There are tons of golf training aids. Tons. So, which are the best golf training aids for all aspects of your game?
Many golf training aids are clunky and don't really help golfers as well as they could, even though the intention is good. So, rather than seeing you spend boatloads of money on golf training aids that don't really work, we thought we'd tell you the five best.
5 best golf training aids
Orange Whip: The Orange Whip is perfect for someone like me, who tends to show up to the first tee with little time to spare before the round starts. Luckily, I can pull out the Orange Whip, which is a weighted club that helps a golfer with tempo and pre-round stretching. Just a handful or 10 swings with the Orange Whip before the round should help you get ready to go. And if you can't control it out of the gate, learning to do so will help your core and your swing.
DST Compressor: Fine-tuning your swing to make great impact is an absolute must. You need to know what good impact feels like, and nothing in my view recreates that like the DST Compressor. Hundreds of pros use the club -- either an 8-iron or wedge -- which has a bent shaft that simulates impact. Using an alignment marker on the club face, a golfer can know where their hands should be at impact to hit the ball properly. It's great to use pre-round or during a practice session.
3Bays GSA putting sensor: A lot of people like the old alignment string to help groove a stroke on the practice green, but why not use technology to be more exact? The 3Bays GSA putting sensor screws into the butt end of your putter grip and pairs with your mobile device. After each putt, you'll get info on all kinds of key angles about your putting stroke, including open/close angle, hitting up or down on putts, etc. If you know how you putt and like it, the sensor keeps you where you want to be. If you don't, then the sensor can help you groove a new stroke.
BirdieBall: The BirdieBall looks like a napkin ring, but when you hit it, it only goes 40 yards. More importantly, it feels like a golf ball and can be worked like one. This product is great for people who want to practice in their backyard but don't like the feel of foam balls and don't have the space to hit real golf balls.
Golf Swing Shirt: Reaching out on Twitter, many followers responded that the Golf Swing Shirt is a product they love. For good reason. It helps train the golfer to make the proper shoulder turn and keep their arms working together as a system through the entire swing. It does feel a little awkward at first, but the shirt can be very helpful once you feel comfortable with it.