The 4 Best Swing Trainers for Golf to Improve Your Golf Swing
Golf swing trainers have been around for a while now and are one of the best golf training aids that actually can help your game. Why? It’s because tempo is incredibly important to your golf swing and all of the swing trainers in the list below focus on good tempo as well as swing path.
Having the correct swing path is also incredibly important to your golf swing. Most good swing trainers will almost automatically put you on the correct path since there’s a weight at the end of the “club”.
If you’re looking to seriously improve your game this season, you need to take a look at our top picks for the best golf swing trainers below.
SKLZ is a leader in the world of golf training equipment, and the Orange whip is one of those trainers that will get your tempo spot on. With practice, it will really improve your game. The design is simple enough. It’s stiffer than a rope, but flexible enough for you to see and feel a lot of action if you are off.
The normal model isn’t a good fit for shorter ball strikers, as it’s going to be really long. Think woods long. If you are six feet or taller, you should have no problem. The shaft length isn’t adjustable, so you might have to experiment a bit to get a feel for different clubs. Stand on a couple bricks to simulate the plane of your shorter irons, or prop up your target area to practice your drive.
This is a fine trainer that will help you get your swing under control at a price that’s worth the money..
Another trainer from SKLZ. This one is sold in two lengths, 40 and 48 inches. Each comes with a 2.5 pound head that will help you build muscles while honing their memory, for longer drives and precise control of your clubs. They aren’t recommended for golfers shorter than 5’6”, but if you are strong enough they can still be utilized.
The amount of flex in this swing trainer feels right, and the added weight gives you plenty of feedback, both on the upswing and on the follow-through. You will know if your club is moving out of the swing plane. This is cheaper than the orange whip, so don’t expect it to have the same top-notch quality. You may find yourself re-gluing the grip after a lot of use. The heavy weight can also strain your muscles, so practice with care.
Another swing adjustment tool from, you guessed it, SKLZ. The Tempo and Grip Golf Trainer is low priced, built strong, and weight adjustable for warm ups. Meant to simulate the weight of your clubs, this really isn’t for strength training as much as straighting those critical milliseconds at the bottom of your swing.
Line up over a straight carpet, or some other visible line, and simply watch the club path. This serves two purposes. Number one, the immediate feedback will teach you the difference in feel when you have a slight draw or fade, versus watching that tiny white speck rush up the fairway. The second benefit is that you will be conditioned to keep your head down. You might want to paint the weight to see it better.
This is one of the best golf swing trainers on the market for good reason and a very good price.
A different kind of trainer, basically a golfball on a string, so there’s no requirement to set up a net. It’s build really sturdy (and for something like this, it had better be). The target is a real golf ball for an accurate feel, even if it’s a bit light, and you can watch the path of the ball to indicate how well you are striking it.
All in all, this is a great way to train, even if the ball is a little on the light side. But just because the setup looks simple, doesn’t mean that you won’t need to outsmart it on certain terrain. If there are rocks in your soil, and you haven’t solved the problem of getting spikes in the ground without bending things, I recommend driving another spike first to make some “pilot holes.” The other problem is divots. They are going to happen, so be prepared for that. You could always get a golf mat to relieve the stress on your lawn.
Bottom line, this is a very good tool to correct your swing path which is one of the most common swing faults among all golfers. It’s worth a try at under $20.