3 Golf Training Aids That Get Rid of Bad Swings
Focused Repetition with Feedback
Golf practice is really enhanced with the use of teaching aids. They provide that essential feedback that lets you know if your mechanics are off.
There are literally hundreds of golf teaching aids on the market. These are all designed to help the golfer achieve the correct positions in the golf swing. (Anyone’s who’s seen the movie Tin Cup will understand to what length golfers will go to help their golf swing!) Here are three golf aids that I highly recommend and use at the Mel Sole Golf School with my students.
TacTic Arm Aid
As the collapsing left arm (or right arm, if you’re left handed) is one of the most common faults, this teaching aid is especially useful. The TacTic Arm Aid has a hard plastic spin running down its length. If the arm bends, it gives a loud clicking sound letting the golfer know when and where the arm is collapsing. This helps to make sure that the left arm stays straight from the backswing to follow-through. It ensures solid contact with the ball.
The Plane-EZ is for those golfers who have either a “flying right elbow” or have a problem “coming over the top”. This golf aid helps you to get into a “tray” position (think of a waiter holding a tray) and keep your elbows closer together, preventing that problematic flying right elbow.
Do you slice? Hit the ball too high? Check out the Swing Gyde. It gets a lot of use at our golf school. The Swing Gyde helps you keep your swing on plane. For those of you who lay off the club on the backswing, this golf aid will give you immediate feedback to help you improve. The Swing Gyde fixes a myriad of bad swing problems, such as slicing, hitting the ball too high, hitting weak shots, and pulling shots. It also helps you obtain the correct follow through position.