It is a real golf club, built to your specs, for about $100. Me thinks good value.
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Maybe best training tool I've used. You will find many fans on this site and others. It helps you fix the problem of early release (casting). The few people I hear that do not like it, don't have that problem. If you hit this club and get the ball ion the air right away with a good ball flight, the TS is not for you because you don't have the problem it is designed to fix. Most of us cast either all the time or once in a while.
I really like my TS and it has help me. I play near or under a 10 handicap and I have the 7-I Pro. Depending on how constantly you hit the club face, get the Pro or the regular.
I still train with this occasionally, but the better I get, the less I train with it because I don't have to. Isn't that what a training aid is supposed to do? I'd say try one, hit 20 balls in a row. If you don't notice anything peculiar about the shot and it looks like your normal trajectory and flight, you don't need it.
Which Tour Striker should I get?
I'm getting new irons this spring, so I'll hold off buying it until I get fit and know if I need to change lie and length.
I've played off handicap 15 pretty consistently for a couple of years. Last year I played well early on and was at single for a short period of time. After that I didn't train as much and my scores went up and down.
I'm currently looking at the Pro 7. Not sure if I need the extra challenge with a smaller clubface on the Pro X 7. My main issue is with not having a forward leaning shaft at impact. I know I'm not hitting the middle of the clubface all the time, but was thinking it became too much at once.
Or should I try X 7, forcing me to get better in multiple ways at the same time?
I've bought 5i last week, took it to range for two days and it immediately paid dividend in the last weekend's rounds. The iron helps me focus on making a good swing as even a slight mistake results in terrible, ugly shot. I mean ugly! Just not to get embarrassed, I can't help focus when swinging with the tour striker iron. It makes my practice session much more effective. Good stuff!