Training Aids are the hottest commodity in the golf market scene today and there are plenty that claim to improve your swing, alignment and putting. Here are a few that I found helpful in improving my game.
Swingpact Golf Swing Trainer, voted the Best Market Research Product in the Inventor’s Spotlight at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show, is a small, inexpensive, lightweight, plastic device that attaches to the grip of any club with hand pressure. It simplifies the golf swing by setting a precise and consistent shaft-to-forearm angle in the address position and teaches the golfer to hold the wrist lag on the downswing thus, executing a one piece take-away. Because of its simplicity and size, you can use it on the course for every swing to ensure consistent body positions and execute consistent movements across every club. This simple training tool will help you to get more distance and greater accuracy from your shots. www.swingpact.com
World renowned putting instructor, Marius Filmalter, unveils the results of his research on the biomechanics of more than 54,000 putting strokes from some of the world’s finest putters in his Automatic Putting Package , which includes three components. The 3 DVD set explains the 10 characteristics of a great putter as well as providing drills to help implement them into your game. Further discussion includes myths of putting, directional vs. distance control and how to select the correct putter. The Marius Putting Belt, a training aid that forces the golfer to stay connected throughout the stroke, focuses on using the large muscles to putt. The Tempo Training Metronome is a training aid that attaches to your hat or collar to help establish putting tempo. All three components are included in the Automatic Putting Package or can be purchased separately. www.mariusgolf.com
The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever! is the latest in the line of Golf Magazine’s instructional manuals. Authored by an all-star cast of putting experts including Marius Filmalter, Mike Shannon and Dr. Craig Farnsworth, the collection includes putting tips and lessons on DVD (included). It covers every aspect of putting…how to pick the right putter, build the perfect stance, groove the stroke that’s right for you, greens reading, alignment, ways to fix the most common putting faults and how to practice for improvement. You’ll be surprised to learn the many facets that influence your putting and how by making a few adjustments can shave putting strokes off your game. This 192-page illustrated book will help any golfer save strokes the easy way…by making more putts! www.golf.com/bestputting