Corey Pavin’s Shotmaking

Pavin teaches you the shots that have made him one of the most complete players in golf: how to control trajectory; how to apply spin to the ball; how to “work the ball” left or right to tight hole locations and more. He tells you when to be conservative or aggressive from 150 to 100 yards in, enabling you to handle difficult holes. He shows you how to build a solid wedge game, from full pitching wedge to half sand wedge. He also describes his putting technique that will help you sink putts from four feet and in, as well as putts from long range. Corey Pavin provides the hands-on lessons that can help you become a more aggressive shotmaker.
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Torc Swingtrainer

Similar to the doughnut in baseball, the Torc Swingtrainer is a product that adds weight to your golf club. What’s unique about it is it lets you position training weight at 3 keys points.
1) Above the hosel to stretch large muscles and increase your swing speed.
2) At the balance point to work your swing plane.
3) Above the grip to strengthen your grip and promote a proper release.
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Torc Swingtrainer

“Revealer” Putting Jig

I would like to introduce you to the Revealer a tool invented to show how a putter balances when you’re not touching it. It allows the putter to spin freely in a putting stroke and reliable plane without your hands touching it. This shows you if your putters face is balanced. Putting is hard enough, give yourself the best chance for success by having the best tool for the job.

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Introducing Directed Force Putters/Revealer Tool

Golf in the Kingdom by Michael Murphy (1972)

“A round of golf partakes of the journey, and the journey is one of the central myths and signs of Western man . . . If it is a journey, it is also a round: it always leads back to the place where you started from . . . Golf is always a trip back to the first tee, the more you play the more you realize you are staying where you are. By playing golf you reenact that secret of the journey. You may even get to enjoy it.”

In the spirit of Michael Murphy’s 1972 novel “Golf In The Kingdom,” the original inspiration for the Shivas Irons Society and one of the best selling and most influential golf books of all time.The Shivas Irons Society is a nonprofit dedicated to furthering golf as a mindful pursuit and as a tool for personal growth and development. We inspire, connect and support all who are interested in exploring the transformational aspects of the game.

Our supporters believe that golf is a better, more rewarding game when played in a way that’s intentionally conscious and respectful of its core roots and values – a style of play that Shivas Irons himself would recognize and endorse, and one that is often at odds with much of what the modern game has become.

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Single-Finger Golf Glove

It’s either happened to you or someone you know: That small, almost imperceptible red mark gets more and more red as you complete your warm-up on the range. Next thing you know, you’re making the turn with a new-born blister! And by your next round, that blister has turned into a small cut that grows with every swing. The SingleFit Golf Glove is a single-finger glove designed to take the place of bandages and tape for the purpose of relieving and preventing skin irritation, blisters and minor cuts.

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Tiger Woods, In Golf Week (1999)

“I don’t think you’re ever finished trying to improve. As soon as you feel like you’re finished, then I guess you are finished, because you’ve already put a limit on what you can attain. I don’t think that’s right.”

It is interesting to see what Tiger Woods thought process was in his heyday. This also makes me realize golf is more of a process of embracing the grind.
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Tgolf is to golf, as Tball is to baseball. Both are easy, uncomplicated approaches for players of all abilities to hone the mechanics of a proper swing. Just as baseball players head for the batting cage and hit off a tee to maintain their balance, tempo and swing mechanics, so too do golfers of all skill levels using Tgolf. And just as first time Little Leaguers are taught the baseball swing using a batting tee, entry level golfers are having fun and success learning the golf swing using the Tgolf Telescoping Swing Trainer.

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Tgolf Solutions Simple & Fun 4 Step Lesson

On Golf: Lessons from America’s Master Teacher by Jim Flick

Tom Lehman, winner of the 1996 British Open, says, “Jim Flick understands the overall golf swing better than anyone I’ve ever met.” Jack Nicklaus thinks enough of him to have opened the Nicklaus/Flick Golf School, with teaching facilities in Salt Lake City, Palm Beach, Pebble Beach, Scottsdale, and Harbor Springs (MI). The following golfers all extol his virtues from tee to green: Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Paul Azinger, Phil Mickelson, Judy Rankin, Byron Nelson, and Chi Chi Rodriguez. Now, Flick has written a book that’s inspirational, instructional and entertaining and will take five to ten strokes off even the most casual hacker’s game.
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Eagle Claw Golf Grip Power Enhancer

The Eagle Claw is a golf grip aid and device which assists with developing and maintaining grip strength and swing accuracy. Especially designed for those inflicted and effected by Arthritis; Lupus; sports injuries to the hand, fingers or thumb; disabling diseases or illness that affect grip strength and limit golfing ability.

