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Looking to get some help in figuring out what golf training swing aid is best. Finally getting my game somewhat more consistent (breaking 100) but I'd like to get my swing dialed in a bit more. I've seen a bunch of stuff out there, but I want to know what has worked best for people on the forum.

 

 

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I have heard of great results with the DST compressor and the Tour Striker.

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Always a good question, but capable of multiple answers.

 

The first reply question might be, "What swing flaw do you need to correct?" A given training aid that works perfectly for one person might accentuate the problem a second person needs to eliminate.

 

I want to take it in another direction, however. How do you best feel a change in your swing?

 

Some training aids reinforce a swing feeling. Here, we could include the Swingyde, Smart Ball/Swing Shirt/Smooth Swing, the Hanger, and many others. These aids all want you to feel something within you: a certain wrist hinge, or the relationship of your arms.

 

A second class of training aids makes you focus on path. Someone just posted about one of these: the Speed Trap.

 

Others make you focus on strike: the Tour Striker and DST Compressor are in this class.

 

Others let you analyze data: various swing analyzers, like Zepp and SwingByte.

 

And then there are the tempo tools: the Orange Whip or SKLZ Gold Flex.

 

I'm listing these again not just because they do different things, but they approach *how* to change the swing differently. Learning where you focus when doing a swing change—knowing what works most effectively for you—makes a big difference in choosing a training aid.

 

For me: I want numbers. I also tend to focus on swing mechanics. I'm probably analytical to the point of hurting my game, to be honest. That said, tonight I had a (low end) launch monitor giving me ball speed and carry distance, while using a Swingyde on a Tour Striker. I'm trying to groove a feel, while monitoring outcomes.

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Looking to get some help in figuring out what golf training swing aid is best. Finally getting my game somewhat more consistent (breaking 100) but I'd like to get my swing dialed in a bit more. I've seen a bunch of stuff out there, but I want to know what has worked best for people on the forum.

 

 

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I think the best training aid you can buy is a coach, preferably one who uses video feedback you can watch and listen to on your own time at home. There are quit a few YouTube videos of the best golf swing training adds. Still without live feedback those training aids may hurt as much as they help.

 

https://youtu.be/0fwt9R17xh0

 

 

 

 

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Can't argue with SteddyGolf, but DO read the thread here re: DST Compressor. I was on the review team for that, and I am a huge advocate.

 

 

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Can't argue with SteddyGolf, but DO read the thread here re: DST Compressor. I was on the review team for that, and I am a huge advocate.

 

 

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Excellent review. I'm pretty awesome perspective

 

 

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Always a good question, but capable of multiple answers.

 

The first reply question might be, "What swing flaw do you need to correct?" A given training aid that works perfectly for one person might accentuate the problem a second person needs to eliminate.

 

I want to take it in another direction, however. How do you best feel a change in your swing?

 

Some training aids reinforce a swing feeling. Here, we could include the Swingyde, Smart Ball/Swing Shirt/Smooth Swing, the Hanger, and many others. These aids all want you to feel something within you: a certain wrist hinge, or the relationship of your arms.

 

A second class of training aids makes you focus on path. Someone just posted about one of these: the Speed Trap.

 

Others make you focus on strike: the Tour Striker and DST Compressor are in this class.

 

Others let you analyze data: various swing analyzers, like Zepp and SwingByte.

 

And then there are the tempo tools: the Orange Whip or SKLZ Gold Flex.

 

I'm listing these again not just because they do different things, but they approach *how* to change the swing differently. Learning where you focus when doing a swing change—knowing what works most effectively for you—makes a big difference in choosing a training aid.

 

For me: I want numbers. I also tend to focus on swing mechanics. I'm probably analytical to the point of hurting my game, to be honest. That said, tonight I had a (low end) launch monitor giving me ball speed and carry distance, while using a Swingyde on a Tour Striker. I'm trying to groove a feel, while monitoring outcomes.

Thanks for the detailed feedback, I'll check all of these out. To answer some of your questions, there are really just a few kinks I feel need to be worked out especially with the driver. My irons are getting much more consistent and I've seen things like the hangar out there that look appealing.

 

I can get obsessive and over analyze things as well, as I think most golfers can do and I don't want to hurt my game, just become more consistent.

 

 

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I think the best training aid you can buy is a coach, preferably one who uses video feedback you can watch and listen to on your own time at home. There are quit a few YouTube videos of the best golf swing training adds. Still without live feedback those training aids may hurt as much as they help.

 

https://youtu.be/0fwt9R17xh0

 

 

 

 

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Yea I'm on the verge of giving a coach a try. Only thing holding me back is that I'm cheap, but in the long run I think it's going to be worth it.

 

 

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Driver: 2016 TaylorMade M2, 9.5*,


Irons: 2017 Taylormade M2 4-PW,


Wedges: Bombtech 52*, 56*, 60*


Putter: Odyssey White Hot putter


Ball: Callaway Supersoft

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I think the best training aid you can buy is a coach, preferably one who uses video feedback you can watch and listen to on your own time at home. There are quit a few YouTube videos of the best golf swing training adds. Still without live feedback those training aids may hurt as much as they help.

 

 

 

 

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That was my first thought when I read the topic. I have bought/used several "training-aids" through the years. But the best bang for my buck has always been my instructor. Golf training aids are like fishing lures and bait to fishermen. There's always that one that guarantees a whopper. But sticking with the topic theme I'll provide three that actually helped me some.

