A stroke for golf

The world’s golf instructors can be happy about a new training device. Initial Force AS had previously developed a so-called strength platform – Swing Catalyst –  which, combined with video filming and a pressure mat, measures and analyses the golfer’s movements while swinging, including his or her balance, weight distribution and foot placement.

The system has now been equipped with a ball radar, based on defence technology, which gives exact information about the ball’s flight, with direction, distance, rotation and speed. The measurement data and the video appear on a screen, giving the instructor a unique starting point for determining how the golfer can improve his or her movements and stroke. Initial Force is an NTNU spinoff, with the equipment tested at NTNU’s laboratory for movement analysis. The product is now being introduced on the global golf market.