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Check Your Path with the Acu-Strike Training Mat

Get instant feedback on your club path, whether too far forward, back, left or right, with the Acu-Strike Impact Training Mat.

Released on 11/21/2019

Transcript

00:00
[upbeat music]
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Growing up I used to love hitting balls at home.
00:09
Basically it was plastic golf balls off a shag carpet
00:11
in my living room.
00:12
I wish I knew about the Acu-Strike Training Mat
00:15
way back when.
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You see with the Acu-Strike,
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you can actually truly see your swing path
00:20
as well as your clubs impact location on every swing.
00:24
The Acu-Strike comes in two versions,
00:26
I have the indoor version here,
00:27
as well as an outdoor version.
00:29
The indoor version has a one inch piece of foam
00:32
so you don't break your wrists
00:33
while you're hitting the balls inside.
00:35
Other than that they're exactly the same.
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They're both 10 inches by 19 inches
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so it's a nice piece of turf to hit off.
00:41
And they have the exact same felt carpets.
00:43
They react exactly the same way
00:44
whether you're indoors or out.
00:46
So let me show you a couple things here.
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So I'm gonna take a couple swings.
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So a lot of teaching pros say
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they want you to contact the ball first
00:55
and your impact should be in front of the ball.
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So let's see how I do here.
01:00
[thwack]
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So I actually, in this particular case,
01:03
impacted well behind the ball
01:06
but a perfect swing path.
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So here's the beauty of the Acu-Strike.
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After a single shot you just run the club
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in the direction opposite that you just swung
01:17
and you've wiped away the mark.
01:19
And ready to start over.
01:20
So now I'm gonna make an exaggerated inside to out move
01:24
just to see what the path looks like.
01:26
[thwack]
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So again, swung way behind the ball,
01:30
too far inside to out.
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And one last one, for a lot of you
01:35
you make too much of an outside to in move
01:38
and so typically this is what it'll look like,
01:40
[thwack] out to in.
01:42
So the beauty of the Acu-Strike
01:43
is that you can self diagnose your swing.
01:45
You know exactly what your swing path is.
01:47
You know exactly what your impact location is
01:49
on every single shot.
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So let me go ahead and hit a full swing for you.
01:54
So you simply put the ball right on the mark.
01:56
Don't actually hit real balls inside.
02:01
[thwack]
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I hate to say it but that was perfection.
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I basically pured that.
02:08
Impact in front of the ball,
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perfect swing path,
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I can't do better than that.
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So one thing to keep in mind when you're hitting indoors,
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as I mentioned, there's a one inch piece of foam here
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so if you are in a normal situation, normal carpet,
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you might actually have the ball slightly above your feet.
02:25
So there are a couple of ways to level out the lie.
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The first, company does sell a standing mat.
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It's a pretty big piece of turf.
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It's two feet by three feet.
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So you can either buy the standing mat
02:36
and address the ball.
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Or you can actually take the indoor mat outdoors,
02:41
to an outdoor driving range in a similar setup
02:45
to what we have here and this is another way
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that you can level off your lie.
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So the Acu-Strike is a great way to train your swing path
02:52
as well as your impact location all by yourself.
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