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Happened to run across this interesting looking gadget that claims to help you train your swing for different distances and (according to the product description) "develop muscle memory, rhythm and tempo"...

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(the top one is the Swing caddy; the bottom one is just a shorter version)

 

The top of the trainer has an adjustment that correlates a swing speed (in mph) to a distance (in yards); when you swing you get an audible "click" feedback telling you at what point in your swing you've reached the target swing-speed to hit the ball the (theoretical) distance...

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So.... Anyone seen or heard of or possibly used this trainer?

And... What is your feedback or what have you heard?

Thanks!
Chuck

Product description at...
https://www.swingimpact.com/swing-impact-swingtrainers

 

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Never heard of them. Clicked the link to take a look. Not sure about it at $150. I’d rather buy 30 large buckets of balls to get the “feel” for how hard I need to swing to hit a ball a certain distance. No feedback on the quality of the swing, so I probably wouldn’t spend the $.


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I don't think it acomplishes what it advertises. This would train you to put different effort for each swing. Those of us with variable length irons don't rely on a change in effort. We rely on a change in loft and length, not effort. For all of my swings, I hit the ball with 90% effort. I think this training aid doesn't take that into account and would make you change your swing for each club. I believe this would only work if you hit 7 iron only. 😜

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3 hours ago, GB13 said:

I don't think it accomplishes what it advertises. This would train you to put different effort for each swing. Those of us with variable length irons don't rely on a change in effort. We rely on a change in loft and length, not effort. For all of my swings, I hit the ball with 90% effort. I think this training aid doesn't take that into account and would make you change your swing for each club. I believe this would only work if you hit 7 iron only. 😜

 

Thanks for your thoughts. Yeah, was wondering the same sort of thing; eg. just *how* do they correlate swing speed and distance...

 

Was looking at it more for wedge practice over the Winter - if you look at the pic that shows the adjuster dial on the top they have the first few settings marked at 25 - 40 - 65 yards ... which are wedge distances I'd like to work more on. But as has been mentioned, it's a but pricey and real range practice beats indoor simulated practice!

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway XR 4H (Project X SD) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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10 hours ago, Nmrfgomes said:

It does seem a good idea on paper. Whether it works or not... I would like to see some comments but i would like one to train at home.

 

There are a few reviews out there, and they seem to be positive (including Shawn Clement, fwiw). Yeah it would be nice with this kind of thing to be able to try before you buy!

 

EDIT:

Just read their Return Policy and they do offer 30 day money back less original shipping cost.

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway XR 4H (Project X SD) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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20 hours ago, Peterpc2828 said:

Yeah mucho dinero for sure, even at $99 I think would be too expensive.


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Yeah it is, but some of us golfing idiots 😉 like to think we can solve a swing problem by throwing mas dinero into more swing aid gadgets... 😆😆

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway XR 4H (Project X SD) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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21 hours ago, PMookie said:

Never heard of them. Clicked the link to take a look. Not sure about it at $150. I’d rather buy 30 large buckets of balls to get the “feel” for how hard I need to swing to hit a ball a certain distance. No feedback on the quality of the swing, so I probably wouldn’t spend the $.

Hmmm, good point there - it doesn't specifically train your swing, I guess, but one of their claims states the goal is to get the "click" .. or your release point .. at the correct point in your swing, eg. at the bottom and not too early nor too late. Thx!

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (both Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway XR 4H (Project X SD) and Big Bertha 19 5H (Recoil ZTR)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (both Rotex graphite)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g, P2 Reflex Tour)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator

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