Reviews: Training Aids

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GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – Tour Tempo Review

In all the reviews I’ve written for MyGolfSpy (a number now pushing up on 100), I’d only given one perfect score. Now, Tour Tempo can be added to that most-elite company. Tour Tempo is scientifically proven, it’s easy to use, and it will help you in every facet of the game. {PERFECT 100!}


A+
100.00
Thumbnail image for Golf Gadget Review! – Tour Links Putting Green

Golf Gadget Review! – Tour Links Putting Green

Right away, I could tell that these were different than the rolled up carpets sold by other vendors. These greens have applications ranging from an individuals home, to one of the preeminent instructors in the golf industry. The greens come in various prepackaged confirmations and also in seemingly infinite custom possibilities.


A+
99.00
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TRAINING AID REVIEW – PIPOE

In a world of $100 devices that you won’t use for more than a week, Pipoe dares to be different: When you consider the “Effectiveness” of the Pipoe combined with the fact it’s less than 1/2 the price of the “average” training aid, it’s hard to label Pipoe as anything other than an exceptional value. Pipoe clearly improved on 7 out of 8 classic drills for golfers. I believe it is well worth $40 to add Pipoe to your bag…almost a no-brainer.


A+
97.00
Thumbnail image for Golf Gadget Review! – Tour Striker Educator

Golf Gadget Review! – Tour Striker Educator

Most training aids are one trick ponies. While they might be extremely good at that one trick, it’s not uncommon for a student to “outgrow” that same training aid after only a short period of time. Also, for the golf instructor, there’s the question of, “How many training aids do I want to bring to the lesson tee today?”

Enter the Tour Striker Educator which can help players with everything from putting to driving. The question: is the Educator a jack of all trades but master of none? Or is this a trainer that can truly aid you in all parts of your game? If you want the answer, read on…. {CHECK IT OUT!}


A
97.00
Thumbnail image for GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – iPING Putter App

GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – iPING Putter App

When a gadget we review pretty much blows away its competition in every single category which the iPING Putter App has done…it makes it hard to not give that gadget a perfect score. >>> {READ REVIEW!}


A+
96.00
Thumbnail image for GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – The Putting Fork

GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – The Putting Fork

THE “PUTTING TRAINING AID OF THE YEAR!” (so far). I know what you’re thinking, fellow spies. “Another putting trainer? Ugh. And this one doesn’t even look cool: no fancy lights or complicated set up…boring.” Well, friends, I’ll tell you what’s boring: missing putts. I know putting isn’t sexy. Putting is to driving what your Aunt Ethel is to Brooklyn Decker. In a year when I’ve already reviewed a number of putting trainers, the Putting Fork has eclipsed them all. {READ REVIEW & ENTER CONTEST!}


A
95.00
Thumbnail image for Training Aid Review – SKLZ Ball-First Trainer

Training Aid Review – SKLZ Ball-First Trainer

How much do you hate hitting off golf mats?

I knew most people had some hatred towards them, but when I saw this thread started by Golfspy Dave, I found out just how much. Unfortunately, mats are unavoidable for most people, particularly for those of us who need to go to indoor facilities during the winter months. So, if you’re someone who is forced to use a mat, would you be interested in a training aid that made mat-based practice a bit more useful? I’m glad, because I’ve got one for you: SKLZ Ball-First Trainer. Read on to see if this is the cure to your winter time, “I can’t tell if I’m hitting it chunky” blues. {READ REVIEW!}


A
94.00
Thumbnail image for GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – TheCantMiss Training Aid

GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – TheCantMiss Training Aid

Putting makes up roughly 40% of your score, so there’s no better way to lower your handicap and relieve your playing partners of their cash than improving your putting. The Can’t Miss (TCM) is a training aid designed to help you develop a repeatable putting stroke that……wait for it…..can’t miss. – - -> {VIEW TRAINING AID}


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94.00
Thumbnail image for GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – Provoto Champion Putting Green

GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – Provoto Champion Putting Green

Every longtime golfer has a putting green in their house. It’s that crappy little roll of “turf” that your grandmother bought you for Christmas that’s now gathering dust in a closet or is buried under your kid’s video game collection. Didn’t do much for your game? Thought not. Even before it was buried, it was lumpy, uneven, and the ball would roll straight through the hole leaving you A) unsatisfied and B) having to go fetch it.

