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I was looking at a copy of Golf today while at the dentist and saw an article on Patrick Reed's "swing index".  I've not heard of this or recall any thread traffic about it. A quick search using that term and MGS did not yield any hits.  It looks kind of neat - although I might not like what my index is 😱.  But then, it seems Mr. Reeds wasn't that close to 10, so perhaps mine wouldn't be too bad.  Anyone using the app?  It's unclear from the video or the article just how the "AI" diagnostic works.  For instance, are all the categories weighted equally?  How was the computational model developed - we often hear there is no "perfect swing", so what is the basis from which this system measures? 

https://swingindex.golf/

https://www.golf.com/Instruction/2019/03/25/patrick-reed-golf-swing-analysis-artificial-intelligence

It would be fun to say, "yeah, I'm still toting around a double digit handicap, but my swing index of 9.8 😀.

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I downloaded this app, but didn't pony up the $30 for an "evaluation."

Did you pay for your swing index? Is everyone's potential a 10?

I'd be worried the AI robot would tell me my potential is only a 2.

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No, I haven't.  I just heard about this in Golf magazine and it seemed pretty cool.  I was actually surprised not to find an existing thread on the subject.  The website does not offer much detail about how the algorithm/analysis is done.  Yes, if I'm reading correctly, 10 is a perfect score.  Adam Scott being a spokesman for the system, arguably having one of golf's best swings, but not offering up his swing index number... hmmm? 🤔

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Yes, fishy... Although, it would be like evaluating an olympic athlete with a FitBit.

Maybe I'll pay for this thing and see what's its all about. I'll post results here if anyone is interested.

 

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Rory's swing is analyzed in the April edition of Golf.  His SI is 8.9/10.  Presuming they are able to get one of the main tour players to have this review done, who do you think will have the perfect score?  

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4 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Rory's swing is analyzed in the April edition of Golf.  His SI is 8.9/10.  Presuming they are able to get one of the main tour players to have this review done, who do you think will have the perfect score?  

I'd guess Rosie would be pretty close. 

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11 hours ago, GB13 said:

I'd guess Rosie would be pretty close. 

Or Adam Scott?

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On 5/8/2019 at 3:21 PM, fixyurdivot said:

Adam Scott being a spokesman for the system, arguably having one of golf's best swings, but not offering up his swing index number... hmmm? 🤔

He broke the system.

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On 6/5/2019 at 7:22 AM, JohnSmalls said:

He broke the system.

Not so fast.  In the February issue of Golf, Ben Hogan's swing is evaluated and is scored at a "current" SI of 9.43 and "potential" SI of 9.9! He is often cited as the best ball striker the game has ever seen.  The same is said of Tiger.  I'm hoping to see this swing index system done on Tigers swing (at his peak), but doubt that will happen.  I'm a bit surprised more folks aren't interested in this AI assisted tool.  It hasn't taken off as I'm sure the company had hoped - even with Adam Scott as their spokesperson.  Part of me wants to know... part of me dosen't 😁

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=swing+index+golf&view=detail&mid=03B420C3B5C41CA64A7003B420C3B5C41CA64A70&FORM=VIRE

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