Assessment Using Golf MTRx Feedback Loops, Part 2

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In Part 1, Assessment Using Feedback Loops was introduced as a simple way to sift through a mountain of data to easily find the important metrics and simplify the meaning and resulting actions.

The swings you just recorded with Golf MTRx hold five golden nuggets of information you can mine in a simple ordered progression. Each is relevant to you and your swing, and each is a necessary prerequisite to achieving a stable and efficient swing at the highest peak speed to maximize distance and consistency.

Assessment using feedback loops will help you learn to recognize instantly which of the five nuggets are real gold and which are fool’s gold, and how to turn those into real gold. Focusing quickly on the areas that need improvement will minimize practice time and effort, and maximize results.

A feedback loop is an ideal way to organize, simplify, and process data so you can get your data, understand what it means for you, what your options are, and what to do next.

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The Golf MTRx feedback loop has four parts:

  1. Personalized data provided instantly with each recorded swing
  2. Relevance provided by comparing your numbers with target values and identifying areas for improvement
  3. Choices and options to make real changes to your numbers
  4. Actions and next steps that identify drills and experimentation to affect your MTRx data

How to Apply the Assessment

Apply the feedback loop to each of the following data nuggets in order:

  1. Top Turn Rotation
  2. Acceleration
  3. Deceleration
  4. Peak Time
  5. Peak Speed

Part 1 of this two part blog showed how to assess the feedback loops for Top Turn and Acceleration.

In this second part, you will see assessment of feedback loops for Deceleration, Peak Time, and Peak Speed.

Feedback Loop for Deceleration

  1. Personal Data: Your deceleration is identified by the label marked DECEL. For example, -0.9. The value is a downward slope (negative value); the faster you decelerate, the steeper the downward slope.
  2. Relevance: The target value is -2.0 which is a minimum. Your number should be close to or exceed the target. E.g. -3.6 exceeds while -0.9 is below -2.0.

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  1. Choices:
    1. If your number is close to or exceeds the target, then your peak time is fine. Move on to your peak speed assessment.
    2. If your number is below the target, increase peak time to improve stabilization.
  2. Action: Do the Recommended Drills several times; don’t record swings while doing drills. Then record more swings and try firing your hips faster. Make sure your Top Turn, Acceleration, and Deceleration numbers are still good. Stop when you feel you reached your limit, even if your number is still below the target.

Feedback Loop for Peak Time

  1. Personal Data: Your peak time is identified by the label marked PEAK TIME. For example, 0.05s.
  2. Relevance: The target value varies and is calculated at the point 60% of the time from your TOP to IMPACT. It is identified by the label marked IDEAL PEAK TIME TO IMPACT. Your number should be close to or exceed the target. E.g. 0.05s is below 0.10s, 0.13s meets 0.13s.

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  1. Choices:
    1. If your number is close to or exceeds the target, then your peak time is fine. Move on to your peak speed assessment.
    2. If your number is below the target, increase peak time to improve stabilization.
  2. Action: Do the Recommended Drills several times; don’t record swings while doing drills. Then record more swings and try firing your hips faster. Make sure your Top Turn, Acceleration, and Deceleration numbers are still good. Stop when you feel you reached your limit, even if your number is still below the target.

Feedback Loop for Speed

  1. Personal Data: Your peak speed is identified by the label marked PEAK SPEED. For example, 490 degrees per second.
  2. Relevance: The target value is 470 +- 50 d/s. If you are close or exceed that, then your deceleration is fine. E.g. 266 is below 470, 490 exceeds 470.

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  1. Choices:
    1. If your number is close to or exceeds the target, then your peak speed is fine.
    2. If your number is below the target, increase peak speed to improve your power and club head speed.
  2. Action: Do the Recommended Drills several times; don’t record swings while doing drills. Then record more swings and try firing your hips faster. Make sure your Top Turn, Acceleration, Deceleration, and Peak Time numbers are still good. Stop when you feel you reached your limit, even if your number is still below the target.

The stretch goal now is to increase peak speed while keeping all the other numbers good!

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