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Send in a video of your golf swing for a completely free lesson from V1 Sports

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Here at GolfWRX, we want to help our readers improve at golf, the sport we all love. That means helping you make better buying decisions when it comes to equipment, arming you with knowledge about the swing, teaching you about the mental game, helping you develop fitness regimens, or any of the other many facets necessary to improve.

But we wanted to dive deeper, and give every reader the chance to get customized swing analysis and drills from some of the world’s best instructors.

That’s why we’re so excited to announce our partnership with V1 Sports in our new Lesson of the Day series. As part of this new endeavor, you will not only get a lesson from one of golf’s best instructors through the V1 Sports Platform, but the process is incredibly simple… and it’s FREE. This costs you absolutely nothing.

Recently, our Editor-in-Chief, and newly-left-handed golfer Andrew Tursky went through the process to get his swing analyzed by Matt Trimble, who’s credentials are below:

  • A PGA Member A-6 Teaching professional,
  • Arizona State University Karsten Golf Course (26 years) Golf Digest “Best in State Teachers” Arizona
  • Volunteer Coach Arizona State Women’s Golf (2017 NCAA National Champions)

Here’s the video lesson Trimble sent back to Tursky:

To get your chance at a free lesson, just like the one above, here’s how it works:

For iOS

Step 1)

Open or download the V1 Golf App on iTunes, which is free.

Step 2)

Login: If you already have a V1 Golf Account, log in. If not, select Sign Up on the login screen to create a new account. Once your account has been created, log in with your new credentials.

Step 3)

Connect to the GolfWRX Academy: Select Instructors on the bottom main menu. Then search for and select GolfWRX, then select Lesson of the Day.

Step 4)

Capturing or Importing a Swing Video – Select the Camera icon on the bottom menu. To start the recording, tap the red icon at the bottom center of the screen. Press the red icon again to end capture. To import video from your Photos, tap Import in the lower left corner of the video capture screen. This will open the Photos app and allow you to select a video to import.

Pro Tips:

  • The stopwatch in the top right corner can be used to delay the start of capture if you are alone.
  • Swipe left or right on the screen to activate the guide marker. The current mode is shown above the record button. This will add an alignment overlay to the viewfinder to help you determine the proper distance between subject and camera. Move closer or further away, until the subject fits approximately inside of the overlay area. This tool is only intended for camera alignment and will not appear in your recorded videos.  
  • Swing videos should be taken at waist level either face-on (directly in front of the golfer) or down-the-line (facing the target with the golfer directly in-between).

Step 5)

Submit a swing: Select Videos on the bottom main menu. Then select the three dot menu to the right of the video that you’d like to submit. Then select Send Video to my pro. Select Send Video to my Pro again on the confirmation page

That’s it! If your video gets selected, one of V1 Golf’s top instructors will analyze your swing, and your lesson video will be published on GolfWRX as a “Lesson of the Day.”

For Android

Step 1)

Open the V1 Golf App: If you haven’t already, download the free V1 Golf app from the Google Play store.

Step 2)

Login: If you already have a V1 Golf Account, log in. If not, select Create an Account on the login screen to create a new account. Once your account has been created, login with your new credentials.

Step 3)

Capturing or Importing a Swing Video – Press Camera icon on the app home page to activate the camera. When the camera starts, you will find all recording functions along the bottom of the display. To record a new video, press the large red record icon at the bottom center of the screen to start the capture process, then press the red button a second time to end capture.  

To import an existing video from your Android Gallery, tap Import in the lower left corner instead of pressing record. This will open the Gallery feature and allow you to select which video to use.

To exit capture mode, press the Back button on your device.

Pro Tip: Swing videos should be taken at waist level either face-on (directly in front of the golfer) or down-the-line (facing the target with the golfer directly in-between).

Step 4)

Open video to be submitted, then tap V1/Menu > Send to start the upload process. Click Change Academy to bring up the academy selection tool. Use the (Add a new Academy) option to search for GolfWRX, then select Lesson of the Day as the instructor.

Step 4)

The video will automatically start uploading and be submitted to the Lesson of the Day campaign.

That’s it! If your video gets selected, one of V1 Sports’ top instructors will analyze your swing, and your lesson video will be published on GolfWRX as a “Lesson of the Day.”

If you have any issues at all when uploading your swing video, head over to V1 Sports support chat in the V1 Golf app. By entering your video into this system, you agree to have your video be used in a GolfWRX Front Page story. Thanks for participating! 

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  1. Ab

    Sep 11, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    What a stupid exercise in futility! Nothing can come of it other than confirming your incompetence.

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