“In order to sharpen up your short game, go out to the course at the end of the day and play it like a par-3 layout. Play your first shot on the par 4’s and par 5’s from within 150 yards. Think of the sequence of shots that you want to take and avoid trouble. By taking this approach you will realize how important the short game is.”
I have found to not only look at the present but know the past in order to profoundly understand. Ben Hogan’s premise in this 1957 classic is driven home in bold letters: “THE AVERAGE GOLFER IS ENTIRELY CAPABLE OF BUILDING A REPEATING SWING AND BREAKING 80.” Religions are founded on less, and Hogan’s detailed analyses and illustrated demonstrations of grip, stance, posture, and the two basic components of the swing make up a sacred book. Though its very simplicity seems dated, this is the tome of technique that should serve as the foundation of every golf library.
Click here to download a pdf version of the book: reddit.com
The evolution of alignment rods
1. Parallel design
Top and bottom rods are always parallel.
2. Adjustable strings
Use the adjustable strings to create your own swing path/chute. Practice with a narrow swing chute to perfect your swing. Adjust strings up or down from each other to create specific in-to-out or out-to-in swing path.
3. Collapsible fit
1 piece collapsible design.
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“How to play par 3s-Unfortunately, too many bogeys, double bogeys, and worse are made on the easiest holes because golfers don’t plan them carefully enough … Distinguish between the safe part of the green and the fat part. Play for the safe part, not the fat part …Always tee the ball up on a par 3… A good rule of thumb is to take one more club than you think you need…”
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The Big Miss is Hank Haney’s candid account of his six-year journey with Tiger Woods, during which the supremely gifted golfer collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of the very few people allowed behind the curtain. He was with Tiger 110 days a year, spoke to him over 200 days a year, and stayed at his home up to 30 days a year, observing him in nearly every circumstance: at tournaments, on the practice range, over meals, with his wife, Elin, and relaxing with friends.
Tiger—only 28 at the time—was by then already an icon, judged by the sporting press as not only one of the best golfers ever, but possibly the best athlete ever. Already he was among the world’s highest paid celebrities. There was an air of mystery surrounding him, an aura of invincibility. Unique among athletes, Tiger seemed to be able to shrug off any level of pressure and find a way to win.
What Hank soon came to appreciate was that Tiger was one of the most complicated individuals he’d ever met, let alone coached. Although Hank had worked with hundreds of elite golfers and was not easily impressed, there were days watching Tiger on the range when Hank couldn’t believe what he was witnessing. On those days, it was impossible to imagine another human playing golf so perfectly.
And yet Tiger is human—and Hank’s expert eye was adept at spotting where Tiger’s perfection ended and an opportunity for improvement existed. Always haunting Tiger was his fear of “the big miss”—the wildly inaccurate golf shot that can ruin an otherwise solid round—and it was because that type of blunder was sometimes part of Tiger’s game that Hank carefully redesigned his swing mechanics.
There’s never been a book about Tiger Woods that is as intimate and revealing—or one so wise about what it takes to coach a superstar athlete.
Click here for more info: ‘Big Miss’ says as much about Hank Haney as it does about Tiger Woods by Golf.com
Spine-A-Lin’r is a golf swing trainer that expedites the golf learning process by forcing your upper body into the correct position throughout the sequence of the golf swing! You wear it like a coat, simply put your arm through the right arm slot then left and adjust the velcro connection in the center of your back to fit snug.
# 1: The elastic resistance forces your shoulder blades down and back to open up your chest and allow your shoulders to work from a better position. As you take practice golf swings you will feel less pressure on your lower spine and this helps maintain center of balance and posture.
# 2: It produces a one-piece take-away. Your upper body, arms and shoulders will turn together working as one unit, with less emphasis on your hands and arms. This helps maintain the “triangle” shape throughout the sequence of the golf swing.
# 3: The elastic resistance will keep your arms close to your body from address to follow through, preventing flying elbows and chicken wings. Also, the elastic resistance will strengthen and increase shoulder turn and flexibility of your upper back, restrict you from over-swinging on the backswing and force your arms to swing through to the target.
Click here for more info: http://www.getfittogolf.com
“Based on studies, putting is an entire game in itself. One of six different and distinct games that make up golf. In golf, the ball always reacts to the decisions and motions we make in the putting game, the short game, the power game, the management game, the mental game, and the physical fitness game, and your skills in these six games determine your ability as a golfer.”
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As all golfers already know…practice is the key to perfecting the golf swing. In addition to practicing, its the act of repetition that helps cement the swing mechanics we practice.
MEGSA(Most Efficient Golf Swing Available) is a specially designed and engineered set of equipment that allows golfers practice efficiently every time they use the equipment. It works by limiting the space in which the club and body can move, thus producing the desired swing mechanics. By allowing the golfer to make the correct movements, it only becomes a matter of repetition before he or she owns the most efficient golf swing.
