What’s The Best Way to Record Your Golf Swing?

The best way to record your golf swing depends on the level of analysis you want to achieve and the amount of money you’re willing to spend. PGA professional Clint McCormick has a quick response on the subject.

Video Response: What’s the Best Way to Record Your Swing?

Video Transcript

Everyone wants to harness the power of technology nowadays, and the most common way to do that is to record your swing and self-diagnose.

While I don’t recommend solely relying on yourself for swing tips, it can be a good idea to record your swing just to make sure everything is where it should be.

Related: These are the best swing-analysis apps for your phone.

Let’s dive into the different options you have to record your swing. First up, we have the self-recording method. Similar to what this poster has been doing, you can simply prop your phone against your golf bag, pole card, or whatever is at hand.

Whichever way you choose, make sure the phone is stable and at the right angle to capture your swing.

Next up, we have the classic and more reliable option, using a tripod. This is a simple and budget-friendly option, and all you need is a tripod, and a phone with a good camera.

Set up the tripod at a distance that captures your swing, hit record, and you’re all set.

Now, if you’re a more serious golfer, you may want to invest in a swing analyzer or portable launch monitor. These devices attach to your club and track your swing, giving you a detailed analysis of your form, speed, and distance.

All the stats you could ever want. Some even come with apps that record and analyze your swing in real-time.

If you’re lucky enough to have access to a golf simulator, recording your swing becomes even more convenient.

Most simulators come with a built-in recording feature, giving you a full analysis of your swing with every shot.

Whichever option you choose, remember to position the camera or your device at the right angle and distance to capture your full swing from start to finish.

Include all positions, including the club head. And don’t be afraid to enlist some help from your local golf professional. They are worth the money.

Thanks for watching. I’m Clint McCormick, resident golf pro at Golfspan.com.

Clint is PGA-certified and was a Head Teaching Professional at one of Toronto's busiest golf academies. He was also featured on Canada's National Golf TV program, "Score Golf Canada," twice. He graduated with a degree in Golf Management from the College of the Desert in California and studied under Callaway's co-founder, Tony Manzoni. He has a handicap index of 6.2 and spends the winters near Oaxaca, Mexico, where he plays twice a month at the Club de Golf Vista Hermosa. He's written over 100 articles at GolfSpan since 2021. You can connect with Clint at LinkedIn, FB, his website, or Clintcpga@gmail.com.

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