What is an Orange Whip?

What is an Orange Whip?

 

The Orange Whip is a training tool used to help loosen your muscles before you play. This helps stretch out your golf muscles before a long 18 hole journey and helps stretch you out so that you can get in a few good practice swings and build your momentum before you even take the first drive on the first hole. This training tool helps you learn if you’re swinging too fast and really helps you feel what is wrong with your swing.

The way it works is there is a heavyweight at the bottom, a really flexible shaft in the middle, and a counter weight at the top. This tool is much heavier than the average golf club and will stretch you out, and at the same time it’s going to improve your timing. The club is made so that you can learn to swing at the right pace. If you try to force it and go too fast it will start to feel awkward and it will throw you off balance.

Orange Whip Trainer

The Whips give your swing a rhythm, which is important because that’s what a golf swing really is, a rhythm. The orange whip teaches you to let loose to what’s comfortable for you. The weight really is exaggerated when you swing and teaches you a rhythm to perfect your golf swing. When you start your backswing it’s almost as if the weight is on it’s own path and your simply guiding it.

There are multiple orange whips and you are encouraged to try all of them. There are differences in each whip and having your own personal experience will help you chose which whip is better for you. The long version can slow you down and help you find your swing, or the short version because the long version will flatten your swing and you want to be upright.

The Orange Whip is a great training tool that is a necessity and should be in every golfer’s bag. The stretch followed by the soon to be improved golf swing is definitely worth the purchase.

For even more information and in depth looks at the different Whips, visit their website at OrangeWhipTrainer.com

Chipping Pro – Chipping Training Aid

Chipping Pro – Chipping Training Aid

Chipping Pro

 

If there’s one thing that all golfers need to work on, it’s their short game. My good friend, a golfer who has competed on the Web.com Tour and in the PGA Championship, told me that a golfer’s short game on Tour usually separates the best from the rest. Living on a course and seeing everyone that comes through, most people spend little to no time practicing their short game but rather hitting nothing but full swings and a few putts. That’s why I think the Chipping Pro is a good idea, mostly because it can be used at home.

The Chipping Pro is a chipping training aid that teaches proper form. This is achieved by having a raised back edge and an angled flap at the front. The raised edge creates an obstruction that causes the club to take the proper path, while the flap helps make sure you follow through correctly. The ball rests on a turf platform that is only 15mm off the ground. After a chip, you simply use the club to reset the flap and place the ball back on the turf.

Chipping Pro

There are two methods that are used by tour professionals and the Chipping Pro can help practice each of them. The Hinge & Hold and Pull Through Methods both have videos available on their website so you can choose your method and become a better chipper!

For this review, I did some testing along with a few others. I was the only single digit handicapper where everyone else was 14 or higher. I consider my short game to be one of the better parts of my game, but it could definitely improve. As for the other testers, they all struggle with too many wasted shots around the greens that cause their scores to skyrocket.

Chipping Pro

The 14 handicapper struggled but after multiple uses and using the instant feedback, they were making crisper contact and generating more spin than before. She was pretty excited to see the difference and explained that the ball would be easier to control with the added spin and consistency. The highest handicap golfers that I worked with found that they became too frustrated to spend much time with the aid. Although I explained to them that this was proof their form was way off, neither wanted to continue.

Chipping Pro

As for me, I spent a ton of time using this before I got out to the course to try it out. I personally love the consistency this thing forces you to have. You simply can’t hit the ball without doing it correctly. If you’re slightly off, you’re gonna catch the raised edge and miss the ball. I think this is why the higher handicappers struggled so much. I think if they would have spent the time perfecting it, the results would have been there. I definitely recommend this product to anyone, just be sure to stay patient and use the feedback the Chipping Pro is giving you. If you do, more consistency and lower scores will be heading your way!

Price : $39.99

We loved it and we think the Chipping Pro can help you and your short game!!

