Golf Swing Aids - Helpful even if you're a Pro
by Trevor Mulholland
Many golfers practice a great deal, and still never achieve
the swing that they want to possess. If this sounds like you,
you may benefit from golf swing aids. There are many golf
swing aids on the market today that will help you greatly
improve your swing - in less time in most cases. Choosing
the gold swing aids that are right for you, however, often
presents a challenge.
One of the most popular golf swing aids in existence today
is the launch monitor. These are showing up in more and more
pro shops across the country and in other countries as well.
These takes data from your golf swing to determine what club
or clubs are best for you at certain distances, and even tell
you how much spin you are putting on the ball. Personal renditions
of these launch monitors are also available, and experts agree
that the personal monitors are just as powerful as the more
expensive ones used in the pro shops - but golfers need to
learn how to operate them properly for best results.
Another useful golf swing aid is the golf swing speed monitor.
This little box sits on the ground directly across from you,
with the ball in the middle. It should sit about six to eight
inches away from the ball. It measures the speed of your swing.
Increasing swing speed is vital if you want to improve your
long game, and this little gadget can help you do just that,
by telling you whether your swing speed exercises are doing
any good. Training clubs, which are much heavier than your
regular clubs, are also good for swing speed increases. They
also help build strength and range of motion.
Golf training clubs and elbow braces are also great aids.
These help to train you not to break your wrists when swinging,
and to keep your form with your elbows during the swing as
well. There are also lots of different training clubs available
to help with specific problems, such as slices, and plane
devices designed to help you improve your swing plane. There
are even mats that are designed to help you line up your shot
for an improved game! If you can imagine it, it exists!
There are swing aids available for any swing problem that
you can imagine. But do they all work? Well, some work for
some people, others work for other people, and some don't
work for any people at all. Before rushing out to buy brand
new training equipment, slow down and do your research. Talk
to other golfers to find out what training equipment they
have used, and what results they had with that equipment.
Look for used equipment, and if it is reasonable, buy it and
give it a try. You should also consider going in with some
friends to purchase some training equipment that can be shared
by a group.
Training aids are easy to find - both online and offline
- but again, not all training equipment is right for you.
Talk to a golf pro to find out what equipment you should consider,
based on your skill level, and the specific problems you are
having. Be careful - if the golf pro you are talking to owns
the shop you are standing in - he is a salesman first, and
a golf pro trying to help you improve your game second! Talk
to other golfers before making a high ticket purchase!
The best information on the training equipment that is available
will be found in online forums where golfers hang out - and
on the course where golfers also hang out. You can look for
customer reviews, but they may not be accurate - or even real.
Talk to the real golfers who have really used the products
to find out which golf swing aids are most likely to help
you. Most golfers are very happy to help each other out with
tips and advice - you just have to be willing to take it!
Some golfers are a bit more stubborn and a bit more traditional
- they don't want to allow technology to enter into the game
of golf. Most of the golf swing aids you will find do represent
technology - but if this doesn't bother you, you should definitely
take advantage of what's out there!
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