Click here for more info: http://www.megsappe.com
The War & Peace of golf. A quaint old classic from 1946, with an intro by the Duke of Windsor. In this book the basic ideas taught by many golf instructors can be found, as well as the basics of golf psychology, conveyed through Boomer’s unique blend of humour and anecdote. Percy Boomer taught his students to control the swing by feel, rather than by thought. He urged his students to learn a proper swing through intuition rather than by trying to understand the mechanics of a shot. For your swing, use the mental image of turning within a barrel. Focus on making a good swing and not on the outcome of the shot. Practice without a hole to learn the feel. Generations of golfers, instructors and writers have learned from Boomer’s methods and passed them onto tens of thousands more but now the modern golfer can go back to the source and learn directly from Percy Boomer.
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The purpose of “The Golf Swing Shirt” is to keep your upper body connected to your arms, so that you develop a body driven swing and hence a more connected swing. You simply slip it on over your shirt and insert your arms in the center trunk sleeve. The shirt is designed to fit more snug than a customary shirt, which helps promote the feeling of body “connection”. This “connection” is what great ball strikers feel and is one of the keys to finding a great golf swing. The structure of the shirt and compression fabric instills “connection” and muscle memory.
Click here for more info: http://www.golfswingshirt.com
Padraig Harrington shows you why “connection” is the BEST for your golf swing !
“It is not solely the capacity to make great shots that makes champions, but the essential quality of making very few bad shots . . . Play the shot you’ve got the greatest chance of playing well, and play the shot that makes the next shot easy . . . Every golfer scores better when he learns his capabilities.”
Click here for more info: http://www.tommyarmour.eu/en
How DST Golf Clubs Work
The Secret of Golf is to have a delayed strike or lag impact where your hands lead the club face through the ball. As a result the club face is under control until after the ball has been struck. Enabling you to consistently improve your ball strike and accuracy. The DST Compressor has a curved shaft, which replicates the shape of a normal shaft under maximum load during impact. The curved shaft forces you into a position where your hands lead the club face through impact.
Click here for more info: http://www.dstgolf.com
DST Golf – Improve your ball striking today
In this release designed to help golfers guard against everyday errors, golf coach David Leadbetter teams with ball striker Nick Price to identify common problems and offer useful advice on how to fix them. Topics covered include swing technique, set-up, body angles and their effect on rhythm and balance, shaping shots, and developing a routine.
Click here for more info: http://davidleadbetter.com and http://nickprice.com
What is the TALON?
The TALON is a digital display unit that attaches to the grip-butt of any golf club in your bag and a separate belt with digital back unit. The TALON measures and displays four critical angles of address:
* Spine angle
* Club shaft angle
* Club shaft to spine angle
* Rotation angle of the club face
As you adjust your stance, club shaft and club face your angles of address are displayed on the device, allowing you to read and replicate your perfect posture every time.
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Ojee Golf TALON Indiegogo Film
“Practice like you’ve never played. Play like you’ve never lost.”
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The Greens Wizard is a spirit level/bubble level mounted to your golf shoe which provides feedback (slope and break) on reading greens. Use the readings from the device to train your feet to feel the breaks and slopes of a green.
Click here for more info: https://www.greenswizard.com
The Greens Wizard – Putting Aid
“Though I really hate to inject negative thinking into golf, sometimes it pays to be realistic. The truth is that even a great golfer can’t honestly expect to hit more than a few very good shots during a round of play. The golfer should develop the type of thinking that allows a pool player to plan future shots in advance. Every time you step up to a full shot, you should determine where you want your ball to finish if you should miss the shot…”
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Having a good rhythm is so important in golf. Sometimes it could literally make or break your shot. Check out this golf rhythm training aid I came across that aims to help train golfers to have a better tempo in their swing…
The Swing Whistle enhances the sound of maximum clubhead speed. The Whistle alerts you when you force clubhead speed using your wrists and hands. A solid golf swing will whistle at IMPACT!”
SWING WHISTLE BENEFITS:
-Audibly alerts you to find your maximum clubhead speed, your swing should WHISTLE AT IMPACT!
-Works with your own equipment
-Corrects “casting” and “fat shots” identified by an “early” whistle. Trains timing, tempo and effective clubhead speed
-Compact and inexpensive, fits in your golf bag
Click here for more info: http://www.swingwhistle.com
Swing Whistle How to video
The Helicopter is a golf aid that provides visual feedback on club face positions throughout the golf swing. It does this through the colourful blades, making it easier for golfers to recognize the correct positions.
Click here for more info: http://www.thehelicoptergolf.com
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Helicopter Golf Swing Training Aid
The Swing Wizzard is a unique looking golf aid like no other. It looks like the inventor took two clubs and connected them at the grip ends. It’s claim to fame is showing golfers what a balanced effortless swing should feel like; also builds muscle memory allowing for more consistency and accuracy.
The Swing Wizzard will help improve:
• Set-up Position
• Take Away
• Shoulder Rotation
• Golf Swing Plane
• Golf Swing Path
• Wrist Hinge
• Golf Club Face Position
• Impact Position
• Hands Forward Position at Impact
• Timing and Tempo
Click here for more info: http://www.wizardgolf.net
Golf | Swing Wizzard | Training Aid
Golfaidreviews.org 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!!!
Click here for the home page:http://www.golfstr.com
GOLFSTR Interview for US Golf TV
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: