We have had golf forums on our websites for almost 5 years now. As one of the early pioneers in promoting golf forums we have had a ton of experiences in using them to share our message with players from around the world.
Most people are extremely grateful to have a “golf forum” to discuss their game, share their golf experiences, and voice their opinions - and usually in a very positive manner.
There are those however that NEVER have anything positive to say about…..well, ANYTHING! For some people, no matter what you give them, it isn’t enough. Others see golf forums as a place to spam, bitch about everything under the sun, and insert links to competitors sites or products.
Fortunately, we have had to ban very few from our golf forums and as a result have a great membership that, for the most part, is very appreciative for the information we provide. Our members are some of the best on the internet and openly share with others.
We thank all of our members and will continue to provide them with the content they ask for and deserve.
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by Chuck Evans
There are thousands of Golf Training Aids in the marketplace today. We receive dozens each year for evaluation and to be truthful - most are junk!
In reality there are MAYBE a dozen or so that ACTUALLY work and do WHAT the inventors ( manufacturers) say the do.
Some of our criteria in these valuations follow:
1. Does it do what it is “hyped” to do?
2. Does it require a degree in “rocket science” to figure out how it works?
3. Does it provide valuable feedback to the player?
The first we do when doing an evaluation is to put it on video tape to see how it effects the players motion or problem. If it passes this first test then we move on to having players of different skill levels and handicaps use it while filming them.
We then get feedback from the players testing the device about how it feels, looks, ease of use, and most importantly did it change something in the golf swing.
The final phase the product must pass through is how does it effect the flat left wrist, the clubhead lag feel, or the straight plane line. We call these the Three Imperatives and ALL training aids must positively effect one of these. If it doesn’t we don’t recommend it.
Got a training aid that you’d like us to evaluate? Just drop us a note and we’ll arrange to set up the testing.
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