Aero-Swing

10 Reviewer
SET-UP
EASE OF USE
EFFECTIVENESS
LONGEVITY

Pros:

-Easy to set up
-Increases distance
-Works for both right and left-handed golfers
-Can be used while hitting balls
-Fits on your own club
-Different sizes and colors available
-Device is light weight
-Can be used by different levels of golfers (amateurs to pros)
 

Cons:

-Golfers should have the basic fundamentals for their golf swing in order for this aid to be helpful

What is it?

Aeroswing is a speed training device that uses the wind to add resistance. The round plastic device has beveled holes reminiscent of 1920’s tin graters. The hole cut outs hit the wind in a way that builds resistance; maximizing tension right before ball impact.

Setup:


Testing:

We put the Aero-Swing to the test with 10 golfers over a 6 week period following the Aero-Swings Adult training programs. Based on the programs we divided the golfers in the appropriate swing speed groups. The idea is as your swing speed increases, you can graduate to the next level swing speed group. Each golfers session was completed in around 35 minutes. Below we include a video of a typical training session with an Aero-Swing device.


Example of Aero-Swing training.

Tester 1Tester 2Tester 3Tester 4Tester 5Tester 6Tester 7Tester 8
Baseline Swing speed (mph)6372859194106114120
Average Driver Distance (yards)145170190210245270290302
Total Increase after 6 weeks (mph)70819399103111118126
New Average Driver Distance (yards)165188205248256282298310

My concluding thoughts…


We were blown away, pun intended by how effective the Aero-swing was in increasing swing speeds. All testers swing speeds increased; high and low swing speed players saw comparable percentage increases. Unlike other weighted speed training aids the Aero-Swing design is unique, the hole cut outs hit the wind in a way that builds resistance; maximizing tension right before ball impact; then lightening up after release. Weighted clubs more often than not, throw the whole swing sequence out of whack. Resistance in the right places stabilizes segments of the swing very well, which adds to the whole fluidity of the motion, swinging in a very efficient sequence. Based on our research this new innovative speed training will undoubtedly advance your golf game to the next level!

Links:

Aero-Swing Website
Aero-Swing Product Info
AERO-SWING Swing Speed Golf Trainer (Amazon)
How Fast Can You Swing After 10 Minutes? Mr. Short Game
disneyexperience.com AERO-SWING Golf Club Swing Trainer Aid, Speed Training Practice Equipment Tool for Golf, Green (2-Pack)
Cory Kaufman with The Golf Academy discusses Aero-Swing
diamondtour.com AERO SWING – DOUBLE BLACK SWING TRAINER
Does the Aero-Swing really work?
golfgalaxy.com Aero-Swing Golf Swing Speed Training Aid
thehackersparadise.com Forum
3balls.com Aero-Swing Aero-Shaft Trainer
indiegogo.com AERO-SWING Training Approach, Golf Swing Speed Aid
walmart.com Aero-Swing 48″ Aero-Whip Golf Swing Tempo Trainer Aid Loaded with 3 Aero-Swings
AERO-SWING Golf Club Swing Trainer Aid, Speed Training Practice Equipment Tool for Golf, Green (2-Pack)
Aero-Swing Speed Trainer Review


THE GOLFBOKS

9.3 Reviewer
SET-UP
EASE OF USE
EFFECTIVENESS
LONGEVITY

Pros:


-Versatile tool that can be used to train many aspects of the swing
-Great value for the price
-Easy to set up
-Works for both right and left-handed golfers
-Can be used indoors and outdoors
-Great if you know specifically what you need to work on in your swing
-Good tool for golf instructors
 

Cons:

-Its made out of a thick water-resistant cardboard box. (Longevity will depend on the user)
-Lack of videos explaining how to self diagnosis swing faults and accompanying drills.

What is it?

The GOLFBOKS is a golf practice station you can assemble in various ways to address numerous swing faults. It helps cement static basics ranging from ball position, stance width and alignment to swing direction, plane and low point control. It can even address advanced aspects such as lower body motion (sway vs slide) and head movement. Furthermore it can be used to work on speed control with your putter and can act as a putting plane board.

