Re: Opinions of Golftec?I had 10 lessons with Golftec here in Denver (where they are headquartered) about a year ago. A friend of mine had been with them a loooong time and I went in and got his same instructor.
I was in pursuit of the picture perfect swing, and, in retrospect, that may have been my downfall. I was just too old and fat to get the kind of full shoulder turn that my 20-something mentor was trying to torque out of me. Worse, I simply wasn't able to consistently get my clubface back on plane coming down. I was doomed to months and months of hitting the ball, replaying the video and cursing under my breath.
Not that I blame Golftec. Not in the least. But if you go there, I suggest you be prepared to have your current swing ash canned and start from scratch. Maybe you won't need that, but if you do, they will.
One thing that did appear to me to be a bit of a gimmick was the video comparison of my swing to other players on tour. We did a little bit of that, but think about it......how does watching what the pros do right help you with what you're doing wrong? As a result, there wasn't much focus on that.
Slow motion video analysis (Golftec's or anyone else's) is pretty much about achieving certain positions at various points in the swing, and that's probably what many, if not most of us need. But it made me tense and anxious as I tried to do things that my body wasn't quite capable of. I just got tired of working that hard on something that I was not able to do. But had I been 20 years younger, I think I would have felt differently.
One thing that did NOT bother me was not being able to see my ball flight. When you hit it really good, there is no mistaking it. I didn't feel the need for additional confirmation. I just didn't get enough of those experiences in 10 lessons and a dozen more practice sessions. And I probably should not have expected it.
Anyway, that was my experience. It was not wildly positive, but I blame myself more than Golftec.