Golf is undoubtedly a science in itself. Anyone who plays golf knows how important even the smallest details are in order to manage just a halfway good stroke. The absolutely perfect stroke never really exists, but the best players are definitely very close to it and can keep up their level of play for several hours. On the one hand, they owe this ability to their talent, but on the other hand, to hard training as well. Technological aids are playing an increasingly larger role in this. A few years ago, the focus was still on video studies of movement sequences, but technological development now allows for much more precise methods of analysis. For example, by using dual force plates like those offered by the company Smart2Move. With these, all movements and forces during a stroke can be measured and displayed, which helps players enormously in optimising their swing.
Dual force plates are used in many areas, for example in physiotherapy. Using them for golf, however, was a revolutionary idea at the time Smart2Move was founded in 2015. Two years earlier, in 2013, the French professional golfer Gregory Lebrat presented it to his Swiss colleague Ronald Groeflin, who was one of the best amateur golfers in the country in the 1990s. However, it was not only about making such plates acceptable for golf, but also about offering them in a portable form in order to always be able to use them regardless of the training location. "It was a crazy idea at the time, but we knew we were bringing an innovative and sensational technology to the golf industry that would immediately help every golfer improve their game," recalls Ronald Groeflin.