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How To Record Your Swing with a Golf Swing Analysis App

Updated: May 7

We get asked all the time how to record your golf swing using video. To help answer this common question, we'll share some best practices for recording your swing utilizing a golf swing analysis app. For the most comprehensive view of your performance, we'll focus on two key angles: "down the line" and "face on."

Down the line

The "down the line" view is parallel to the target line. This view is a popular choice due to its ease of capture on the range because the camera isn't taking up a bay on the range. This angle helps you see the plane of your backswing and how your club face is pointing at the top of your swing.

Face on

The "face on" angle is directly across from you, perpendicular to the target line. This view highlights setup angles, grip, body position, and weight shift. Using higher frames per second (FPS), you may even be able to see the club face angle at the point of impact.

Instructions For The Perfect Setup

We recommend you capture your swings from both angles to give you a full view of your golf swing. OnForm's Practice Partner feature supports multiple angles and will make it easy to capture both angles seamlessly. Here are step-by-step instructions for setting up your phone or tablet for each angle. Down the line

  1. Place an alignment stick or another club on the ground to help you become more aligned with your chosen target.

  2. Place your iPhone or iPad 12-15 feet behind you in line with the alignment stick. If you are not using an alignment stick or ground club, position the device directly in line with the toes of your feet (see yellow line in adjacent picture).

  3. Use a tripod or one of several handy accessories, e.g., SelfieGolf or GorillaPod to attach your device to your golf bag.

  4. Orient your device in portrait mode to capture your entire swing.

  5. Finally, position your device at the same height as your wrist during setup (see the red bullseye in the adjacent picture) for optimal analysis.

  6. Swing! Let OnForm’s AI-powered practice partner feature do the work of automatically capturing every swing you take, and recording your results, such as shot distance and accuracy. Face On

  1. Align yourself with an object on the ground (an alignment stick or club).

  2. Place your iPhone or iPad 10-15 feet perpendicular to the alignment stick or the middle of your chest.

  3. Position your device at belt height or wrist height for seamless switching between angles.

  4. Orient your device in portrait mode for a comprehensive view of your swing.

  5. Swing away! Analyze with OnForm's AI-powered practice partner to do the work of automatically capturing every swing.

By following these best practices and utilizing a golf swing analysis app like OnForm, you'll gain valuable insights to refine your technique. Check out the YouTube video by MeAndMyGolf  below for detailed instructions on how to set up your device when recording your golf swing.

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