We Americans like our gadgets, systems and even sleep aid devices. Why then would golf training devices be any different? Let’s take a look at the game and a few of the golf training devices that are available.
‘What’s the goal?’ is a relevant question to ask your self, unless it’s just a one day outing to get some fresh air with friends. Even then, you may want to know what to expect when your partner pulls out the latest gadget. Actually, golf training devices are inherent in the game.
Casual golfers typically like to get to the course, move around a little, visit with friends and if the game goes well – so be it! The casual golfer still wants a good pair of shades, maybe a visor and clubs that will make it through nine to eighteen holes.
The avid golfer starts to pay more attention to form, technique and performance and here’s where the gadgets really start to come into play. Enter the golf training device.
What’s Out There?
Specialty clubs are designed to move the ball down the course, providing more control or distance. Drivers are particularly prone to redesign. It is probably a natural response to the millions of dollars spent on this game so popularized by movies, where golf and business become bed-fellows, spawning all the while those wild schemes of money-making and political import. Well, maybe that’s a little overdone; that’s Hollywood!
Meanwhile, out on the practice tee, there’s a driver that pivots to show you where and how your personal glitch is manifesting. Then there are putters – the ultimate golf training device. They are shaped peculiarly, weighted extensively and made of every known metal on the planet, just to help shave a stroke or two.
There are special shoes, gloves, belts, balls with a Nike® logo, drivers, putters and everything in between. Most have some merit but you have to do your research and find what works for you. If that’s not enough, you can video your swing and have it analyzed.
One At A Time
I suggest you first commit a few bucks and spend an hour with a golf profession. This can in a very short time point you in a couple directions that might yield great results. Target those areas one at a time – with or without golf training devices – and then give it a little time to sink in. Assimilating new information, systems and techniques deserves that much. Use your golf training devices wisely and improvement will show itself. Enjoy the show!