We all want feedback when working on our golf swing. The ball flight is traditionally our best form of feedback, because it reacts to swing path and clubface, but we all know in golf that “what we feel” and “what we do” are more often than not very different.
We can’t have a coach standing alongside us all day so the next best thing is video feedback. With the advent of smartphones we don’t need expensive cameras anymore, but unless we are fortunate enough to practice with a friend or have a partner willing to stand next to us for hours how do we capture decent footage?
Mobile Phone Holder
Now let’s be honest mobile phone holders are not a new concept. There are myriads of tripods holders and devices available to hold our mobile phone in a position that allows us to collect swing footage.
The reality for me though is when I go to the practice ground I already have a bag of clubs, a bag of practice balls, alignment sticks (in my case old shafts) so I really don’t want to be lugging around another piece of kit.
Also at the practice ground there are no chairs or other pieces of furniture that I can use to put my phone on.
I was really at the point with my game of needing to see what’s going on in my action so I just purchased the XLHVTERLI Golf Phone Holder from amazon and below is my review.
XLHVTERLI Golf Mobile Phone Holder
So here it is. As you can see in the picture it’s small and compact and comes in it’s own carry pouch which I leave in my golf bag.
Assembly is very quick and easy, simple push the ball into the socket, then tighten the screw.
Now you have a mobile phone holder that can be clamped to a golf shaft or alignment stick. The clamp has a rubber grommet to prevent damage to your shafts and it has a number of size fittings for different clamping options.
Cleverly designed you can clamp it to the shaft of a wood that’s in your golf bag and then phone itself can be rotated or tilted to any angle allowing use absolutely anywhere.
As you can see in my images I clamp it onto the grip of an old shaft which I push into the ground behind me to capture video.
The beauty is that I can play back whilst the phone is still in situ, then capture more content.
Mobile phone playback
There is a wide and comprehensive selection of mobile apps available for golf swing recording and currently I’m using “Swing Profile” which I may review later. What I really like about this mobile phone holder though is I can record, play back instantly in slow motion, review, then immediately walk back to the next ball and capture anew feeling to see what swing impact it’s having.
This cheap little gadget has completely transformed my ability to practice and in just two sessions my ball striking because I’m getting instant feedback and can make necessary adjustments.
The quality is robust and I can’t see this wearing or breaking unless I’m too heavy-handed with it, but at just £10.99 I’ll buy another one.
To get yours I have created a link on the image below.
Let me know how you get on with it, it’s a game changer!