It’s a Saturday night, the golf is on the TV and I’m packing my bags ready for my trip with the EGU. I’ll be spending the week with the East Midlands and Thames Valley squads at the Boavista Golf Resort, Portugal. I’ll be capturing both high-speed video footage and detailed ball flight data of the golfers. This will be used as a benchmark so both the golfers and the EGU are able to track progress throughout the season.
All the data will be uploaded to the EGU’s eAcademy site, Mark Bull will also be in attendance with his 3D Biomechanics equipment adding his reports onto the EGU’s eAcademy. This allows both the golfer and coach to quickly and simply review all game improvement content.
I’ll also be spending some time with Graeme Leslie from Golf Data Labs. I was introduced to GDL through my work at Optimal Analysis, GDL are the leaders in tracking accurate scoring and performance data. This data is of a tour-quality standard, enabling you to identify strengths and weaknesses in your game. By identifying your weaknesses, you can ensure that you focus your practice time accordingly. Identifying your strengths means that when you are playing on the course you can play to them and score as well as possible.
I’m looking forward to the trip and I’m taking my clubs out as I’m hoping to get a round or two in with my new Nippon shafts. They feel great on the range and I’m pleased with the ball flight so can't wait to test them out.
Below are some of my stats from the last 5 rounds. All the long game practice is paying off with 70% fairways and greens. But on the downside, my scrambling and putting stats are not nearly as good as they were throughout last year so when the snow melts in the Lake District it will be out to the short game area for me!