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Introducing Eagle Claw

Curt Sampson, HOGAN (1996)

“What a spectacle it was to see Hogan hit every full shot like a god. To watch him putt like an expectant father on his third of coffee.”

Curt Sampson is an American non-fiction writer and freelance journalist. He is best known for his 1996 biography and New York Times Best Seller Hogan published in 1996, the story of one of the most complex and notable athletes of the 20th century.
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The SmartGolfBall is a new kind of golf ball; one that connects wirelessly with your smartphone and has a design objective to lead you to within one foot of your golf ball, no matter where it has landed.
The genius behind The SmartGolfBall is a small microchip that communicates with GPS satellites to relay its location back to your smart phone … the results … “No More Lost Balls!” Spend more time playing golf and less time searching!

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The First Ever Truly SmartGolfBall

Your Golf Bag Pro: Nick Weslock’s Little Black Book of Key Golf Secrets

This is a nice little book full of handy tips and secrets that is small enough to easily carry to the course with you.

Topics covered in the book
-Quick keys, tips, and stroke-savers.
-Corrections for slicing, hooking, topping, skying, loss of distance, and other problems likely to plague your round.
-How to play difficult sand shots, and improve your chipping and putting.
-How to handle the tension of the first tee and the short putt on the eighteenth green.
-Excellent tips on driving, fairway woods and iron shots.

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The Twitch Trainer

The Twitch Trainer and its progressive conditioning program, Twitch Movements, are specifically designed to re-program a wavering rotational sequence. Simplifying the complexity of the swing through drills and progressions aimed at placing the body in motion. Twitch movement progressions will improve coordination, tempo, sequence, and release by focusing on conditioning the segments of the rotational pattern that produce maximal club head speed. These methods built on change of direction, weight distribution, and deceleration will maximize speed at the release, “cracking the whip” at impact.

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Twitch Trainer Overview

Happy New Year!

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

― Neil Gaiman

Golf Anatomy by Craig Davies and Vince DiSaia

Golf Anatomy will show you how to lower your score by increasing strength, power, and range of motion for longer drives and more accurate shots. See what it takes to improve consistency and performance on the links by increasing your golf fitness knowledge.

Golf Anatomy includes 72 of the most effective exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting muscles in action.

Golf Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you at the tee, on the fairways, and on the greens. You’ll see how to improve mobility, stability, body awareness, and muscle strength to add distance to drives, consistency to your short game, and accuracy to your putts.

From sand traps to awkward lies, Golf Anatomy will prepare you for even the most challenging of shots. Plus, you’ll learn how to stay at the top of your game with targeted injury-prevention exercises for the lower back, elbows, wrists, shoulders, and hips.

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SmartBallGolf LowPoint Trainer

The SmartBallGolf LowPoint Trainer is a electronic training device that detects the low point of a golf swing. It uses a red, yellow and green colored light pattern to display the user’s low point. The unit can identify a low point with or without a golf ball. Basically this aid provides visual feedback to teach and train ball-striking. Refer to the pictures below to see what type of feedback the device provides and what that feedback means.
RED means the golfer is hitting too far behind the ball
YELLOW is behind but getting closer to correct impact
GREEN is perfect impact after the ball which is the proper low-point of the swing
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A Blind Golfer, in a USGA television golf promotion during the 2000 U.S. OPEN


The United States Blind Golf Association (USBGA) was established in 1953 for the purpose of encouraging and enhancing opportunities for blind and visually impaired golfers to compete in the game of golf. I encourage everyone to spread the word about this great organization, so many more can enjoy the game we all love.
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DIVOT DOG: Multi-Functional Golf Divot Tool

DIVOT DOG Functions:
1. Divot Tool 2. Range Finder 3. Spike Wrench 4. Groove Cleaner 5. Three Inch Ruler 6. Bottle Opener 7. Flat Head Screwdriver 8. 1/4″ Hex Bit Driver 9. Four Position Tee Depth Set 10. Nail File (In shape of tee on back) 11. Golf Club Prop 12. Plastic Ball Marker Holder 13. Golf Ball Straight Line Marking Guide 14. Box/Envelope Opener 15. Key Ring/Lanyard Hole Size Of Tee 16. Cigarette Holder 17. Cigar Holder (with tee) 18. Golf Hole Compass 19. Pry bar 20. Orange Peel Starter 21. Can Opener 22. Can Punch/Vent Opener 23. Butterfly Wrench 24. Straight Edge
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The Divot Dog: Multi-Function Golf Divot Tool (24+ Functions!)

