The Best Golf Training Aids

The Best Golf Training Aids of 2021

The golf industry is flooded with a wide variety of golf training aids. The majority of golf training aids originated from DIY concepts created by golfers and coaches, some of these concepts have translated into very efficient and successful training aids but unfortunately, it isn’t the case with all training aids. 

Below, in our buyers guide, we are going to take a closer look at the different types of golf training aids, and we will also discuss the characteristics of good training aids. Additionally, we will also review the 10 best golf training aids currently available on the market.  

The 10 Best Golf Training Aids:

1. SuperSpeed Golf Swing Sticks

SuperSpeed Golf Swing Sticks
Training Aid TypeGolf Swing
DexterityRight & Left Handed Players
Indoor/Outdoor UseBoth

SuperSpeed swing sticks entered the golfing world in 2015. SuperSpeed revolutionized the concept of over-speed training within the golfing world and the results have been astounding. Over-speed training is a neurological reset that tricks your brain into believing that you can swing the golf club faster than before. 

To learn more about swing speed read our What Is Golf Swing Speed And How To Improve It article. 

The concept of over-speed training is enabled through SuperSpeed’s 3 part system. The Super Speed training sticks consist of 3 sticks that resemble the look of a regular golf club with a grip, shaft, and a small weight at the bottom of the shaft. Two of the sticks are 20 and 10 percent lighter than your driver and the 3 stick is 5 percent heavier than your driver. 

The SuperSpeed training system is accompanied by a variety of different training protocols that a player needs to follow with the respective sticks. More than 600 professional golfers and over 100 000 amateur golfers have added this swing speed training aid to their golf bags and the testimonials of players of all ages and skills levels are proof that SuperSpeed works. 

To learn more about Phil Mickelson’s swing speed gains thanks to the SuperSpeed training system click here

2. EyeLine Golf Speed Trap

EyeLine Golf Speed Trap
Training Aid TypeGolf Swing
DexterityRight & Left Handed Players
Indoor/Outdoor UseBoth

EyeLine is one of the most reputable manufacturers of golf training aids. One of the brand’s latest releases, the Speed Trap, has exploded on social media over the last year and one look at this training aid and you will see why so many golfers have taken an interest in it. 

The Speed Trap can be used by golfers of all skill levels and it can be used to fix a variety of different technical problems in your golf swing. The adjustable velcro rods that sit on top of the Speed Trap can be adjusted to promote either an in to out or an out to in swing path. By keeping all 4 rods in place the Speed Trap is also the perfect tool to practice an on-plane take-away.

The ultra-strong indestructible polycarbonate base of the Speed Trap promotes the perfect angle of attack at impact which in return results in crisp iron shots. The Speed Trap can be used both indoors and outdoors and it is suitable for right and left-handed players. 

The Speed Trap is one of the best golf training aids to hit the market over the last couple of years and the addition of one of these training aids to your practice setup can only benefit your golf game in the long run.  

3. Pelz Golf Putting Tutor

Pelz Golf Putting Tutor
Training Aid TypePutting
DexterityRight & Left Handed Players
Indoor/Outdoor UseBoth

Dave Pelz is one of the best golf short game coaches of all time and his Putting Tutor training aid is trusted by some of the world’s best golfers including Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, and Dustin Johnson. 

The Pelz Putting Tutor can be used by golfers of all skill levels and it can be used in a variety of different ways to address putt start line and speed issues. The easy to use Putting Tutor features a very simple yet effective design and this small lightweight training aid is the perfect training aid to have nearby when you spend time on the practice green. 

The line on the plastic base of the Putting Tutor ensures easy alignment towards your desired target. With this putting aid, golfers need to putt the ball through the small metal balls that are placed at the front of the training aid. If a putt is pushed the ball will knock one of the metal balls on the right off of the base and vice versa for pulled putts. 

This easy-to-use training aid provides instant feedback on the start line of your putts and for a putt to drop it also has to have the perfect speed. The Putting Tutor can be used both indoors and outdoors and it is suitable for both right and left-handed players. The Pelz Golf Putting Tutor might seem very simple but it is one of the most successful golf putting training aids of all time. 

4. Frogger Golf Arc Angel Putting Trainer

Frogger Golf Arc Angel Putting Trainer
Training Aid TypePutting
DexterityRight & Left Handed Players
Indoor/Outdoor UseBoth

Straight back and straight through is the name of the game when it comes down to the basic fundamentals of any good putting stroke and the Frogger Golf Arc Angel is the perfect putting training aid to help you achieve just that. 

