Weird and Wonderful Golf Gadgets to Improve Your Game
Mark Crossfield takes us through some new golf gadgets.
Released on 8/24/2015
Hello, I'm Mark Crossfield.
Welcome to The Waggle, and today I'm checking out
some of the weird and wonderful golf gadgets,
training aids, whatever you want to call 'em,
that you will buy to try and help you play some better golf.
Let's look at these training aids.
The Sure Set.
It's this little kind of shortened golf club
with a little ball on the end.
It's got a hinge in the middle,
and an adjustable kind of telescopic bit as well.
As well as a training grip on the end.
Now there's a few applications to this one.
The one I use the most, and I use this with students,
and to be honest with you, it works very well,
is getting them to get this little end bit
right up in there.
If I just get the angle set here.
So there we go.
I got this end bit here right up in my left armpit.
Now for people with downswing issues,
it does give a good feeling.
Now if I want to try and get the club
to feel like it's dropping below my hand path,
so if you imagine the real golf club in here,
and I wanted to try and get the feeling of the club
dropping below my hand path on the downswing,
this does really give you that feeling.
Because I can feel as I pull this handle down,
if I am putting this kind of torque into the club,
so making that handle, so you imagine
the club on the end of this, flatten off on the downswing.
I can really feel that turning in my left armpit.
I've used this on lessons.
I find it's a really good application for people.
It helps them really get the feeling
of different torques on the downswing.
Common downswing, what people call over the top,
it's a term I don't particularly like,
but club coming this way on the downswing,
so over the hand playing, you can really feel that as well.
So you can feel which kind of torques
you're putting on that handle through that shaft,
up in that left armpit with this little ball.
I really like this one.
Also works quite well for giving people
a little bit of feeling of creating some width
on the downswing, rather than getting everything to pull in,
again with this ball stuck up in your left elbow.
I like the Sure Set.
The other thing I love about it,
is if you're having a bad day,
can just walk with it.
Lovely little walking stick just to get me home.
So I've come inside for my last teaching aid.
We're talking Laser Putt.
Now I really like Laser Putt.
Comes in this little bag, takes your standard I think,
AAA batteries, smaller batteries.
It's two lasers.
One that's gonna align the face,
and also give a red line aim at the bottom.
Comes with a funky little line-up mat, as well.
This is a teaching aid you can use indoors or outdoors.
The laser's strong enough to be able to use in the sun,
as well as indoors.
And it's a great way of honing in your putting stroke.
So setting it on the shaft, it's a little bit fiddly.
You have to fiddle with it and use your eyes to make sure
the lasers are aligned in a way that you want them to be.
And then it's a case of literally training your stroke
along the lines of the mat it gives you,
or you could literally train it to a actual hole
if you don't want to use those lines.
And it gives you great visual aid
of where your putter might be twisting to,
where the face is aiming at different points of the stroke,
the kind of lines your stroke is taking as well.
Like I say, it's a teaching aid you can use indoors and out.
It's one you could use at home.
It's one you could use off the course, or not,
which I really like.
I think these kind of teaching aids out of all of them,
offer the most kind of use for golfers
'cause it's a real visual proof to see if you're hitting
the right spots or not.
The other thing I really love about the Laser Putt
is when all else fails, and your putt has just gone to pot,
you could always play a little bit of spy kids
with the little people in your house.
Watch the videos.
Always watch videos.
Follow me wherever I go.
I love you Golf Digest.
Click the links, the links are down there usually.
I love Golf Digest.
Can't believe they're letting me have free run on this show.