WARNING – Video taping your golf swing can be hazerdous to your game

I just can’t figure out how it happens.  Every couple of months, that damn digital video recorder climbs out of it’s case and finds it’s way down to the practice tee (with it’s buddy the tri-pod) and proceeds to give my swing a good roughing up.  It usually happens when I’m playing some of my best golf.  In it’s wake, that little recorder leaves a trail of mental & physical anguish with sleepless nights and neglected family as I proceed to correct grip, stance and swing flaws that are more imaginary that a thing of reality.

“Am I coming a little over the top?”  “Is my takeaway a little too inside?”, “Does my grip look a little too strong?”.  And then I try to fix all of these little quirks, that have been the backbone of some pretty darn good rounds of golf and contributing factors to my personal low, 4.5 index.

“I swear I’m never bringing that thing down to the range EVER AGAIN!”  How many times have I said this?  Am I just bored?  Is it the need to try and perfect something that will never be perfect or is it just the “tinker” factor that so many professionals even fall prey to?

So after seeing my swing up close and personal…again, I’ve decided to quit tinkering and just stick with what works.  If I ever find myself in a slump or having serious swing problems, I’ll probably opt for a lesson before I watch my own swing on video again.

3 Responses to “WARNING – Video taping your golf swing can be hazerdous to your game”

  1. Ahh video recorders…for all those “doh” moments. I’ve been told even by professional athletes that its a truly humbling experience to watch yourself playing…you can’t help but notice everything that’s wrong!

    I’m going to say that my philosophy has always been to stay in peak physical and mental form to play better golf. My swing probably is horrifyingly horrendous but at least I FEEL good about it. 🙂

    Love your tips and stories though. Keep up the great work.

  2. Kevin K says:

    I think taping your swing can be beneficial if you are looking for something very specific in your swing. This is usually after a lesson in which some changes were made. If you feel like you aren’t getting a hang of what you were taught, maybe popping out the camera and seeing whats going wrong is best. I agree with you though, video taping for the sake of finding problems is not a good idea. If you have a specific thing you’re looking at BEFORE you record and view…go for it!

    I was looking for specific setup issuesHERE. Although I’ve since abandoned most of those changes, at the time I was had a specific motivation to do some video work.

  3. Kevin K says:

    Sorry, The link for “HERE” should lead to – http://www.kayegolf.com/2009/03/video-31709.html