There are many ways to ease the frustrations of putting. Steve Atherton, the VP of Instruction for GolfTEC Enterprises, joined Susie for the 6:20 Sidebar on Tuesday to demonstrate new technology called SEVA-Putt which they claim will drastically improve a golfers game.
According to Atherton, SEVA Putt identifies and reveals the actual physics of putting. Depending on the individual client and their putting ability, clients can see a dramatic decrease in their overall score by addressing this specific piece of their game.
"SEVA Putt measures the exact path of the putter, utilizing sensors that are attached to the putter with small, unobtrusive plastic clips," Atherton said. "It works in perfect concert with SEVA Pro, our patented full-swing golf instruction program, which means our system now addresses the entire game of golf."
SEVA employs digital video, impact analysis, biofeedback technology and motion-capture computers to develop a pro-like swing. The system is patented, and lessons are taught by certified personal coaches, many of whom are affiliated with the LPGA or PGA.
"The introduction of SEVA Putt means that our system can now offer instruction in all aspects of the game," Atherton said. "Since putting makes up about 40 percent of a player's overall score, it's easy to see how this new technology can have a very significant impact on a player's game, regardless of the player's skill level."
With SEVA Pro, students wear a small harness, and sensors measure the golfer's key
movements throughout the golf swing. A certified personal coach reviews the
data and compares it to a database of top PGA TOUR players.
Until now, computer-assisted golf instruction was available only to PGA
Touring Pros. But GolfTEC's package of technology-driven instruction makes computer-driven instruction available to golfers of all skill levels. GolfTEC's SEVA system includes digital video, impact analysis, biofeedback technology and motion-capture computers. Clients get instant feedback, and can review their lessons with specific follow-up drills and notes through the GolfTEC website.
SEVA Putt uses similar technology to that employed by SEVA Pro, except that the sensors are attached to the putter rather than to the body.
"SEVA Putt will be added to GolfTEC's overall instruction package," Atherton said. "Programs vary in the number of lessons purchased, and the programs will address full swing and putting. For example, a client who purchases a package of fifteen lessons can spend five of those lessons focused solely on putting. Of course, that mix can be modified depending on the needs of the student."
GolfTEC has 6 locations in the Denver metro area. To find out more and see Susie test the SEVA Putt, visit the links to the left of this article.
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