Award-win­ning train­ing aid

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

THREE CLICKS TO A SMOOTHER SWING

Swingclick is a South African in­ven­tion which has won awards at the PGA Mer­chan­dise Show in the United States for be­ing one of the best golf train­ing aids in terms of prod­uct ingenuity and sim­plic­ity. It has be­come the best-sell­ing golf train­ing aid in South Africa. The beauty of the new Swingclick Plus (R279) is that it is so easy to use. It works on the premise that great rhythm starts by fin­ish­ing the back­swing cor­rectly, an area of the swing where club golfers often go wrong. The abil­ity to fin­ish the back­swing on ev­ery swing helps cre­ate rhythm and tempo.

If you don’t fin­ish your back­swing, a golfer’s hands, body and legs work out of sync. The Swingclick, strapped to a golfer’s left fore­arm (for righthanders), pro­vides a frame of ref­er­ence. It clicks when a golfer reaches the top of the back­swing. Warm­ing up with the Swingclick be­fore a round helps cre­ate mus­cle mem­ory for that first tee shot of the day, and can help main­tain a golfer’s rhythm for the rest of the round.

It also clicks at im­pact and the fol­low through, and this click at three key po­si­tions of the swing is ex­cel­lent au­dio feed­back for begin­ners, help­ing them cre­ate good struc­ture and rhythm as they learn the game. You’re ob­vi­ously not al­lowed to use any train­ing aid dur­ing a com­pe­ti­tion round, but oth­er­wise the Swingclick can be worn while play­ing.

The in­ven­tor of the Swingclick was Guim Vosloo, who owns a golf range at Marais­burg, near Soweto. He launched the orig­i­nal model at the Lon­don Golf Show in Novem­ber 2014, and at the 2015 PGA Mer­chan­dise Show. Swingclick is cur­rently trad­ing in 13 coun­tries.

Sun­shine Tour pro Jaco Ah­lers started us­ing it in May last year as a drill in his prac­tice rou­tines, won the Zam­bian Open in June, and then had fur­ther wins in Au­gust and Oc­to­ber.

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