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Hone your golf skills with these brilliant training aids, mats & nets
As the nights draw in quicker and the weather takes a turn for the worse, sometimes you simply cannot find the get-up-and-go to hit the driving ranges. But don’t despair – you can still keep practicing and honing your skills away from the driving range by getting your hands on some of the best golf training aids on the market.
Our PGA Pros are always working hard to stay in peak physical shape and maintain the same level of performances week in and week out. Here is a list of training aids recommended by our Pros for you to use at home, in the garden or anywhere that you like to practice when away from the driving range.
Mats & Nets
Callaway Golf Backyard Driving Range
Why our Pros recommend it: Callaway Golf is a trusted brand with a wealth of experience at offering it’s players the best equipment for their game. The Callaway Golf Backyard Driving Range has everything a player needs to practice the game in the comfort of their own home. The kit consists of a flag pole and 20” diameter target and three Soft-Flite practice golf balls, while it’s easy to set up and ideal for players working on achieving shots at different lengths.
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Quick Hit 7X7 Practice Net
Why our Pros recommend it: The Quick Hit 7X7 Practice Net can be set-up in two minutes flat and doesn’t come with an enormous instructions manual which you need to leaf through before getting started. This is a simple, no-nonsense driving net which can be taken anywhere and played with in an instant. The high quality power-drain net will take the power out of any shot, throw, hit or swing and our range of targets provide great practice for players at all levels of sport.
Buy the Quick Hit 7X7 Practice Net now.
PGA Tour Pro Driving Net
Why our Pros recommend it: With measurements of 214cm in height, 305cm in width and 153cm in depth, players can really get into smashing golf balls into this high-quality driving net. And to make things a little more challenging, the PGA Tour Pro Driving Net has 3 net target pockets which players have to hit – a fun and exciting way to hone chipping and driving skills.
Buy the PGA Tour Pro Driving Net now.
Colin Montgomerie Dual Practice Mat
Why our Pros recommend it: A legendary golfer, Colin Montgomerie has dipped his glove-clad hand into the putting mat arena to give aspiring golfers the opportunity to learn from one of the true greats of the sport. As part of the official Colin Montgomerie golf range, this heavy duty putting mat comes with regular and extra-long grass for realism and includes a rubber tee on which to place your golf ball. Measuring 62.5 x 33.5 cm, it makes a fine gift for the golf fanatic in your life and an excellent way to train on those rainy days.
Buy the Colin Montgomerie Dual Practice Mat now.
SKLZ Launch Pad
Why our Pros recommend it: SKLZ is big on training products, so it’s no surprise that our PGA Pros see the brand’s Launch Pad as one of the best putting greens on the market today. From the realistic simulation grass, to both a fairway and rough surface, golfers will learn quickly the best approach to tackle varying levels of turf, while the tee hole has been placed on the mat as well to up the challenge of putting. The mat also comes with three tees for all ranges of clubs (oversized driver, fairway woods, irons).
Buy the SKLZ Launch Pad now.
Welling Ultimate Putt Matt 3 Metres
Why our Pros recommend it: No simulated grass on this putting mat, but the Welling Ultimate Putt Mat offers a rewarding challenge to golfers of all levels. Included in the box comes a useful training book games guide, which details everything from how to avoid falling too short, to the different “feel” zones and other invaluable hints and tips. The mat has scorecard booklets, training book with 54 exercises and 10 different “feel” zones. This is arguably the best putting mat on the market right now and should be owned by every golfer with a passion for improving their game.
Buy the Welling Ultimate Putt Matt 3 Metres now.
Swing & Grip Trainers
Izzo Golf Swing & Grip Trainer
Why our Pros recommend it: The Izzo Golf Swing & Grip Trainer allows golfers to effortlessly combine the essentials of a proper grip and the feel of a full motion swing, while promoting proper muscle memory. The adjustable weighted head gives the desired amount of weight and helps to increase swing speeds and warm ups. If there’s a downside to the Izzo Swing & Grip Trainer, it’s that only right handed golfers are able to use it.
Buy the Izzo Golf Swing & Grip Trainer now. (Only available for right-handed golfers)
PGA Tour Swing Grip Trainer
Why our Pros recommend it: Again, this is only available for right-handed golfers, however those who are able to use the PGA Tour Swing Grip Trainers definitely should. The pre-bent shaft is easy to use and works to build golf muscles and improve swing to make every golfer’s swing stronger and truer.
Get the PGA Tour Swing Grip Trainer now (Only available for right-handed golfers)
Callaway Golf Connect Easy Training Aid
Why our Pros recommend it: Remove “flying elbow” from your wedges and short irons with the Callaway Golf Connect Easy Golf Training Aid. Feel your swing become tighter and more consistence which will result in better on-target shots than ever before. Easy to attach and use, it encourages a Hogan-like swing and grooves proper swing path.
Get the Callaway Golf Connect Easy Training Aid now.
PGA Tour Swing Trainer
Why our Pros recommend it: This is one for both left and right handed golfers to enjoy. The PGA Tour Swing Trainer is easy to use and great for range work. It helps improve accuracy and distance so you can blow away the opposition with crisp, flowing swings every time.
Get the PGA Tour Swing Trainer now (Available for both left and right handed golfers)
Electronic Swing Analysers
Zepp Sensor Swing Analyser
Why our Pros recommend it: This is the hottest training aid accessory on the market right now! the Zepp Sensor Swing Analyser captures, measures and analyses your golf swing in three dimensions. It has a glove mount designed to stay out of the way so you don’t feel it while practicing, and records 1,000 data points per second. The Zepp Swing Analyser easily attaches to any golf glove and sends data wirelessly to smartphones or tablets.
Get the Zepp Sensor Swing Analyser now
SkyCaddie SkyPro Swing Analyser Training Aid
Why our Pros recommend it: With the SkyCaddie SkyPro Swing Analyser Training Aid, golfers can automatically capture up to a hundred thousand data points from address to impact on each swing. The ultra high-speed captures rate at up to 3,200 samples per second provides information you have never seen about your swing.
Get the SkyCaddie SkyPro Swing Analyser Training Aid now.
GolfSense 3D Swing Analyser Training Aid
Why our Pros recommend it: The GolfSense 3D Swing Analyser Training Aid has a glove-based sensor, mobile applications and in-depth analysis for every golfer to enhance their game. It also offers excellent swing guidance to give players the very best performances on the golf course every time.
Get the GolfSense 3D Swing Analyser Training Aid now.
Be sure to check out our full range of golf training aids available now at american golf. Order today and have it delivered and under the tree well in time for Christmas.
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