Golf Swing Teaching Aids, Friend or Foe

I don’t believe in golf swing teaching aids other than the use of alignment rods and video cameras. A person needs to see and feel what is going on with their swing and besides you can’t take a teaching aid on the golf course with you. For those that like to use swing teaching aids, the following article may help when deciding what to choose or what will work best for you.

Article Submitted by: Rich Bird

Amateur golf players are generally always looking for one thing, how to improve their game in a hurry. Exactly how can you accomplish this? There’s really only one way to do this and it’s with a good training schedule and the right golf teaching aids. The market today is just flooded with different teaching aids, some of which help, some of which are more gimmick than instructor. The most important thing you can do before purchasing one of these golf teaching aids is knowing where your strengths and weaknesses are. Otherwise, you could end up shelling out a lot of money each season for new tools to help you improve but they aren’t helping you with the right things.

Choose the right Golf Teaching Aid from them all

So how do you choose? Some choose according to what they can afford, while others look for the most popular golf instructional tool. You can easily be sold on the latest and greatest instructional tool with the right TV infomercial, but that doesn’t mean it’s where you should spend your money. Knowing where your game needs the most improvement will make all the difference in whether you waste your money, or drop your handicap.

Asking friends, and others you golf with is an ideal opportunity to get a third-party review of where you need work on your game. Recognizing your own flaws can be tough at first, but getting some feed back from others will get you looking in the right direction. If you have ever taken a lesson, asking an instructor what golf swing teaching aid could help improve your game as well would yield useful information.

When shopping if you’re at a pro-shop you should be able to try out the aid prior to purchasing. Give it a try to see if it will actually help correct that part of your game that needs help. Only once you’re 100% sure that this teaching aid focuses where you need it should you make your purchase decision.

Keep in mind that just about everything to do with golf including balls are expensive. So doing your homework up front, and avoiding purchasing numerous training aids that won’t help you with your game will be a lot easier on your wallet and your garage that will become full of the unused gimmicks you buy each season. Not to mention, if you don’t require assistance with a part of your game a golf swing teaching aid could do more harm then good. Un-learning particular parts of technique and mechanics can be harder than learning them in the first place.

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