Practice with Purpose-Proper set up and alignment is the first step to a great golf shot. The Golfer’s Toolbox creates a useful reference point for a great golf swing. It serves as an effective way to check your setup and alignment throughout your routine. Get started by creating a “T” on the ground with the alignment stick. […]
Simple Tip to Stop Chunking the Ball-Practicing at home into a net can be some of your most productive practice. BUT… you can’t let yourself get lazy when hitting off a mat. It’s easy to cheat your lowpoint with a mat, hitting it a little fat, because your club simply drags along the mat until you make contact. On the course, […]
Effortless Centered Contact Every Time-Most of us learned to play golf by hitting buckets of balls at the range. Unfortunately, if those were Game Improvement Clubs, you don’t always make centered contact. Game Improvement Clubs are designed to make the game easier so that even your miss-hits are playable. The problem is, if you’re on the range or out […]
Take a Wider Backswing for Better Ball Striking-Staying wide in your backswing is key to becoming a better ball striker. Most golfers remain too idle, not rotating in their backswing. The result is they end up pulling their trail elbow straight back, the same motion as starting a lawn mower, instead of getting wide. Deflate your Smart Ball and place it between […]
Improve Your Wedge Game-Reliable wrist conditions, face control, radius, rhythm, tempo, all the skills that the best players in the world rely on each week… These are the benefits of the Tour Striker Smart Ball. The Smart Ball is staple on professional tours around the world; PGA, LPGA, European Tour, and more. By managing your elbows, you also […]
Consistent and Controlled Ball Striking-The Smart Ball adds structure to your arms by reducing the movement in your elbows as you swing the club. With the Smart Ball between your elbows, you will naturally learn to rotate and feel the side bend through your swing. The Smart Ball eliminates the Charlie Chicken wing elbow, leading to consistent and controlled ball […]
Deliver a Reliable Clubface-Over the years, you might have gotten in the habit of getting over the top of your swing. This forces you to rapidly shallow the club in the last second in order to make contact with the ball. What’s worse is you might have all these bad habits and not even know it. The purpose of the […]
Create More Structure in Your Swing-The best players in the world practice with the Smart Ball. When you place the Smart Ball between your elbows as you swing your club, you’re taking the range of motion away from your elbows. When you limit range of motion in one part of your body, you have to compensate with increased motion in another […]
Magic Move-The best golfers all have one thing in common... The face of their club is slightly turned down at P6. This is THE critical position just before impact, the Magic Move.
Most golfers' clubface is tipped upward. If that's the case for you, you likely struggle to get the club face square.
Meat and Potatoes Drill-If you have the PlaneMate then you’ve already learned how to properly shallow the golf club. The next step is to move onto the short band and practice your scoring pitch shots. Do this drill to become fantastic with your wedges. Use the short band on a wedge with your PlaneMate and focus on your radius as you hit […]
Your Most Important Arm-A good setup and grip can vastly improve your striking. Most people set up comfortably to a golf ball and then wonder why they have no control over the ball. When you set up comfortably, it’s almost impossible to be in the right position at impact. If you set up in preparation for the dynamic […]
Clean Up your Golf Swing-It can be frustrating knowing you have the potential to be a great golfer, but just missing a few key details. At the Tour Striker Golf Academy, Martin Chuck works with you to become the best golfer you can be. Swinging a club should have a natural ease to it. Every once in a while, […]
Waggle Your Way to Better Golf-The best golfers know that those few moments before a swing are about staying loose and priming a feeling in your wrists. The waggle is a classic way to loosen up! Martin demonstrates the waggle as a feeling of transition in his wrists from address position to impact position. You can clearly see and hear the transition of […]
Simple Drill to Deliver a Strong Clubface-The key move to hitting great shots is letting the clubface get stronger as you unwind. Leaving the clubface open or flipping your wrists can lead to unpredictability. A strong clubface in your downswing, means you don’t have to try to flip your wrists at the bottom to square the club. The Tour Striker Educator […]
