Radar Training programs

Science-Based Radar Training

Radar is the future of golf instruction because it allows you to change impact directly.  State-of-the-art radars and comprehensive training curriculum fast-track you to more consistent ball striking, better golf, and lower scores.  Studies show radar helps you improve ten times faster than traditional instruction, and we lead the country in applied radar training programs.

Next Big Thing: Radar training is being hailed as "the next big thing" in golf instruction. Golf Channel's Martin Hall and 2012 PGA Teacher of the Year Michael Breed said radar will "change the way we teach golf." Almost every PGA Tour player has a radar device behind them when they practice.

"""It's pretty simple, using the Flight Scope has taken my game to a new level.  I have worked with Brian during the few off seasons with some good success however, this past winter I practiced with the Flight Scope.  Based on the output from the Flight Scope I immediately changed what things in my swing that I was working on.  As the spring golf season winds down, I have had the most early success with my swing that I have ever had in the early months of the year.  I am looking forward to using the Flight Scope all during the summer and expect my confidence level in my game to continue to increase.""

Steve Buechle

Physics of Impact:

Each golfer’s swing is unique, but the physics of IMPACT are the same for everyone.

 

Moment of Truth: In the PGA we call impact "the moment of Truth." The truth is that your swing is far less important than impact. Jim Furyk is a perfect example.  He has a funny looking swing with outstanding impact.

You don't have to have a perfect swing to score really well. But you do need to have good impact.

The key breakthrough with radar is immediate, accurate feedback.

Consistency has always been the number one goal for golfers. Radar Training takes the guess-work out of understanding your swing by putting the emphasis where it should be: IMPACT.

Measure Performance: With radar we can measure your current numbers, show you the difference between the ideal numbers, and put a plan in place to totally change your performance.

First Step:

The best first step is to complete our “Driver Swing Analysis and Optimization” course. If you want to hit your driver farther, straighter, and more consistently we know the numbers you should have for your driver. We can tell you the ideal swing path, face angle, and launch angle to consistently hit your best drives.

Second Step:

The next step is to join our Radar Training program. We use Radar to measure your performance parameters, identify specific issues, and then track improvement on a shot-by-shot basis. Deliberate practice on steroids.

Playing Yardages:

The next step is to know your Playing Yardage. We define that as knowing how far your carry each club in your bag: your maximum distance, minimum distance, average distance, and average lateral "miss." Almost all amateurs overestimate their average carry distances. Overestimating your carry distance by half a club is the difference between being on the green and being in the bunker. The easiest thing you can do to cut strokes from your game is to learn your playing yardages. Radar is the only way to accurately know your numbers.

Deliberate Practice:

The fastest way to develop skills is through deliberate practice. Radar enables “deliberate practice” – defined as “practicing with purpose ... beyond your comfort zone.” The concept of deliberate practice dates back to 1993, coined in a landmark study by Anders Erickson on violinists in a Berlin music academy. His conclusion, corroborated by 30 years of scientific research is that top performers in all disciplines attained excellence by deliberate practice. The quality of practice is important. The more focused and disciplined, the better. This is where the “10,000 Hour Rule” came from.

Talent Code:

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle and Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin each present extensive research on the efficacy of deliberate practice producing exceptional achievement in sports, academia and business. Author Colvin applies his research to golf in a recent Golf Magazine article. (“A New Way to Practice”, Golf Magazine, October 2013.) A companion article by Top 100 Teacher Mike McGetrick suggests six ways to apply deliberate practice to your game. (“Blast Out of Your Comfort Zone”, Golf Magazine, October 2013.)

One of the key ideas behind deliberate practice is to understand the precise movement you want, and then to practice the movement slowly and with precision. The more precisely you reproduce the motion the more likely it is to become the dominant, consistent movement pattern.

Baselines: But to do that you need to have something to compare to. You need a baseline, which we can define with radar. Then you need to know what your current movement patterns are and how they differ from the ideal baseline. Then you need to track your deliberate practice to see how rapidly you are moving toward the ideal swing.

Comparing performances requires collecting data. Recording golf shot data is impossible by hand and by eye. Beyond wedges, we can’t see or remember where shots land. Radar easily remembers where each shot lands and compares performance across a range of parameters.