WHAT WE LEARNED BY TRACKING VIJAY´S SWING AT Furyk & Friends
Our Data Science team has led post-round analysis of Singh’s swing data, unveiling several preliminary findings on how his swing varied. Read more to see all findings.
DATA ON THE RANGE vs. ON THE COURSE
In general, Singh’s swing was faster, shorter, and less over-the-top in competition compared to his range session prior to this round.
Start to Impact Time: Vijay´s range sessions averaged 1.24, 1.25 and 1.21 prior to his rounds vs. 1.15, 1.17, 1.15 on the course. Therefore, his swing was on average 6% faster in competition.
Length of Backswing: Vijay´s range sessions average 62, 61.1, 61.3 inches prior to his rounds vs 60.8, 59.7, 60 inches on the course. Therefore, his swing was on average 1.3 inches shorter in competition.
Transition: Vijay´s range sessions average 3, 3.5 and 4.5 inches over-the-top vs. 1.5, 1.5, 2 inches on the course. Therefore, his swing was on average 2 inches less over the top, a 54% difference.
MISSED SHOTS AND CONSISTENCY DATA
deWiz’s Data Science team also tracked advanced including initial downward direction – which showed Singh was dropping his hands more in transition on several shots deemed “misses.” The team also identified that Singh was slightly faster on his backswing on several “misses” compared to his good shots.
Lastly, the Data Science team reported how Singh maintained consistency with his length of backswing and tempo under pressure significantly better than previous club golfer data captured. deWiz’s research with avid golfers using deWiz on-course has shown a larger drop in length of backswing and changes in tempo. Singh averaged a LoB that was 1.3 inches shorter between course and range, a 2% difference. However, deWiz typically measures amateur golfers with a 6-inch difference or 10% change of their LoB on the course compared to the range.
“To call this a groundbreaking event for swing analysis may prove to be an understatement, as now golfers like Vijay and Notah who are using deWiz will not have to rely on guesswork or feel to understand precisely what happen within their swing during competition.” LASZLO VARGA
CEO at deWiz Golf
BY GOLFWEEK - OCTOBER 13, 2022
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