Name: Hlynur Geir Hjartarson
Coaching at: Golf Club Selfoss Iceland
TrackMan User since:
When and why did you start playing golf?
I start playing this great game when I was 18 years old. I got injured playing football so my friend took me to the golfcourse in Selfoss and I have actually been there since.
What is your HCP?
Scratch ( 0.0)
Which is your favorite golf course?
I have so many favorite golfcourses; Golfclub Keilir in Iceland is a great golfcourse, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns in Scotland and La Riserva in Spain
Do you have a favorite coach you follow and why?
Andrew Rice is my favorite “online” coach, I met him at PGA summit in Danmark last year. I appreciate his golf knowledge and simple explanations how to work with numbers and data in TrackMan.
Who is your favorite player and why?
There are so many, but I have to pick Tiger Woods, he took golf to higher plan. But my man in golf is Sergio Garcia probably best ball striker in the world.
What is your best golf related achievement?
As a player I won order of merid in Iceland 2008, 2010 and 2012. I was picked player of the year in 2008. Played in European team championship 2008, 2009 and 2010.
World team championship in Argentina 2010.
As a coach, that has to be coaching Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (Iceland) she finished second in qualifying school last December, and now playing great in Ladies European tour.
As a golf coach, what is the most common mistake among players you see?
Too many golfers are working on too complicated things, many should think more about the basics fundamentals and try to improve them. When things are getting better then you can work on more complex things.
What are your greatest professional strengths?
I’m very quick to analyze the swing. Work with the ball flight, try to get golfers to strengthen their ball flight, not necessarily hit straight, as it’s the hardest golf ball flight.
I have a huge desire to see golf grow in Iceland and try to work on my knowledge and always try to learn more.
What’s in your bag?
Driver: Ping G30 Aldila tour blue shaft
3 – wood: Ping G Aldila tour blue shaft
Hybrit: G 19 degree
Irons: Ping i200 AWT shaft
Wedges: Glide 2.0 ss 52 – 56 – 60 degree
Putter: Scotty Cameron M2 Select Newport
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Glove and clothes: FootJoy
How often do you play golf yourself?
I work in Spain in the spring and autumn and then I try to play as much golf as I can. During the summer in Iceland, I play less, I often play in the evening because it is bright all night.
I try to keep myself in golf form, because I want to hit the ball well when i’m showing people something.
What has changed since you started working with a TrackMan?
TrackMan has eased much indoor teaching, in Iceland we practice a lot indoors during the winter, TrackMan also makes the lesson more enjoyable for the coach and the player.
TrackMan also helps to get the golfer to better understand what needs to be done to improve the swing and easy to see progress.
Which is your favourite TrackMan feature, and why?
Test center is awesome, I love the combine test it is great and Optimizer is really nice to practice in.
Do you have any suggestions, how TrackMan can do better or differently?
You are doing a great job ☺
Would you like to be the next TrackMan coach of the month?
All you have to do is sign up on TrackMan University and complete Level 1,
we will randomly pick a new coach every month.
Disclaimer: The answers in this interview have not been modified or changed, nor do they necessarily represent the views of TrackMan A/S.