Since my last trip to GolfTech was technically a swing evaluation session rather than a lesson, today was my first lesson.
Last time we worked mostly on my takeaway, getting my shoulders controlling my swing rather than my arms and decreasing the angle in my wrists.
Today still focused mostly on takeaway, but on my swing plane and keeping the club face square through most of my swing rather than opening it and flipping it shut at impact.
A couple weeks ago Nick Momrik introduced me to GolfTec, a data-heavy golf teaching company. Last week I took my first lesson (technically a swing evaluation) and it was great. I’ve been wanting to take some golf lessons for a while but hesitated because I didn’t want to just randomly pick an instructor. GolfTec appealed to me because of how committed they are to using analytics. Also, you get a ton of materials from your lessons to go over at home…as you’re about to see.
First, the “before” swing with a 6 iron:
A Deadspin reader tells a heart-wrenching story of a relationship gone awry. In addition to feeling sympathetic for the guy, it also occurred to me that this is the sort of thing that UI design should really be all about. Screw usertesting.com, put yourself in your real customers’ shoes.
I have often wondered why Facebook put their search box right next to the “tell this to everyone in the world” box.
My status update was just the girls from the previous night name about ten times, often within a couple seconds of each other. To make matters worse about half of them had the caps lock on. This clearly made me look like I was beyond obsessed, and potentially a serial killer.
Full story on Deadspin.