Golf Swing Training Aids

By: James E Obrien

Everyone is looking for the best golf swing training aid that will straighten our that slice or make the ball stop like a dime when it lands on the green. And are there a lot of them out there just waiting for you and your hard earned money. You can find footprints that can help you stance, specially designed golf balls, contraptions that hold you still as you duplicate that perfect and many,mechanical devices. There is also a full compliment of videos, DVD's, books and diagrams, all guaranteed to shave shots off your score.

Some of these teaching aids are great and some are complete rip offs. The secret is to decide exactly what part of your game you need to improve and then find a teaching aid that focuses on that particular golf skill. Then, use the darn thing. Not, just on your way to the course , but set up a daily schedule and follow it.
Maybe its only for ten minutes, but that's fine. Simply put, golf swing training aids help your body memorize the correct muscle movement as you swing the golf club. The more you repeat the exercise, the faster your brain will retain the action and send the plan along to the appropriate muscle groups. The PGA pros didn't develop their great golf swings by accident. They all spend thousands of hours swinging all of their golf clubs is every possible situation they can experience on the golf course. That's why is looks so easy on Sunday afternoon.

Most amateurs are interested in golf teaching aids that focus on the actual golf swing. However, a training aid that works for your driver, probably won't help make that delicate chip stop a few feet from the cup. They are completely different golf shots and use different muscle groups. Therefore, it is best to shop for a training aid that specifically addresses the specific part of your golf game you want to improve.

Before buying, do some research. The best place for this is online. Google golf training aids and start to check out some of the web sites that show up in your browser. Don't get drawn in by the hype. Remember, you are simply gathering information. The buying comes later. Is the site, just selling or do they offer helpful information about improving your golf game and specific reasons why their product will solve your problem. A great place to get information is the FAQ page. If the web site doesn't have one or it is stuffed full of hype, go somewhere else.

Make sure the web site is not a one product wonder. Credible online golf training aid web sites offer a wide variety of golf teaching aids. This lets you know they are professionals and serious about their business. Finally, see if any "name" golf professionals endorse or even better, participate in developing and presenting some instruction with their training aids. The men and women have a reputation and simply aren't interested in promoting a training aid that won't help the golfer.

Golf swing training aid companies like Medicus have been around for years and offer tried and true products. Their patented double hinged golf training club is designed to break, or become unhinged, when the swing isn't quite right. Using the Medicus clubs at the driving range or in the back yard is a great way to shore up a weak swing. Originally, Medicus offered a simple single hinged training club, but after some feed back from golf teaching pros the double hinged golf training club was born. It seems students could cheat a bit by twisting the club at the top of their swing. This fanning motion, kept the training club together, but certainly didn't help improve the golf swing. Now there is one hinge for the back swing and a second for the down swing.

The Medicus golf training aid is one of our favorites. It may or may not help you swing, but it is certainly worth checking out.

Whatever golf training aid you choose, stick with it. Believe in it and above all practice with it.

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