3D Motion Capture
3D software and hardware are used to map out the body’s orientation in any part of the golf swing. 2D camera often gives an incomplete picture of what is actually happening. 3D motion capture is a great way to show the client what their body actually looks like during any point in the golf swing.
Launch Monitors are becoming more prevalent in both instruction and personal use among recreational golfers. At Stark Golf, we use the best. The Foresight Sports GCQUAD is our preferred device for capturing both club and ball data.
Gasp Dual Force Plates
Are rare and until recently only found in research grade biomechanics labs. Currently there are less than 200 in use in the United States. Blake has developed the reputation of being an expert in force plate data collection, analysis, and application here in the Southeastern US. This technology allows us to “see” forces/torques, and when they’re created, that are unable to be viewed with the naked eye. Instructors can only guess at this without a set of dual plates, but Blake and his team measure and assess rather than guess. This technology absolutely allows for the possibility to help players get more efficient, consistent and much faster.
High Speed Camera
Believe it or not, the cameras on our cellphones are not sufficient for capturing high-speed imagery. We use exceptionally high frame-rate cameras for looking at what the clubhead is doing as the athlete moves it around themselves in the golf swing. Slowing down and pausing video is exceptionally helpful during our analysis. As where the face points at first touch is roughly 85% of where your ball goes.