Setup:

Testing/Results:

The GOLFBOKS sets up the same tried-and-true drills successful golfers have used for years. We asked some open ended questions (What did you think of the GOLFBOKS?) however mainly focused on testing the durability. We setup the the drills shown in the above video and had six testers of various handicaps practice at each station for 15 minutes. Even with errand hits on the carboard material, the GOLFBOKS was surprisingly robust. When assessing open ended surveys, we try to see the big picture; did majority like or dislike the product?; and was there any big consensus. The testers overwhelmingly enjoyed using the product. Big picture wise, testers stated the aid was easy to use however the trouble lies in being able to self diagnose your swing. You will need to be able to know what is wrong in your swing and also be able to pick out a drill that can help fix the problem.


My concluding thoughts…


We really enjoyed using the GOLFBOKS. This swing aid has a lot to offer including its versatility, portability, ease of use, and allowing golfers the leisure to practice golf anywhere, anytime. The effectiveness will depend on, how well you are able to diagnose your swing faults. If you can’t figure out your swing fault, you obviously won’t be able to fix it. It would be beneficial if the GOLFBOKS made a video series that teaches golfers on how to self diagnose their swings, and perhaps a booklet full of drills.  Overall, the GOLFBOKS is a keeper and a must try for all golfers. We will definitely be using this aid on a regular basis during practice!!!

Links:

The Golf Boks website
The Golf Boks Instruction
Nichegolf
The Golf Boks instagram
The Golf Boks Facebook

Divot Board

Divot Board
10 Reviewer
SET-UP
EASE OF USE
EFFECTIVENESS
LONGEVITY

Pros:

-Easy to set up and simple to use
-Durable
-Works for both right and left-handed golfers
-Improves ball striking
-Interpret ball flight and strike quality by reading your divot
-Can be used indoors or outdoors
-Can be used with or without a ball
-Perfect gift for the Holidays
 

Cons:

-None

What is it?

If you have ever bought one of those sequence pillows for a young person in your life you know when you swipe the sequence in one direction it changes the look. Swipe it back the other way and you have a fresh slate to draw on. The Divot board applies the same concept brilliantly to golf practice. The sequins which are stitched into the hitting board will change color as you make contact with the board. This shows you clearly where your club is hitting the ground in relation to the ball.

Testing:

We put the Divot board to the test by performing 3 days of testing. Day one we simply had the testers play 18 holes. On day two we had them use the divot board on the range for 20 min prior to playing 18 holes. The testers then took the divot board home and practiced for 2 weeks for a minimum of 3 days per week. On the last day we played the same course a third time.

GolfersTester #1Tester #2Tester #3Tester #4Tester #5Tester #6Tester #7Tester #8
Round 1 (Baseline 18 hole)12084781057613088107
Round 2 (20 Min prior to 18 holes)115828098751408396
Strokes + or –-5-2+2-7-1+10-5-11
Round 3 ( 2 weeks of Divot board practice)105817695751208394
Strokes + or –-10-1-4-30-200-2
Total + or –-15-3-4-10-1-20-5-13
% Improvement12.5%4%3%10%1.3%8%6%12%
Testing By GolfAidReviews.org

Results:

We found that the Divot board helps enhance awareness of the low point of your swing for greater accuracy. Based on our testing we found that all eight testers handicap’s decreased when practicing with the divot board. The board was effective in the short term however the benefits of using the device on a regular basis showed a greater decrease in scores. Unlike other golf training aids the Divot board was incredible effective at translating practice to play on the course. This was a short term study and it would be interesting to see how golfers can benefit from the Divot board with long term use.

My concluding thoughts…

We were blown away by how effective the board was in lowering handicaps. All testers handicaps decreased; High handicappers saw the biggest decrease between 8%-12.5% whereas lower handicappers improvement was in the range of 1.3-8%. We believe this could be for two reasons. One, the Divot board works on the most important aspect in the golf swing which is low point control. Two, it taught the golfers to read divots which aided in on course swing adjustments. Whatever the reason for the improvement; the feedback that the Divot Board golf swing trainer provides will undoubtedly advance your golf game to the next level!


