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post #163 of 172
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Originally Posted by stogiesnbogies View Post

It looks like one of the few gadgets out there that might work and help your swing....but like all of these improve your game gizmos...methinks its way overpriced.....    :)



It is a real golf club, built to your specs, for about $100. Me thinks good value.

post #164 of 172
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It is a real golf club, built to your specs, for about $100. Me thinks good value.



Methinks it's cheaper than a new wedge and guaranteed to change your game.   Pretty good for a club methinks.

post #165 of 172

Tour Striker training club

I've seen the commercials before, then I saw a few today at my local shop. I'm struggling with hitting down on the ball, so would one of these, say the TS 7i, be a good investment? Or is it just another gimmick? Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Jwat381 View Post

I've seen the commercials before, then I saw a few today at my local shop. I'm struggling with hitting down on the ball, so would one of these, say the TS 7i, be a good investment? Or is it just another gimmick? Thanks.

 

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.

post #167 of 172

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.

post #168 of 172
I'm bumping this thread up with a question. Feel free to split it into a separate thread if that would be better.

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?
post #169 of 172

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! 

post #170 of 172

I finally decided to do something drastic, since I've always had a problem with flipping. I ordered the Tour Striker Pro X 7 iron and after reading reviews online I'm actually rather optimistic. Is there anyone here that has tried it? I've only read good reviews and I guess I'd like to hear something bad about it as well. My worry at this point is that maybe by practising with it I'll learn to manipulate the club with my hands somehow. Whether that's a bigger problem than the current flipping that I feel is preventing me from becoming a good player remains to be seen.

 

I'll be posting on how it goes as soon as I get to try the club.

post #171 of 172
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Originally Posted by Osmond View Post
 

I finally decided to do something drastic, since I've always had a problem with flipping. I ordered the Tour Striker Pro X 7 iron and after reading reviews online I'm actually rather optimistic. Is there anyone here that has tried it? I've only read good reviews and I guess I'd like to hear something bad about it as well. My worry at this point is that maybe by practising with it I'll learn to manipulate the club with my hands somehow. Whether that's a bigger problem than the current flipping that I feel is preventing me from becoming a good player remains to be seen.

 

I'll be posting on how it goes as soon as I get to try the club.


@Osmond, first, as you can see, I merged your post into an existing thread we had here.

 

The TourStriker can be good. It's not foolproof at all (you can still flip and hit it in the air just fine), and you can also cheat by just moving your head forward quite a bit. But, it's good, and at least gives you the "visual idea" of achieving things properly.

 

I strongly recommend you post a My Swing thread.

post #172 of 172

I got one of these clubs a couple of weeks ago. It's an interesting and fustrating club. The videos that come with it are pretty great. The grip that comes with it is terrible and was giving me a callus so I replaced it with a Tour Velvet grip. It has me thinking about a lot of what seem to me like inter-related things such as lag, weight transfer, low point of the swing, shoulder tilt, path, head movement, swing speed, etc...

 

You need to hit it using a grass range so you can keep track of your divots. Off a range mat it would be easy to start coming down too steep. Using a grass range you can make sure you are making shallow divots that start at/after the ball. The intent should be to have your hands in front of the club head at impact rather than hitting down on the ball.

 

Sometimes I'll make what felt like a decent hit only to not be able to see where my ball went. 

 

One of the downsides for me is that it encourages me to beat balls without a specific target.

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