Many golfers practice a great deal, and still never achieve the swing that they want to possess. If this sounds like you, you may benefit from golf swing aids. There are many golf swing aids on the market today that will help you greatly improve your swing - in less time in most cases. Choosing the gold swing aids that are right for you, however, often presents a challenge.
One of the most popular golf swing aids in existence today is the launch monitor. These are showing up in more and more pro shops across the country and in other countries as well. These takes data from your golf swing to determine what club or clubs are best for you at certain distances, and even tell you how much spin you are putting on the ball. Personal renditions of these launch monitors are also available, and experts agree that the personal monitors are just as powerful as the more expensive ones used in the pro shops - but golfers need to learn how to operate them properly for best results.
Another useful golf swing aid is the golf swing speed monitor. This little box sits on the ground directly across from you, with the ball in the middle. It should sit about six to eight inches away from the ball. It measures the speed of your swing. Increasing swing speed is vital if you want to improve your long game, and this little gadget can help you do just that, by telling you whether your swing speed exercises are doing any good. Training clubs, which are much heavier than your regular clubs, are also good for swing speed increases. They also help build strength and range of motion.
Golf training clubs and elbow braces are also great aids. These help to train you not to break your wrists when swinging, and to keep your form with your elbows during the swing as well. There are also lots of different training clubs available to help with specific problems, such as slices, and plane devices designed to help you improve your swing plane. There are even mats that are designed to help you line up your shot for an improved game! If you can imagine it, it exists!
There are swing aids available for any swing problem that you can imagine. But do they all work? Well, some work for some people, others work for other people, and some don't work for any people at all. Before rushing out to buy brand new training equipment, slow down and do your research. Talk to other golfers to find out what training equipment they have used, and what results they had with that equipment. Look for used equipment, and if it is reasonable, buy it and give it a try. You should also consider going in with some friends to purchase some training equipment that can be shared by a group.
Training aids are easy to find - both online and offline - but again, not all training equipment is right for you. Talk to a golf pro to find out what equipment you should consider, based on your skill level, and the specific problems you are having. Be careful - if the golf pro you are talking to owns the shop you are standing in - he is a salesman first, and a golf pro trying to help you improve your game second! Talk to other golfers before making a high ticket purchase!
The best information on the training equipment that is available will be found in online forums where golfers hang out - and on the course where golfers also hang out. You can look for customer reviews, but they may not be accurate - or even real. Talk to the real golfers who have really used the products to find out which golf swing aids are most likely to help you. Most golfers are very happy to help each other out with tips and advice - you just have to be willing to take it! Some golfers are a bit more stubborn and a bit more traditional - they don't want to allow technology to enter into the game of golf. Most of the golf swing aids you will find do represent technology - but if this doesn't bother you, you should definitely take advantage of what's out there!