best golf training aids

Looking to sharpen up your golf game but can’t hit the course?

No problem.

In this guide, we’ve picked out 5 of the best golf training aids you can use to work on your swing at home this Spring.

I’ll start with our number 1 choice: the Orange Whip.

This Year’s Best Golf Training Aids

1. Orange Whip

orange whipI’ve had my Orange Whip for over 4 years now, and it’s still my go-to training aid for practicing golf at home.

The Orange Whip is incredibly simple:

It’s basically a heavy ball at the end of a bendy shaft, with a weight at the other end.

But it’s also incredibly effective.

If you get out of sequence you’ll slam the ball on the end into the ground. Above all else, the Orange Whip forces you to be patient in transition, which is always a good thing.

It has a few uses (including a decent core workout), but without doubt its most useful one is for working on rhythm, tempo, and balance.

If you get out of sequence you’ll slam the ball on the end into the ground. Above all else, the Orange Whip forces you to be patient in transition, which is always a good thing.

Here’s me working on swinging back and through while maintaining balance and a nice, smooth tempo.

The Orange Whip is particularly handy if you’re getting a bit bogged down in technical swing thoughts. It will get you “feeling” the swing again and stopping obsessing over positions.

Great For Warm Ups

On the course, the Orange Whip is perfect for warming up before a round.

It’s much heavier than a regular club, so give it a few swings before heading out, and your golf muscles will be nice and lose, and your driver will feel super light. Which can help you get a bit more zip on the first tee.

A Pretty Decent Core Workout

As mentioned, the weight of the Orange Whip makes it a pretty solid core workout.

So not only will you be grooving your tempo, you’ll be working on your abs too!

All in all, the Orange Whip is our pick for the best golf training aid this year .

2. SuperSpeed Golf Training System

superspeed golfI mentioned how the weight of the Orange Whip can help you pick up a little more speed when it comes to swinging your regular clubs.

But if you want the ultimate training aid for developing speed, then it’s worth looking at the SuperSpeed Golf Training System.

When you purchase the system you’ll get 3 weighted clubs + an online video training series.

That might not sound like much, but it could easily add 30 yards to your drives. Which is pretty considerable.

According to SuperSpeed, most players will pick up at least 5% more swing speed within the first 4-6 weeks of working on the program.

That might not sound like much, but it could easily add 30 yards to your drives. Which is pretty considerable.

SuperSpeed weighted clubs have been used by a ton of tour pros, including Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, Bryson De Chambeau, and Matt Kuchar. There’s a full list of PGA pros who have used their system to increase their swing speed here .

Available from SuperSpeedGolf.com

3. Impact Bag

impact bagIt’s not very technical, but it works.

If you’ve ever worked on your impact position, you’ll probably try to freeze your swing on the way down, stopping at the moment of impact.

Thing is: that doesn’t really work.

Because in reality, you’ll have started decelerating about half way down. Which means you’re not really getting a true indication of what your impact position would be in a full swing.

You’ll get a true impact position. And of course you’re looking for a little bit of shaft lean (with your irons) and a square clubface.

When you use an impact bag, you can just swing as normal and hit into the bag. You’ll get a true impact position. And of course you’re looking for a little bit of shaft lean (with your irons) and a square clubface.

This is definitely a golf training aid you can DIY. An old laundry bag stuffed with clothes will probably do the trick.

But if you don’t fancy making one yourself you can grab one without breaking the bank here .

A word of warning: hitting an impact bag is pretty loud, so if you’re doing it outside make sure you have understanding neighbours!

4. Grip Trainer

grip trainerThere’s definitely an argument to be had about whether grip is a fundamental of golf.

Look at the PGA tour and you’ll see a variety of grips. And there’s an argument to be had that if it’s comfortable, and it works, then it’s fine.

But with that being said, there’s no doubt that grip is one of the first things an instructor will look at when you go for a lesson.

So if you want to build a textbook grip, then a grip trainer is worth considering.

Just slip it over the end of your club and pop your fingers into the slots to groove the correct grip.

…if you want to build a textbook grip, then a grip trainer is worth considering.

I use this one from SKLZ golf .

Note: you can use your grip trainer during casual rounds/practice, which is recommended while you get comfortable. But they are not legal for tournament play.

5. TOTAL GOLF TRAINER Arm

trainer armThis is another one of the golf training aids that’s ridiculously simple.

And again, it’s another one you could probably DIY. In fact, I’ve definitely seen similar done with a coat hanger.

But if you don’t fancy raiding your cupboard, then this is a great training aid for training the correct movement of the trail wrist during the golf swing.

You’ll get instant feedback if you’re doing it wrong, as your wrist will bump into the ball.

Use the Total Golf Trainer in full swings to ensure a flat wrist at the top, or for chipping to eliminate excess wrist movement (which causes inconsistent contact).

You’ll get instant feedback if you’re doing it wrong, as your wrist will bump into the ball.

Pick one up here .

6. 300 Yard Impact

300 yard impactI don’t see this golf training aid get much press, but it should.

And that’s because it was developed by former world long drive champion Monte Scheinblum. A guy who most definitely knows his stuff.

According to Monte, the 300 Yard Impact will FORCE you to both:

  • swing correctly
  • get into the perfect impact position

And will eliminate faults including:

  • Over the top
  • Sliding
  • Upper body lunge
  • Coming too far from the inside
  • Flipping

Pretty much any fault you can name.

All you’ll need is the 300 Yard Impact + a wall.

Here’s Monte explaining how it works.

Grab one for just $38.99 here .

What’s Next?

That’s it for our rundown of the best golf training aids this year.

You can use all of these to practice at home and get your swing in shape for when the opportunity comes to hit the course again.

Have fun practicing, and stay safe!

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