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I am sorry if this already has been a collective thread.  I love watching golf on TV but the commercials are filled with clubs and gadgets that *will make me a better golfer.  

Has anyone ordered any of these items and which are junk and what if any can help?

Some examples:

Arm bands that keep your elbows close

square strike edge club

swing speed indicator club- super sonic

C3i wedge

glasses that help you find your ball in the rough

gloves that keep your wrist straight

That yellow metal bracket thingy

 

 

 

 

 

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All of those are junk.
The only real technical advantage ever sold on TV is 
"THE HAMMER!" said in deep tv voice.

ALL other drivers are now obsolete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To this day I still love that infomercial!

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6 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

All of those are junk.
The only real technical advantage ever sold on TV is 
"THE HAMMER!" said in deep tv voice.

ALL other drivers are now obsolete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To this day I still love that infomercial!

I will have to YouTube that one. 

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It's my opinion that 95+% of the golf gadgets sold, to improve one's game are pretty much worthless. 

The aspiring golfer is better off buying a few good  books on the golf swing. 

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7 minutes ago, treebound said:

The Hammer “BOOM”

My all time favorite. I can't get enough of THE HAMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!

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IMO, junk. The only thing I think helps is a pair of alignment sticks for the range and those you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes, (those red sticks you put in the ground to mark your driveway or walkway when it snows), really cheap. Although with my index maybe I should try them all, LOL.

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7 hours ago, Gipper said:

I am sorry if this already has been a collective thread.  I love watching golf on TV but the commercials are filled with clubs and gadgets that *will make me a better golfer.  

Has anyone ordered any of these items and which are junk and what if any can help?

Some examples:

Arm bands that keep your elbows close

square strike edge club

swing speed indicator club- super sonic

C3i wedge

glasses that help you find your ball in the rough

gloves that keep your wrist straight

That yellow metal bracket thingy

 

 

 

 

 

I wouldn't buy any of that stuff...........

 

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All that stuff catches golfers like fishing lures catch fish....

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3 hours ago, iacas said:

Virtually all gadgets are junk.

But not all.

“But not alll”??????😳

What gadget not in my bag is keeping me from happiness?! 😀

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A buddy of mine actually bought The Hammer! We were playing one time, and he was inconsistent with the club. I asked to hit it and just flat killed one! Any other shot I hit with it went nowhere. It was the most unforgiving Driver I've ever hit! After a half season of frustration trying to hit the thing, he left the Hammer in the open bed of a pickup as we were leaving the course, and wished the new owner luck!

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13 hours ago, Buckeyebowman said:

After a half season of frustration trying to hit the thing, he left the Hammer in the open bed of a pickup as we were leaving the course, and wished the new owner luck!

If that was my truck I'd be pissed someone used the bed as a dumpster. 

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15 hours ago, Buckeyebowman said:

A buddy of mine actually bought The Hammer! We were playing one time, and he was inconsistent with the club. I asked to hit it and just flat killed one! Any other shot I hit with it went nowhere. It was the most unforgiving Driver I've ever hit! After a half season of frustration trying to hit the thing, he left the Hammer in the open bed of a pickup as we were leaving the course, and wished the new owner luck!

Read this, and it reminded me of friend who actually made a putter using a smallish ball peen hammer head. As I recall he actually putted pretty well with it. The "Hammer Putter" if you will. Plus, he didn't even have to yell "POW" when he used it. 

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On ‎2‎/‎3‎/‎2019 at 2:24 AM, Buckeyebowman said:

A buddy of mine actually bought The Hammer! We were playing one time, and he was inconsistent with the club. I asked to hit it and just flat killed one! Any other shot I hit with it went nowhere. It was the most unforgiving Driver I've ever hit! After a half season of frustration trying to hit the thing, he left the Hammer in the open bed of a pickup as we were leaving the course, and wished the new owner luck!

The club only functions correctly if you shout either WHAM, BOOM or POW with every shot. Having Jack Ham hair style also gives you and extra 50 yards. :-P

If you just want to look like a complete berk without spending the money you can just shout WHAM and POW on the course with a standard driver (Jack Ham hair optional).

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14 hours ago, RussUK said:

The club only functions correctly if you shout either WHAM, BOOM or POW with every shot. Having Jack Ham hair style also gives you and extra 50 yards. :-P

If you just want to look like a complete berk without spending the money you can just shout WHAM and POW on the course with a standard driver (Jack Ham hair optional).

I've sometimes wondered when golfers would begin grunting when making swings like the tennis people do. God forbid! 

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I think KA-POW and BAM also will work. As for the Hammer Putter, you only yell when you drop it on your toe.

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19 hours ago, Buckeyebowman said:

I've sometimes wondered when golfers would begin grunting when making swings like the tennis people do. God forbid! 

My 11 year old daughter yells BaBa Booey when she hits the ball at the driving range.  🤦🏼‍♂️ Sadly I had to have a talk with her before the BMW Championship to let her know not to yell that. 

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