The PlaneMate from Tour Striker Golf and David Woods is the talk of the summer in the world of golf training aids. After months of hype and Instagram vids of everyone including Justin Rose, Mike Weir, and Darren Clarke giving the PlaneMate a try, it was finally released mid-July. I'll admit I was on the hype bandwagon and couldn't wait to get mine in the mail. Man does it live up to the hype.
Basically it's resistance training for your golf swing. You've probably heard of resistance training to gain swing speed, but the idea of using resistance to train the motion of your swing is genius. The design is simple and easy to use, just attach the belt around your waist, and attach the band to the belt and a club.
Using a simple mindset of "resist, relax, and rotate", you are able to feel different positions in your golf swing like never before. The exaggerated feels are great for knowing where the club and the face are throughout the swing. Through practice and different protocols you can be more aware of takeaway positions, club positions are the top, an intro to shallowing the club, using your body to rotate, how to create and maintain shaft lean at impact, and how to prevent flipping at the bottom.
The PlaneMate is revolutionary and the feedback you get is awesome. If you get your hands on one, give it a try (or come give ours a try;)).
Don't forget to #getbettertoday
- Caleb @ The Golf Project