If you're anything like me you'll have a love hate relationship with the sport of golf. Yes I know it's supposed to be relaxing and one of the best ways to relieve stress. Just you, your buddies and a nice walk round lush greens and fairways. That's all great until you actually start to play the sport. You hook a shot here and slice another into the rough. You spend more time digging your ball out of sand than you do on the grass. I also made the mistake of paying for expensive lessons from a semi professional player who claimed he would take strokes off my game. Wrong! It didn't quite work out like that. All that happened was I ended up loosing cash the same way I loose golf balls on the course!
A friend suggested that I take a look at golf swing analyzer software to improve my game. I know it sounds a bit complicated but it couldn't be simpler. The idea behind it is that you setup a video camera or even use your mobile phone to record yourself taking a shot. It's best to get a friend to do this to properly get the angles you need for the software. Then you load the video you took on to a computer which contains the analysis software. You then compare your swing to a swing provided by the software to look out for where you went wrong. Sometimes just seeing the correct way to do this compared to how you are swinging is such a revelation. I'm not suggesting that it'll turn you into the next Tiger Woods but it's worth a try if it turns out that you take a few strokes off your game.
The best thing about being online is that you don't have to actually purchase this software. You can load up one of the many related sites which will provide you with the same top quality videos for you to compare your swing too for free. All you need to do is record yourself, load up the video via a USB cable or bluetooth and away you go. Most of these sites require you to sign up but don't worry they tend to be free. That's right, free golf swing analyzer software! Another benefit of doing it this way is that you'll get access to the wonderful forums where you can chat to like minded golfers and perhaps swap tips on your game or find that next dream course to play on.
If you're thinking about taking private lessons do yourself a favor and try golf swing analyzer software first. You may find that this fixes some of the problems in your game and you may save yourself quite a bit of money in the process. The software is of course available to buy for PC and Mac or if you're using the free version all you need is an up to date web browser and an Internet connection. Through using this software you may turn golf back into the stress free relaxing hobby it's supposed to be!