The Arc Angel allows for a player to feel the correct path of the putter both in the back stroke and follow through. Repetitive use of the Arc Angel develops muscle memory which in return ensures long term success on the greens. 

The Arc Angel is compatible with golf alignment sticks or it can be set up using your iron shafts to create the rails of the Arc Angel. This simple yet effective training aid with its portable design can be stored in your golf bag with ease, it is suited for both indoor and outdoor use and it can be used by both right and left-handed players. If you are serious about fixing your putting stroke once and for all then look no further than the Frogger Golf Arc Angel putting training aid. 

If you are a beginner or if you are interested in learning more about putting, read our How To Putt A Golf Ball article. 

5. Army Sport Swing Weight Donut

Army Sport Swing Weight Donut
Training Aid TypeWarm-up
DexterityRight & Left Handed Players
Indoor/Outdoor UseBoth

The Swing Weight Donut by Army Golf is one of the simplest yet most efficient golf training aids of all time. The donut got its name from its look, it is a weighted metal ring with a plastic covering that fits over your grip and that rests on the bottom of your club on the clubhead. 

This simple training aid adds weight to your clubhead which in return makes the golf club donut combo the perfect training aid to warm up with before your round. The added weight prompts a reaction from your muscles to control the added weight when you swing the club which in return assists with warming up your body and golf-specific muscles. 

The donut is available in a variety of weight options and thanks to the affordability of this training aid golfers have nothing to lose by adding a donut to their golf bags to ensure that their bodies are ready to go before each round. 

6. Callaway Swing Easy Golf Swing Trainer

Callaway Swing Easy Golf Swing Trainer
Training Aid TypeFull Swing
DexterityRight & Left Handed Players
Indoor/Outdoor UseBoth

The importance of the fundamentals of the golf swing can’t be overstated. A good takeaway in particular is very important. The Easy Swing golf swing trainer by Callaway is one of the best training aids on the market that ensures the perfect takeaway on every swing. 

This simple training aid fits around your wrists ensuring that your arms stay in the correct position as you take the club away to start your backswing. In addition to your takeaway, this training aid can also be used to ensure that your elbow does not “fly” out of position on the top of your backswing. 

This versatile, affordable training aid can be used by golfers of all skill levels and it works for both right and left-handed players. Furthermore, this training aid can be folded up and stored in your golf bag with ease. If you are serious about working on your golf swing then look no further than the Swing Easy golf swing trainer by Callaway. 

7. GoSports Alignment Sticks

GoSports Alignment Sticks
Training Aid TypeLong & Short Game 
DexterityRight & Left Handed Players
Indoor/Outdoor UseBoth

Alignment sticks can be used in a variety of different ways to fulfill the function of a host of training aids. These simple sticks burst onto the scene over a decade ago and nowadays you will find a set in the bag of the majority of golfers. 

The primary design purpose for these sticks was alignment. Simply put a stick on the ground when hitting balls on the driving range to ensure that you are aiming at the target by aligning your feet perpendicular to the stick. In addition to alignment, the sticks can also be used to check your ball position by placing the sticks into a t-shape. In terms of full swing drills, the sticks can be propped into the ground at various angles for players that want to work on their swing paths, takeaways or follow-through direction. 

When it comes to putting the sticks can also be used in a variety of different ways. Simply place them on the ground to form train tracks that will allow you to work on your stroke. Check your alignment and ball position on the putting green using the sticks or use them as a backstop when practicing long-distance speed putting. 

The options with the stick are endless, and considering how affordable these sticks are every golfer should have a set in their golf bag. 

8. The Impact Ball

The Impact Ball
Training Aid TypeLong & Short Game
DexterityRight & Left Handed Players
Indoor/Outdoor UseBoth

Most amateur golfers struggle to use their upper bodies correctly during the golf swing. Using arms instead of shoulders, half a shoulder turn and overactive wrists are common issues faced by many amateurs and sometimes professional golfers.  

The Impact Ball is a great turning aid to teach your body to work in harmony. Simply place the ball between your elbows when hitting, chipping or putting. Make sure that when you swing the ball doesn’t fall out, also refrain from squeezing it too firmly between your elbows. By swinging with the ball between your elbows you will be forced to use your upper body correctly otherwise the ball will fall out. 

This simple yet effective training aid can be used by both right and left-handed players of all skill levels. It also retails at an affordable price tag thus you don’t have an excuse for not using one to work on getting that perfect shoulder turn. 

