Golf Training Aids; Game Improvement Activities; New Golf Clubs and Getting Fitted
Recent 2011 publications have discussed how to increase golf swing speed, improve accuracy, and increase your power and distance for 2011.
One article suggested a few important tools that golfers could use to help improve swing speed and distance. One of the tools highlighted was the swing speed radar with tempo timer (available from our website).
A one-page article in another golf magazine stated that you need to swing fast to hit more solid iron shots. The article, written by a top 100 golf instructor, states, "Feel like you're "snapping" the club at the bottom".
If you have taken our training courses, you know that there is no better tool for you to use to help you get that snap at the bottom of you swing than the SwingRite Swing Trainer. This training aid, which has been in use for more than 40 years, provides a click sound at the point during the swing where you release the club. (See how you can purchase the SwingRite and receive training on how to proper release the golf club.)
A brief article in the February edition of Golf Magazine (page 99) outlines various methods for improving your golf game. These varied from simply more time hitting balls at the driving range to improved fitness to taking golf lessons.
Each had their own specific advantages. Following the results from 34 participating golfers, it appeared that strength training and core development were the activities that provide the greatest overall benefit to your game, leading to improved accuracy as well as greater distance.
There was also an article on "getting fitted" with new golf clubs. The professional fittings were conducted using a launch monitor. The improvement was reportedly based on results tabulated over the first few months of actual use of the new clubs.
In that article, (page 64), the average handicap of the persons (all males) being fitted was 15.8 (a typical score of approximately 88 for 18 holes). After being fitted, their improvement reportedly took their new handicap down to 13.7, or about a score of 86 for 18 holes.
It was also indicated (page 64) that using data from 6000 male golfer participants, that after 7 to 12 months of use, 86% of golfers who were custom fit were extremely or very satisfied with their new clubs, and that 79% of golfers who were not custom fit were extremely or very satisfied with their new clubs.
The bottom line: with the new technologies and better feeling clubs, it looks like most golfers who purchase new golf clubs are quite satisfied with their purchase. Check out all the new golf clubs at your local golf show (and check out our Golf Show specials - use the current discount code, FM02331 on the order form during checkout to receive your discount).
Hit 'em straight.