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I bought a SKLZ Gold Flex Swing Trainer 48" a year and a half ago for $33.58 on Amazon. It is selling now for $72. I bought it after trying my buddies Orange Whip at the range. My thought is that it would (1) allow me to warm-up easily and (2) help with the follow through. My first impressions: The "head" feels heavier than the Orange whip because it doesn't have the counterbalance on the end of the grip (the only difference I could come up with from the orange whip) I could feel if I rush my release, aka casting, in the flex of the shaft It forces me to slow d
I set this product up on carpet, then on tile floor. It actually performed better on carpet. When stretched out on tile the grout lines caused bumps in the roll; the mat is pretty thin. From the get go I wasn't too enthusiastic about this product. The ramp is the detractor. In order to put a 3' putt in the hole you have to hit it about as hard as you would a 6' putt. If you're working on speed, getting the ball to die into the hole or pass the hole by 18" this isn't the product for you. It's going to train you to hit putts too hard. If you're working on getting the proper line and stro
Winter Shut Down I hear rumor that some of you can't play golf year-round. During winter, you actually get winter weather, shutting down access to your favorite course. While I can sort of understand that, NorCal drought has kept my courses open, but dry, during the winter for the past couple of years. We do need the rain though... Anyway, like many of you, I see the winter as a time to hone some golf skills in order to be ready for the next season. I'd like to say that the goal is to play better the next season, but we all know that just not having the swing completely disappear would be
SKLZ Glide Pad I'm back with another edition of the Tuesday awesome, and this time around you'll be happy to know we've left the apparel realm (assuming underwear counts as apparel). Today's Awesomeness is the SKLZ Glide Pad Divot Simulator/Golf Mat. The Glide Pad is a really cool little mini-mat that makes improving your lies, and improving your overall practice experience ever so convenient. Why It's Awesome It's lightweight and super-portable. It gives when you make contact with it which simulates actual divot feel, and more importantly, doesn't make your wrists hurt. It