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Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid
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96 of 98 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2008
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This is the first review I have ever given a golf product. My swing was slowly self destructing this year. I developed a fade that was getting worse and worse. After realizing that it was not the clubs, I tried a couple different training aids. Finally, I saw the reviews on the swingyde. I ordered it and tried it. At first, it was not correcting my swing and then I realized that I was not following the directions.

After watching the DVD and reading the instructions again, I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. Shortly after, I was swinging perfectly.

In a nutshell, this device puts you in a great position on the takeaway and then also puts you in a perfect position at the finish. For those of us who have trouble "releasing the club", this is the answer. After 20 minutes, my muscles started memorizing the swing path. I have now been using it daily for 20 minutes a night inside (which is very relaxing after the kids go to bed). This swingyde is the real deal and I am telling my family and friends about it.

I had a question and emailed the creator of the swingyde in Australia and he emailed me back the same day. He is a great guy and very helpful. I can't recommend it enough!
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65 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2007
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I had used this item with an instructor and it was easy to see and feel the correct position of the hands/arms in the backswing. He said it was the only aide he recommends for purchase, even though there are many, many types on the market. I can see why this is all you need to correct a misalignment of the hands in the backswing.

It is easy to attach to the club for practice, using it is easy and after a short time, there is no need to continue as the hand position becomes automatic...

Money well spent!
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
The turn-off is the price, but I don't regret buying it. I keep it attached to a spare club. This aid helps me focus on a flat left wrist at the top of my backswing. Then, it helps me develop lag by remaining in contact with my forearm during my downswing. In the follow thru, it helps keep my swing on-plane by coming back in contact with my forearm.

I buy training aids & do drills to improve my game. After a few months with a product, I'll sell it on craigslist. I'll sell the Swingyde, when I stop playing golf.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on May 23, 2009
First, I will admit that the price is outrageous for this simple little piece of plastic (and the included DVD, which you can watch in advance on YouTube), but I tell you what, this thing absolutely does what it claims to do! After just a couple of practice sessions (swinging in the back yard), not only am I swinging on plane, but I am able to detect other swing flaws (like cranking my hips too early which opens the club face). Over a short period of time, I feel like I am naturally "in the groove" when I swing, and I am thinking less about all of the mechanics. This thing definitely helps to create muscle memory and the natural (and correct) feel for the golf swing. On my first golf outing after working 10 minutes for 5 consecutive nights with the Swingyde, I played the best golf I have ever played. My club face was square and I connected with the ball better than I ever have. (I generally shoot in the 110 range and on this last round, I scored 98). If you are handy with tools, you may be able to rig up something like this product, but for the rest of us, spend the $25 and get "on plane". If the rating scale went to 10, I would rate this product a 10.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2011
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I have always had trouble with a flying right elbow at the top of my swing (I'm right handed). I purchased this along with the Izzo Smooth Swing to help with this.

Because of the arms seperating at the top of my swing I had a hard time staying on plane - the club would point right of the target at the top of the swing. My left wrist would also cup or bend backwards at the top which opens the club face and causes me to come over the top a little and hit pulls or fades and release the club early which means a loss of club head speed at impact.

If this sounds like you then this is a great aid for you. It's really easy to use and if you make a mistake you know it right away.

Suprisingly by using the Swingyde I have cured some other problems that I didn't think this would help with. I tend to slide to the left - toward the target - on the downswing and when I use the Swingyde I don't do that. It makes me release the club, extend my arms after impact and stops the chicken wing thing that would creep in before.

I'm amazed at how well such a small, simple device can work to make such drastic and beneficial changes in my swing.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on August 18, 2010
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Swingdyne trainer was easy to put together, video was definitely helpful. Personally it was good to have this product to occasionally "refer" back to in my swing drills. As far as a primary aid in my golf swing, not so much use. It certainly depends on your individual golf swing, it does remind you to "finish" the swing. I purchased this product because of the relatively low cost and recommendations. I will use it in my constant unrelenting effort to improve the "perfect" swing (which if we all ever swung twice the same way it would help) would buy this product again, but like all products it is not the panacea.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on July 21, 2008
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I have a tendency to start hooking the ball sometimes. 10 minutes on the range with the Swingyde will take the hook right out of my shot. It helps get me in a good position at the top and hold the plane through follow through. I bought this on recommendation from another friend (2 hcp)and I have since recommended it to several other people.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2008
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Maybe the cost of producing this training device does not even exceed a dollar. So, basically when one buys it one pays for the golfing improvement one gets out of it.

Is it worth the money? The answer is a big YES. Among the priceless benefits one gets, the device makes the formation of the habit of executing what Jack Nicklaus calls in his Golf My Way classic as an "ideal top-of-the-swing clubface position" a lot easier. It also ingrains the technique of not overswinging the club, by defining the angle formed by the left arm and the shaft of the golf club at the top of the backswing.

Highly recommended product. One of the best golf training devices out there. The benefits easily beat buying extremely pricey golf sets.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2008
Lets face it, US$30.00 for what looks like a cheap piece of plastic. Not very convincing. This is what I thought over and over. Until finally I decided to try it. What the heck, with my scores getting higher than the price of oil, it would be the cheapest of the gimmicks out there. When the package arrived, I even laughed...This is it?. However, I took it to to the driving range a few times over the week, and it was really simple to use. Whats even more impressing is that it works!! I started off just practicing my chips and pitching shots. On my first day on the course after having only practiced with the device 3 times at the range, my swing showed improvement. That day I shaved 10 strokes from my previous score on the same course. With the use of this device to warm up on the practice range, I have a fresh image of what my swing should be before beginning the round. It seems to work very well. I highly recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2009
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My swing had deteriorated to the point I did not want to play. So I bought this product and a couple very good instruction manuals as well as a cheap hitting mat and some wiffle balls. The good news is that I am going to start playing again next week and I think my swing will be better than it ever was eventually.

While I do not think that the Swingyde itself solved my problems it was one of many building blocks in helping me understand and gain a feeling for a proper swing. For the price it is a good tool to have and one I will use occasionally for checking proper wrist hinge.
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