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Ted Norby walks through how to warm up and practice with this SKLZ golf training aid, and reviews the various features and ways it can be used.
0:12 Learn about the grip trainer
0:30 Explaining the weight of the tempo trainer
0:38 The bend in the trainer teaches a good release and swing plane
1:42 How to use the SKLZ Tempo and Grip Trainer to practice with your driver
The SKLZ Tempo and Grip trainer is a great tool for loosening up, warming up, and just practicing at your home.
A couple of different features of this: number one is obviously the grip. It’s a molded grip and what we’re looking for is giving both of these Vs pointed somewhere at the right collarbone. A lot of people get either a little bit too weak, or they separate their hands. This puts your hands in a really good position where they can now release the club.
Second part of this, you got a heavy weight on it, gets you loosened up, gets your large muscles involved with the swing.
Last piece, there’s a little bit of a bend in this shaft and what that does is now that the weight is up above the center of where your hands are, it creates a feeling of how to release that club and swing plane. With the weight and with this bend in the shaft it makes you settle your hands and have the club come from a little bit more inside.
So Tempo and Grip Trainer. Grip, get the Vs pointed at the right collarbone, it gets your hands a little better connected. And then what we’re looking for is just to take some swings back and forth and the weight and the bend in the shaft create a feeling for the club dropping on plane, and then releasing through impact.
You can just kind of go back and forth a few times just to loosen up your forearms, loosen up your body and then we can go into some fuller swings, where we get the body to rotate and all the way through. The extra weight out here allows me to feel the weight of the club. Go ahead and rotate. It’s a little heavy for you, or if you want to practice with your driver, you unscrew the end. That lightens the club up and lightens the trainer up a little bit so it makes it feel a little more like a driver.
But the bend in the shaft and the grip with the hands more connected gives you the sense of the club dropping inside and then releasing through impact.