Training aids for Xmas

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Wife is asking me what I want for Xmas, training aids are always useful. What are some good ones now a days? Was thinking of a putter mirror. Any good golf psychology CD's out there that i can listen to on the drive to work? PS I've already got the Pelz alignment aid and putter clips. Thanks all.
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  • glkglk send it in jerome Kodak, Tn/Chucktown, Sc via Chicago & BurghMembers  4095WRX Points: 709Posts: 4,095 Titanium Tees
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    Visio putting template. Sheftic pressure board.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21398WRX Points: 5,348Posts: 21,398 ClubWRX
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    http://www.golfwrx.c...d/page__st__120



    See member's post on PuttOut!
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    Impact Snap!
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    TheHangar?



    Anybody use? Thoughts?
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    Trackman ?
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  • UnderPar18UnderPar18 Previously Ecsugolf1 Members  6015WRX Points: 293Handicap: 2Posts: 6,015 Titanium Tees
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    eagles1 wrote:


    TheHangar?



    Anybody use? Thoughts?




    It’s awesome! Don’t hesitate
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  • ddettsddetts Roy McAvoy Sioux Falls, SDClubWRX  1917WRX Points: 455Handicap: 7.3Posts: 1,917 ClubWRX
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:




    Absolutely the PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer and their mat (if you don't have a putting mat). I use mine so much and love it.
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    Big fan of the Tour Striker Smart Ball. It's been a great help to me so far.
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  • KuchhhhhhKuchhhhhh Members  2247WRX Points: 98Posts: 2,247 Platinum Tees
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    Big fan of the Tour Striker Smart Ball. It's been a great help to me so far.




    +1 I love mine it is the best and only training aid I’ve consistently used
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    I just got the Live View last week and I'm obsessed. I realize now that I never knew true happiness before. image/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



    https://www.liveviewgolf.com/
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    Swingyde
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    The Hanger and the Smart Ball are both great to have!
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21398WRX Points: 5,348Posts: 21,398 ClubWRX
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    Gautama wrote:


    I just got the Live View last week and I'm obsessed. I realize now that I never knew true happiness before. image/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



    https://www.liveviewgolf.com/




    Rats, I am not supposed to be buying myself stuff this time year - has video quality improved? Work for putting practice?
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    Gautama wrote:


    I just got the Live View last week and I'm obsessed. I realize now that I never knew true happiness before. image/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



    https://www.liveviewgolf.com/




    Rats, I am not supposed to be buying myself stuff this time year - has video quality improved? Work for putting practice?




    That's on my list for 2019. In the meantime I FaceTime myself between my iPhone and iPad and use the iPhone as the camera...
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  • kobe123kobe123 Golf Is A Way Of Life Jr. Boomers  1344WRX Points: 209Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
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    My favorite is: "Inputt" not many people have heard of it, but it changed my putting this year!
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  • GautamaGautama Members  823WRX Points: 208Handicap: 9Posts: 823 Golden Tee
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Rats, I am not supposed to be buying myself stuff this time year - has video quality improved? Work for putting practice?




    Somehow deleted my earlier post trying to add a video. Anyway, I've found the video quality to be quite good, and was worried about it too. It's not as good as shooting in slo mo on your iphone obviously, but more than good enough to track gross movements. What I really like is that you can set it to listen for impact and record - so, the ipad just hangs out down by the ball and when you hit it backs up a little and captures the whole swing, then automatically replays it at whatever speed you want (i think it's .25, .5, and .75x options). Instant feedback, and sets a really nice pace for your reps. I haven't used it for putting at all, but can't see why it wouldn't work the same, but you'd probably need to manually turn on the recording. There's sensitivity adjustments for the mic, but i doubt it would pick up a putt.



