How to Record a Golf Swing Properly

When our certified golf experts analyse your swing, they look at factors including your stance, lateral sway, arm movement, body rotation and alignment. Following our best practices when recording a video clip helps us to get the best picture of your swing, and allows our professionals to provide you with the best, most actionable advice.

The Camera

A high-quality camera comes as standard in any modern smartphone. The quality of videos that can be taken on these devices makes them more than suitable for recording your swing. This means there’s no need to carry an additional camera when you are out on the course or at the range.

The Tripod

If you’re practising with friends, whether that’s on the course or at the range, you can easily ask someone to record a video of your swing.

Golf is a game that can be practised and enjoyed alone, however, and many golfers must record their swing without the help of another person. In such cases, we recommend using a tripod or another type of smartphone holder. These are widely available on websites such as Amazon and eBay, and the variety of options available allows you to find something that works for you.

Camera Angles

When sending in your swing for analysis, we ask that you provide two videos, one side-on and one face-on. This allows our professionals to get a proper feel for your swing before providing recommendations.

Side-On View

Follow the steps below to set up for the Side-On view:

  1. Aim the camera directly down the line you are aiming at. Make sure the camera is far enough back that your whole swing is included in the field of view.
  2. Position the tripod with the camera at hand height, keeping the player’s hands in the centre of the frame.
  3. Make sure the camera is stable and square to the ground on which you are standing.

Face-On View

Follow the steps below to set up for the Face-On view:

  1. Position the camera directly in front of the player. Make sure it is far enough away that the entire swing is in the frame.
  2. Set the tripod so that the camera is at hand level. Ensure the players hands are at the centre of the shot.
  3. Make sure the camera is stable and square to the ground on which you are standing.

It is essential that you follow these guidelines when recording your swing. Failure to do so will distort how we view your swing, meaning that the analysis provided may not be 100% beneficial.