Golf Swing Trainers Are A Dime A Dozen

By: Mike Pedersen

The golf training aid market is a booming market. Golfers are rabid and will pay any amount of money in hopes to play better golf. There is a new golf swing trainer coming out every month it seems like!

Golf swing trainers are any device that will take you through the correct golf swing mechanics to help you repeat a golf swing that will hold up for 18 holes. With the glut of training aids for golf hitting the market by the day, it is easy to open up your wallet in hopes for a better swing.

I am not against the use of training aids, but am a little skeptical with all the promises some of them make during their commercials or in their print ads. They all promise more distance, accuracy and lower scores. Isn't that "old hat" now? Longer yards, lower scores and better overall performance? You see it on every magazine cover…and hear it on golf broadcasts daily.

Here's the kicker!

There are several "tried-and-true" golf swing trainers I still use today that I got over 8 years ago! You heard that right. Over 8 years and still good. When my swing starts to go south, I dust them off, and use them for a week or two until I get my swing back on track.

Works like a charm!

If your money is burning a hole in your pocket, the most important thing to look for is what the swing trainer actually does. Is it close to actual movement of a golf swing? Does it seem logical for your golf swing fault? Is it reasonably priced? Can you try it first before you buy it?

There are several out there right now that do not mimic the golf swing and ingrain poor swing mechanics and improper muscle memory habits. I will not bad-mouth that they are, but if it doesn't closely resemble a mechanically sound golf swing, it is not worth spending the money on.

Results! The bottom line!

In the end…did it improve your particular swing fault? Were you able to take it to the course and actually make good swings for 18 holes? So many times golfers buy these golf swing trainers, use them a couple of times, and never see results.

I can't figure that out. Why would you ever spend your hard-earned money, and not make good use of that purchase? I don't want to say I have never done this, but I am sure as heck more aware of the money I spend now and how kind of return on investment I'm getting.

Put this statement in your brain…"you cannot ever blame the training aid if you don't use it!"

Like anything…do it consistently to give it a fair chance. Make a point to use it daily at first. Most of things swing trainers can be used right in your home or even your office, so it's very convenient to use.

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