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DST Golf Compressor Used by FedEx St. Jude Classic Winner
 
Two Other Top-Three Finishers Also Train with Revolutionary Warm-up Club
 
(SALISBURY, England) – DST Golf – developer and manufacturer of ground breaking warm up clubs that benefit players of all skill levels – confirms 2015 FedEx St. Jude Classic champion Fabian Gomez and two other top-three finishers currently rely on the company's Compressor club to train for tournament play.
 
Having used the Compressor since early April, the first-time PGA Tour winner recently cited DST as a key part of his routine via a Twitter post.
 
“Thank you DST Golf for helping me with my practice,” said the 36-year-old Argentine. “I recommend it because it helps me a lot.”
 
Since its launch at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show, the Compressor has been adopted by more than 200 leading Tour players. Like scores of golfers and influential instructors worldwide, they trust DST to help them locate and train the optimal impact position in order to produce pure and consistent compression of the ball.
 
“We're exceptionally proud that in the last six months alone, players who use the DST Compressor have recorded three PGA Tour wins and also claimed titles on the European Tour, The Japan Golf Tour, LPGA and Web.com Tours,” says DST Golf Founder and CEO Bertie Cordle. “This unique warm-up club is equally beneficial for Tour professionals and amateurs, as golfers know instantly whether they sustained the line of compression and kept their arms swinging on plane through impact.”

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When you say longer shots, are you meaning like longer distances into a green, or adding distance to your irons through compression/better technique?

 

Also, playing a smaller headed, forged iron (Hogan's) would you seem to also think the 8 iron fits that better?

Thanks again man. I just want to make sure I go the right way, and your experience with the two definitely helps!

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When you say longer shots, are you meaning like longer distances into a green, or adding distance to your irons through compression/better technique?

 

Also, playing a smaller headed, forged iron (Hogan's) would you seem to also think the 8 iron fits that better?

 

Thanks again man. I just want to make sure I go the right way, and your experience with the two definitely helps!

 

Ya that was a sketchy response from me lol

 

8 iron goes farther, so if you want so see 140-150 yard shots and corresponding ball flight go with that. The head is smaller, but that's visual anyways I find I'm hitting the same spot on the wedge or 8 regardless.

 

It's hard to explain, but I've just been more comfortable with the wedge and I think it's the fact I consider it a "warm up" club. 20-30 swings with that and I can hit any club in the bag that day.

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Makes total sense now! I think getting into one of these is a great idea!

 

Thanks again! Heading there now to put in an order. I'll possibly do my own take on a review for it in the forum member review section...

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MBP I am just like you in that respect I warm up with my PW and 56 it helps set my timing and tempo for the day. I may hit a few with the 8 iron though. It and the wedges are the best irons in my bag

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DST Golf's Compressor Trusted by French Open Winner and
Greenbrier Classic Runner-Up

 
More than 200 Tour Professionals Now Rely on Company's Unique Warm-Up System

 

(SALISBURY, England) – DST Golf – developer and manufacturer of ground breaking warm up clubs that benefit players of all skill levels – confirms that the winner and top five finishers at the Alstom Open de France, along with the second place finisher at the Greenbrier Classic relied on DST Golf's Compressor to help them hone their ball-striking skills before tournament play.

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Interesting concept but I can't say I'm that interested.  I think I'd rather go to the range and just practice with my regular irons say 8 - PW and lean the shafts playing 3/4 shots etc.  Just seems a bit gimmicky.  Having said that I'm probably wrong but if it works for you go for it!

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DST Golf's Compressor Used by Six Top-10 Finishers at The Open Championship
 
Innovative Warm-Up Club Now in Use by Over 80 PGA Tour Players

 

(SALISBURY, England) – DST Golf – developer and manufacturer of ground breaking warm up clubs that benefit players of all skill levels – confirms six of the top-10 finishers at The Open Championship trusted DST Golf's Compressor warm-up clubs to prepare for tournament play.
 
These top players are among more than 200 PGA, European, and LPGA Tour players who have incorporated the Compressor into their warm-up regimen. The clubs are designed with a scientifically-curved shaft and an amended sole angle to help golfers locate, train and perfect the optimal impact position.

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I have an 8i Compressor model. I use it mostly out in my backyard hitting area and off a matt. I've taken it several times to the range too. I kind of like it actually. In fact it's about all I hit at home. Has it improved my ball striking? Maybe. I've also been focused more on my swing this year and taking periodic lessons since March. My ball striking has improved for one reason or another.

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 DST Golf's Compressor Used by Winner of PGA Championship

Warm-up Clubs Feature Scientifically Curved Shaft, Preferred by 200 Tour Players
 
(SALISBURY, England) – DST Golf – developer and manufacturer of ground breaking warm up clubs that benefit players of all skill levels – confirms the winner of the PGA Championship, along with six top-10 finishers, relied on DST Golf's Compressor clubs to prepare for the tournament.

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I'm interested in one of these.

 

 

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Callaway Epic SZ 9.5°, Hzrdus Smoke black 

Ping Glide 3.0 50,54,60 

PXG hybrid 0317 Gen 1, Tensi CK Blue

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Interesting concept but I can't say I'm that interested. I think I'd rather go to the range and just practice with my regular irons say 8 - PW and lean the shafts playing 3/4 shots etc. Just seems a bit gimmicky. Having said that I'm probably wrong but if it works for you go for it!

Yeah, you've got to try one.

 

One of the key ideas (that I think MBP and Barbajo are trying to convey) is that it HUGELY exaggerates your mis-hits ... and, flip-side, rewards your "pure" hits.