Today I bring to you a review of a REAL indoor putting green: the Provoto Champion Putting Green. Whether the goal is to shave strokes off your game or just add something unique and awesome to your man cave, you definitely need to check out Provoto. Here’s why: {SPECIAL OFFER INSIDE!}


A
93.50
Thumbnail image for TRAINING AID REVIEW! – Trueline Putting Coach

TRAINING AID REVIEW! – Trueline Putting Coach

Correct Read + Right Speed + Good Stroke = Made Putts

Unlike bombing a 300 yard drive, everyone (yes, even you) can get those three things right and make putts. But if it’s that easy, why don’t putting aids help you work on all three? Well, because most of them are crap, that’s why.

The Trueline is different. Errol Helling, the inventor of the Trueline Putting Coach, invented this training aid of out necessity: it combines all the tools that he needed to teach putting clinics. If you want to put on putting clinics when you play against your friends, sit back and read this review. {READ REVIEW}


A
93.00
Thumbnail image for Review- Synlawn Portable Putting Green

Review- Synlawn Portable Putting Green

You may have come across Synlawn earlier this year when Dave Pelz released images to the public of his mind-blowing 2 ½ acre backyard covered with chipping areas & putting greens that vary in speed and degree of tilt. Well, now Pelz has collaborated with Synlawn to work on developing the best golf putting system for real golf performance and improvement. They wanted to create an artificial turf with the most consistent, predictable ball roll for golfers to practice on. And today we review one of the Synlawn Portable Putting Greens. {READ REVIEW}


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93.00
Thumbnail image for GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – The Bender Stik

GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – The Bender Stik

Can one training aid fix swing faults from the takeaway all the way to the follow through? That’s what “2009′s Golf Instructor of the Year” Mike Bender claims about his training aid, The Bender Stik. Will it work for you? Find out here, spies… {FULL REVIEW!}


A
93.00
Thumbnail image for Golf Gadget Review! – Tour Striker

Golf Gadget Review! – Tour Striker

To conclude, I obviously think very highly of the Tour Striker. I found it to be effective, and I found myself wanting to use it and wanting to share it with others. If you’re interested in improving your ball striking, I highly recommend the Tour Striker.


A
92.00
Thumbnail image for GADGET REVIEW! – The Z Factor Perfect Putting Machine

GADGET REVIEW! – The Z Factor Perfect Putting Machine

Is it possible that you can learn a perfect putting stroke? And if so, can the Z Factor Perfect Putting Machine actually do that? If the perfect putt means starting the ball on line every time and repeating this over and over, while at the same time practicing distance control, and several other facotors, then I think the Perfect Putting Machine is onto something. {READ REVIEW & ENTER CONTEST!}


A
91.00
Thumbnail image for Golf Gadget Review! – PivotPro Training Aid

Golf Gadget Review! – PivotPro Training Aid

The PivotPro is advertised as an effective tool to address weight shift and loading issues during the golf swing. After initial trials, it definitely seems to address these issues that are all too common for the average golfer.


B+
88.00
Thumbnail image for Golf Gadget Review – Tour Tempo SpeedBall

Golf Gadget Review – Tour Tempo SpeedBall

Here’s the only sentence many of you will care about: the Tour Tempo SpeedBall helped me gain 3 MPH of club head speed. The SpeedBall represents a totally unique method of building swing speed, and I have experienced the benefits firsthand. While this is great by itself, the SpeedBall takes it to another level by also forcing the golfer to square the club face and try to hit the sweet spot. If all that isn’t enough for you, there are a wealth of other drills you can do with the SpeedBall to work on other elements of your swing. While I think that a lot of people are going to pass because of the price, I expect that those of you do take the plunge will be very pleased with the results you get. {READ REVIEW!}


