TPK Golf Putting Stick

The Putting Stick training aid features an adjustable back-swing stop to help control your swing, an easy-load ball ramp to identify stroke accuracy at impact and an eye-alignment mirror with a slotted base plate that slips onto the end of the stick. All of these aspects provide you with visual feedback on what is wrong with your form and swing by allowing you to monitor your eye-alignment, back-swing length, and stroke accuracy.
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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.’
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DuoTrac

DuoTrac is a multi-point, motion-tracking, portable sensor device and mobile app that can be used in golf to improve your swing performance. It comes with 4 sensors: 2 sensors are attached to the club and 2 sensors are on the players hips.

The idea is to better capture what’s going on at more points in the swing, or more precisely what’s going wrong. DuoTrac reports data on clubface path, transition, face angle at impact and weight shift. Linked to your smartphone, the app assesses address position, backswing, downswing and impact with distinct thumbs-up/thumbs-down icons. The app also provides instant tips to attack trouble areas.

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

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.
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Thumb Caddy

Thumb Caddy is an inch long, U shaped plastic device wrapped in soft rubber that clips onto the thinnest part of the shaft and slides up onto the middle of the grip. The Thumb Caddy is then aligned with the club face. The device creates a concave crevice for placing your thumb into when gripping the club. This device aims to keep your grip consistent throughout the swing by keeping the thumb position constant. Greater consistency in grip and club face alignment will give you a greater chance at producing a consistent swing motion.
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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.
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Swing Caddy: Impact & Rhythm Trainer with Flexible Shaft

The “Swing Caddy” is a training club that has a “Sinker Spring Loaded Magnet” inside. This design allows users to adjust swing speed for desirable distance and head speed using the control scale. The device provides feedback by creating a “click” sound when swung. The goal is to produce the “click” sound at the point of impact (in front of the left foot). If the “click” sound is ahead or behind the ideal impact zone, it indicates that the swing is either too fast, slow, early or later than the selected control scale. The Sinker automatically resets itself to its original position without any manual adjustment. Its aim is to help players change their swing patterns for balanced rhythm and tempo for maximum distance with better accuracy.
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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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ChippingPro

The ChippingPro is a golf chipping aid that forces you to swing your golf club on an optimal swing path (ball first then the ground).

There are 5 steps to using the ChippingPro:
1. Place the ChippingPro mat on a flat surface where you can swing your golf club.
2. Pick a target you will aim at and where you want your ball to come to a stop.
3. Place the ball in the “hitting zone”, set the “indicator flap” to a 35° angle (max allowed) and address the ball as you would a normal chip shot.
4. Make your backswing and downswing for the shot you want to play, avoiding the “obstruction block” at the rear of the ChippingPro as you swing.
5. Hit the ball towards the target you selected, making sure you strike the “indicator flap” with the clubhead as you follow through.

A well-executed chip will result in the “indicator flap” being pushed flat and the ball moving towards your target. In contrast, a poorly-executed chip will leave the “indicator flap” in a raised position. Even if the ball goes to the target, you have failed to perform the chipping swing correctly if the flap remains raised.
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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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