Originally Posted by newtogolf
Originally Posted by mvmac
I think there's a great chance Hogan would have a FlightScope or TrackMan. He'd want to know exactly what is going on with his golf ball and how changes in stuff like AoA, VSP, spin loft effected ball flight.
I have no doubt. You can get a fair amount of feedback from your ball flight and divot but nothing like you get from FlightScope or Trackman which is why I think Brandel comes off very ignorant. It's a tool that can aide a golfer in improving, you don't have to have been a pro golfer to recognize the value.
I think his point is that people get too focused on distance rather than accuracy, and it causes people to swing differently with a driver and an iron.
Here's an article from another forum: http://www.golfwrx.com/127394/true-or-false-golf-radar-systems-are-ruining-golf/
Here's something else he said, which probably sparked this debate and led many of us to think he is "ignorant":
"The other day someone was telling me about "the new laws of ball flight," which insinuated that the laws of physics have changed. The findings were supported, he said, by the output of one of those 30,000 dollar launch monitors. I listened, and it turns out these "new laws" were semantics for things we already knew. The organic approach to teaching will always be far superior, in my view. No teacher is more in demand than Butch Harmon, and he doesn't use one of those God forsaken things. Butch knows that approach isn't expeditious, it isn't economical, and it isn't right."