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I am new to this sport, just started this year. I am shooting about a 19 handicap on a good day, over 25 on a bad day. My consistency is lacking and I need to just develop muscle memory and a solid, comfortable, consistent swing. Not looking to drive the ball 300 yards, or even 250 for that matter, just consistent all around swinging and contact on the ball for all my clubs till I get consistent, then I'll focus on playing for distance and aim. ( In like 5 years...haha)

What are good swing trainers to use?
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Re: Best Swing Trainer(s)???

Originally Posted by green6767
What are good swing trainers to use?
The best swing trainer you can use is a PGA teaching pro, and a driving range. Don't even consider using a closet full of "tin cup" gizmos until you're pro advises you to use something to fix one specific thing.

Mine put me on a swing plane trainer (big curved PVC pipe thingy) that made me swing on plane. I spent hours a week in this thing (years ago in high school) just feeling the proper swing plane. I wish I had it now......
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A weighted club is very good and you can simply swing a club with a headcover on. Swinging in slow motion start to finish, painfully slow, many times over is a great way to build muscle memory. I just bought Tour Tempo's accelerator (sounds this way but spelled phonectically) which is really good to increase swing speed through the impact area and a full finish. One other thing which is good is to use an old shaft (s). These are invaluable to prevent swaying and promote a good backswing and inside approach.
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I understand what you're saying about a PGA pro and the range. Trust me, I spend hours a week at the range, but I've only had one lesson, and the Pro basically told me my swing is perfect, just to keep practicing with it. For some reason, that didn't seem right as shots are all over the place and I'm very often hitting the ball FAT. (hitting the ground too solid after impact on the ball, so the ball doesn't go as fas as I would have liked). But it bothers me to think that I'm practcing the wrong things at the range, and therefore, decreasing my chance to learn the right things. There has got to be something that I can practice with to get my swing form down, other than spending hundreds of dollars on countless lessons that I wont be able to retain at this point. Any input, or am I way off track here?
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Re: Best Swing Trainer(s)???

Originally Posted by green6767
I understand what you're saying about a PGA pro and the range. Trust me, I spend hours a week at the range, but I've only had one lesson, and the Pro basically told me my swing is perfect, just to keep practicing with it. For some reason, that didn't seem right as shots are all over the place and I'm very often hitting the ball FAT. (hitting the ground too solid after impact on the ball, so the ball doesn't go as fas as I would have liked). But it bothers me to think that I'm practcing the wrong things at the range, and therefore, decreasing my chance to learn the right things. There has got to be something that I can practice with to get my swing form down, other than spending hundreds of dollars on countless lessons that I wont be able to retain at this point. Any input, or am I way off track here?
I would love to try the swing plane trainer. I've seen them on tv, and always wish i would have bought one... I also wish i lived close to a course with a nice driving range... Most of them around here the balls are crap, the grass is dead, yardage is off, and there are no targets on the range...
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I used to have a whippy tempomaster and loved it. I lost it about 2 years ago and have been wanting to order a new one. It is an amazing tool, you really can't cheat it, and you'll be amazed at how easy you have to swing to hit the ball your full club distance.

I got one when i first started and went from blistered hands and an overswinging, to a light grip, and a smooth stroke. Since I have lost it my draw has changed, I have noticed my tempo is horrible and as I posted before I end up over the top.

I had the 5i, but I may just pull the trigger today on a 5i and the driver.

Here is a review. http://www.hamegg.org/main/article.php?sid=183

If you get one you shouldn't expect results the first day, and you should follow the drills that come with the video. It is USGA approved and you can actualy pull it out during your round, take a few practice swings with it to get your feel for your tempo back in the middle of a round.
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