MySwing is pleased to announce that the University of South Carolina is the first college to incorporate MySwing Professional into their men’s and women’s golf programs. MySwing Professional is the world’s premier, wireless, full-body 3D motion capture system for golf. Our cutting-edge technology will be used to help the men’s and women’s golf coaches capture, analyze, and store their players swings thus helping them improve consistency, lower scores, and reduce the risk of injury.
“I’m excited about using the MySwing technology with our student athletes,” said men’s golf head coach Bill McDonald. “It’s going to be a big recruiting tool as well. We already use video and of all of the shot analysis software that we can use, this is going to take our development to a whole new level.”
“This is on the cutting edge of motion analysis, which up until now has been cost prohibitive,” said Puggy Blackmon, associate head women’s golf coach and director of golf development. “It takes instruction and analysis to a totally different level.”
“It’s going to allow us to get a real model of the players’ swing,” said women’s golf head coach Kalen Anderson. “It’s going to be a really neat thing in terms of our training, too, especially in the offseason. They’ll be able to see things on a screen to see when they are doing things right. Some of our players are very visual, so this will help.”
According to MySwing’s director of product development Chase Cooper, “Too many times golf instructors only capture swings when their students are struggling. With our technology, we believe it’s also important to capture swings when students are playing their best. For example, if a South Carolina golfer starts to struggle after a few tournaments, their coach can capture a swing and compare it to a swing that was captured when they were playing at their highest level. The coach will immediately see where things went wrong, make adjustments, and get the student athlete back to playing their best.”
Utilizing technology is nothing new to the South Carolina golf programs, and working with MySwing Golf is something that the coaching staff feels will make in impact on the student-athletes.
“We’re the first school that is introducing this type of technology, so we’re very excited about it,” stated Blackmon. “I think the players are going to like it. The beauty of it is, we’re not trying to get everyone to swing exactly alike, but we want them to do it as efficiently and with as much power as they’d like. It’s that little extra that can hopefully put our players ahead of the competition.”
Unlike older 3D motion capture systems, MySwing Professional can be used quickly. It doesn’t require a dedicated space, numerous cameras, or bulky wires that interfere with natural movement. A student can be suited up, calibrated, and ready to capture swings in less than ten minutes. “MySwing Pro uses 17 wireless inertial body sensors and one shaft sensor. It provides more, and more accurate data, than any wireless system on the market. The system is fully portable and can be used anywhere with zero restrictions,” stated Cooper.
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