Josh Ross
Golf Life Contributor

 

Sight Ball – A Golf Ball Training Aid

Sight Ball – A Golf Ball Training Aid

Sight Ball – Golf Ball Training Aid

Aim is about the most intricate and complex thing in golf, so here to help with this is a great training ball called Sight Ball. This ball has red targets printed on it so you can accurately predict where your ball will go. This product helps you become more focused and more accurate and will help you with your aim.

To use it you simply point the targets at whatever you’re aiming for and now you have a target. You can use this ball to help with your stance and help you see the line that you are hitting on. This ball is great for helping with alignment and helping you stay on target for the most accurate aim for your shot.

This Ball helps you get better, and does so with the most precision of any golf ball you can use. Take it on the range, or the golf course for a practice round. This ball can help improve your long or short game by helping with your focus, accuracy, stance, and aim.

Sight Ball

Sight Ball is a regular golf ball with great compression. They come in 3 packs and 6 packs, but you can get as many as you would like. Use this ball to practice where you’re aiming on the green, or where your shot is going down the fairway.

The training ball helps you hit through the golf ball and helps you hit on target for the most accurate shot. This is a great training tool to help with aim and accuracy on the golf course and will improve your Focus, Accuracy, Stance and Training to make your improvements come as the company puts it F.A.S.T.

Visit www.sightball.com for more information and to pick up your own Sight Ball’s so you can be have the most accurate aim on the golf course.

Improve Your Golf Swing with the Swing Jacket

Improve Your Golf Swing with the Swing Jacket

Improve Your Golf Swing with a Swing Jacket

Golf is a hard sport. Just ask the millions of golfers who continue to struggle hitting that little white ball. One of the biggest issues for amateur golfers is their swings are neither connected nor on-plane. Well the guys over at Swing Jacket just might have solved this issue. The real question is why is this training aid so different then other training aids. Well, the Swing Jacket takes a completely different approach to training your body compared to other devices out there. According to their website this approach is as follows:

  • Aligns with the way you’ve always learned physical skills
  • Simplifies everything about your game
  • Actually makes it difficult for you to make a bad swing
  • Does all the work for you

Swing Jacket

How does it work:

The jacket comes in a nice carrying case. Take the jacket out and strap it on.  The jacket will guide you through each swing, training your body to feel the positions and sequences of a high performance swing, shot after shot. The Swing Jacket gets you into a process that will all you to:

Feel It – without thinking about ‘it’

Repeat It – Tour-level consistency

Own It – This is the way you want to play!

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In the video above, Golf Life talked with Top Teacher Jeff Ritter and several amateur golfers about the swing jacket. We hear from them what they thought of this training aid and how the consistency helped improve their distance and accuracy. Learn more here about the Swing Jacket.

Levelhead Putting Training Aid

Levelhead Putting Training Aid

Levelhead – A Golf Putting Training Aid

The Levelhead Ball Marker from Iron-Lad Golf is a training aid that can help most golfers improve their putting by eliminating those extra strokes. This isn’t your typical ball marker. The Levelhead has a bubble level built into the ball marker. So not only is it a ball marker but it will help every golfer be able to read the greens by showing you if there is a slope. Having this type of information will help shave strokes in your game.

How it Works

  • Place the Levelhead behind your ball on the green.
  • If the bubble moves to the left then you Putt to the Left
  • If the bubble moves to the right then you Putt to the Right
  • On uphill putts, if the bubble moves forward then you would Putt Harder
  • On downhill putts, if the bubble moves downward then you would Putt Softer


Levelhead ball marker

Testimonials

“This piece of golf equipment has made a real difference in how I approach the putt. Its got to the point where, the more I played with it, the more I can’t play without it. I was literally reaching for it in my pocket each and every time I putt the ball”  

Vance Dalton  Upland, CA.

