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After deciding yesterday to get back into more/better/focused practice I started thinking about the various training aids I've purchased through the years. Some were good and others not so good. Below I've posted my top three in no particular order. Let's see what your top three are. (with pictures if applicable) 

 

Pivot Pro

 

I've had this one for a number of years and when I purchased it I found it to be very effective. Sure, you can basically achieve similar effect by placing something under your foot but this is still more effective I found. It's a very well made product too and easy to use. The rod has a function when inserted into the shoe to indicate your full follow through. It can also serve as a alignment rod when removed. The Pivot Pro retails for ~$80.

 

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DST Compressor 8i

 

This is a great aid for ball striking improvement. The idea is to promote a forward shaft-lean and increased lag. The only draw back is that it ships with a lousy grip which turns into hard plastic quickly. Replace it asap. The DST retails for around $100.

 

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CamCaddy

 

This little devise provides a super easy way to video your swing. You're able to place your phone in the holder and adjust the height by sliding it up and down on the provided alignment rod. This CamCaddy retails for ~$20. (update - Stinger Tee also has a similar product) Additionally, a great little free app called Hudl Technique is perfect for recording and analyzing your swing.

 

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I don't use any training aids as of right now. I have a tiba putt which I like but don't use it enough. That will change this offseason. I also have a tour striker but I'm not a big fan of it. I do plan to get the DST wedge and 8i for this winters practice.

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Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Only real training aid I use is the SwingClick I reviewed on here a while back. Outside that I use alignment sticks, towels, and golf tees.

 

 

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Right Handed

4.5 handicap

Driver: Nike Vapor Flex with Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki ZT60x5ct S-flex shaft and stock grip.

3-Metal: Nike VRS 15 degree with Mitsubishi Rayon tour issue Diamana S73x5ct X-flex shaft and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grip.

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 degrees standard length and lie with KBS Tour-V stiff shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Wedges: Ben Hogan TK15 54, 58 degrees with KBS Tour-V X-flex shafts and GolfPride MCC midsize Black/White grips.

Putter: Nike Method Converge B1|01 with Superstroke Flatso 2.0 grip.

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Weighted club, a speed stick and the old shaft in or on the ground. 

Taylor Made Stealth 10.5  Aldila Ascent Red R flex

Ping G410 5, 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 5-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52, 56  

Ping Glide 3.0  Ping Eye 2 grind 58.8

L.A.B. Mezz.1 32.5"

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

 

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I don't use a weighted club; it tends to throw my tempo off.  I train my single-plane swing with a 5' piece of PVC pipe, and use an impact bag with a 6i.

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DST 8 iron is the only thing I've ever used without an instructor that has helped my game

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* Tour AD DI 6X

:ping-small: G425 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X

:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X

:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 - Tour AD 95X

:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW OBAN CT 115X(-)

:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 52F - 58D

:ping-small: PLD Milled Anser 2

:titelist-small: ProV1

 

 

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I've used launch monitors, swing bytes, tiba putts alignment rods but I do like the simplicity of the Skilz yellow ball. I'll take a few hacks before a round just to warm up and it is great to stretch out before a round. Really helps sometimes when you are stiff or just need to get things going.

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 Driver:   :callaway-small:  Epic Flash 12 Degree

Wood: :callaway-small:  GBB 3 Wood
Hybrid: :callaway-small: Razr 4 hybriid stiff stock shaft.
Irons: :callaway-small: X2 Hot 4 iron (pro version) 5 iron - Gap Wedge (non pro version).  KBS 120g Shaft stiff cut 1/2  inch bent 1°upright
Wedges: :vokey-small: 52° 56° and 60°.
All grips are Golf pride grips midsized
Putter (lefty):  Odyssey Metal-X #8 34", stock shaft bent 2° Superstroke grip
Golf Balls:   :titelist-small: 2018-9 Pro-V1x and Prov1s
Shoes:  :footjoy-small:  Dryjoy tours

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Inside Down The Line Putting track was really helpful on feeling a correct path.  Pelz putting tutor is great if you want to drive yourself insane.  

Driver- Callaway Alpha Diamana X Stiff

3 Wood- Callaway Alpha 815 Speeder X

2 Hybrid- Ping Anser UST 

3 Hybrid- Ping Anser Diamana

4-PW- Callaway Apex Pro 2014

52- Callaway Mack Daddy 2

56- Vokey M Grind

60- Callaway Mack Daddy 2

Putter-Ping Anser 2

 

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Timely to say the least for me. With the golf season slowing down I've been thinking of a few things and am really looking forward to hearing what others are using and liking.

