Video is an excellent tool for viewing a golf swing. Slow motion allows our eyes to see the many motions made by the body and by the club. For golfers who want to study these motions, video is invaluable.
As helpful as video is for viewing, it can be equally counterproductive.
Using video for its analysis of mechanics of the swing puts us on the long, tedious, overwhelming path of learning to manage all of the body and club motions occurring in a swing, rather than on the direct path to learning to produce the swing of which all the motions are symptomatic. Learning to produce the swing is the focus at Heartland.
If you have ever watched a video, you will note how difficult it is to predict the exact ball flight related to each swing. If you don’t know the ball flight the swing produces, it is dangerous to attempt to mimic a given swing.
At Heartland, you will learn to observe your ball flight and use this information to learn about the swing that produced it. Rather than plodding through the delay of shooting, rewinding, and playing, learning ball flight allows you to be promptly reactive both in practice and play. Finally, learning from video is problematic because a player seldom has video when they are practicing or playing, whereas ball flight is immediately available.
Bottom Line: Video has its benefits but learning to produce the swing is not one of its strong points