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Hit It Like a Pro With the Tour Striker Smart Ball

Reinforce proper arm positioning with this fool-proof training aid.

Released on 11/21/2019

Transcript

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Sometimes, the simplest ideas are the best ones.
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Take, for example, Tour Striker Smart Ball.
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This was really an overnight sensation years in the making.
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It debuted in 2014, but didn't really catch on
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until Justin Rose was spotted using it
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at tour events in 2017.
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It's really quite simple, let me explain how it works.
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I've already gone ahead and inflated it,
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and I've hung it from its adjustable lanyard.
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The idea is to gently squeeze
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with your forearms, right there.
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So, I would suggest you take a couple of half swings
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before you build up to full swings.
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Just to get a feel for what the Smart Ball is trying to do.
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You would be surprised at how many times you swing,
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and you feel your arms separating from one another.
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So let me take a full swing.
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[thwack]
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All right.
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So my arms stayed nice and connected with my body that time.
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This next time I'm gonna swing through,
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and the arms are gonna lose their connection
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with the body, and the Smart Ball will drop.
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So it can also work for short-game shots,
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like pitches and chips.
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Again, gently squeeze it in your forearms.
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The Smart Ball.
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Though it's simple and small,
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it offers you a lot of opportunities to help your swing.
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