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Hey fellow golfers! I have been searching for a good golf training aid and I was wondering if you guys could recommend me any training aid you've used that helped your golf game. I would also love to know if there is any golf training aid that you wish to see on the market that you think might tremendously improve your game? nothing is too crazy or too good, please let me know your dream training aid. Thanks a lot!

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#1 by a long shot, Video Camera able to shoot slow motion video to make sure I am doing what my instructor tells me I need to work on. `

Ditto. No contraption could ever replace it.

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Anything that gets the golfer to swing on the correct "in-out-in" swing path. I had a freelance, range instructor who gave me the visualization of using a baseball diamond while standing at home plate, and swinging to right field, to get the correct swing path. Best $20 bucks I ever spent for a one hour lesson, with video. I have also seen golfers using the old kids' toy we all know as a "Hoola Hoop" to get the same visualization.

Since video cameras have already been mentioned, my next favorite training aids are the chip, pitch, &  putt practice greens that most courses make available to their customers. Bunkers too.  A quality short game will save a golfer many, many strokes. Another part of this aid is keeping a short game handicap. Practicing reading greens is another good thing. Look at the green, and visualize what the ball might do. Then hit/roll the ball and see how close to your  visualization you are. Treat chips, and pitches the same way as a putt.

Next on my list is understanding what the cause, and effect of  the various ball flights, (good, and bad) are that all golfers hit. If the golfer has an understanding of ball flight, then the golfer knows what he/she is doing right, and/or wrong.

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Practicing reading greens is another good thing. Look at the green, and visualize what the ball might do. Then hit/roll the ball and see how close to your  visualization you are. Treat chips, and pitches the same way as a putt.

So Aimpoint? http://www.aimpointgolf.com/ :whistle:

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#1 by a long shot, Video Camera able to shoot slow motion video to make sure I am doing what my instructor tells me I need to work on. `

Totally agree.  Feel ain't real!

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Practicing reading greens is another good thing. Look at the green, and visualize what the ball might do. Then hit/roll the ball and see how close to your  visualization you are. Treat chips, and pitches the same way as a putt.

So Aimpoint? http://www.aimpointgolf.com/

Agree again!

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Obviously agree with the camera, there is no better training aid. Next up IMO would be alignment sticks. Tons of different drills you can do with these, add a pool noodle for the Cadillac version. Another fave is the "Crush It" or any smallish nerf type ball cut in half, crush it with your lead foot on the downswing.
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1 Camera - it's nice to have a partner take the vid.

2 Crush it - easy to put in bag  ($)

3 Alignment Sticks - easy to put in bag ($)

4 ImpactBall -- a ball to keep elbows together - good one. ($$ - $34)

5 PutterWheel - fun and cool on the practice green. ($12)        The PuttingStick is great, too, for inside work. ($$$ - $89)

6 "The Orange Whip."  I've heard a lot of instructors recommend it. They do have drills on their site. I had it in my bag until I bought a smaller bag. ($$$$ - 100)

The Bender Stick is a good training aid - might be a little embarrassing to set it up on the range and use it. Big foamy ball on a pivoting arm that is adjustable. ($$$$ - 90)

I've got a lot of them... the top 6 are the ones I use more frequently.

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Best swing aid I have found is a simple towel under the "forward arm" and take 3/4swings. Amazing how solid the hits are.

Alignment sticks are great to have. Set one vertical in the ground on Target Line, about 24 inches behind ball. Take full swings,make sure club goes inside. Helps with "Over the Top".

Simple is best.

IDEA: they should make a device (string/ cord/rubber band) that attaches to the butt/grip end of a golf club, and then attach (somehow) to your chest. This string/cord/rubber band  from club to chest,  should be taught throughout the entire swing. Ideas from looking at pictures of Tom Watson swing. The club seemed to stay the same distance from his body throughout the swing.

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#1 by a long shot, Video Camera able to shoot slow motion video to make sure I am doing what my instructor tells me I need to work on. `

Correct!

It doesn't even need to be a specific video camera anymore. I use my iPhone 6, and most of the newest model cell phones do high speed video also. So you can treat yourself to a new phone and get the golf training aid as a bonus.

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To answer your question, no training aid has significantly improved my swing.

Video tells all and is humbling. It enlightens.

The problem is the camera does not tell you how to correct your issues, nor does it give you one feel that will correct about 4-5 issues.

I mean, the others help but there is no sub for consistent work with a good instructor.

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