Golf Aid Equipment
Given golfs complexity the more simple the golf training aid the better. The purpose of this article is not to recommend a particular aids (there are way too many aids to discuss and most simply do not work) but discuss the key categories of aids you should consider and evaluate with help from your golf instructor. The Grip - a proper golf swing begins with the grip. Consider a golf training aid that helps you establish the proper grip while placing and aligning your right and left hand on the grip in the correct positions. Golf Swing Alignment - You can have a perfect golf swing but will always miss your target if not aligned properly.
So if you are looking to improve your golf at a very reasonable cost then consider these three golf training aids I have written about here in this article. I have tried many different training aids over the past few years and these three are the ones that helped and for a total cost of $54 for all three the best value for money I found out there. At my last count I found over 300 golf training aids ranging in price from as little as $1 to over $2000. With additional effort on my part I probably could have found more. But enough is enough. We all know that the golf swing has many aspects to it and "many moving parts" as the expression goes. And for most of us there are far too many. Different parts of the body "move" for the drive fairway shots iron shots wedges and the putter. Accordingly there are aids that address each part of the swing and/or focus on the different shots or the clubs needed to execute those shots.
Consider the various putting alignment aids on the market that help ensure proper putting setup and stroke fundamentals. Swing Synchronization - Ensuring that your torso shoulders and arms move together in unison are a key aspect of a solid golf swing. There are many golf training aids on the market that can help with this but avoid the complicated ones. Select a aid the helps keep your elbows together and keeps your swing in sync through the golf swing. Golf Swing Fundamentals - The last category of aids is not a golf training aid per se but golf instruction that reinforces your PGA teaching pros lessons.
So what does the average golfer do? First who is the average golfer? The National Golf Foundation research shows that only 22 percent of all golfers regularly score better than 90 for 18 holes on a regulation length course. For females the percentage is just 7 percent...and for males it is 25 percent. The average 18-hole score on a full-size course is 97 for men and 114 for women. It`s an even 100 for all golfers. Only 6 percent of the men and 1 percent of the women say they break 80 regularly. The USGAs data of recorded handicaps shows that it is 15.2 for both men and women and that it has not changed by more than plus or minus. 4 over the past 20 years.