The Best Advice Ever for Golfers by Robert McCord

Never in the history of mankind have so many worked so hard to move a small ball so far. Golf shows no sign of losing its appeal and golfers remain on the lookout for new advice to improve their games. The book “The Best Advice Ever for Golfers” covers every aspect of the game: teeing it up, recovery shots, short game, conquering the mental side of the game and of course making putts. The book also includes quotes by famous golfers on how and why they love the game and a chapter with descriptions of some of their dream courses.
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Instant Golfer

INSTANT GOLFER is a golf training machine invented by former World Cup and SA Open Champion, Wayne Westner. The INSTANT GOLFER lets you feel the natural swing and is adjustable in height, plane and arm length. The unique attachment enables an individual to learn the exact hand and arm plane for themselves as well as the correct hand motion in the swing. It is good for beginners as it teaches the natural feel from the outset. The INSTANT GOLFER prevents the individual from making common faults like, reverse pivoting, swaying, head movement, bending of the arm and changing planes incorrectly. It’s light, manageable and can be used by everyone, anywhere.
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Instant Golfer

Poly Max Extremes

Poly Max Extremes FAQ’S

Q. How does it work?

PME’s remove up to 1,000 rpm’s from your drive. Less back spin means more ground roll forward on all drives.

Q. How are Poly Max Extremes applied?
PME’s come in a fast peel n stick application,and remove easily. Its also recommended to remove them after a few rounds of golf and replaced with a fresh new PME.

Q. Do Poly Max fall off after striking a ball?
No Poly Max Extremes remain on till you remove them.

Q. I notice Fantastic distance right away while using Poly Max, How does such a thin material work so well?
PME’s were designed to work together with the sweet spot of your clubs, The Poly Max Extreme material, is trade secretely formulated for extreme cushioning and even distribution for a faster rebound every time.

Q. I’ve had great success using Poly Max, but find they work the best on my driver, do you make them for putters also?
PME’s were designed for drivers and fairway woods but can also be used on Irons as well, alittle trimming may be needed. We don’t make them for putters because nobody needs a long hitting putter.

Q. Do Poly Max come in different colors like Wrap-Guard?
No PME’s come in a discreet clear so that no distractions or attention is drawn to your clubs.

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Poly Max Extremes & Comedian Bil Dwyer Hilarious

What Professional Golfers Don’t want you To Know. Dirty Secrets Exposed.

My Life in and out of the Rough: The Truth Behind All That Bull**** You Think You Know About Me by John Daly

Ever since his astonishing victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, John Daly has enthralled fans with his big drives, bigger personality, and his “grip it and rip it” approach to golf . . . and to life. Usually seen with a cigarette dangling from his lip, Long John is the unchained, unpredictable, unapologetic bad boy of professional golf.

My Life In and Out of the Rough is the thrillingly—and sometimes shockingly—candid memoir of a larger-than-life athlete battling assorted addictions (alcohol, gambling, chocolate, sex), his weight, and divorce lawyers (having been married four times). Carrying readers off the fairway and into his $1.5-million motor home, Daly takes us on a rollicking ride through his ever-churning world of burgers, booze, casinos, country music, and breathtaking moon shots—and reveals how a down-home Arkansas Everyman rose to the pinnacle of the golf world, escaped from the depths of abject depression, and, ultimately, took control of his life.

Well, sort of . . .

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Golf’s Incline Trainer

Practice ranges are flat, golf courses are hilly. Golf’s Incline Trainer will allow golfers to practice hitting shots from sloping lies. This adjustable training aid will give you uphill, downhill and side hill lies on your driving range or practice facility. Golf’s Incline Trainer will also help golf instruction. Players that ‘hit over the top’, a common fault, can be corrected by hitting from an uphill lie on Golf’s Incline Trainer. In the downhill position, the student will learn to ‘stay in the shot’. The sloping lies created will help correct swing faults in a player’s swing. Practice as you play, and you will play as you practice!
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Golf’s Incline Trainer – Promotional Video

CRAFTSMAN GOLF Head Covers Review

CRAFTSMAN GOLF Head Covers (refer to review for pricing)
9 Reviewer
- Vegan friendly faux leather, good for the environment & animals (save the planet!) - Very durable - Great fit (secures to clubs well therefore decreases chance of club head cover loss) - Lots of variety (colors, styles etc.) - Easier to clean than leather - Easier to take care of instructions than leather - Lots of positive customer reviews on - Reasonable Prices (1/3 of leather) - Selection of many styles and colors (custom options available)
- Wont last as long as real leather (leather requires more care than PU leather) - Wont develop softness overtime, and patina like leather

