The sale of swing analyzers has been taken over by a few large companies. But these are not the only swing analyzers on the market. There are many other swing analyzer manufacturers and online retailers.
The page I linked to is a blog about a particular golf swing analyzer, but it’s representative of the whole category of “swing analyzers.” The blog features five issues that buyers should be aware of:
1) low quality: the product is poor quality or it doesn’t work at all
2) poor instructions: the instructions are inadequate or they don’t tell you how to use the product correctly
3) confusing instructions: the instructions are hard to follow and they don’t make sense
4) misleading advertising: there is no connection between the marketing and what you get with the purchase
5) counterfeit products: there are actually no genuine authentic products, just fake knockoffs.
Golf is a game of hitting a moving ball with a club. It’s not a simple test of strength and reflexes, so swing analyzers have to be calibrated for that. But it turns out that the human body is surprisingly complex, and a swing analyzer can give you very different numbers for the same swing depending on how you hold the club. So here are some things to avoid when buying a swing analyzer:
1. don’t buy one from an unknown company with a flashy web site and no references.
2. don’t buy one without trying it first.
3. don’t buy one that is supposed to be able to analyze your golf swing but doesn’t do anything else useful such as store your data or help you improve your golf game; if you want that, get an expert instructor to analyze your swings for you.
I recommend you try a golf swing analyzer only if it has been thoroughly tested and works well, and only after you have tried all the other types of swing analysis available.
I have also provided some links to my reviews of the most popular golf swing analyzers, so you can see for yourself which one is best for you.
There are many golf swing analyzers on the market today, but there are only four types, and I can guarantee that any of those four types will work well for your swing, as long as you apply them properly.
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Golf swing analyzers have been available for about 40 years. They come in a variety of forms, and the consensus among leading golf instructors seems to be that they are of limited value. In fact, the consensus is that they are worthless.
But there is a huge and rapidly growing market for them, possibly because they offer an easy way to demonstrate your golf game and maybe because they seem like an indirect way of making money by selling customers products they don’t need.
But I’m not going to attempt to answer whether swing analyzers are useful or not. And I don’t care if you use one or not. But I do want to try to answer whether it’s safe to buy one without doing any research on them yourself.
First, it’s important to understand that the purpose of a golf swing analyzer is not to tell you how your golf game is going. It is designed primarily as a tool for demonstrating what you need to work on by showing you what part of your golf swing looks wrong. It does not make any claim about improving your golf game itself; it does not tell you how good you are or where your flaws lie. The reason why anyone would even think it might be able to do that lies in the fact that people who have bought
Golf swings are not like other things. They are like flying saucers. They defy analysis.
The problem is that if you buy a golf swing analyzer, you want it to tell you what you’re doing wrong. But it won’t (or at least, not as much as you expect). For a swing, there are two parts: the position of your arms and hands, and the motion of your lower body (and in some models the upper body too). The problem is that these things don’t stay fixed. You know that if you try to hit a ball with a particular grip and follow through and so on, your shot will probably be off target. But how far off target? That’s hard to say. And even once you have figured out what’s going wrong, you don’t know how to fix it. The answer might be “don’t do those things anymore.”
What makes a golf swing analyzer so popular is that it promises to show you how your golf swing compares to the golf swings of the world’s best player. It shows you how others have swung and how yours compares.
My first clue that this was a bad idea was that it costs more than $100,000. That’s a lot of money for something that doesn’t do much more than show you how your golf swing compares to others’. And the reason why people are willing to spend a hundred grand is because they think it will help them play better golf.
The problem is not just the price but also the way in which the $100,000 is spent. The makers of swing analyzers claim that their product is useful for improving your game. But their product isn’t really useful for improving your game; it’s useful for understanding your game. So what do you do if you’re going to spend $100,000 on something that isn’t really useful for improving your game? You try not to be too obvious about what you’re doing.