    Here's an example of a clip that's about as bad of quality as you'll get with it. My swing sucks so don't make fun of me, lol. Anyway, this is with a severe backlight on a very cold, snowy day, and the optional little plastic fisheye lens on there so i could have it closer to me on the range. And even this was so helpful that day. In better light and without the adaptor lens it's much clearer, I'll try to find an example like that (they're all on my ipad at home)



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    -Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
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    Gautama wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    Rats, I am not supposed to be buying myself stuff this time year - has video quality improved? Work for putting practice?




    Somehow deleted my earlier post trying to add a video. Anyway, I've found the video quality to be quite good, and was worried about it too.




    Dude, you have the same loop/drop in transition that I do!
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    PorscheFan wrote:


    Dude, you have the same loop/drop in transition that I do!




    Yeah man - hence the LIve View. I will leave this winter with proper transition or i'm hangin 'em up for good!
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    -Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
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    Gautama wrote:

    PorscheFan wrote:


    Dude, you have the same loop/drop in transition that I do!




    Yeah man - hence the LIve View. I will leave this winter with proper transition or i'm hangin 'em up for good!




    I've learned to embrace the loop, at least for now until I improve my shoulder (really lat) flexibility.



    I got screened this year and realized it was a flexibility vs. positional thing for me... Due to the stretch-shorten cycle, the higher I try to get my hands in the backswing, the faster my arms will fire back down again in the transition.



    That's where the benefit of something like LiveView really comes in IMO... You think you're making one move based on feel, but the camera can show you're really doing something completely different.
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    By coincidence, Crossfield put up a vid on the PuttOut folks today, so if you haven't seen it in action, here you go!



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    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    Gautama wrote:


    I just got the Live View last week and I'm obsessed. I realize now that I never knew true happiness before. image/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



    https://www.liveviewgolf.com/




    Rats, I am not supposed to be buying myself stuff this time year - has video quality improved? Work for putting practice?




    I use a camera with 4K capabilities and just connect it to my phone/device via built in tech.



    Works great. Just set the camera up on a tripod at your desired position.



    There's also an added bonus of being able to use it off the course for both great video and still image image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    I just got two long-awaited training aids on the same day: the Sheftic Pressure Broad and GravityFit.



    Have yet to delve into GravityFit as it just arrived, but the Sheftic Pressure Board is money already



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    Tour Striker Smart Ball. Only training aide I use regularly.
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  • kobe123kobe123 Golf Is A Way Of Life Jr. Boomers  1344WRX Points: 209Posts: 1,344 Platinum Tees
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    PorscheFan wrote:


    I just got two long-awaited training aids on the same day: the Sheftic Pressure Broad and GravityFit.



    Have yet to delve into GravityFit as it just arrived, but the Sheftic Pressure Board is money already







    Any instructions on it? Basically get weight to right then to the left?
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    kobe123 wrote:

    PorscheFan wrote:


    I just got two long-awaited training aids on the same day: the Sheftic Pressure Broad and GravityFit.



    Have yet to delve into GravityFit as it just arrived, but the Sheftic Pressure Board is money already







    Any instructions on it? Basically get weight to right then to the left?




    There are a bunch of example videos on http://markshefticgolf.com



    It’s teaching pressure shift to trail, then to lead, and what it seems to be really good at is teaching you to start that shift early, before the downswing starts.



    Just played around with GravityFit. It feels incredibly constraining, like your arms have to be pinned by your side to keep the pressure points on your back in the backswing, but in reality it’s the correct way to do it. It’s so unnatural for me (my posture is [email protected]), so it forces me to keep my arms connected to my body (like a boimechanically correct version of what the smart ball does).



    It also forces you to activate your core and rotate your hips through properly... you really can’t throw your arms through and stall your hips early because your arms feel so pinned to your trunk.
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  • glkglk send it in jerome Kodak, Tn/Chucktown, Sc via Chicago & BurghMembers  4095WRX Points: 709Posts: 4,095 Titanium Tees
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    PorscheFan wrote:

    kobe123 wrote:

    PorscheFan wrote:


    I just got two long-awaited training aids on the same day: the Sheftic Pressure Broad and GravityFit.