“This is one of the most important pieces of equipment in my bag. It really gives me more confidence lining up my putts”     

Mark Doherty  San Diego, CA

This product has made me more aware of just how many undulations there are on the putting surface”. It has definitely made me more focused

Mike Alverson  Escondido, CA

“Just wanted to say what a great product the level head is I got 4 1 for me and the others for the guys I always play with although I wish I didn’t I know 2 are putting 10 times better than before & now starting to get my money, but as usual I’m a day late and a dollar short cause now you come out with this great deal buy 2 and get that cool divot tool, well live and learn don’t jump on the first great thing that comes along cause if you wait there probably is a deal coming out for it later, anyway just wanted to let you know what an outstanding product you have !!! Bruce Battles (a very satisfied customer)”

Bruce Battles

Levelhead ball marker

Pretty simple right!!! Head over to Iron-Ladgolf.com and try one for yourself.

Place it. Get Your Read. Putt. Sink.

Birdie Ball Putting Greens Product Review

Birdie Ball Putting Greens Product Review

Birdie Ball: The Indoor, Portable Putting Green

Birdie Ball

Living in the Northeast where the golf season is slightly shorter than most, you are lucky if you can get seven maybe eight months of golf in. This forces the golfer to look for alternative ways to keep the game sharp or at the very least going in the off season. I have played golf for over thirty years and have tried and used many if not all options when it comes to indoor putting greens. I have used the automatic ball return devices, putting on the carpet and the indoor/outdoor carpet. Some of them are better than others but none of them are ideal in any way shape or form. They all have their various drawbacks and limitations. So when I was given a chance to review the Birdie ball putting green I was extremely excited for the opportunity.

Birdie Ball Inc. was founded in 2002 in Golden, Colorado, a small family business, that focuses on customer service and providing their invaluable customers with fun and innovative golf products. John Breaker the president was so kind in giving me this opportunity to review his product. They offer many different sizes and options to fit just about anyone’s budget. I chose to evaluate 3’ x 12’ size putting surface in the classic ½” green style. They sent me a medium green speed of 10-11 Stimp. Birdie Ball Greens offer three different speeds slow 9-10, medium 10-11 and fast 11-13 Stimp. I have three cups on one end and two cups on the opposite end, with bumpers on both ends. The setup also came with five hole flags, four low back cups, one high back, a hole deepening shim as well as a hole reducing insert and small section of green for creating breaks.

Birdie Ball greens

Let me tell you a few things about the Birdie ball putting greens before I get into the performance of the product. The green has a specific side to putt on. It is what they call the “fuzzy side”. When you unroll the green for the first time it is the surface on the outside of the roll. You should also always store the green with this surface to the outside of the roll. They list three items as the enemy of the putting green, heat, intense sunlight and pointed objects. So it shouldn’t be used in direct sunlight or while wearing golf shoes. They also have a disclaimer when it comes to pets as we know with claws and their ability to scratch and dig at items not a good combination for the putting green.

Birdie Ball Hole

I have been rolling putts on the Birdie Ball putting green for over a month now. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t spend a few minutes on the green rolling some putts. The green rolls true and what they call the medium speed green rolls at a pretty good pace. They roll so true the fact is I can pick and aim for a specific side of the cup not just the cup in general. The bottom of the cups have small circles that hold the ball in place so you can easily aim for a space not occupied by a ball. You can easily set the green up for breaking putts also by inserting the provided shims underneath the green. I found that with the holes so close to the edges on the 3’ wide green it made the putt break very sharply. You pretty much couldn’t start the putt far enough out to the right or left to make the putt. If you had the wider four foot green I would think this would be fine. The Birdie ball putting green putts truer and more consistently than any other putting green that I have ever used or owned. The flags that come with the setup make it very easy to pick the balls up out of the holes (just like most putting greens on an actual golf course). The hole reducer works great when you want to narrow the focus and refine your stroke. I didn’t try this but they claim that you can slow down or speed up the pace of the green by using a broom or brush to either brush with the grain or against the grain of the surface. Yes the Birdie ball putting green has a grain to the surface. This is also the way they recommend cleaning the green off as well as using soapy water to clean any spots if you need to. The bumpers or edges they provide with the kit stop any speedy putts from racing away. The Birdie ball people offer many different choices when it comes to sizes and price ranges which should meet the needs of most anyone out there. They also offer other unique golf items on their website so check them out at birdieball.com, as well as their social media sites on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram.

Mike Hallee

Golf Life Contributor

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