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Old 02-05-2005, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Location: West Linn, OR
Golfing: The Swing Jacket

Okay, so I am a VERY amateur golfer. Never even calculated my handicap, and I only go golfing about a dozen times a year. I guess the reason why I don't go very often is because I'm really not that good. I took a four week private lesson a couple years ago, and that didn't really help me much. So, with that said, I just started watching this infomercial on "The Swing Jacket." This is one of the first times I feel really compelled to buy the product. It can be found on eBay for 110 bucks.

Has anybody heard of this thing, and whether or not it worked for them? And does this sound like a good idea to anybody? I love golfing, and I just wish I could play decently. So, if anybody has an opinon on this out there, I'd like to hear it! Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2005, 04:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i'd say don't buy it!
these golf swing gimicks never work. they all seem to want to get you to swing in a certain way but that'll never work. every person is going to have their own swing, you just have to find one that works the best for you. you can only do this by practice.

look at the pros out there, they all have hugely different swings...the thing that they have in common is that they all return the club head square at impact! work on finding your way of doing that and you are onto a winner!
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Old 02-09-2005, 08:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My uncle bought one for himself at the beginning of the golf season here last year. Not only did the thing do nothing to improve his swing, it broke. I don't know *how* it broke, but he called me to voice his displeasure (as I asked him to tell me how it worked out).


I don't know if his was defective or not, but I'd say pass on the Swing Jacket.
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Old 02-09-2005, 08:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd pretty much pass on any golf improvement gimmicks. Ever see "Tin Cup" when Kevin Costner gets a case of the shanks and tries every gimmick known to man all at the same time? Try another lesson with a different pro, sometimes you pick someting differnt up. Also, I would recommend only playing 9 holes at a time. many people lose focus over 18 holes, and you'd probably be better off not having to unlearn fatigue-induced habits the next time out. Also try to just focus on one thing at a time (head down, or arms straight, whatever) no one can conciously keep track of every part of their swing mechanics at once, the pros go a great deal on muscle memory. May be try picking up a couple golfing magazines, every once in a while they have good tidbits for amateur duffers.
If any of this seems to make any sense I appologize; I usually hit about in the upper 40's for 9 myself, but i do like it.
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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cool, i was beginning to think that i wouldn't get a response to this.

i've decided not to get it, being that i'm not made of money and all, and it's not worth the risk if it doesn't work. guess i'll just have to get out and hit more golf balls.
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Old 02-09-2005, 08:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am an average golfer myself, I only really golf for fun, but I am lucky enough that my inlaws own a golf course which gives me all the time minus the cost to practice. I find the driving range as the place I improve the most. What I do is take my camera and place it on the ground and point it as a head to toe shot that captures my swing. I then hit the same club, the same shot over and over again, after each shot i touch my left shoulder if it was a good, right shoulder if it was bad, so i know when i watch the film later on if it was a good shot.
If you watch the tape if you do this, i bet you'll find your doing one thing or several different with your swing on the bad shots, and the good shots your body and arms are the same position. not sure if this would help you, but i've had pro's teach me and all that jazz, and this helped me the most. and you can hide the camera by your bag so nobody can see it, and touching your shoulder or knee to indicate a good/bad shot is silent way of signalling the camera.
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Old 02-09-2005, 08:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by brian1975
I am an average golfer myself, I only really golf for fun, but I am lucky enough that my inlaws own a golf course which gives me all the time minus the cost to practice. I find the driving range as the place I improve the most. What I do is take my camera and place it on the ground and point it as a head to toe shot that captures my swing. I then hit the same club, the same shot over and over again, after each shot i touch my left shoulder if it was a good, right shoulder if it was bad, so i know when i watch the film later on if it was a good shot.
If you watch the tape if you do this, i bet you'll find your doing one thing or several different with your swing on the bad shots, and the good shots your body and arms are the same position. not sure if this would help you, but i've had pro's teach me and all that jazz, and this helped me the most. and you can hide the camera by your bag so nobody can see it, and touching your shoulder or knee to indicate a good/bad shot is silent way of signalling the camera.
Excellent suggestion, video cameras are a great teaching tool, that's why you'll see many pros using them to instruct clients!
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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video cameras are good but like ilow said above try to think about only one thing at once...too many things and you'll get confused and your swing'll have no flow.
i think that smoothness and flow/tempo are the most important things in a golf swing.
when i practice i think about my initiation/takeaway which gets me on the correct swing plane then i think about straight left arm and most importantly i focus on not rushing the swing, not trying to batter the ball as hard as i can.
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