Want Tiger Woods' golf swing? Really?? Download his new swing app on iPhone
Tiger Woods is Tweeting. Now he’s on your iPhone - if you’re willing to pony up $9.99.
Apple’s “App of the week” is the new Tiger Woods: My Swing program. The new app released on Wednesday lets golfers shoot video of their swings and compared it to Tiger’s. The program was developed by ShotZoom, the same makers of the popular GolfShot App.
To download the App, you know the drill, go to the App Store on your iTunes.
Woods says: “With the new MySwing App, I get instant feedback on my swing whether I’m out on Tour or practicing at home. This device gives me all the tools necessary to analyze and break down my own swing, and best of all I don’t need another set of eyes or expensive equipment to do it.”
You can also study Woods’ swing with every club in the bag, who also offers swing tips. Woods says his share of the proceeds will go towards the Tiger Woods Foundation.
I’ve tried recording my swing with my iPhone before, and the hurdle I ran into is that you can’t really set it up without someone else there since there is no tripod hole anywhere. So you have to ask someone to stand behind or beside you to capture the swing (or buy an accessory that props up the phone). I find the Kodak Zi8 pocket camera is better when I’m alone on the range, because you can set it up on a tripod. Of course, the Zi8 doesn’t have apps on it.
Mobile instruction is big these days, and was a big emphasis with my Kapalua Internet lesson in Maui last December.
I’ll probably pass on the app since first of all, $9.99 seems pretty steep. Secondly, our body types couldn’t be more different (tall and chiseled vs. short with a party pouch). Lastly, I’d rather download someone’s swing who knows how to hit a fairway…Paul Azinger sells an instruction and practice app, GolfPlan, for the Angry Birds price of 99 cents.
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