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At V1 Sports, we are passionate about helping golfers improve. We work every day to develop leading digital tools that revolutionize the way golfers learn. 

This is why we are so excited the V1 Golf app was honored by Forbes as the Top Golf Consumer Technology Product.

The V1 Golf iOS App underwent a major overhaul this past spring to rave reviews. The new release, the largest update since the app debuted in 2010, is loaded with enhanced features, a new user interface, and functionality further solidifying it as the most-awarded
swing analyzer app in the world.

Read the full Forbes article here.

Download the Free V1 Golf App

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Creating a Pathway to Winning using Video Analysis

Congratulations to longtime V1 Pro Mike Schy for his work with Bryson Dechambeau who won his second straight FedEx Cup Playoff event at the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston.

Schy, who operates the Mike Schy Golf Performance Institute at Dragonfly Golf Club in Madera, California, has been working with Bryson since he was 11-years old, and coached him to an NCAA Championship and U.S. Amateur title in 2015. He has also been a longtime user of the V1 Sports platform, which offers the perfect marriage of video swing technology with Bryson’s scientific approach to the golf swing.

“Together we have developed an innovative approach that includes V1’s video instruction technology and analysis tools with Bryson’s scientific method,” explains Schy. “V1 allows us to operate effectively through its online platform and mobile apps to work on Bryson’s swing during an event even if I am not onsite.”

In addition, the now guaranteed overall leader of the FedEx Cup playoffs going into the Tour Championship this month, was selected by U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk as one of his four captain’s picks, along with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

“The Ryder Cup is a dream come true for Bryson, and further solidifies his place at the top of the game. His focus and ability to stay on task and believe in his golf swing and methodology during some ups and downs this summer was so impressive. He truly deserves to be part of this team,” said Schy.

Take a Closer Look at Bryson's Golf Swing

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Please note: This is part three of a three-part series.

Fundamental #3: Flat Left Wrist

This is the third and final installment of the miniseries with V1 Sports Ambassador Bob Grissett. Bob has guided us through the fundamentals that he finds most critical to great golf. In this post we explore his third and final fundamental: a flat left wrist. A flat left wrist is imperative to striking the ball “pure” and creating a tight dispersion pattern. “Look at some of the best ball strikers of all time such as Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, and Dustin Johnson...the commonality is without question a flat left wrist at the top of the back swing and at impact,” says Bob.

A majority of amateurs cup their left wrist at the top of their swing, opening the face and diminishing power. A cupped left wrist can be played but requires a high degree of coordination and manipulation. A flat left wrist narrows errant shots and significantly increases distance potential.

How to Check: Flat Left Wrist

Bob uses the V1 Sports Video Technology Platform to provide students with instant visual feedback with before and after swing comparisons. Check your wrist on your own by following the steps below.

Open the V1 Golf app and select a swing to analyze or capture a new swing.

  1. Forward to the top of the backswing

  2. Draw a line along the left arm and wrist to the shaft. (or right wrist if left-handed)

  3. Check that the line is straight, indicating a flat wrist.

The photo below demonstrates the improper (left) and proper (right) left wrist positions at the top of the backswing via the yellow lines.

You can check your own wrist position by downloading the V1 Golf app or working with a V1 instructor like Bob Grissett.

V1 Pro HD, the world’s most powerful video analysis software, runs on Windows operating systems. The best way to run V1 Pro HD is on one of our turnkey Golf Studio Systems which come with everything you need to plug in and start teaching. We build, test, and ship Golf Studio Systems that guarantee high-frame-rate, high-definition swing capture and powerful analysis.

Nevertheless, we know some of you are Apple loyalists and prefer to use a Mac. Don’t worry, those of you who fall in this camp can still run V1 Pro HD on your desktop or laptop.

To use V1 Pro HD software on a macOS, we recommend either Parallels or Boot Camp. Both are cross-platform solutions that make it easy to run Windows operating systems on macOS.

*Please note: Mac users will need a copy of Windows. You can use a previously purchased license or purchase a new copy. We also strongly recommend backing up your hard drive prior to installing Parallels or Boot Camp.

Parallels

Parallels is a software that allows you to create a virtual machine (VM) that runs Windows within macOS.

Pros:

  • You can run Windows and macOS at the same time and easily switch back and forth between operating systems.
  • Data and files can be easily shared or transferred between operating systems with a simple drag and drop.
  • There is no need to create a separate partition on your hard-drive for Windows which means more flexibility to configure the amount of RAM or storage space allocated to either the VM or macOS.

Cons:

  • Parallels costs $79.99/year for a standard license.
  • Since Parallels runs both operating systems at the same time, it’s a greater strain on a Mac’s memory.

Install Parallels

Boot Camp

Boot Camp is an application built right into the macOS operating system that allows users to create a separate partition on a Mac’s hard drive that specifically runs Windows. Once Boot Camp is installed, only macOS or Windows can be run at one time.

Pros:

  • Boot Camp is built into the macOS operating system.
  • Since a Mac creates a completely separate partition to run Boot Camp, it is less of a strain on your computer’s memory than Parallels.
  • Boot Camp is free to install.

Cons:

  • Once your hard drive is partitioned, you cannot adjust the partition size. You will have to remove and reinstall Boot Camp in order to repartition the hard drive.
  • Every time you want to switch between operating systems, you need to reboot the computer.
  • There is no easy way to transfer or share files and data between operating systems. You have to use either email, file sharing service like Dropbox, or a USB device.

Install Boot Camp

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