Joel Tadman tries a new training aid which is quickening the process of improvement
olf lessons can be a frustrating investment. Even after a few, things often get worse before they get better and sometimes it seems like things don’t improve at all. To cap it off, it can take months for a swing change to be ingrained to the point where it happens naturally. Coaches often talk about the difference between feel versus real and it’s part of the reason why some golfers don’t progress as quickly as they could or should, because what they feel they are doing in their practice and what they are actually doing is very different.
But there’s a new training aid set to change all this. It’s called the RoboGolfPro and the first device hit UK shores at FairWeather Golf in Camberley, Surrey. It is here we meet Californian Nate Weidner, the director of instruction, who was so blown away by how fast the contraption got results, he wanted to share it with more golfers further afield.
Engineered in Germany and with a price tag of a mere $150,000, this intimidating-looking device was the brainchild of PGA Tour player Scott Nei, who was frustrated by his lack of improvement under numerous instructors. Now fully developed, it can boast PGA Tour players Bryson DeChambeau and Vaughn Taylor as proud users.
GWe put the RoboGolfPro through its paces
Your new swing plane is ingrained straight away