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I know this happens to the best of us. You're about 100yds out with a wedge in your hand, you take a few practice swings, step up to the ball, make sure you're lined up right, give the club a little shake and then hit it skimming across the green because you picked up your head just enough to hit a dreaded "thin" shot. Well, this is supposed to help with thin, fat, and all other types of mis-hits and wondered if anyone has tried it and what your experience was. 

https://www.izzo.com/flatball-training-aid.html

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I know this happens to the best of us. You're about 100yds out with a wedge in your hand, you take a few practice swings, step up to the ball, make sure you're lined up right, give the club a little shake and then hit it skimming across the green because you picked up your head just enough to hit a dreaded "thin" shot. Well, this is supposed to help with thin, fat, and all other types of mis-hits and wondered if anyone has tried it and what your experience was. 
https://www.izzo.com/flatball-training-aid.html
Thanks!

Not sure of the exact size but any different from using a poker chip?


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There are variations on this for free. For instance... broken tee stumps. Who hasn't swatted a few broken tees before? Same principal imo. I suppose most anything will work in the place of buying a specific aid. Of course this won't help IZZO much.

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All solid responses and appreciate the feedback...well, most of it @silver & black 😜

Did think about poker chips after the fact and that might be a good substitute, since I have a few of those lying around. 

Tee's give me pause since the height can vary so much with my fumbling fingers. 

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I saw a YouTube video recently where the instructor laid a tee on its side In front of the ball. The idea was to ensure you hit the tee after hitting the ball.


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As a sucker for (especially cheap) training aids, I've picked up a couple packs of these, and definitely go back to them from time to time. Obviously, other things can do roughly the same job, but these are well made for it. They're a fairly soft rubber, and have the added benefit then of leaving a faint rubber mark (easily rubbed out) on the face of your iron to show where you made contact.

Depending on the surface you're hitting from, they do a nice job of highlighting thin contact (obviously) and fat. The latter is where the surface comes in. If you're hitting from a fluffy mat, you'll make what seems like decent contact and launch the Flat Ball up. But hit a tighter mat fat, and you'll come near to bouncing over the Flat Ball entirely.

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Interesting that this resurfaced this morning...

Yesterday or the day before I saw old Martin Hall (man is he irritating to listen too) on the golf channel demonstrating this exact principal. However, he simply used the cap off a common plastic water bottle.

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22 hours ago, PlaidJacket said:

Interesting that this resurfaced this morning...

Yesterday or the day before I saw old Martin Hall (man is he irritating to listen too) on the golf channel demonstrating this exact principal. However, he simply used the cap off a common plastic water bottle.

The poker chip and the cap both make a ton of sense! Thanks for sharing!

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