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Interested to hear how many training aids do you have lying around your garage or shop gathering dusk. I’m interested in things that you couldn’t live without, saw advertised in a magazine or on tv or received as a gift because people know you eat sleep and drink golf that you haven’t used in over a year. And out of interest what’s the worst. At lat count I have 12. The worst being something called Toilet Golf

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TaylorMade  M1 custom driver with Talamonti Lite 55 gram R flex shaft
TaylorMade RBZ 3 HL 17 degree 3 wood Matrix Ozik R flex
Ping G2 17 degree 5 woodw TFC 100 R shaft
TaylorMade SLDR 3 Rescue 19 degree w Fuji 82h Speeder S shaft
TaylorMade SIM Max OS irons 4-PW w Fuji Ventus 6R shafts
TM RSi1 50 degree gap wedge w KBS TGI 60 shaft
Callaway X c grind 56 degree wedge True Temper S steel shaft
Callaway SureOut 58 degree UST Mamiya 65 sand wedge
TaylorMade Milled Grind 60 degree lob wedge NIppon Pro modus 1 degree upright Tour 120 S shaft . All woods, hybrids and irons fitted with JumboMax grips. FBS1 modified 3 degree center shaft offset putter w JumboMax grip. Bushnell TourZ6 rangefinder

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 I don’t generally keep stuff that I don’t use from a trining aid perspective but I also don’t buy a lot because they are  really expensive.  
 

my list would be:

  • Eyeline balls of steel - have had the for probably 10 years and maybe used 5 times. 
  • putting stroke trining mat - seem to be really popular but I just don’t see the benefit. 
  • Full swing grip training - never install and is with my unused grips. 

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :callaway-logo-1: Paradym AI Smoke Max HL  16.5* w/MCA TENSEI AV Series Blue
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 915H 21* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :titleist-small: 54/12D, 60/8M w/Accra iWedge 90 Graphite
Putter:   Sacks Parente MC 3 Stripe

Backup Putters:  :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2

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Blast motion putting sensor. I think it is very helpful but it doesn't fit onto my DF 2.1 so it doesn't get used anymore. I think I also have a smart ball somewhere which was seeming detrimental to my swing. 

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I'll second the eyeline balls of steel. Worst purchase I've made. Only time I bring them out now is when I want to create a gate for my putter head indoors. Aside from that, I either use it or get rid of it. 

Driver: :mizuno-small: ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: :mizuno-small: ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hybrid: :mizuno-small: CLK 17* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: :bridgestone-small: J40 CB (3-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 2 54* & 58* Dynamic Gold S200
Putter: :odyssey-small: Tri-Hot 5k Two 34"
Bag: :titleist-small: Players 5 Stand Bag
Ball: Maxfli Tour

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25 minutes ago, TR1PTIK said:

Only time I bring them out now is when I want to create a gate for my putter head indoors. 

Had t thought of that,  they probably would make a good ball or putter gate.  

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :callaway-logo-1: Paradym AI Smoke Max HL  16.5* w/MCA TENSEI AV Series Blue
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 915H 21* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype        
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :titleist-small: 54/12D, 60/8M w/Accra iWedge 90 Graphite
Putter:   Sacks Parente MC 3 Stripe

Backup Putters:  :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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Guys c'mon - how much fun is to say, "I have balls of steel!" Huh? And yep I have them also, and yep I also rarely use them since I got them 🤷‍♂️

But out of the very many swing training aids I've spent (ok: wasted) money on over the years, possibly the stupidest was this driver-looking thing with a plastic head and a cup in the middle of where the face would be to hold a lightweight plastic ball - the goal being that the ball should pop out at the proper release point...

..and needless to say I immediately lost the two plastic balls so learned *nothing* from that gadget!

 

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
Driver...Callaway Paradym (Aldila Ascent PL Blue 40/A)
3H .. Cobra King Tec (MMT 70/R)
7W...Tour Edge Exotics EXS (Tensei CK Blue 50/R)

4H...Callaway Epic Super Hybrid (Recoil ZT9 F3)
5H...Callaway Big Bertha ('19) (Recoil 460 ESX F3)
6i-GW...Sub 70 699 V2 (Recoil 660 F3) 
54°, 60°...Cleveland CBX2, CBX (Rotex graphite)
Putter...Ev
nRoll ER5 or MLA Tour XDream
...all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart. Ball often, not always, MaxFli Tour.

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For Christmas I got a putting mat ball returner. I haven't set it up yet mainly because I have my puttout. However I should really set it up if not just to say I have used it. Kinda need to find a better space for it though.

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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Oh... so for other, possibly "known", training aids that are gathering dust in my garage include...

.. Tour Striker irons; a DST iron and wedge; a John Daly endorsed driver from Sklz with a hinge in the shaft; the Swing Click armband; and a few others I just can't think of right now.