The Most Efficient Way to Swing your Golf Club-The key to having an efficient golf swing is understanding where your arms are from set up to downswing. The distance between your elbows should stay about the same throughout your swing. Many swing faults happen as a result of your elbows getting further apart. Eric Cogorno explains how to keep equal distance between your elbows with the […]
The Best Golf Training Aid-Ali Taylor doesn’t do a lot of training aid reviews… There are a lot of training aids out there, but most of them are just average. The difference between an average training aid and the best training aids, how it translates to the course. If you can take the feedback you learned while you used the […]
Develop Your Golf Swing-The PlaneMate comes with 3 bands that can be used in a variety of ways to help develop a great golf swing. A lot of golfers pop up as they swing, causing the pelvis to invade the area that the club and grip live. Wearing an aim stick around your waist gives great feedback because […]
Rotate and Elevate Drill-The following scenario will probably feel familiar to a lot of recreational golfers… You’re standing over the golf ball, preparing to hit a shot. Then, the very first move you make in your backswing is a retraction. Your trail arm withdraws, kinda like you’re about to elbow a pickpocket that’s trying to steal your wallet […]
Best Training Aid to Improve Your Swing-Featured Coach of the Week – Mike Dawson The PlaneMate is one of the best training aids on the market to improve your golf swing! It has also been used by countless PGA Tour and European Tour Players including Rory Mcilroy, Collin Morikaway, Daren Clarke, Matt Kuchar, and Alex Noren, just to name a few. […]
Are You Crossed Up in Your Backswing?-If you’re one of those golfers that gets crossed up at the top of your swing, practicing with the PlaneMate is a fantastic way to add consistency and reliability to your swing. At the top of your backswing, you need to have awareness of the club and your arms. With the PlaneMate on, you can feel the band behind […]
Checkup For Your Golf Swing-Many amateur golfers set up to the ball with their body wide open, their booty back and their weight settled in their back heel. This can lead to a cascade of issues in your swing. A great checkup for your alignment at address and the connectedness of your arms and body throughout the swing is this drill […]
Perfect Your Squat-We love seeing all the PlaneMate hacks that golf coaches and players come up with. This tip is inspired by the "Sam Snead Squat."
5 Ball Progression for Better Connection-If you have gone through the PlaneMate Protocols, you probably noticed that there are a lot of one arm short shot drills. One arm drills help golfers feel connected throughout their entire swing. These little shots may not seem like they are the kind of thing that will help you hit the ball better. But […]
Get High and Wide for More Power-If you’re looking for power…
If you want to really smash the ball off the tee…
You have to have a wide, tall golf swing.
Good golfers don’t bend their trail arm past 90 degrees.
BUT… If you’re like most club golfers, you do.
If you take on swing length by over-bending your arms, that’s cheating! … AND it robs you of power.
The Perfect Recipe for a Strong Draw-We developed the phrase “Resist, Relax, Rotate” for the PlaneMate with Slicers in mind. Golfers who slice the ball have a swing path that goes inside out. Train your body to shallow the ball by resisting the PlaneMate band as you bring the club up. At the top of the top of the swing, relax the tension.
Drill for Bent Back Lead Wrist-Many of Martin Chuck’s golf students struggle with a lazy lead hand at address and through impact. Not because they’re actually lazy, but because a bent lead wrist can be uncomfortable if they don’t know what it should feel like. In this video, Martin demonstrates a drill using the Power Click to help you better understand your grip and feelings […]
Fix the Disconnect for Solid Ball Striking-Featured Coach of the Week – Christina Ricci If you hit a lot of thin shots, it’s probably because your arms and body get out of sync at some point throughout your swing. To solve this problem, Christina Ricci uses the Smart Ball to stay in sync. To do this, set up to the golf ball […]
The Best Golfers in the World Use This-Featured Creator of the Week – Mike Dawson Mike Dawson, a golf Youtuber and content creator, had a chance to try out the PlaneMate at last year’s PGA Show. Mike was able to put on the PlaneMate and experience why some of the best golfers in the world use this training aid . This year, […]
Compression Drill Using the Power Click-The Power Click is a training aid that works every time for Eric Cogorno. In his Youtube video, he breaks down his favorite compression drill for the right wrist and how he uses the Power Click to get great results. Compressing the ball means having a shallow angle of attack with low dynamic loft.
