CAMERA PLACEMENT TO FILM YOUR SWING
Simply follow the steps below to film your swing and submit it to me via the V1 Ap to my TonyEmmaGolf academy. Tony will then personally analyze your golf swing and provide expert analysis using his unparalleled knowledge of the golf swing.!
Two views are commonly used in looking at a golf swing. If you’ve watched golf on television, you’ll be familiar with them. They are the “Down the Line” view and the “Face-On” view.
Here’s how to set up and record each:
THE FACE-ON VIEW
The Face-On video should be shot with a camera at roughly hip or belly button height positioned in the middle of a golfer’s stance, square (perpendicular) to the golfer’s target line. The golfer should be centered in the frame with enough room above the golfer’s heThe Face-On video should be shot with a camera at roughly hip or belly button height positioned in the middle of a golfer’s stance, square (perpendicular) to the golfer’s target line. The golfer should be centered in the frame with enough room above the golfer’s head to see the hands and at least a little bit of the shaft at the top of the backswing and enough room below the golfer’s feet to see the golf ball.
The face-on view is illustrative in looking at set-up, foot-flare, grip, width of stance, the 3-D motion of the spine, lateral flexion (side-bend), spinal extension, turning in a circle, inclination to the ground, translating or movement left or right (swaying), stability of the hub or any movement side-to-side of the head, neck-tilts, bending the limbs, length of the golfer’s backswing, the location of his weight at key positions, the low point of the club, and any casting of the club or flipping of the hands, among other things.
DOWN THE LINE OR DTL
The Down the Line view is a bit trickier to set up consistently. Again, the camera should be at roughly hip or belly button height. Rather than being square (perpendicular) to the target line, the camera should be aimed parallel to the target line, as illustrated by the three red lines above. The golfer should be in the left-center of the frame with a little room above his head and below his feet.
The absolute best position for the camera shooting Down the Line video is along the toe line – the left-most red line where the green is the brightest. A camera pointed parallel to the target line and halfway between the ball and the toes is acceptable but not ideal. Finally, a camera positioned directly behind the ball (the right-most red line) – regardless of how perfectly parallel it may be to the target line – is not very helpful at all as it will distort some things (such as the position of the club shaft at various stages of the swing).
The down the line view is illustrative of a golfer’s set-up, posture, Foveal vision, neck tilts, 3-D motion of the spine, lateral flexion (side-bend), knees extending and flexing or changing flex, spinal extension, swing plane, tush-line or butt positions (early extension), arm and wrist positions, one-plane or two-plane, inclination to the ground, swing path, ROC (rate of closure), among other things.