Going to get a Rife Guerin dew board and really thinking about this. https://eyelinegolf.com/collections/putting-aids/products/eyeline-putting-mirror?variant=222731848

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Only thing I have is two alignment sticks to help with my putting. Been thinking about getting something for my swing but there are so many out there...

 

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WITB:

 

Driver:   :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 shaft

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* 

Hybrids:  :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3 Hybrid & :nike-small: Vapor Flex 4 hybrid  

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

Putter:  Scotty Cameron M2 Newport

Ball:  :Snell: Black & :titelist-small: Pro V1

Bag: 2018 MyGolfSpy stand Bag & 2021 Greenside Golf stand bag

 

 

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2 of my favorite training aids right now is the 5footer putt tool. It isn't expensive and its nothing too special but I really like having instant feedback for off line putts while i practice. My other favorite aid is the orange whip, has helped me tremendously with swing tempo and it also helped me work on finishing my backswing with my longer clubs. I would def recommend both of these!

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I don't use many training aids, but I do like the Momentus for the winter to keep loose.

Ping G410 Plus Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited
Ping G410 LST 3 Wood Oban Tour Prototype V430
Titleist U500 3 & 4 Oban Kiyoshi Purple Tour Reserve
Titleist 620 MB 5-9 Oban CT 125
Titleist Vokey 47* Oban CT 125, 51*, 55*, and 59* Shimada Tour Wedge Black
Bettinardi Studio Stock SS28

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I've been considering an Orange Whip...only other thing I have are alignment rods......I see one above likes the Whip, anyone else?

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Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Fairway: :callaway-small: Epic Speed 5w

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :mizuno-small:M Craft Type V

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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I ordered an Orange Whip...should be here today.....let you guys know what I think after I get some work in with it

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Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Fairway: :callaway-small: Epic Speed 5w

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :mizuno-small:M Craft Type V

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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I use the orange whip and really like it. I use it mostly in the off season to keep my tempo and swing plane in shape. I have a tiba putt but I really don't use it enough to be honest. I also have a DST wedge but would really like the 8 iron (but that is a low priority purchase for me - I have actual real clubs I need to buy!). I also have a Swing Extender. It is a really nice thing to use on the range.

 

One of the best things I have bought is a swing guide. You can get them on eBay for $2.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Golf-Swing-Plane-Guide-Trainer-yellow-AD-/112098411657

 

It really helped me in keeping my wrist flat in the back swing (the yellow arm won't contact your arm correctly if your wrist is cupped or too bowed). I have a momentus and I just bought another swing guide to put on it for off-season swinging. 

 

alignment rods of course too!

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Bag: Bennington Quiet Organizer 9-Lite (link)

Cart: :Clicgear: 3.5+

Driver:  :cobra-small:  F9 speedback, Accra iWood

Woods:  Sonartec GS Tour 14*, Fujikura Six S
DI:  :titelist-small:  T-MB 2 iron, KBS Tour-V 120 X,
Irons: :Miura: PP-9003SN 4-GW, Nippon 1150GH Stiff
Wedges: :Miura: 1957 K-grind SW, LW, Nippon 1150GH Stiff
Putter: :odyssey-small: EXO Indianapolis (link)
Ball: :Snell: MTB
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update, got my orange whip and have been using most nights for about 10 min or so

2 thoughts

1. it's much heavier than i thought, i expected it to just be a little heavier than a driver, but it's more like having a softball attached to the end of a whippy shaft

 

2. It's a pretty decent workout, doesn't take long for my wrists/forearms to get a little tired.

 

Whether it helps with my swing, will remain to be seen

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Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Fairway: :callaway-small: Epic Speed 5w

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :mizuno-small:M Craft Type V

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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I'm lucky enough to have a hitting bay in my garage so I can practice every night after the kids go to bed.  I've got a few training aids that I use pretty regularly as I've been working on trying to improve my swing over the last year...

 

- Orange Whip (iron length)

- DST Compressor 8-iron

- Izzo Smooth Swing band

- Swingyde Training Aid

- Gabe Golf 7-iron

 

I only use the Orange Whip and Swingyde reguarly at home and on the range, though.  The others are more maintenance tools than anything else.  However, I just ordered the Gabe Golf iron and will be using that a LOT at home and on the range.

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1476449039141.jpgTried this from another golfer I was paired with and it felt pretty good to swing, little pricey imo... but what isnt in golf.

 

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WITB:

 

Driver:   :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 shaft

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* 

Hybrids:  :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3 Hybrid & :nike-small: Vapor Flex 4 hybrid  

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

Putter:  Scotty Cameron M2 Newport

Ball:  :Snell: Black & :titelist-small: Pro V1

Bag: 2018 MyGolfSpy stand Bag & 2021 Greenside Golf stand bag

 

 

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