Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid
Today I’m bringing you a review of the Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid.
Here is what it looks like.
Ok… first a little background. I’m not quite sure why but just last year I re-developed a passion for golf. I started playing golf at the age of 12, worked at a golf course in my teens, took lessons years and years ago, and I’ve played in a yearly tournament (amongst a group of friends) for about the past 25 years. The problem being is that for whatever reason, over the past 20 years I usually go to the range once or twice a year and then play in that tournament. I mean no trips to the golf course otherwise. For whatever reason I was blessed with being very coordinated and I’ve won that tournament 3 times over the past dozen years. I was happy with my golf play so I saw no reason to step up my game by practicing or playing throughout the year. That is until this past year. In that same tournament I shot what was perhaps my worst round in the past 20 years. I don’t like doing anything poorly but maybe what bothered me most is that I was still swinging 20+ year old clubs that were rusting and hitting balls that most likely came out of the bottom of a lake while my friends were showing off their latest drivers and was hitting clubs that were rusting, yet I had this So, to make a long story short, I’ve spent more money in the past year on my golf game with golf gadgets, videos, balls, ebooks, books, and clubs than I have in the past 20 years combined.
So, today I would like to share my thoughts on the Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid.
When I first took a look at this device from the pictures, I thought it would somehow break my wrist/forearm or snap off when I swung my club. However I knew that I needed something that would train me to keep my hands back and not get ahead of the ball. For whatever reason (mostly lack of practice), I had developed virtually no lag in my swing. In layman’s terms what that meant is that after many years, I was oblivious that my club swing head speed went from over 100 mph to 83 to 86 mph. What I did know was that where I once blasted 270+ yard drives when I hit the ball well, I was now averaging 200 yards after the roll. A quick trip to Golf Galaxy, swinging Swinging in front of the I was told that my wrists were cocking/releasing and by the time the club head got to the ball, I was losing inertia/power. Bottom line is that it meant my drives went from averaging 250+ to 200 yards. Something had to change. So, it was recommended that I check out the Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid.
Mike Bender and the Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid
Some people (mainly the younger crowd) have a problem with overswinging. I used to be one of those golfers. My thought was that the longer the backswing, the more arc and thus speed I would have in the downswing. By overswinging, our hands and wrists get out of position, so our club is out of position as well. They we need to correct this on the downswing which causes all sorts of problems. The Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid will let you know if you belong to this group and when you should stop your backswing. I’m happy to say that this is one of the faults that I corrected.
I was not so concerned with my follow through although I know that it is an intricate part of the golf swing. Swingyde will help you with your follow and if you keep it in contact with your forearm, you know that you are on the right path.
- Watch The DVD – It is a 14 minute instructional video from Jim Flick (America’s Master Golf Teacher)
- Follow the instructions
- Perfect practice makes perfect – Use the device daily until you get the swing down
- Helps Develop Lag – This was perhaps the best part for me and what I was after.
- Can’t Beat The Price – At less than $35, this is money well spent
Here is how the Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid helped me. As mentioned before, my swing had become undone and I was releasing my wrists and hands too quickly in my downswing. Before anything I watched the DVD to get an understanding of how a proper looking swing should look. I then grabbed a flip video camera and recorded my swing. I wanted to see what my “before” swing looked like and if there was a change in my “after” swing. Upon first look of my video, I noticed immediately that I was sometimes overswinging, almost always going off plane, and releasing my hands too soon. Within an hour of watching Jim Flick, re-watching the video and swinging in my backyard, I had a much better looking swing. I’m not going to say that everything was fixed in a matter of an hour but now that we are in the midst of our bad weather here, I am doing my best to practice 10-20 minutes with the Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid and when April comes around (or warm weather in March), I can’t wait to try my new swing on the course. This week I am headed for the dome with the Swingyde to see how I am coming into contact with the ball and to see if my swing remains the same both with and without the device. If I had anything negative at all to say it is that the Swingyde is a tad bit flimsy. However its positives far outweigh that negative and unless you can get a golf lesson for $35 that will stick and stay with you, this will be the best $35 that you will ever spend on a golf gadget. Oh, one other thing. I initially put the Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid on my 5 iron and was strictly practicing with that. I recommend that you transfer it to several clubs because some of us develop a habit of swinging our driver differently than our 3 iron and altogether differently than our pitching wedge. Make sure you use this to keep your swing consistent throughout your clubs.
A great looking swing with the Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid
My final thoughts regarding the Swingyde Golf Swing Training Aid
I firmly believe that this will be the best $35 (I got mine cheaper on Amazon) that you could ever spend on your golf swing unless you can get some sort of Groupon deal on golf lessons. Although I’ve only had a few hours of testing this product, I can already see how it has helped my swing (before and after video) and know that I will be able to transfer that swing to the course when the new golf season starts. Do yourself a favor and pick up the Swingyde Swing Training Aid.
Swingyde is lightweight, portable and easy to attach to your club. This simple and effective training device reduces incorrect wrist hinging for more distance, accuracy and