boditrak to be the single most important determining factor in how I approach my lessons. I have by far seen the most dramatic results with the use of this machine in over 16 years of my swing coaching experience. Do not go to any swing coach who does not use this machine or a similar one such as "Swing Catalyst" in diagnosing your swing problems... I don't care how cheap you're paying for your lessons, you're wasting your time and money. Technological advances in golf instruction is here to make this game a much more enjoyable experience, please use it to your advantage.