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A couple years ago, Vaughn Taylor was hanging out at the end of the driving range as the first alternate for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He kept watching players duck into the Pebble Beach Golf Academy and jump onto a robotic swing trainer called the RoboGolfPro.
Taylor was eventually overcome with curiosity. He tried out the RoboGolfPro and instantly became a believer. He bought one to train with at home, retooling and refining his swing with it. In 2016, Taylor returned to the AT&T — the site of his fateful introduction to the RoboGolfPro — and incredibly rallied from a six-shot final-round deficit to top Phil Mickelson and win his first PGA TOUR event in a decade.
“I wasn’t swinging well at the time, and it really gave me some direction and got me on plane,” Taylor said. “It’s just a great training aid.”
It’s as simple as grabbing a guided golf club and hanging on for the ride. You can construct the perfect, on-plane swing for your build, movement-by-movement. Or you can feel the positions and sequencing of hundreds of pro swings to discover that ‘a-ha!’ moment.
Imagine hanging onto a bat and feeling the power of a Barry Bonds swing, or grabbing a basketball and feeling the release of a Steph Curry jump shot. With the RoboGolfPro, you can feel the massive turn and incredible lag created by Tiger Woods, the flat wrists at the top of Jason Day’s backswing, or hang on for the rollercoaster ride of Jim Furyk’s downswing.
“I’m constantly tweaking,” Taylor said. “I’m looking at my swing on film, and then I’m going in and doing exaggerations. You can do a lot of different stuff. You can make it do a lot of different things.”
The RoboGolfPro breaks down any lost-in-translation barriers to what can be a very difficult game to explain. The guided swing helps you feel what has always been verbally communicated. It also allows the swing to be taught in slow motion, so you can learn and feel the sequencing of something that happens very quickly — the average PGA TOUR backswing is 0.75 seconds, and the downswing is just 0.25 seconds.
As you increase your reps in slow motion, you can begin to increase the speed of the robot swing and build muscle memory. And with cameras and screens all around, you can see what the perfect swing looks like as you do it.
“It really helps when you take time off,” Taylor said. “It’s really good in the off-season. On days you don’t want to practice, you just get on the robot.”
The state-of-the-art Pebble Beach Golf Academy is one of just a dozen locations in the U.S. that can teach the swing with a RoboGolfPro. Experience the innovative RoboGolfPro with a private lesson, or at our next Golf School, April 23-26. Call (831) 622-8650 to learn more.