The Golf Swing of the Future by Mindy Blake

A how-to book on golf that is a breakthrough. Mindy Blake is a golfer who took up the game when he was thirty-four, brought his handicap down to 2 in two years and at the age of sixty played better than ever. – Blake applied science to golf to achieve the kind of advances that such studies had provided to other athletic events such as pole vault and javelin throw. – He explains the weaknesses of the traditional approach that have caused even the finest of pros to experience inexplicable slumps, and caused weekend golfers to find little or no improvements after years of lessons and practice. – Simply and clearly, Blake describes the ultimate golf technique – the equivalent of the perfect techniques toward which athletes in other sports strive. He believes that its adoption will lead to dramatic improvements for any golfer, expert or duffer, as it has for himself and many others, along with a deeper understanding of what golf is all about. Click here for more info: goodreads link

Set Up Rite Golf Stance Mat

Fairway Enterprises in Stourbridge, West Midlands, presents the Set Up Rite golf stance mat. Designed and developed by an ex-professional golfer with more than 40 years’ golfing experience, the mat is a very simple idea, making setup easier and more consistent. Take the mat to the driving range and practice good habits not bad. Weighing under 2 kilograms it is easily transportable, just roll up and place back into your golf bag when finished.
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The Golfing Machine by Homer Kelley

In 1939, an average Joe named Homer Kelley played golf for the first time and scored 116-a respectable score for a beginner, but frustrating for a science-minded perfectionist like Kelley. He did not play again for six months; then when he did, he carded a seventy-seven. Vexed, he grew increasingly obsessed and devoted over the next thirty years to solving the science behind the perfect golf swing, self-publishing his findings in 1969 in a book titled The Golfing Machine. This revolutionary book explained golf, unlike every other tome that merely described it.
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PIN Training Aid

Practicing with the training aid, slow swinging, and then precisely aligning the small hole on the pin. It forces a golfer to increase his precision throughout the swing arc and especially at impact point to the extreme. When slowly guiding the hole on the imaginary wire, and then striving to align the small hole on the pin without hitting the borders of the hole, with full attention—as if fighting for life—one can feel pins and needles throughout the body, arms, hands, fingers. That is wanted.

This feeling of precision must then be transferred to the swing. If a golfer jumps directly to swinging with speed, that feeling will be an impossibility. The solution to this problem, in transition, is Ben Hogan’s slow motion drill. The golfer practices a slow backswing, downswing, and now he has extra time to call up the sensations he programmed on the device. He has the time to call up the feeling of extreme precision, ever so slightly hitting the ball on the sweet spot and continuing with the follow through. For more click here:

The Tiger Woods Way: Secrets of Tiger Woods’ Power-swing Technique

Tiger Woods has electrified golf the way Michael Jordan did basketball and Wayne Gretzky did hockey. In The Tiger Woods Way, GOLF Magazine’s former senior editor of instruction, John Andrisani, shares his analysis of Tiger’s flawless swing technique to help golfers of all levels learn how to increase their driving distances and improve their games.Drawing from his independent study and analysis of Tiger’s game, John Andrisani offers detailed, easy-to-follow instructions on Tiger Woods’ swing in four simple chapters:

1)Getting Ready for Action: Explains Tiger’s unique setup position, which borrows key elements from Jack Nicklaus’ and Ben Hogan’s own techniques.

2)Building Power: Shows you how to increase the resistance between your upper and lower body to help you make Tiger’s powerful takeaway action your own.

3)Unleashing Power: Outlines Tiger’s ideal impact body-and-club position to enable you to hit solid shots consistently.

4)Iron Power: Reveals the fundamentals of Tiger’s iron swing to allow you to hit the ball stiff to the flag.
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Setup Eye

The world’s first handheld alignment system for golfers, with 100% accurate viewfinder, active alignment and target lock technology.
* One of the most important aspect of any golfers game is the alignment/setup.
* The PGA website tells us that 95% of all “swing flaws” can be traced back to the setup position. Or as 18 time major champion Jack Nicklaus once said  “If you setup to the ball poorly, you’ll hit a lousy golf shot even if you make the greatest swing in the world”.
* Imagine if you could eliminate the guesswork from your setup – if you could be sure of the perfect setup every stroke, on the golf course as well as on the practice ground!
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GOLFSTR+ is very excited to announce that GOLFSTR+ have been added to the list of products to be reviewed. Thank you GOLFSTR+ for letting me have the opportunity to try your product and post a review on it. GOLFSTR+ is a 6 in 1 straight arm golf training aid.  You can wear it on the driving range or during an 18 hole game. It helps your body build muscle memory to keep your lead arm or wrist straight during your back swing, putting, and chipping. It can also be used as a lag trainer for your back-swing and chipping. “One hundred members of the GOLF Partners Club tested and approved GOLFSTR+, and 77% of the participants testing GOLFSTR+ recommended it as a golf training aid that will lower your score”. I am very excited to try GOLFSTR+ out myself! Stay tuned for the review!!!
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GOLFSTR Interview for US Golf TV