 

DST Compressor - promotes shaft lean

Pivot Pro - promotes loading on the right side without swaying

Orange Whip - stretching and promotes tempo

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Always a good question, but capable of multiple answers.

 

The first reply question might be, "What swing flaw do you need to correct?" A given training aid that works perfectly for one person might accentuate the problem a second person needs to eliminate.

 

I want to take it in another direction, however. How do you best feel a change in your swing?

 

Some training aids reinforce a swing feeling. Here, we could include the Swingyde, Smart Ball/Swing Shirt/Smooth Swing, the Hanger, and many others. These aids all want you to feel something within you: a certain wrist hinge, or the relationship of your arms.

 

A second class of training aids makes you focus on path. Someone just posted about one of these: the Speed Trap.

 

Others make you focus on strike: the Tour Striker and DST Compressor are in this class.

 

Others let you analyze data: various swing analyzers, like Zepp and SwingByte.

 

And then there are the tempo tools: the Orange Whip or SKLZ Gold Flex.

 

I'm listing these again not just because they do different things, but they approach *how* to change the swing differently. Learning where you focus when doing a swing change—knowing what works most effectively for you—makes a big difference in choosing a training aid.

 

For me: I want numbers. I also tend to focus on swing mechanics. I'm probably analytical to the point of hurting my game, to be honest. That said, tonight I had a (low end) launch monitor giving me ball speed and carry distance, while using a Swingyde on a Tour Striker. I'm trying to groove a feel, while monitoring outcomes.

 

Great reply MPR

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I think.the first thing you need to do is find a club pro so that he / she can analyze your swing and tell you what needs correcting. And usually it is not training aids that are required. the training aids are more for memory muscle learning more than anything else.

 

you need to know what to correct first. and that's why the swing analysis comes first.

 

I am a strong advocate for lessons.

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Thanks for the detailed feedback, I'll check all of these out. To answer some of your questions, there are really just a few kinks I feel need to be worked out especially with the driver. My irons are getting much more consistent and I've seen things like the hangar out there that look appealing.

 

I can get obsessive and over analyze things as well, as I think most golfers can do and I don't want to hurt my game, just become more consistent.

 

 

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I have no room to talk on driver consistency, but if I had a range, I'd definitely buy a can of foot spray for checking impact location. So much of driver inconsistency isn't that face and path vary so terribly, but that guys of our handicap are hitting it all over the face, resulting in massive shifts in distance and direction.
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I had a huge problem last year with getting off a tee box with my driver. All winter long I worked with our head pro and he had me doing a combination of things. The orange whip and orange peel really helped with my balance, swing path, and swing tempo. We also used the speed sticks but swing speed was never an issue that I had. I recommend working with a PGA Professional/ swing coach and they will lead you in the right direction. The good ones will usually have the training aids to help you out.

 

 

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I have no room to talk on driver consistency, but if I had a range, I'd definitely buy a can of foot spray for checking impact location. So much of driver inconsistency isn't that face and path vary so terribly, but that guys of our handicap are hitting it all over the face, resulting in massive shifts in distance and direction.

Yea just bought a can to see where I'm landing. We'll see what happens haha.... but thanks for the response. Just need to dig in to some of this stuff as well as look for a pro in the area for some possible coaching.

 

 

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I had a huge problem last year with getting off a tee box with my driver. All winter long I worked with our head pro and he had me doing a combination of things. The orange whip and orange peel really helped with my balance, swing path, and swing tempo. We also used the speed sticks but swing speed was never an issue that I had. I recommend working with a PGA Professional/ swing coach and they will lead you in the right direction. The good ones will usually have the training aids to help you out.

 

 

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Yea I think that's the way I might go and then pick up a training aid or two from there. Thanks fo the feedback.

 

 

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Driver: 2016 TaylorMade M2, 9.5*,


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Putter: Odyssey White Hot putter


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Yea I'm on the verge of giving a coach a try. Only thing holding me back is that I'm cheap, but in the long run I think it's going to be worth it.

 

 

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Quick story...... I was in Louisville for work and had a little extra time on my hands. Because I was struggling with ball flight off the tee I thought maybe it was time for a new driver shaft so I visited the local Golf Galaxy. I told the guy there my story and he said before we fit you with a new shaft let's take a look at your swing. Long story short I was hitting a 10.5 degree driver delivering it to the ball at around 8 degrees. He helped me change my set up which increase the launch angle to the mid teens. The end results were transformational.

 

My point is......invest in some lessons now and save money you would spend in training aids, lost balls and countless clubs promising to make you a better golfer.

 

 

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Also check out the training aids section in these forums...

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Quick story...... I was in Louisville for work and had a little extra time on my hands. Because I was struggling with ball flight off the tee I thought maybe it was time for a new driver shaft so I visited the local Golf Galaxy. I told the guy there my story and he said before we fit you with a new shaft let's take a look at your swing. Long story short I was hitting a 10.5 degree driver delivering it to the ball at around 8 degrees. He helped me change my set up which increase the launch angle to the mid teens. The end results were transformational.

 

My point is......invest in some lessons now and save money you would spend in training aids, lost balls and countless clubs promising to make you a better golfer.

 

 

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Yea I think the general consensus is just go get some lessons haha. Appriciate the feedback man!

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Putter: Odyssey White Hot putter


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Also check out the training aids section in these forums...

Will do, Thanks man!

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Some great comments here. I will not throw away training aids completely, with that being said you need to know why you are using it, is it tempo, club face control, speed etc. If you know what (by getting a lesson) I see them as a great asset

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