Training Aids

Head to Head: The Best Indoor Putting Greens Below $600

Nov 4, 2016 | 22 Comments

We searched for the two best under $600
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DST Compressor – We Told You So

Feb 4, 2016 | 39 Comments

The #1 Training Aid in Golf?

Can 240 Tour Pros be wrong?

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Review – DST Compressor Training Club

May 20, 2015 | 20 Comments

What’s that curved thing you’re hitting? Does it actually work?

The DST Compressor is the latest in a long line of training clubs on the market today, its focus is to get the player into what the company feels is the ideal impact position. I know you’ve heard this story before. Believe me when I tell you that this one is unique, maybe even special. [READ MORE]

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Buyer’s Guide: Personal Launch Monitors

Mar 16, 2015 | 69 Comments

Ownership of launch monitors (accurate ones) has traditionally been limited to golf teaching professionals, club fitters, and the rich (and potentially famous). That’s understandable given the cost of these systems, but that’s changing…quickly. As the technology to measure ball flight becomes more accessible and more affordable, several manufacturers have entered what we call the personal launch monitor space.

That sounds great, but a launch monitor is only useful if it really is accurate, and at an absolute minimum, consistent.

Can a personal launch monitor offer that? [READ MORE]

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The Perfect Putter – Putt Like You Train

Nov 18, 2014 | 91 Comments

The ability to see exactly how the ball will roll on the green is extremely valuable. You don’t need to trust your read when you practice, you can see if you read the putt right or wrong immediately, and definitively. If you practice your reads with the Perfect Putter, your reads will improve. Plus, if you know the read is correct, but you didn’t make the putt, you can be confident that the issue lies with your putting stroke. [READ MORE]

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TIBA Putt Can Improve Your Putting for Just 20 Bucks

Sep 29, 2014 | 17 Comments

when the guys at TIBA Putt sent us their Impact Zone Training Aid, which promises to improve swing path, face angle, and distance control for the inarguably affordable low price of $19.99, we figured it couldn’t hurt to take a look.

We’ve profiled several devices claiming to do basically the same thing that TIBA Putt does, but when you considering that just about all of them are $70+, (and some are over $200), $20 sounded like an absolute steal. [READ MORE]

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Gadget Review: The SwingShot Golf Video Camera

Apr 10, 2014 | 23 Comments

This review today isn’t about the value of video though, but rather the hardware to capture it. More specifically, the golf specific video camera, The SwingShot Golf Video Camera. Can such a unit be a must have tool in this day, or have we reached a point with video capture where our mobile devices are so good that they have driven other recorders to obsolescence?

In other words, should the phone in your pocket keep you from buying other golf video recording devices? [READ MORE]

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Gadget Review – Swing Caddie SC100 Personal Launch Monitor

Mar 25, 2014 | 76 Comments

It’s pretty cool to think you can now have your own launch monitor roughly the size of a cell phone for less than the cost of…well…a cell phone. Sound impossible? The people at Voice Caddie believe they have created just such a device.

Like Trackman and FlightScope, the Swing Caddie SC100 is a hand-held, Doppler Radar-based launch monitor. Unlike those systems, which range in price from $10,000 – $22,000, the VC300 can be yours for under $300. Is that even possible? [READ MORE]

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Gadget Review: Laser Putt

Oct 22, 2013 | 89 Comments

We have all been there, standing over a putt, questioning our alignment. What if there was a way to be sure that where you think you are aiming and where you are actually aiming are the same thing? You could drop a chalk line, or run an elevated string, but both of those techniques alter the putting environment and create visual crutches that do not directly reflect the dynamics of our swinging club. The line and the string end up being a just another part of the topography.

What we really need is a way to have a “chalk line” or “string line” visual aiming and alignment aid correlate with the position of our swinging club. At the same time, we need the line or string not to physically interact with the club or the ball. What we need is a laser.

What we need is Laser Putt. [READ MORE]

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8 Can’t Missing Putting Trainers

Sep 5, 2013 | 19 Comments

To help you wade through the piles of trashy training aids, and hopefully become a better putter, I’ve created this list of the best putting trainers on the market today. These are all devices that I have tested extensively, used personally, and used in my teaching. While a couple of them aren’t billed as “putting trainers,” they all share the most important characteristic for a training aid: they give the user clear, accurate feedback. [READ MORE]

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Training Aid Review – Hip Trax Core Laser

Jun 24, 2013 | 7 Comments

As an instructor, I know that the hips play a huge role in producing a powerful, repeatable golf swing. The problem is that there are very few training aids that give golfers any feedback on what their hips are doing. For this reason, I was very excited to see Hip Trax unveiled at the PGA Show this past January.

Overall, I think that Hip Trax occupies a fairly unique space in the world of training aid and it does its job well. While there are a couple improvements I would like to see down the road, I don’t think that should discourage golfers from taking a look at Hip Trax if they are interested in refining their swing while improving their core strength.[READ MORE]

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Heavyweight Swing Trainer Roundup

May 1, 2013 | 31 Comments

No less an authority than Harvey Penick said that a heavy club is the one training aid that every golfer should have. Here’s the problem: today’s marketplace is full of training clubs in varying lengths, weights, and flexes all promising wonderful benefits, from improved balance and tempo to longer drives. So which one should you buy?

We’ve brought together some of the best-known and newest heavy clubs for a heavyweight slugfest. So let’s get ready to rumble! [< a href="">READ MORE]

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Apr 10, 2013 | 3 Comments

MYGOLFSPY EXCLUSIVE OFFER INSIDE! – A few months ago, I published a review of the Champion Putting Green by Provoto. While impressive in just about every way imaginable (it scored a 93.5), the price and size were sticking points for many readers.

Recently, I got a visit from a Provoto representative to introduce me to some new accessories that they’re adding to their lineup. The rep walked in with a large, flat duffle bag from which he produced an 8’ putting green. I was intrigued. “What does that cost?” I asked. “For MyGolfSpy readers, the green is under $300,” he answered. “And we’re talking about accessories!?!? You’re burying the lead!” I said. And thus, this review was born.

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Training Aid Review – The Pill

Apr 8, 2013 | 26 Comments

In a world of increasingly complicated, high-tech training aids, The Pill dares to be different: a training aid so simple that you know how to use it the first time you lay eyes on it.

I first saw The Pill at the 2013 PGA Show, and I immediately named it to my “Best of Show” list. Shortly thereafter, I had The Pill in for a full review. So, will The Pill be the kind of training aid that I form a lifelong bond with, or is it just a one-night stand?

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Mar 12, 2013 | 13 Comments

One of the very, very few things in the golf swing that is not debatable is that good players have their weight forward, or towards the target, at impact. Bad players, like the majority of the guys on your local driving range, finish their swings falling over, spinning around, and doing everything other than imitating the PGA Tour logo. With all this in mind, a swing trainer that is designed to help golfers with their weight shift, like the Orange Peel, should be a slam dunk. >> {But is it? Read on for the juicy details}

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