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After all these years of a slice, NOW I find out...
on August 13, 2013
Bought this on he recommendation of a couple of YouTube videos. I am usually very shy of swing trainers. Usually the only one that seems to work is a pro. I think in my whole 50 years of golf, this is only the second I can remember buying, save for a chipping net.
This thing is not a fix-all, get that up front right now. It tells you two things, basically. One, are you releasing your wrists at the approximately right time on downswing for maximum swing speed? And the other, are you on a reasonably decent plane pulling back and down into following through?
Turns out my follow-thru was fine, but my backswing had one-half of Jim Furyk's swing in it. My backswing I did not connect with this at the right spot, and when I did, on the down swing I was releasing wayyyyy too soon. Now I only have to swing this thing about 1000 times to try and retrain my swing memory.
And therein lies the problem with this and most other static training aids. Once you get it off the club, you have a tendency to go back to your original problem, what with all the other stuff you are trying to remember.
I suffer from occasional "chicken wing" with my right elbow, and the training device I bought for that held it firm. I thought I had it beat, but about my second round out it reared it's ugly wing, and I had to really concentrate on keeping my right elbow tucked in properly. A human trainer would have informed me over the course of a lesson, and I think that would have stuck better than the Velcro strap I used then took off when I played.
So the same issue exists with the Swingyde. But I'm trying...