But on the flip side...

The swing training aids for me that are the most enduring (in addition to a putting mat; hitting mat + net; good old alignment sticks) include...

.. Orange Whips (regular, mid, compact, Light Speed); and a "Swing Caddy" with an weighted head and adjustable tension that clicks at the release point so you can hear if you're releasing early or late.

WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
Driver...Callaway Paradym (Aldila Ascent PL Blue 40/A)
3H .. Cobra King Tec (MMT 70/R)
7W...Tour Edge Exotics EXS (Tensei CK Blue 50/R)

4H...Callaway Epic Super Hybrid (Recoil ZT9 F3)
5H...Callaway Big Bertha ('19) (Recoil 460 ESX F3)
6i-GW...Sub 70 699 V2 (Recoil 660 F3) 
54°, 60°...Cleveland CBX2, CBX (Rotex graphite)
Putter...Ev
nRoll ER5 or MLA Tour XDream
...all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart. Ball often, not always, MaxFli Tour.

Forum Member tester for the Paradym X driver (2023)
Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator (2020)

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The most important training aid I have is my alignment sticks, I use them everyday, and my putting mirror, which I use when I have dedicated putting practice days and I always take it to tournaments. 
as a side note, and I believe I mentioned this on this site before, I love watching “live from” on the holf channel as I see the latest greatest “tools” that the best in the world are using both on the range and in the putting green. For those of you that are fortunate enough to go live to a pro event, spend time on the range and putting green Nd watch what the golfers that are making a living out of the game are doing. 

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... The good news is you can store all those unused training aids on your clothes rack ... that was originally a treadmill!  🤪

Driver:     :taylormade-small:    Qi10 10.5* ... AutoFlex Dream 7 SF405
Fairway:  :taylormade-small:    Qi10 5 wood ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:  :ping-small:        G430 Hybrid 22*... Diamana LTD 65r  
Irons:       :titleist-small:           '23 T200 4-9i ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:  :taylormade-small:     MG3 46*/50*/54* MG4 58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:     :cobra-small:    Sport-60 33" 
Ball:          :taylormade-small:     '24 TP5x/Maxfli Tour X 

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I got a cheap divot board that didn't help me and started tearing pretty quickly.  I've also got a phigolf simulator kit that I was hoping to mess around with but it turns out my phone won't cast to my TV so it's really tempered my enthusiasm and this hasn't really been used much.

It's odd sometimes...the things I'm both willing and unwilling to spend money on.

Cobra Aerojet Max driver

Cobra Aerojet Max 3 wood and 7 wood

Cobra Aerojet 4/5/6 hybrids

Cobra Aerojet 7-PW, GW

Cobra Snakebite 52° and 58° wedges

Cobra King Stingray 20 putter

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-300 yard impact. Never use it

-planemate. Just for pitching practice

-smart ball, I think I actually lost it. Was great for pitching. I need to look for it. 
 

 

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On 1/6/2023 at 8:04 AM, Pvicary said:

The worst being something called Toilet Golf

 

... I had to look this up. I kinda wish I hadn't. I am now afraid for the human race.  

Driver:     :taylormade-small:    Qi10 10.5* ... AutoFlex Dream 7 SF405
Fairway:  :taylormade-small:    Qi10 5 wood ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:  :ping-small:        G430 Hybrid 22*... Diamana LTD 65r  
Irons:       :titleist-small:           '23 T200 4-9i ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:  :taylormade-small:     MG3 46*/50*/54* MG4 58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:     :cobra-small:    Sport-60 33" 
Ball:          :taylormade-small:     '24 TP5x/Maxfli Tour X 

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I started to gather all of my training aids into one area of the garage. Had to stop because of two issues. One, it was getting dark and two I need to move the golf cart into the driveway to mage room from the stuff…., Except for the Toilet Golf which on the shelf sitting on the toilet paper. 

TaylorMade  M1 custom driver with Talamonti Lite 55 gram R flex shaft
TaylorMade RBZ 3 HL 17 degree 3 wood Matrix Ozik R flex
Ping G2 17 degree 5 woodw TFC 100 R shaft
TaylorMade SLDR 3 Rescue 19 degree w Fuji 82h Speeder S shaft
TaylorMade SIM Max OS irons 4-PW w Fuji Ventus 6R shafts
TM RSi1 50 degree gap wedge w KBS TGI 60 shaft
Callaway X c grind 56 degree wedge True Temper S steel shaft
Callaway SureOut 58 degree UST Mamiya 65 sand wedge
TaylorMade Milled Grind 60 degree lob wedge NIppon Pro modus 1 degree upright Tour 120 S shaft . All woods, hybrids and irons fitted with JumboMax grips. FBS1 modified 3 degree center shaft offset putter w JumboMax grip. Bushnell TourZ6 rangefinder

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