The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), announces the installation of one of the golf industry’s newest and most advanced swing analysis measuring devices, the Swing Catalyst 3D Motion Plate. IJGA is one of the select few junior golf academies in the United States to install this world-class swing analysis system. This state-of-the-art equipment is a unique combination of pressure plate technology (Balance Plate) and a highly advanced force plate to measure torque and ground force generated during a golf swing. The synchronization of the 3D Motion Plate with high speed video images result in data used by players to analyze foot pressure, center of pressure (CoP), vertical and horizontal forces, ground reaction and rotational force.
“Modern coaching is using fact, not guesswork or opinion, to influence performance,” said Jonathan Yarwood, IJGA Director of Golf. “The Swing Catalyst 3D Motion Plate Studio combined with our launch monitor technology takes all the guesswork out of it. It shows the coach what the naked eye could never see. It allows informed decisions to be made in order to use physics, which will create a new generation of golf athletes who can control and propel the ball to their maximum capabilities. It’s not a step forward in coaching, it’s a leap and a bound. I’m grateful to be exposed to it.”
The IJGA Swing Catalyst 3D Motion Plate Studio is part of the $2 million recently renovated IJGA Performance Training Center on IJGA’s gated campus. The Studio houses the Motion Plate, hitting bay, large-screen monitor, video projector and will be available to all Academy students to improve their performance under the direction of Academy coaches.