Golfers Can Now Train “Virtually” With Acclaimed Instructor

Share Article

High Definition Golf and Jim McLean launch world’s first automated, video swing analysis system

Virtual coaching on golf simulator with Jim McLean

Golfer receives virtual coaching from renowned instructor Jim McLean.

Step by step, a golfer is able to perfect every element of his swing.

Golf simulator company, High Definition Golf™, has developed the world’s first automated video swing analysis system for its simulators, based on renowned golf instructor Jim McLean's “8-Step Swing” program.

“Millions of golfers have bought McLean’s books and DVDs,High Definition Golf™ is taking it one giant step further with virtual training,” says Todd Richardson, President and CEO of High Definition Golf™. “At the click of a button, anyone can access this method of training that has helped build some of the greatest golfers in the world.” Jim McLean’s Golf Schools are ranked #1 in the U.S. and McLean has taught more than 100 PGA Tour, LPGA and Senior PGA Tour players. His Eight Step video is the all-time best-selling video on The Golf Channel and #1 golf DVD in America. Jim's Eight Step Swing book was ranked by Sports Illustrated as one of the top golf instruction books of the 20th century.

“We worked very closely with Jim on developing this system. We wanted to ensure that this is as close as it gets to actually training with him. Step by step, a golfer is able to perfect every element of his swing,” says Richardson. Golfers are able to access this system on HD Golf™ simulators located at indoor golf centers and other public facilities across the country. The system may also be ordered for golf simulators purchased for private residences and businesses – the ultimate amenity for avid golfers.

As a golfer swings on an HD Golf™ simulator, this new program records and analyzes every element of his or her swing in real-time, breaking it down into McLean’s 8 steps – from setup to follow through. The goal at each step is to stay within McLean's "corridors of success," or safety zones in which the golfer’s club and body are in a good position to strike the ball well. If the golfer remains within those corridors, the system will indicate that they have "passed" that step and can move onto the next.

The system also analyzes and detects "death moves". A death move, a term coined by McLean, are actions that will kill your game, or positions that are so far from ideal - that you cannot recover to strike the ball well. When the system detects that the golfer’s position and swing are out of the "corridor of success" or have committed a death move, it automatically alerts him and presents him with video coaching from a "virtual" Jim McLean as well as some appropriate lessons, drills and tips to improve performance.

About High Definition Golf™

High Definition Golf™ is the only golf simulator that looks and plays like the real thing. Spectacular photo-realistic capabilities capture the true beauty of some of the world's most renowned golf courses. Revolutionary image processing software combines high resolution digital imagery and satellite data into 3D models of golf courses that not only look real - they are completely accurate everywhere on the course. Every tree, bunker and hazard is faithfully reproduced exactly as you would see it playing the actual course. For more information visit:

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Bobbi Bulmer
Email >
Visit website