There are many golf training aids on the market. Selecting the right one for your game is a challenge and sometimes detrimental. Over the years, I have used many aids and I have found three that have proven to help my game. One helps with putting, the other swing tempo, and the last is for alignment. Over the years, I have tried many different golf training aids and these three have proven to help my game. Training aids are good for your golf game, if (and this is a big if) it helps your game.
The first training aid I use is the orange whip. The orange whip is good for players who tend to get quick at the top of your backswing or tends to cast the club on the way down. These two swing flaws show up in my game periodically during each season. However, if I use the orange whip regularly, these swing errors show up less and less. Additionally, the orange whip is a great training aid for players like me who have a very long off season. This device helps keep me swinging a club during the cold winter nights.
My second training aid that I rely on greatly are alignment sticks. I use them to help set up my swing, foot position, and follow through. I have used them on the green to help with putting and / or chipping. Alignment sticks are my most favourite training aid. If you do not have any, I recommend you get some.
My last training aid that I use is for putting. This training aid is new, but has greatly helped with my stance and hand position. The Eye Line putting board is perfect for my game. It provides much needed feedback on my putting stroke and body alignment. If you want more on the Eye Line, you can read my past review.
Golf training aids are worth their weight in gold if you find the proper ones for your game. I recommend that you do plenty of research before spending your money. I know I did. The cheapest and most effective training aid I use are alignment sticks. Mine cost $10, but you can use golf clubs or two pieces of wood. The trick is learning to properly use them to improve your golf game.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!