GripGuides

Inspired by his wife’s difficulty to remember how to grip a golf club like he had shown her, 2011 Comeback Player of the Champions Tour Chip Beck developed Grip Guides to help players of all levels and aptitudes. Motivated when he was younger by golfers like Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus, Chip listened when they talked about the perfect grip. They both had it, but they had trouble putting it all into words. Now that computer science has progressed throughout the years, Chip has been able to figure out that thumb placement is a vital component for how you will swing the club. Simply tweaking the thumb’s position from a 12 o’clock placement to the backside of the shaft allows for better use of the arm muscles. This ensures that less compensation will be needed, regardless of the shot.

Having recognized the key to a great grip, the next step was perfecting it with every shot. Chip developed a way for golfers to instantly figure out if they are holding the club correctly. Called Grip Guides, this easy-to-use tool can be placed on any club to enable even novice players to swing like a pro.

Using adhesive strips with thermo-chromatic ink, pressure points will be displayed using the heat from the player’s hand so they can identify if their grip is on target with the built-in finger guides. It’s the next best thing to having an actual PGA player there to show you how it’s done. Grip Guides will stay activated for up to three months, allowing players plenty of time to model their own grip after Chip Beck’s.
Click here for more info: http://www.gripguides.com

Grip Guides for the Perfect Grip Every Time

Golf Style: Homes and Collections Inspired by the Course and the Clubhouse

Golf is more than just a sport. It is an incomparable source of camaraderie, a test of one’s equanimity, and a reminder of the sheer joy of playing a game. Like any pursuit that people grow to love, it just won’t stay put. Its allure extends far beyond the course, turning up in the ways we decorate and in the clothes we wear, in our art and literature, in the memories that delight us, and in the anticipation we feel for pleasant outings to come.

In Golf Style, Vicky Moon turns her expansive eye to every aspect of the lifestyle that the game has inspired. In eighteen (of course) chapters, she takes us on an excursion through all things golf. From legendary meccas at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia to Celtic Manor in Cardiff, Wales, to Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, here are the courses and clubhouses that have played host to the game throughout history and whose luxury and beauty inspire us long after the back nine is over. We get to peek inside the golf-inflected residences of celebrated golfers such as Jonathan Byrd, Denis Watson, Duffy Waldorf, Fred Funk, and Sophie Gustafson; and the creative minds of award-winning course designer Rees Jones, country club and resort decorator Carleton Varney, and British golfer Ian Poulter, whose own line of golf garb brings new meaning to color on the fairways. We see golf-themed art and antiques collections, learn about state-of-the-art turbo-charged drivers, get a taste of the delicious dinners served at the Masters, recall favorite films in which golf is the real star, and admire shining trophies and stunning jewelry inspired by the game.

Golf Style
 is a joyous celebration of the history, traditions, personalities, innovations, challenges, and verdant beauty associated with the game, as well as a limitless source of inspiration for anyone, duffer or pro, who wants to make the sport a part of his or her life both on and off the green.
Click here for more info: Amazon link

DivotHit Portable Golf Mat

DivotHit is a portable golf mat that feels and plays like real grass due to its moving divot. Proper contact is key in a golf swing, the device reinforces proper “ball-first” contact. How can you tell a fat shot from a good shot? Simple, If you hit a good shot you don’t have to touch a thing but a fat shot displaces the moveable divot enough so you have to replace it. You can also try it without golf balls taking full swings “clipping the grass”. Stay loose and use it with other golf training aids as a target to the bottom of your golf swing.
Click here for more info: http://www.divothit.com