9. Callaway Chip Stix

Callaway Chip Stix
Training Aid TypeChipping & Full Swing
DexterityRight & Left Handed Players
Indoor/Outdoor UseBoth

Chipping is the one area where golfers of all skill levels can improve. It is also a part of the game that amateurs very rarely practice. If you are serious about changing this and about fixing the technical errors with your chipping the Ship Stix is a must-have training aid for you. 

This simple yet effective training aid securely attaches to the back of your wedge thanks to a rubber fitting. Once in place hit chip shots without the stick touching your body. By keeping the stick away from your body it will ensure a good angle of attack when chipping. By keeping your hands in front of the golf ball you will have a positive angle of attack which in return will ensure maximum spin and control on your chip shots. 

This easy-to-use training aid can also be used to fix various full swing flaws including your takeaway. Arguably the most important point to note is its low price tag. Most golf training aids carry hefty price tags, but this isn’t the case with the Chip Stix. This training aid might not seem like much but you definitely won’t regret investing in one. 

10. GoSports LAG Circle

GoSports LAG Circle
Training Aid TypeChipping & Putting
DexterityRight & Left Handed Players
Indoor/Outdoor UseBoth

Speed control is vital both when chipping and putting. On long putts in particular good speed is a must to keep those 3 putts off of your scorecard. The GoSports LAG circle training aid is a great tool to use when practicing speed. 

The set includes 2 circles, one forms a 3-foot perimeter around the hole and the other a 6-foot perimeter. When using this training aid, simply put these circles around the hole and putt or chip towards the hole from different distances with the goal of stopping the ball within the circle. You can set various challenges for yourself using these circles such as putt 10 lag putts in a row into the 3-foot circle from 30 feet away. 

Furthermore, these versatile training circles are made using extremely durable material and they can be folded up and stored in your golf bag with ease. Golf is about practicing smarter not harder, and with this training aid in your arsenal practicing smart will be top of mind at all times. 

Different Golf Training Aids Explained

Golf training aids are available in many different shapes and sizes and different training aids serve different purposes. Below we are going to take a closer look at these different types of golf training aids and at the purpose that they serve. 

Golf Swing Training Aids

Golf swing training aids are golf training aids that are designed to assist with the training of a technical aspect of the golf swing. These training aids differ quite dramatically in terms of functionality from SuperSpeed’s swing speed training system to Golf Lab’s Swing Fix swing guide and the list goes on and on. 

With so many options to choose from man golfers make the mistake of using a training aid simply for the sake of using it. Just because you have access to a training aid doesn’t mean that you should use it, it is important to only use a training aid when addressing a specific technical flaw in your golf swing. The last thing you want as a golfer is to change the fundamental aspects of your golf swing. If possible always consult with a swing coach before adding any golf swing training aids to your practice regime.

Putting Training Aids

Putting training aids have enjoyed massive success, these training aids are widely used by golfers of all skill levels including professional players. Most putting training aids are fairly simple to use and they can be used by golfers of all skill levels. For beginners, a simple putting aid that promotes a square clubface through impact will be a great addition to their practice regime. 

Warm-Up Training Aids

The majority of amateur golfers are guilty of heading straight to the first tee box without warming up before a round. Hitting a few putts on the putting green before teeing off does help but ideally, a short warm-up routine that focuses on warming your body up will be more beneficial out on the golf course. 

Luckily for golfers, a wide variety of warm-up training aids are available that make it very easy to get your body ready and warmed up without having to hit golf balls for an hour on the driving range. 

FAQs

What are the pros and cons of golf training aids? 

Golf training aids are very powerful when used correctly and for the correct reasons. Fixing a flaw in your golf swing is a lot easier with the help of a training aid that forces your body or club into the correct position. On the flip side, golf training aids are great but some golfers become dependent on their training aids to swing the club correctly. Training aids can also do more harm than good when used inaccurately. 

Will a golf training aid improve my scores on the golf course?

Golf training aids will assist with improving your golf swing or putting stroke when used correctly but there are no guarantees that the use of a training aid will improve your scores out on the golf course. 

Do I need to see a golf coach when using golf training aids? 

No you don’t have to see a golf coach to use a training aid but it is recommended to use a training aid in consultation with a coach to ensure that you are using the correct training aid based on the characteristics of your golf swing.   

Final Thoughts

Golf training aids come in many different shapes and sizes but unfortunately not all golf training aids are created equally. Different golf training aids serve different purposes and with so many options to choose from finding a training aid for your specific needs shouldn’t be a problem at all. 

No rule says that a golfer has to consult a golf coach before using a swing training aid but it is recommended to ensure that the training aid is used accurately and that it is delivering the required results based on the swing fault that needs to be improved. 

This article was last updated on September 27, 2021 .

Bertine Strauss
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