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My Favorite Training Aids

Updated: Aug 9, 2018

Hello Golf Friends:

My son, Jake said to me the other day… “Dad, you should write a blog on your favorite training aids”.  I thought that was a really good idea.  So here it is.  If you follow me on Instagram at paulmeyergolf, you can see the many uses I have for various training aids and how to implement them.

I have some simple requirements for a training aid that I put into practice for myself or my students. I take many hours studying training aids before I put them into practice.  I need to make sure I know how it works so that I can best explain how to use it and why.  I go into each product website or you tube site and look at the demo videos, then I practice with it. 

The purpose of any training aid should be to give us a proper feel or sensation of a movement we are trying to improve in our golf swing.  THEY DON’T FIX THE ISSUE!  THE GOLFER FIXES THE ISSUE! They are designed as an aid to help us improve the chain of events in the golf swing.  The more we use them; the more reinforcement we get; the more feel and sensation we get to make the proper move in the swing.

My Requirements of training aids:

  1. Price: If I can’t afford it; I don’t introduce it to my students

  • There are many great training aids.  I have a budget so when I find one I want to use I just work to set aside the money to purchase it.

  1. Ease:  The training aid needs to be user friendly and portable

  • All but one training aid I use fits into my “Golf Gadget Duffle Bag”

  • I prefer the aid to one that can be used at home as well

  1. Effective:  The training aid needs to actually work; not some gimmick that says it will work

  2. Flexibility: Does the training aid work on multiple swing/putting issues = more bang for your buck