Apollo 14

Technology and the game had both greatly advanced by the time golf enthusiast Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. lifted off to the moon on January 31, 1971, with a golf club stowed away in his gear on Apollo 14. Shepard even helped design a special club for his historic lunar shot. NASA engineers fashioned four pieces of aluminum normally used for geological exploration into a six iron, which folded up like a telescope. The late astronaut’s first swing on the Fra Mauro region hit a clump of moondust. The NASA transmission to earth was: “Got more dirt than ball. Here we go again.” No official yardage was ever reported, but like many golfers, Shepard had an excellent excuse for the lack of distance: ” Because of the cumbersome suit I was wearing, I couldn’t make a very good pivot on the swing and I had to hit the ball with just one hand.” Shepard later retired to the California golf mecca of Pebble Beach, and the club is now part of the collection housed at the United States Golf Association in Far Hills, New Jersey.
Click here for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_14

Hank Haney Plane Finder

The PlaneFinder is a unique device that provides instant feedback if the club deviates from the proper plane on both the backswing and downswing. The device corrects your plane with its plastic guiding stems. If your swing starts to move too far out of line, you’ll hit the corresponding stem and learn how to make subtle adjustments with your next swing. The beauty of the PlaneFinder is that you learn immediately what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong.
Click here for more info on Hank Haney: http://hankhaney.com

Hank Haney’s PlaneFinder

Bobby Jones, “The Art of Good Putting” (1933)

“The correct mental picture of the putting stroke itself is that of a sweep. I like to feel that instead of driving the ball toward the hole, I am merely sweeping it over the turf. The two essential factors in, and characteristics of, this kind of stroke are a marked flatness of the vertical arc on which the club head is swung, and a good alignment, which prevents cutting across the ball. As to the former, the head of the putter should never rise abruptly from the turf, either in going back or following through after impact.”
Click here for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Jones_(golfer)

Dai Rees, “Common Faults” in Secrets of the Golfing Greats (1965)

“A shank–the shot where the ball goes off the joint of the shaft and the club head at any angle except the intended one–is the most terrifying one in golf. It strikes without warning, often in the middle of a good round. From the moment a golfer shanks, he becomes a different man. From the easy, happy-go-lucky golfer of a moment before, he becomes a shaking jelly of a man unable to explain why he finds it difficult to hit the ball.”

RoboGolfPro

RoboGolfPro(RGP) is the first and only swing trainer that allows golfers to “FEEL” their ideal swing. What could take hours in conversation, practice and video review can now be created in moments. RGP was designed to help speed up the learning curve for students that have never held a golf club before. Apparently it can have a new student easily scoring in the 80’s in less than a year! The student is able to use all learning aspects. Kinestects, visual, auditory and now digital.

How it works: Your Certified RoboGolfPro will video your before swing and record your before stats as well including but not limited to: impact, distance, direction, curvature, club head speed and any information your instructor would like to quantify.

Then its time to hold onto the RGP club starting with a perfectly planed swing with length of swing based on your flexibility. You will be looking into a monitor with a split screen while the RGP slowly moves you through steps of the swing so you can compare a perfectly executed golf swing to your before swing. After going though steps you can now create a real conversation with your instructor because you are now feeling and seeing what your instructor is trying to help you achieve.

RGP has created the most advanced golf swing trainer for the perfect way to learn, practice and FEEL what really happens in a repeatable consistent swing that all Professionals FEEL. In an instant your swing will change for the better. Your brain will now have a clear road map of the perfect swing on the same path building New Muscle Memory every RoboGolfPro swing. There will be never be any more ambiguity.
Click here for more info: http://robogolfpro.com

RoboGolfPro in the news! (2014)

The Soul of Golf  By P. A. Vaile

Percy Adolphus Vaile was a renowned writer of both golf and tennis instruction books in his day. He was among the first golfers to provide a scientific and technical analysis of the golf swing, enabling him to successfully design more accurate golf clubs and golf balls. Throughout the book, the author quotes other famous golf writers of the day and shows where their instructions go awry, dispelling “false doctrine” every step of the way. In the author’s own words, “He who wishes to know golf to the core, must know what is in this book, all of which he can thoroughly understand without taking a club in his hands.”A great addition to your collection of “Golf Classics”.

