Golf Central Magazine-Vol 20 Issue 7

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By Mike Jamison

improving performance

ING Spring Conference: New Products

The recent 29th Annual ING Conference in Sebring, FL, featured several new products that can help golfers of all skill levels improve their performance. One of those was the Total Golf Trainer. Most training tools tend to focus on one aspect of your game – alignment, Takeaway, release, short game, distance, etc. The big advantage for TGT is that every aspect of the game is covered by this unique training aid. “The Total Golf Trainer products provide real time feedback. It is like having a coach with you all the time,” said Fernando Vega of TGT. “You can practice in your home, office or on the range and make swings that make a difference.” The Total Golf Trainer 3.0 is the ultimate golf training kit for the avid golfer looking to improve your range time or reinforce your lessons. This kit has everything you need to improve your swing and lower your scores. A lot of avid golfers work hard on their game, and sometimes might not see improvement despite hitting thousands of balls on the range. There is a reason for that. “If you are not getting instant feedback when you make good swings, you’re probably going to have a tough time eliminating bad habits,” said Michael Gish, head instructor for TGT. “The Total Golf Trainer 3.0 teaches how to correctly move the club to improve the takeaway, downswing path, impact, release, and provides the instant feedback you need.” The Total Golf trainer Arm trains wrist and arm positions, flat lead wrist or bent trail wrist. Create more exten34

sion in the backswing, increase your angle of attach and learn to unleash power at impact. The total Golf trainer Hip teaches correct hip turn in the backswing, feeling a proper load. Learn to sequence the downswing increasing speed and rotation through the ball. The 3.0 kit is not just for advanced golfers. It is also perfect for the beginner golfer, teaching how to move the

club correctly, how to control the wrist and arms, and how to produce powerful, consistent lower body movement. The TGT 3.0 kit costs $150 but is currently on sale for $135. For more information, visit www.totalgolftrainer. com. Another groundbreaking product launched at ING was the series of beautiful long irons from New Ground Golf. These irons were created for players who aren’t fond of hybrids. The lineup consists of three irons: a 16°1-iron, a 19° 2-iron and a 22° 3-iron. The 431 stainless cast heads have a distinctive cambered sole with seven deep grooves that make the club almost glide over the turf and allows the iron to get the ball up and out of most any lie especially long grass. New Ground positioned the center of gravity low in head and back towards the trailing edge. Combined with a thin, reactive face, the technology provides more ball speed. “We came up with this design for folks who don’t like hitting hybrids, and there are many of those players,” said co-founder and club designer Joe Jung, a former Callaway employee who is a Master Club Fitter and Builder. “Our hand-ground heads were designed with the versatility of a mid-iron that can be hit successfully out of all types of lies. “You can hit it right, you can hit it left, you can trap the ball. You can create all types of launch angles. It’s a club that is almost industrial in appearance. When you stand over these golf clubs they are arguably the most beautiful long irons ever made. Best part is, they are very affordable.” The irons run between $119 and $149. For more information, visit www. Golf Central • Volume 20, Issue 7

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