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The prod­uct

FatPlate’s con­cept is sim­ple – im­prove your ball com­pres­sion. Made from poly­car­bon­ate with a syn­thetic hit­ting area and de­signed to fit per­fectly in a golf bag pocket, the FatPlate of­fers in­stant phys­i­cal and acous­tic feedback if you strike be­hind the ball with your irons. Add StrikeStrips (from £14 for 100) and you get a vis­ual ref­er­ence of your strike point and swing path.

The ben­e­fit

Im­proved and more­con­sis­tent ball-strik­ing with your irons and, if you add the StrikeStrips, a bet­ter knowl­edge of your swing path. De­signed to be used by right and left-han­ders, FatPlate’s mark­ings al­low you to po­si­tion your ball based on the iron you’re us­ing or to in­crease the dif­fi­culty as your strike im­proves by mov­ing the ball closer to the poly­car­bon­ate.

The ver­dict

Se­ri­ously good, what­ever your stan­dard. You can throw it down any­where and have a swing, even with­out a ball. Light yet ro­bust, it re­ally helps train a solid strike. The StrikeStrips are a lit­tle pricey but a use­ful ad­di­tion. It’s al­ready used by Tour pros and coaches and there are ver­sions to im­prove bunker play or to help fix a shank. Driver and putting mod­els are due to fol­low shortly.

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