Click here for more info:http://persimmongolftoday.org

Bridgestone Golf BFIT

Bridgestone Golf BFIT app is the world’s first free launch monitor! It transforms every golfer’s mobile device into a ball tracking launch monitor. This app does not require any other hardware, it uses the phones high speed camera.

The app provides the following:
* Swing Speed
* Ball Velocity
* Launch Angle
* Ball Spin
* Carry Distance
* Total Distance
* Golf Ball Recommendation
* Golf Ball Information
Click here for more info: https://www.mygolfspy.com/b-fit-ball-app/

Travis Wood tries out the BFit App with Bryson DeChambeau

Ernest Jones, “Swing the Clubhead: A Plea for simplicity in analyzing the golf swing” in The American Golfer Magazine

“Before starting any discussion of the golf swing, I should like first to say that my own impression is that most golfers go quite the wrong way about learning the game. This refers to being always on the alert to find out what is wrong instead of getting to know what is right.”
Click here for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Jones_(golfer)

NORTHCROFT GOLF Tee-Up Compact Review

Tee-Up Compact $55.00
9.8 Reviewer
Pros
-Limits back and knee motion therefore preventing or limiting pain -Helps more people enjoy the game of golf -Great for range practice -Durable -Speeds up teeing up the ball compared to teeing up manually
Cons
-Another item to carry around -Still need to bend slightly (there is a less compact version that might require less bending) -Another item to possibly forget -Large item, takes up space (54 cm long X 8 cm wide) -Difficulty finding a spot in their golf bag. (Maybe a holster attachment is a good idea)
SET-UP
EASE OF USE
EFFECTIVENESS
LONGEVITY

John Novosel’s Power Tools

When you swing the Power Tools Training Club it teaches you how to create a power angle at impact. The pros use this power angle to generate club head speed and consistency in their golf games. The problem is that learning how to use the power angle by watching a DVD or by reading about it, is difficult. To learn it and be able to repeat it, it must be constantly experienced and felt. To get this feeling with the Power Tools Training Club, you just pick it up and swing it, and every time you swing it, you reinforce the feel of this move that the pros use so effectively.
Click here for more info: https://www.tourtempo.com/powertools/

Power Tools Golf

The Bogey Man: A Month on the PGA Tour by George Plimpton

What happens when a weekend athlete – of average skill at best – joins the professional golf circuit? George Plimpton spent a month of self-imposed torture on the PGA tour to find out, meeting amateurs, pros, caddies, officials, fans and hangers-on along the way. In The Bogey Man we find golf legends, adventurers, stroke-saving theories, superstitions, and other golfing lore, and best of all, Plimpton’s thoughts and experiences – frustrating, humbling and, sometimes, thrilling – from the first tee to the last green.”
Click here for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Plimpton

Pro-Core Golf

Pro-Core face-stabilizing  and damping technology is a game-enhancing product which is inserted into the putter shaft. It is specifically positioned for your club brand and model, to maximize the positive effects of the product. The Pro-Core delivers a clean, connected feel, enhancing player feedback and enabling greater control.
Click here for more info: http://procoregolf.com/

Sky Sports Golf presenter Simon Homes tests Pro-Core

O. B. Keeler, “The Style of Walter Hagen: A Close Inspection of America’s Leading Professional” in the American Golfer Magazine (1923)

“As he takes his stance and addresses the ball, you may note another Hagen characteristic. Since you took up golf you have been told to keep your eye on the ball, but have you ever paused to wonder which eye? There is a master eye in golf, the same as in rifle shooting, and in most golfers, as in most riflemen, it is the right eye. With Walter Hagen it is the left eye, as with Bobby Jones. Offhand, they are the two leading exponents, so far as my observation goes, of the left-eye style of address–and it is the style that favours the right-hand golfing swing, because with the left eye lined on the ball, the head is naturally turned slightly in the direction the body must turn in the pivot that brings the club back; hence there is less strain in keeping the head in one place as the backswing progresses.”
Click here for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Hagen

 

Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game by Joseph Parent

The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and concentration–the ability to focus and block out distraction. In this book, PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot.

Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” The unique PAR Approach (focusing on preparation, action, and response to results) guides golfers with specific techniques for their golf game. In chapters such as How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee, You Produce What You Fear, and How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf, the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of golfers. By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in the zone.

Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and respond to the results of good or bad shots. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings.

Click here for more info: http://www.zengolf.com

Don’ts for Golfers by Sandy Green

Don’ts for Golfers was first published in 1925, as part of a series that included Blanche Ebbutt’s Don’ts for Husbands and Don’ts for Wives. This pocket-sized facsimile edition contains hundreds of tips for golfers of all abilities. The advice, ranging from technique and fashion to etiquette on the course and in the Club House, provides an entertaining snapshot of life in 1920s Britain.

‘Don’t over-indulge yourself in eating and drinking during the non-golfing days, and then expect to work off excess by “a good game of Golf.” You may play Golf of sorts, but it will not be a good game.’
‘Don’t make Golf your sole topic of conversation. There are a few otherwise quite intelligent persons who are non-golfers. You will never make converts if you bore non-players to distraction by forever talking of the Royal and Ancient Game.’
‘Don’t blame your clubs for faults of your own that may be easily corrected if you analyze your methods of using the implements.’
‘Don’t keep up a running fire of conversation during the round. Golf is a game in which thought is necessary and silence is preferable to chatter.’
‘Don’t irritate your opponent by wearing jazzy colours. To dazzle his eyes with a multi-coloured pull-over or peace-disturbing golf stockings is to take a mean advantage.’
Click here for more info: goodreads link


Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

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

stringRods

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.

Click here for more info: https://www.stringrods.com

Tom Watson, Tom Watson’s Strategic Golf with Nick Seitz (1993)

“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…”
Click here for more info: https://tomwatson.com

The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods by Hank Haney

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

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

Dave Pel’z Putting Bible (2000)

“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.”
Click here for more info: http://www.pelzgolf.com

MEGSA Perfect Practice Equipment

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

MEGSA PPE

On Learning Golf by Percy Boomer

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.
Click here for more info: golfwrx.com forums

The Golf Swing Shirt

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 !

DST Compressor Training Club

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

David Leadbetter Golf Instruction DVD: Faults & Fixes with Nick Price

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

The TALON by Ojee Golf

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.
Click here for more info: http://ojeegolf.com

Ojee Golf TALON Indiegogo Film

Arnold Palmer, The Arnold Palmer Method (1959)

“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…”
Click here for more info: http://www.arniesarmy.org/umbrella

Swing Whistle

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

Swing Wizzard

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

CRAFTSMAN GOLF Head Covers Review

CRAFTSMAN GOLF Head Covers (refer to review for pricing)
9 Reviewer
Pros
- 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 Amazon.com - Reasonable Prices (1/3 of leather) - Selection of many styles and colors (custom options available)
Cons
- Wont last as long as real leather (leather requires more care than PU leather) - Wont develop softness overtime, and patina like leather
FIT
DURABILITY
VARIETY
QUALITY
CUSTOMER REVIEWS

GOLFSTR+

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

The Swing Boss

Swing Boss $38.29
9 Reviewer
Pros
- 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.
Cons
- 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
SET-UP
EASE OF USE
EFFECTIVENESS
LONGEVITY

 

Center Gravity Ball (CGB)

Center Gravity Ball $39.95
7.1 Reviewer
Pros
- 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
Cons
- 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
SET-UP
EASE OF USE
EFFECTIVENESS
LONGEVITY

Swing Profile

Three versions (Free/Elite/Coach)
9.4 Reviewer
Pros
- 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!
Cons
- 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
SET-UP
EASE OF USE
EFFECTIVENESS
LONGEVITY

GripIt Rite

$21.11
8.6 Reviewer
Pros
- 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
Cons
- 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)
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Benderstik

Benderstik $99.95
7.3 Reviewer
Pros
- 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
Cons
- 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
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