 

You *have to* rotate & transfer your weight to get a pure strike with these.

 

Been helping me with these two fundamental problems!

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..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
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Just placed my order. Should have done so before this long weekend as it will probably be this time next week or later before I receive it. Where does it ship from?

 

Also, the "have to rotate and transfer your weight" comment...

 

I keep wondering about this product. I have a tour striker and like it off mats but not so much grass. I have read only good things about this but besides the leading hands, what do you have to do exactly? You'll pure shots of your lead with your hands enough and what?

 

I feel I do not compress the ball enough and all I try to do is keep hands in front of me. My biggest is problem is, I can swing 50% of my total length to my backswing and hit it as far as my full swing. My half swing( not speed but length) 7i goes 155 as does my full swing. Hoping this helps.

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Callaway Epic SZ 9.5°, Hzrdus Smoke black 

Ping Glide 3.0 50,54,60 

PXG hybrid 0317 Gen 1, Tensi CK Blue

Cobra F9 14.5° 3 wood, Atmos Blue 

 

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Also, the "have to rotate and transfer your weight" comment...

 

Hollis, others new to this topic --

Read thru this thread...

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/index.php?/topic/16374-Official-Forum-Member-Review---DST-COMPRESSOR-REVIEWS

 

Couple of excellent posts with explanations, tips and advice.

(I really like the one about "self-organizing".)

 

With the TS you can cheat a bit by leaning the shaft but still flipping your hands at impact ... it's possible, since you like it better off a mat, this may be happening with you...?

 

With the DST any mis-hit is a mis-hit. Period. The only way to get a good flight on the ball is with the proper weight shift + turn + release...

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..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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Yesterday and after a long lay-off I finally decided to put a good grip on my DST and practice with it again. As many of you already know the stock grip is crap. Anyway... this club is a good training aid. I absolutely flush my shots with it. Mine is the DST Compressor 8i. I've heard some people say it's difficult to hit. But, to me it's almost impossible to hit a bad shot. Wish all my clubs had a curved shaft. LOL

I'm going to keep it in my practice bag for a while. And besides, Stenson uses it and he's pretty good I've heard.

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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The 8 iron has helped my irons a ton...once you can flush this, it makes hitting a crisp iron easier and my handicap did come down a couple strokes.  I did develop some problems with the driver after getting the swing to flush the DST compressor down probably more related to D-plane issues...always a work in progress.  

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The 8 iron has helped my irons a ton...once you can flush this, it makes hitting a crisp iron easier and my handicap did come down a couple strokes. I did develop some problems with the driver after getting the swing to flush the DST compressor down probably more related to D-plane issues...always a work in progress.

This is exactly my problem right now. Been working so hard to master the DST, now I'm lost with the driver.

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Callaway Epic SZ 9.5°, Hzrdus Smoke black 

Ping Glide 3.0 50,54,60 

PXG hybrid 0317 Gen 1, Tensi CK Blue

Cobra F9 14.5° 3 wood, Atmos Blue 

 

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Yesterday and after a long lay-off I finally decided to put a good grip on my DST and practice with it again. As many of you already know the stock grip is crap. Anyway... this club is a good training aid. I absolutely flush my shots with it. Mine is the DST Compressor 8i. I've heard some people say it's difficult to hit. But, to me it's almost impossible to hit a bad shot. Wish all my clubs had a curved shaft. LOL

I'm going to keep it in my practice bag for a while. And besides, Stenson uses it and he's pretty good I've heard.

After practicing with the DST for a while, are you at all changing your address hand position back to that of a more traditional club? seems like the pros using it on tour don't have the aggressive starting position like the brochure recommends.

 

I have had the DST for about a month now and would definitely recommend it. As someone who's a bit taller, I find it uncomfortable to start with such an aggressive press when trying to get the hosel marking pointing to my nose.

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After practicing with the DST for a while, are you at all changing your address hand position back to that of a more traditional club? seems like the pros using it on tour don't have the aggressive starting position like the brochure recommends.

 

I have had the DST for about a month now and would definitely recommend it. As someone who's a bit taller, I find it uncomfortable to start with such an aggressive press when trying to get the hosel marking pointing to my nose.

IMO, and just from my observations, the pros may not address the ball that way but I'm pretty sure the hands are ALWAYS leading the handle .. which is leading the clubhead .. into the ball....

(every club except for maybe specialty sand shots)

 

If you're taller - are your clubs added length? If so, possibly the "average" length DST .. plus the curve .. is making you bend/lean too much?

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Epic Speed 4W and Epic Max 7W (both Project X Cypher)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX-2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
...Edel EAS 4.0 (stock shaft, zero offset hosel, round grip)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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In my opinion the DST is a decent training aid, but not the end all solution.  The drastic hands forward starting position is good for static practice but it's too far forward for actual swings and can ultimately mess up your swing I believe.  Don't get me wrong I think it's pretty good but a others point out the pros don't push their hands all the way forward with this club and neither should you.  During the actual swing if you get good hip rotation then the club sets up nicely but the starting position is pretty odd and can affect your backswing.  Saw a review on Dan Whittaker's youtube site and he explains this much further and his points seem to make sense.  Overall I think it's a good aid but lessons will help even more in my opinion (still use it myself).

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Fairway(s): Ping G20 3 wood, stiff shaft; Cleveland Launcher FL 5 wood, stiff shaft

Hybrids: Ping G25 2H, 3H,4H, stiff shaft

Irons: Ping G, steel stiff shaft (4-PW)

Wedges: Cobra Gap wedge (49, stiff shaft), Vokey Spin Milled 5 52 and 56 degress wedges, stiff shaft

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