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August 7, 2015

Jason Barry: Use Dr. Scholl’s to Verify Ball Flight

jason-berryJason Barry, the head men’s golf coach at Rider University, is the head teaching professional at Mercer County Golf Academy in Princeton, New Jersey.

Jason Barry on the importance of using Dr. Scholl’s to verify ball flight:
Spanning the last 5 years I’ve become a vast fan of Dr. Scholl’s Odor Fighting Foot Spray. The product’s intention is to eliminate foot odor, but it also works remarkably as a mechanism to determine point of contact on a golf club, as well as provide the ability to verify ball flight. After watching thousands of shots hit on Trackman, I began to realize that the face to path relationship doesn’t always match the ball flight. Off-center hits cause the clubface to twist through the impact interval, resulting in shots hit offline even if the face and path are square to the target. Using Dr. Scholl’s in the absence of Trackman provides me instant feedback as to where on the clubface my students are hitting the ball, which further allows me the ability to properly determine whether the ball flight was true or not.

Jason Barry on the business impact of using Dr. Scholl’s to verify ball flight:
Personally, I do not own a launch monitor, as Dr. Scholl’s has helped me understand and verify why golf balls fly the way they do by simply by applying the product to the clubface. PGA Professional James Leitz once said of the spray, “It costs me $20,000 to measure club data, and $3 to measure contact point.” Throughout the course of a year I will use 6-8 bottles costing roughly $24 total, a much more nominal fee than other technology. I highly recommend Dr. Scholl’s to all professionals, as it will give you the ability to better understand what is going on with your students’ golf clubs through the hitting area.

If you would like to email the author of this Best Practice directly, please email jbarrypga@yahoo.com