It’s very easy for others to watch your golf swing and tell you what you are doing wrong. Even though you may be making mistakes, like not rotating your hands through the ball, it’s hard to see your own mistakes. That’s why a mini camcorder to record your golf swing is a great tool for understanding and improving your golf game. You can ask a buddy to record your golf swing and you can do the same for him. You can put your video up on YouTube and ask your friends or club pro to take a look at it.
Mini camcorders, like the Flip MinoHD and Flip UltraHD, are thin and small, so they can slip right into your golf bag or shirt pocket. When the Flip first came out, I bought one immediately. It so easy to use that any duffer can master it. But more recent versions have touch sensitive buttons, and other improvements that make the operation even easier. Plus the video is in HD, so the quality is superb, the colors vibrant, and the picture rock steady with little motion blur.
Many small video cameras are easy to operate, but the next step – sharing your video can be a bit difficult. With the Flip mini camcorders, uploading is simple. The flip out USB arm makes uploading your video to your computer easy, and the video files software works for most computers, even the Mac. Once connected to your computer, you can organize, edit and even email your video.
Imagine emailing your video to your golfing buddy halfway across the country. He can help you identify if you are dropping your left knee, swinging too quickly, and proper swing stance. You can also chronicle your improvement over time. Once you’ve fixed one problem, you can easily move onto correcting the next. Or maybe if develop a new bad habit that you would have never picked up on if you didn’t watch your on swing.
Priced at $70-$230, Flip mini camcorders are very inexpensive. Much less than you would pay a golf pro to improve your swing. With a touch of a button, you can now take strokes off your game.