The Swing Boss

Swing Boss $38.29
9 Reviewer
- Can be used anywhere that has enough room to swing a club (Ideal tool for working on your swing, particularly indoors during the off-season) - Note: if you don't have enough height indoors to swing your club, you can choke down on your clubs - Great when you want to be quiet (hitting real golf balls is loud, not ideal when the family is sleeping) - Simple and easy to use - Best solution for someone who wants to practice all year round - Can be used with other golf aids for more rounded feedback. For example: Swing profile for video analysis and a swing analyzer (eg.3 Bays GSA Swing Analyzer) that goes in the butt end of your club. Combining these aids will make it a really good high tech practice setup.
- Only shows club face impact and not swing path. Club face impact is not the only factor for ball curvature (slice, hook..etc) Read below in effectiveness for further explanation - Have to use tees to hit iron shots (cannot hit off the mat directly) - Set-up can be tedious because you have to bend down each time to place the ball on the tee since you cannot hit directly off the mat


Tee-Up Compact

NORTHCROFT GOLF have been added to my review list!!! I am very excited to review The Tee-Up Compact.The product is aimed towards “taking the strain out of your game”! NORTHCROFT GOLF have a range of “bend free” products to help golfers keep playing the game they love. Thank you NORTHCROFT GOLF for allowing me the opportunity to try out the product!!! Keep posted for the review…meanwhile check out their homepage:


Center Gravity Ball (CGB)

Center Gravity Ball $39.95
7.1 Reviewer
- Provides accurate feedback through ball movement (if your initial setup is good) - If your stroke is off, the CGB won’t lie. - Easier on your back than similar aids (Ie. the pill, putting wheel, etc...because you don't have to stand up the ball every time). You can just maneuver it into place with your putter rather than bending down and having to stand it up every time. - No matter what your putting style is, this aid gives golfers feedback on their impact - The geometric shape of the Center Gravity Ball provides better feedback than other aids (refer below for further explanation) - Can use with wedges (chipping) - Portable
- Setting up the CGB can be time consuming - Not easy to align - More expensive than competitors (the pill and putter wheel) but on the flip side it provides better feedback

Swing Profile

Three versions (Free/Elite/Coach)
9.4 Reviewer
- Free to try, Easy to use, App works really well - Makes swings easy to compare so you can find your swing fault (refer below in review for further explanation) - The setup is hardest part without a stand (I made a diy stand) - Great app for practice (refer below in review for further explanation) - Revolutionary technology!!!! Nothing that comes close to it!
- Lacks on the drawing tools (other apps have different colors and shapes you can draw with) - All features worked perfectly except the auto plane line feature (On the positive side, you can manually adjust the plane line in the app) - Even if you are able to figure out your swing fault with the app, you might not know how to fix it. That being said, you need to know that there is a problem before you can fix it and that is what the app can provide...a greater chance that you will figure out your swing fault. - Not available on andriod devices

GripIt Rite

8.6 Reviewer
- Can use the training grip with all your own clubs, during practice or play - There are different sizes (jr, small, regular, womens) - Can adjust it to be neutral, weak, or strong with the scope - inconspicuous device (other players won't notice if you're using the device) - Feels like you're holding your normal grip cause the bottom is your own grip
- Not Easy to take on & off clubs; the difficulty will depend on the the grip size & type (multiple customers on various review sites stated that) - After a few swings the grip aid moves, then you have to realign the aid with the scope - Does not address all aspects of a good grip (grip pressure, short thumb vs long thumb etc. read more below in effectiveness) - If you have really big hands or small hands it might be an issue if you pick the wrong size (I say this because you can't open up the package and try the aid out ex. small male hands might need a womens grip rite)


Benderstik $99.95
7.3 Reviewer
- Versatile tool that can be used to train many aspects of the swing - Provides negative feedback to build muscle memory - Great if you know specifically what you need to work on in your swing - Good tool for golf instructors - Light-weight so you can carry it in your golf bag
- You need to self-diagnose your swing flaws (might be difficult for beginners) - Expensive training aid - Could use a broken golf shaft and pool noodle (look under cheaper alternative below for drills you can do without buying the Benderstik package) - The dvd is good but could be overwhelming for golfer