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I have been interested in this training aid for some time and the recent blog post made me finally decide to invest in one. (Dan Mann is Canadian as well so that also means something). Have any of you used it? Do you recommend the 8-iron or the Wedge? I am leaning towards the 8-iron, but most of the pics online show people with the wedge. Any major differences besides the obvious? Is there anything to the DST CR-10? The CR-10 is just a straight shaft with 10 degrees of forward lean caused by the sole. Billed as a 'transitional' club, I guess the idea is that it will help you mentally move from the curved shaft to your clubs. Seems a little unnecessary to me. Finally, does anyone here address the ball with as much forward press as the Compressor causes at impact or do you line up even with the ball and initiate the Compressor posture at impact. If Dan Mann is reading, has it changed your address position?
I've ordered and it's in transit the new DST Golf - Compressor 8i training club. I've never seen anything like it. A golf club with a curved shaft. The idea is to get you in the proper position at impact with hands forward thereby compressing the ball. Ball first you know. This club caught my eye while reading a recent post by Golfspy Barbajo. He had listed several products from the PGA Show he thought were interesting and the DST Compressor was one of them. I've said before that I'm not a huge training aid guy but; maybe I am somewhat. I should receive my club by Friday and if the weather holds up I'll get out and see what this thing can do. Or not do. Stay tuned. http://www.dstgolf.com/ UNBOXING W/ PHOTOS AND COMMENTS - I received the club today at my office and of course was excited to get my hands on it. The club arrived in a typical cardboard club box with no padding except for a crumpled wad of paper protecting the head. The head also was covered with clear plastic shrink wrap that peeled off easily. The club seemed to be in perfect condition. Soon I started taking a few practice swings. I noticed that in order to sole the club properly and square the face I needed to shift my hands/arms forward at address. I had a ball centered in my stance. If I took my standard address position with the Compressor the clubface would be in a closed position. The club felt good weight wise and the grip size fit my hands perfectly. The grip is a basic grip style I'd say and it's branded as DST. The head has a deep cavity with a thin metal medallion glued to it.The sole of the club is very wide and the top line is medium thickness. It's in the super game improving type of style. The Shaft is basic I'd say with no steps. Smooth. DST calls the shaft a Uniflex steel. The specs say the club is a D2 swing weight. As soon as the weather clears I'll post my impressions from the range...