    Have yet to delve into GravityFit as it just arrived, but the Sheftic Pressure Board is money already







    Any instructions on it? Basically get weight to right then to the left?




    There are a bunch of example videos on http://markshefticgolf.com



    It’s teaching pressure shift to trail, then to lead, and what it seems to be really good at is teaching you to start that shift early, before the downswing starts.



    Just played around with GravityFit. It feels incredibly constraining, like your arms have to be pinned by your side to keep the pressure points on your back in the backswing, but in reality it’s the correct way to do it. It’s so unnatural for me (my posture is [email protected]), so it forces me to keep my arms connected to my body (like a boimechanically correct version of what the smart ball does).



    It also forces you to activate your core and rotate your hips through properly... you really can’t throw your arms through and stall your hips early because your arms feel so pinned to your trunk.




    Pressure board also helps with balance. It will twist depending on how you apply pressure both going back and thru - depends somewhat on surface you are using it.

    If it twists on the backswing you've learned you already are moving incorrectly. Ditto downswing - it supports developing a more linear pressure shift - not as good as being on a n a pressure mat but then again it's big value is in learning the downhill move to start transition - move pressure forward without swinging the arms down - early swings with the arms pulling will keep pressure on trail foot.

    Here's an example of it's use.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8qs0x6N1ns
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    Weighted training balls by Primed.
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  • PorscheFanPorscheFan Members  1342WRX Points: 202Handicap: 12Posts: 1,342 Platinum Tees
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    glk wrote:

    PorscheFan wrote:

    kobe123 wrote:

    PorscheFan wrote:


    I just got two long-awaited training aids on the same day: the Sheftic Pressure Broad and GravityFit.



    Have yet to delve into GravityFit as it just arrived, but the Sheftic Pressure Board is money already







    Any instructions on it? Basically get weight to right then to the left?




    There are a bunch of example videos on [url="http://markshefticgolf.com"]http://markshefticgolf.com[/url]



    It’s teaching pressure shift to trail, then to lead, and what it seems to be really good at is teaching you to start that shift early, before the downswing starts.



    Just played around with GravityFit. It feels incredibly constraining, like your arms have to be pinned by your side to keep the pressure points on your back in the backswing, but in reality it’s the correct way to do it. It’s so unnatural for me (my posture is [email protected]), so it forces me to keep my arms connected to my body (like a boimechanically correct version of what the smart ball does).



    It also forces you to activate your core and rotate your hips through properly... you really can’t throw your arms through and stall your hips early because your arms feel so pinned to your trunk.




    Pressure board also helps with balance. It will twist depending on how you apply pressure both going back and thru - depends somewhat on surface you are using it.

    If it twists on the backswing you've learned you already are moving incorrectly. Ditto downswing - it supports developing a more linear pressure shift - not as good as being on a n a pressure mat but then again it's big value is in learning the downhill move to start transition - move pressure forward without swinging the arms down - early swings with the arms pulling will keep pressure on trail foot.

    Here's an example of it's use.




    Yep, it improved my balance (basically how far I was bending over and hanging my mass out over my toes) within the first few hours.
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  • KimjungillestKimjungillest Members  38WRX Points: 10Posts: 38 Bunkers
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    How much is live view going for? What I’ve done is use my iPad and iPhone and just FaceTime myself (using iPhone hotspot for iPad WiFi)
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    How much is live view going for? What I’ve done is use my iPad and iPhone and just FaceTime myself (using iPhone hotspot for iPad WiFi)




    It's $289, plus some options like the wide angle lens. I did ipod/ipad too, but with my setup anyway there was just too much latency. The thing that really surprised me about the live view is how much I'm loving the instant shot replay, just completely changes my practice. It does some other cool things too, like when you're front on you can reverse the image to be like a mirror so it doesn't look backwards to you, and you can draw lines and shapes on the image like you would in V1 or something, and then swing within them in real time. It really is cool, by far the best aid I've ever gotten.
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    -Dr. Julian Sands, Golf in the Kingdom
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