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How the Orange Whip Training Aid Increases Your Swing Speed

The Orange Whip Trainer is a popular product designed to help you develop a rhythmic, well-balanced swing. At 47 inches long and a hefty 1.75 pounds, the club has a 10.5-ounce orange ball at the end of an ultra-flexible shaft. These components will help you feel a one-piece takeaway, smooth transition and balanced finish.

Released on 10/10/2019

Transcript

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Each year golfers are inundated with gadgets and gizmos
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designed to take their game to the next level.
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But how do you know what's good?
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Well in terms of golf training aids, look for three things.
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One, product should be easy to use.
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Two, it should do one thing well,
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and three, ideally it can be used
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in a live practice session.
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In this program we're going to review
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the best training aids in golf.
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Some are brand new,
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some have been in the market for quite a while,
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but in every case if used correctly they'll help to improve
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your technique and help you enjoy the game more.
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[upbeat music]
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The Impact Snap Release Trainer is designed
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to help players feel the proper
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hand position throughout the swing.
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An addition this year is this plastic club head attachment
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which I strongly recommend.
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As you swing through to the backswing,
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down through impact, and to the full follow through,
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it allows you to see club face angle.
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Let me show you how this works.
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If you make a proper swing,
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you should hear the snap two times.
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You should hear a snap halfway back on your backswing
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and then at or through impact.
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[plastic snapping]
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So that tells you that your wrists
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are properly cocked at the backswing.
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Now when you swing down and through the ball
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you're gonna hear the second snap.
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[plastic snapping]
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So you should've heard that snap past impact.
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So that's a good swing.
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You've held your angle, you've held your angle,
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you held your angle, until impact.
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The impact snap can also give you feedback
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on some swing faults.
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For example, if you swing back too fast,
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you may not hear any snap at all,
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and that's not a good thing.
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Now, I'm gonna take it back halfway.
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[plastic snapping]
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I'm good here, but if I flip my hands
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going down through impact, I'm actually gonna feel
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the snap before impact.
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[plastic snapping]
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And that's no good either.
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So again, it shows you and you hear positives
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and it also gives you feedback
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on when your hands aren't doing the right thing.
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Now, there's another gizmo going on
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and this is the yellow ball.
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So the yellow ball really gives you some feedback
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on where you should be at address and at impact.
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So when you set up at address,
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the yellow ball will rest below your trail
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or in my case my right forearm.
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And if I'm making a good body turn
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and swinging through properly,
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at impact I'm actually gonna feel the yellow ball
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striking up against my trail forearm.
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Again, in this view.
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At address, the ball is below my trail forearm
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and if I swing through to impact
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and I'm in a good position in impact
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and I've got my body moving correctly
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and my hands are in good positions,
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I will feel the yellow ball up against the trail forearm.
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So the Impact Snap Release Trainer is a great product
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for training your hands so you know
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exactly where they should be throughout the swing.
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