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Your smartphone can fix your slice

Your smartphone can be a useful tool to cure swing issues, instructor Claude Harmon III shows you how.

Released on 9/22/2017

Transcript

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So the new Cobra F7 Series Driver
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comes with Cobra Connect and what that is
00:04
is a sensor in the back end of this grip
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and what that does through Bluetooth
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switches on to an ARCOS App on my phone
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and what that allows me to do
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is take my phone out on the golf course
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and track all of the drives that I hit
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so that's kind of the same data
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that I'm using with PGA Tour Players
00:19
their Shotlink data.
00:20
So, I think as a golfer it allows you to go out
00:23
and you're able to see what you're doing
00:24
see how many fairways you hit
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but it's also going to show you kind of
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the curvature and the shape that you're hitting.
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Most of the player's that I'm working with
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are slicers and so here's a drill.
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If you see that you're slicing the golf ball
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on the golf course, what I've done is
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I've taken this driver, teed it up
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and I've got a golf ball just outside of my takeaway path
00:43
and what that's going to do is
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that's going to force me to come a little bit
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more from the inside
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because if I come from the
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outside I'm going to catch this golf ball.
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So the visual aid of me having a different
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downswing path is going to help me
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maybe change the shape.
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So the cool thing now is I can go out
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and I can try this on the driving range.
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Most people can do what they're trying to do
01:02
on the driving range, but the big test
01:04
is if we go out on the golf course.
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So, I go out on the golf course
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and I'm able to go ahead and look
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and say, okay did my path and did the shape
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of my shots change?
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And I think as an instructor
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that's something that's very exciting for me
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to see what player's are doing on the golf course.
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So if you're struggling and you're slicing
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the golf ball on the golf course
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tee your golf ball up and try and feel like
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you're going to swing a little bit more
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from the inside, that's going to change
01:27
the direction the golf club's traveling
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and I think you'll stop slicing the golf ball
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and I think you'll start hitting better shots
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on the golf course.
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