Pros: Easy to use, Good Warm-up tool, Works as advertised
Cons: Does not come with instructional CD in package
The Orange Whip Training Aid promotes itself as doing the following:
From the Orange Whip site:
THE ORANGE WHIP is the ultimate golf swing trainer and fitness tool for today's golfer and athlete. It is versatile, dynamic and the most effective swing aid on the market. Consistent use of the Orange Whip will improve your golf swing and provide an essential core-muscle workout.
I received the Orange Whip Training Aid as part of the review program here on The Sand Trap. I was anxious to try this particular training aid as I have flexibility, tempo, and balances issues in my swing. On the day I received the training aid I went on-line to their website to learn about the different exercises I should be doing and how to correctly use the aid. The website had how to videos that were clear and concise on how to use their product, how often you should use it, and what the exercise should do for you.
After watching the videos I followed their suggested work out plan for a two week period to see if it worked as advertised. I am happy to say that I think the Orange Whip Training Aid is a great training tool and does what it is designed to do. I feel like I was able to improve my tempo, flexibility, and balance within a small two week period. I am anxious to continue using the training aid as I feel like the longer I use it the more improvement I will see.
Another Pro to using the Orange Whip Training Aid is that it is great for warming up prior to your round of golf. I took it to the course with me on four to five occasions and opted to use it,instead of buying a bucket of balls, for my warm-up. I followed the exercises on their web site again and found that my muscles were warm, my back was limber, and my swing was smooth. I also saved a few bucks by not having to purchase a bucket of range balls.
Another reviewer mentioned this and I will put an emphasis on it as well. When using the Orange Whip Training Aid make sure that you are swinging as correctly as you can and resist the urge to just swing as hard as you can. If you are repeatedly doing things incorrectly it could be damaging to your swing. This is not a fault with the training aid but simply a warning to follow their exercises and guide lines while also being as focused on YOUR swing as much as possible.
I will say that if you are looking for a training aid that will improve your balance, tempo, and flexibility, you should enjoy this product. It is easy to use, easy to store in your golf bag, and can easily be used on the golf course for warm-up.
Cons: The only real complaint I have is that the training aid did not come with an instructional CD that a lot of other products use. As this point in time to you will have to access their website in order to really learn how to use the product and what type of work outs you should be doing. Now I understand that most people can access the Internet these days and this would not be a big deal to a lot of people. However, I travel a lot and every where I stayed did not have Internet access. It was at these times that I would have enjoyed having the information accessible on a CD delivered with my training aid. It does come with a small instructional pamphlet but it does not provide a lot of information that is accessible on their website.
Sizes: I do want to note that the Orange Whip Training Aid comes in two different sizes so it is easily used by men and women of all statures. The two different lengths are 47.5" and 44".