Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:49 PM
Well as you alluded to I don't normally have a push draw shot. However one of my playing partners has a natural draw (on the course) and this is the normal shot we see for him on Optishot. Starts out straight and curves about 5-10 yards left. He is in a different league then me though when it comes to golfing. He will adjust the aim so that he is pointed right and play the shot this way.
With my long irons and woods, the optshot definetly shows a pull fade, starting out left and coming back towards my target line. That is normal for me on a real course too. I've just learned to play it as it is.
After such a shot, the optishot generally shows an outside in swing path with an open (relative to target line) or square club face.
My buddies swing is generally inside out, with a slightly open face.
Lately though my shots have not been coming back right and I am missing left. Straight pull or pull hook.
Back to the Optishot, when you dig into the swing statistics it shows the following charateristics. Swing Path, Face Angle, Contact and of course swing speed.
It shows: path as extreme inside out, inside out, square (and vice versus),
contact as extreme heel, heel, square , toe, etc
face angle as open, closed, square with varying degrees.
Further into the software it will show these statistics as numerical values, such a face angle 1, path 3.25, contact 1, tempo..etc.
Issues I have with the system are with thin shots...sometimes little or no difference.
Occasionally I'll have a shot that the distance is obviously screwed up. Like 360 yard drives, etc.
We just live with that.
Also, trees don't seem to have much of a effect. The 90% air theory is in play here.
And short game is pretty theortical based as it doesn't measure spin.
I have some pretty good golfers over occasionally to play and they love it during the winter. The optishot swing generally mimicates their real life swing with only the occasional wtf.
I did take the time to set it up correctly though...lighting is super important and I also entered all my offsets, etc into the software. Seems to make a difference.
So to finally answer your question...yes it will read a pull fade...and I'm assuming a push draw..