Golf BioDynamics – The academy of Club de Golf Barcelona has incorporated the latest technological innovations
April 17, 2020 – Virtual golf events, golf courses working on renovations and maintenance, golf lessons for amateurs on social networks, live sessions with Tour professionals on Instagram, webinars for managers and golf coaches… Golf doesn’t stop at almost any level, especially the technological side.
This abrupt stop caused by the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t made the golf industry lose its enthusiasm, and it’s as ready as ever to serve its golfers. The academy of the Club de Golf Barcelona, in Spain, directed by golf coach Carlos Vivas, is taking advantage of the time by adding the latest applications of the sophisticated 3D Golf BioDynamics software. This is the only official distributor in Spain for the instruction of golfers, and is highly appreciated both by amateurs and by local and Tour professionals who have used it.
The last update was added at the beginning of November 2019, with the visit to the EIBGA (Elite Intl. Barcelona Golf Academy) at the Club de Golf Barcelona Golf, by one of the top world gurus of golf biomechanics, Dr. Robert Neal, creator of the software. The technological development is constantly evolving towards the perfection of the golf swing, with a detailed customized analysis for each player. A few months ago, head golf coach Carlos Vivas updated his 3D Golf BioDynamics with the new pitching application, completing the operation of the software for every part of the game. And now what?
“Given the circumstances of the coronavirus, as has happened with elite athletes of other disciplines, we now supervise the activities of the academy of our students in a virtual way”, says Carlos Vivas. “Players have a golf challenge written out that includes physical exercise at home and, for example, distance control when putting.”
“On the other hand, I have been working on incorporating the latest innovations into our 3D Golf BioDynamics teaching method,” he continues.
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Practicing with the Freedom System by @drrobneal3d and his GBD Software, we are able to do a “proper” digitized calibration of the body segments and create a 4-segment model of the lead arm and upper torso. Thus, we can calculate, using established biomechanics principles ALL the joint motions of the wrist, elbow and shoulder including: Wrist flexion-extension Radial-ulnar deviation Forearm pronation-supination Elbow flexion-extension Shoulder internal-external rotation Shoulder flexion-extension Shoulder AB/Adduction NO OTHER wireless system is able to do this in real time and with such ease of use!!! Only at @barcelonagolfclub and @elite.intl.bga #golfcoaching #tourcoach #technology #touracademy #3Dtechnology
Many more variables can now be customized from the initial screen. The new setup option allows us to control the upper body, the lead arm, the angle of the wrist and the golf club release patterns.
The new app includes:
- Wrist flexion-extension
- Radial ulnar deviation
- Forearm pronation-supination
- Elbow flexion-extension
- Shoulder internal-external rotation
- Shoulder AB/Adduction
“By practicing with the new Freedom System, in contact with Dr. Rob Neal and online with his 3D Golf Biodynamics software in digital mode, we can now do a proper digitized calibration of the body segments, and create a 4-segment model of the lead arm and upper torso.”
“In this way, using established biomechanical principles, we can calculate ALL the articulated movements of the wrist, elbow and shoulder.”
“Until now, no other wireless system in the world has been able to do this in real time, and with such ease of use, as 3D Golf BioDynamics, and here we have it,” concludes Carlos Vivas.
Without a doubt, when the confinement time is over, the pupils of the Club de Golf Barcelona will be able to have 3D Golf sessions at The Box High Performance LAB station, with the most precise information ever, to help them achieve their most excellent swing.
Por Miguel Angel Buil