Amazon Price: N/A $59.95 (as of July 26, 2017 4:17 am –
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
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- ASIN: B009MA0TR8
Very Impressive Product
150 people found this helpful.
So let me start by saying I was torn between this product and the Orange Whip. I agonized over which one to go with. (I really didn’t want to purchase both of them.) I came away very happy with choosing the SKLZ Trainer.
A Magnificent Device for Timing, Tempo, Warmup
6 people found this helpful.
I’ve played golf for 55 years and carry an eight handicap. Drive about 240-250 yards. I’ve used dozens of training aids, and this could be the best one ever, well deserving as the #1 selling swing trainer on Amazon. Not complicated – just the swing it back and forth; it’s a strength and tempo tool, not for swing mechanics. As a warmup, nothing does the job as fast – maybe about ten swings; and it helps considerably with what’s probably the most important move in the golf swing – the transition at the top of the swing. Maybe the key word is “fluidity” best describe its key benefit. Combining fluidity with enhanced swing speed and balance via this device, I’m re-experiencing that wonderful feeling of “flushing” the ball every now and then. I may be a little too nutso about this trainer, but I received the 40″ model and have been so impressed that I just ordered the 48″ version also. A tip – put it in your bag and take five swings every three or four holes for muscle memory.It’s supposed to be bag-legal but I think you need to count it as one of your 14 permitted clubs.
Great for exercise and swing training
196 people found this helpful.
I saw the video of this that showed golfers using this to warm up before teeing off. Well, I decided to try it. This is what I thought of it:
It helped me, it could help you
5 people found this helpful.
I have the trainer for about 2 weeks now. I have been using it in my backyard a couple times a day. I am 60 years old in great shape but I’ve lost a lot of flexabilty; the Gold Flex really helps with this and has increased my range of motion on the back swing. I also live near a driving range and go there about 3 times a week. The first few times I went there after using Gold Flex I was a bit frustrated; I had some improvement, a little more distance and better follow through, but nothing major. Then yesterday at the range I took my driver, setup, relaxed and specifically tried to emulate that backswing I used with the Gold Flex. I connected, and holy smokes, the ball went sailing about 270 yards, and I was only hitting 230 yards when I conneced before. I teed up another ball and right up the middle, then 2 more, all at least 270 yards and dead straight or with a slight fade. All summer I have been going to the range and hadn’t been able to drive further than 230 yards, but within a couple of weeks with this product I was able to put together a pretty decent swing. For me it was all about that transition at the top off the swing, and keeping the right temp to generate that lag. I’m not writing this review to brag, I people hit i way further than me. I writing it because I thing it is a great product and may be able to help another frustrated old golfer if you are willing to put he time and thouht into it.
A great golf investment
7 people found this helpful.
Read the reviews for the Orange Whip and SKLZ Gold Flex before purchasing. Many who owned both preferred this one. I purchased it to help me with my tempo, not necessarily distance. What I have found is my accuracy has improved substantially, and I have gained some additional yardage. I have a few other swing training aids, and this is hands down the very best I have used. Helps strength, timing, swing path, finish and is a very nice warm-up tool. Have recommended to friends at my club. I think it will be a great ally in the winter months as well.
Nice product with one not-so-minor complaint
2 people found this helpful.
This is a very nice product for working on your swing tempo and stretching out before hitting on the range or first tee. It’s definitely improved my swing by causing me to slow down my take away and pause more at the top.
A must buy
3 people found this helpful.
This thing is the best, it will forever stay in my golf bag. I use it every single time I golf, right before I start the 1st hole and through out the day when I have time. Great for getting that hard whip into your swing (it added yardage to my drive), great for stretching, helps keep swing plain consistent and much more. It’s well crafted and just a must have especially for new golfers. I HIGHLY recommend it.
The gold flex got my timing back on track…
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OMG… I started playing golf when I was 8yrs old. I played on my junior high and high school golf teams. I even won several junior golf tournaments. Shortly after I was in a terrible head on collision car accident with a drunk driver. I broke 8 bones, sustained paralysis and was in a coma for 6 weeks. Needless to say I my golf game was none existentent for several years. My passion for the game never left me, however my body, balance and timing never returned until I swung the SKLZ gold flex. After swinging the gold flex only a few times I finally got my swing back on track. For me I cannot thank you enough. Now I swing it just a few times a day to keep my swing and timing on point.