Links:

Divot Board Overview: My New Favourite Coaching Help
Get the new Divot Board to start hitting the cleanest, most solid shots of your life!
Divot Board – patented low point and swing path trainer (golftrainingaids)
THE GREATEST GOLF TRAINING AID
Divot Board Official Website
THE DIVOTBOARD | THE #1 TRAINING AID FOR BETTER CONTACT!!! ***WIN ONE OF THESE***
Divot Board (Amazon)
Divotboard faq
Divotboard Reviews
golfersauthority.com Divot board
Gimmick Or Game Changer? | Divot Board
The Divot Board Golf Trainer Review (Augusta Golf Instruction)
Divot Board – Unbox & Review (Michigan Golf Live)


BallRescue Golf Ball Retriever

Ball Rescue
9.4 Reviewer
SET-UP
EASE OF USE
EFFECTIVENESS
LONGEVITY

Pros:

-Quickly attaches to the FLAGSTICK or GOLF CLUB
-Compact: Discreetly fits into the side pocket of your golf bag
-Easy to set up and simple to use
-Clever alternative to traditional Pole golf ball retrievers
-Cost effective $12.99 – Rescue 3 balls and it pays for itself – Rescue 4 or more and you’re making money!
-Perfect gift for the Holidays
-Scoop designs works best for soft mud  

Cons:

-Golf flagstick are at least 7 feet tall which limits reach, some traditional Pole golf ball retrievers can reach up to 14 feet
-Flagstick’s are not always available and your golf club might be too short

What is it?

As the game of golf continues to grow worldwide, there are more and more selections of just about anything golf related. From hundreds of grip options, tons of club manufacturers, and nearly an endless amount of accessories. Retrievers are no different as there are all kinds of options for golfers to choose from. The majority of retrievers consist of a traditional telescopic pole coupled with a grabbing/scooping mechanism. However there is no good idea that cannot be improved on. The Ball Rescue
is an out-of-the box ultra compact golf retriever without a telescopic pole. The base of the scoop comes with a unique design that enables the golfer to attach a golf club or flagpole mimicking a traditional telescopic pole.

Testing:

We put the Ball Rescue retriever to the test by performing 3 days of testing. Day one the testers took the device on the course for 18 holes unfortunately only a few golfers hit it in the drink. On day two we changed up our approach and added some beers to increase our likelihood of errand shots which had unintendedly consequences of the group playing even better. With testing not going as expected we ended up grabbing a few range buckets and had the testers chip into three different scenarios; water, muddy conditions and the bush. With our testing we wanted to find out two things. One, does the scooper design tightly secure the ball for easy retrieval in different conditions? Two, how secure is the unique flagstick attachment design and how far can it reach.

Results:

The scoop design was effective at grabbing the balls from all three conditions and especially well in soft mud. The unique attachment design securely fastened the flagstick and or golf club. Using a 45 inch driver and a standard flagpole that measured 7 feet in length; we where able to retrieve a high percentage of balls. Obviously the longer the shaft the higher chance at retrieving your ball however you probably wont reach the one in the middle of the lake.

My concluding thoughts…


Even great golfers are not immune to losing a few balls in the drink from time to time. That’s where the humble golf ball retriever comes in to its own. The problem is most retrievers are bulky and take up too much space in a golf bag. The Ball Rescue design is not only effective at retrieving balls but does it in a sleek compact fashion. Overall, the Ball Rescue retriever is a keeper and a must try for all golfers.

Links:

Instagram (BallRescue)
Website (ballrescue.com)
Amazon BallRescue
Twitter Ball Rescue


Lock-in Golf Grip

Hitting unwanted slices or hooks? Having problems hitting off the ground? Unable to consistently hit it long? Chances are you are gripping the club incorrectly and making an improper wrist hinge. The Lock-in Golf Grip bio mechanically sets your hands correctly on the grip and teaches the proper wrist hinge like the pros. Gripping the club incorrectly creates other bad body compensations throughout the golf swing and become difficult habits to break. Get the Lock-in Golf Grip and create the correct muscle memory. Set it to the recommended setting and adjust if needed. Find what works best for you then lock it in!

Featured at the 2019 PGA Merchandise show, the Lock-in Golf Grip Training System teaches proper wrist hinge, and forces correct hand placement to give you the perfect swing.
Click here for info: lockingolfgrip.com 
By Tony Ianazone