Here’s an easy way for Juniors and Developing Players to learn to play golf faster
Once golfers get the basic fundamentals in place: grip, alignment, stance and posture – the key to a good, consistent golf swing is timing and rhythm
Now in its fourth year, the annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championship – a joint initiative founded by the Masters Tournament, USGA and PGA of America – invites boys and girls from all 50 states, ages 7-15, to participate in local qualifying from May to August. Top performers at the local level have the opportunity to advance through the competition and possibly earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club the following April.
This year 40 boys and 40 girls competed in the 2016 National Finals at Augusta, on the eve of this year’s Masters. If your beginner or junior golfer is preparing to take part in next year’s competition, or is pursuing a dream of becoming a successful golfer, or wants to learn to play golf, Swingclick can help. While technique is important in learning the game, all too often, beginners and amateurs get overwhelmed with all the science and instructional tips focused on how to swing a golf club “perfectly.” As a result, more people are walking away from the game because the learning process is too long, complicated and frustrating.
Golfers, especially beginners and juniors, want to experience the joy of success by hitting the ball in the air, getting it on the fairway, and having fun in the process. The Swingclick can help beginners and developing players improve their game and play better golf in reduced time frames. Once golfers get the basic fundamentals in place: grip, alignment, stance and posture – the key to a good, consistent golf swing is timing and rhythm. The Swingclick provides beginners and all golfers with this important frame of reference.
The lightweight golf swing aid straps to a golfer’s forearm and clicks at three key points of the swing: at the top of the backswing, at impact and follow-through. “Most beginners don’t know where the top of their backswing is,” said Mike Quinn, Managing Director of Swingclick, former Sunshine Tour player, and teaching professional. “The Swingclick provides students the ability to hear and more importantly, FEEL the point of transition, and develop the muscle memory to turn into the same position at the top of the backswing. This creates great structure and consistency. If beginners and juniors learn to get their rhythm and tempo right, they will learn to play the game within six months instead of three years.
Children react to positive reinforcement and that’s exactly what the Swingclick is. There is a great fun element to getting a Swingclick to click for children. Learning in a positive environment creates quick wins for a young golfer and a life-long partnership with the game.
Events like the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship helps to build kids’ confidence and develop their love of the game. More rounds will be played and everybody wins.”
Swingclick recently launched the new Swingclick PLUS. This 2nd generation version has a sleeker design that complements the natural flow of the swing. The strap is more adjustable, making it one-size-fits all, and is available in four different colors – blue, red, orange and purple.
The Swingclick is a perfect transition-training device for using your own clubs. It’s not clunky or embarrassing to use on the range and players can use it in real-time taking their practice directly from the range to the course. “The Swingclick offers instructors the opportunity to teach their students technique while they are swinging at a consistent tempo,” added Quinn. “Not only will this make beginners improve quicker, but you will become a better coach.”
Let’s be part of the solution of growing the game.” The original Swingclick and Swingclick PLUS are available on Amazon (Search Swingclick) or through the website. The Swingclick (Version 2015) sells for $19 and the Swingclick Plus (Version 2016) sells for $39. Quantity discounts available for golf academies, summer camps and instructors. For more information and video tips, visit www.swingclickgolf.com.