B+
87.00
Thumbnail image for GOLF GADGET REVIEW!  – “The Puttist” Training Aid

GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – “The Puttist” Training Aid

The Puttist Training Aid bills itself as “The 3 Putt Killer.”Does it live up to its name? For those that don’t like reading too much, I’ll make this quick: The Puttist is damned effective. Period. For those who can afford it, or those who are simply that serious about dropping strokes, I would recommend taking a look at Puttist. {READ REVIEW!}


B+
87.00
Thumbnail image for GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – The PureShot Driver

GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – The PureShot Driver

How Often Do You Hit Pure Shots? What if there was a way to do that more consistently? Well…ExcitoGolf Says that the PureShot Driver Is the Answer. We put it to the test to see if that was just the case. {Read More…}


B+
86.00
Thumbnail image for Golf Gadget Review! – BirdieBall Giant Putting Green

Golf Gadget Review! – BirdieBall Giant Putting Green

For a putting green that you can pickup through BirdieBall’s website today for only $149.99, I really don’t think you can go wrong. There a lot of other options out there, and most cost a significant amount more and often don’t come close to the size of this green.


B
86.00
Thumbnail image for GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – The “Momentus Speed Whoosh”

GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – The “Momentus Speed Whoosh”

So is this thing “Snake Oil” or the path towards embarrassing your friends on the tee box? They say it will make you gain 21-30 yards…hmmm…we will just have to test it out and tell you what the truth is. {FIND OUT NOW!}


B
85.00
Thumbnail image for GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – The Zoom Boom Training Aid

GOLF GADGET REVIEW! – The Zoom Boom Training Aid

Yeah, the Zoom Boom video you will see in this review might resemble some wacky infomercial on the Golf Channel at 2 am, but in the golf gadget world it is pretty much par for the course. Well this one might be a double-bogey…but nevertheless…all that matters is if the product really works or not….right? {READ THE FULL REVIEW!}


C
78.00
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Training Aid Review – The Pill

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?


C
75.00
Thumbnail image for Golf Gadget Review! – Tour Striker Driver

Golf Gadget Review! – Tour Striker Driver

To say that the original “Tour Striker” was popular here at MyGolfSpy would be a bit of an understatement: it was my “2011 Training Aid of the Year”. But, now Martin Chuck has introduced the Tour Striker Driver…so will this training aid create a legion of loyal users the way the original “Tour Strike” did? {FIND OUT NOW!}


C
70.00
Thumbnail image for TRAINING AID REVIEW – ORANGE PEEL

TRAINING AID REVIEW – ORANGE PEEL

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}


D+
68.00
Thumbnail image for TIBA Putt Can Improve Your Putting for Just 20 Bucks

TIBA Putt Can Improve Your Putting for Just 20 Bucks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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="http://www.mygolfspy.com/heavyweight-swing-trainers/">READ MORE]


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TRAINING AID REVIEW – PROVOTO ADVANTAGE PUTTING STUDIO

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.


Thumbnail image for SHOOT OUT! – High Tech Swing Trainers

SHOOT OUT! – High Tech Swing Trainers

Now, today is a review you are DEFINITELY going to want to read. These little gadgets have become one of the most requested reviews by our readers since these devices first came out. And since there were 3 products similar on the market that everyone was wanting our opinion on, we decided to test them all head-to-head. We spent and immense amount of time testing them out…this way you will have no doubt after reading this review which one is worth your hard earned money. {MUST READ REVIEW!}


Thumbnail image for AimPoint Golf – Ultimate Green Reading Tool (REVIEW)

AimPoint Golf – Ultimate Green Reading Tool (REVIEW)

“I can easily see this blowing up on tour and eventually with the average golfer too. Even without using the charts, the ideas from the class are now in my head with every read. And not in a bad way, I feel much more confident that I made the right read.” – (GolfSpy Dave)