Flatten Lead Wrist Like a Tour Pro-Featured Coach of the Week – Michael Newton The Power Click is a great tool to help golfers associate auditory feedback with feelings. In Michael Newton’s video, he explains that many of his students don’t realize they have a cupped lead wrist in their swing. If you don’t have a coach to watch your wrists as you practice, it’s […]
Chipping Exercise to Break Par-Many players who come to the Tour Striker Golf Academy stand too far from the golf ball when chipping. To fix this habit, try this drill with your PlaneMate to create structural awareness within your swing. As you set up, step closer to the ball so that the PlaneMate band and the shaft of your club are parallel.
Flop Shots-The pro's make flop shots look effortless, but this play can be more intimidating for recreational golfers. A successful flop shot is a ball that's hit high and lands softly.
To practice the flop shot, rotate your PlaneMate club connector 45 degrees.
Find Your Radius-The Tour Striker PlaneMate is a great training aid to help simplify your swing. Hitting pure short shots starts with being able to feel and understand the radius of your swing.
Start to develop these feelings by closing your eyes while you set up to the ball.
Bunker Shots-While most golfers dread bunker shots, knowing how to navigate them is a contributing factor to hitting lower scores. Don't fall into the trap of trying to chase the ball down target line. Remember, a golf swing is a circular motion where the club travels around your body.
Stay Connected-Staying connected throughout your golf swing can be a difficult concept to get the hang of. In his video, Brandon Cubitt of New Nine Golf shares how the Smart Ball taught him to stay connected and why it’s one of his favorite training aids. The Smart Ball can tell you a lot about your golf swing. To […]
Add Consistency to your Swing-Often times you'll hear the phrase "keep your head down" as a way to quickly fix your swing. The problem with this advice is that it can cause problems in other parts of your swing. The key is to find the balance in keeping your head down and maintaining structure in your upper body.
PlaneMate 7 Day Challenge-If you haven’t picked up a PlaneMate yet, there’s no better tool to work on your swing this winter. Whether you’re stuck inside at home, at the office or on the range, the Tour Striker PlaneMate is the best full swing training aid.
For anyone looking to make gains, we challenge you to the 7-Day PlaneMate Challenge.
The challenge is simple. The gains are real.
Have More Chip Ins-The PlaneMate isn’t just helpful for longer shots, it can also give you the correct feelings for your short game. In his IGTV, Mike Maggs explains how he teaches his students to use their bodies instead of their hands for better chip shots.
Build a Golf Swing Like a Tour Pro-Featured Coach of the Week – Michael Newton One of the greatest advantages of practicing with the PlaneMate is the instant and accurate feedback. In his video, Michael Newton explains that many of his students have an idea of what key positions they should be hitting throughout their golf swing, they just don’t know what […]
This Can Improve Your Golf-Featured Coach of the Week – Andy Carter When it comes to training aids, it’s important to recognize what skill you’re trying to improve as you’re using the device. In Coach Andy Carter’s video, he breaks down how he uses the Smart Ball with his students. Generally speaking, the Smart Ball helps golfers understand what […]
2020 Guaranteed Gift Guide-Buying a training aid for a friend or family member is like buying them a weight loss tracker… it can feel a little awkward unless they asked for it. HOWEVER… there are a few training aids that are great for any golfer. This is the 2020 Guaranteed Gift Guide for bulletproof gifts. PlaneMate ® The […]
Club Face Control for Better Golf-Featured Coach of the Week – Dan Whittaker Coaches around the world have embraced Tour Striker products. In this video, elite UK Coach Dan Whittaker breaks down how he helps his students who struggle with club face control. A great way to break bad habits, is to really feel and understand what your arms are doing throughout […]
Upgrade Your Game-One of the best ways to improve this off-season is to create a workout plan. In his IGTV, Coach Jeff Ritter creates a plan for one of his students after discussing the areas of his game he needs to upgrade. The workout focuses on:
1.How the feet connect to the ground
2.The structure of the arms throughout the swing
3.The posture of the body at finish
Wrist Conditions for a Better Swing-Featured Coach of the Week – Eric Cogorno Figuring out what to do with your wrists in a golf swing can be hard to get right. Not because it’s difficult to understand, but because many golfers don’t know what having good wrist conditions is supposed to feel like. In this video, Eric Cogorno teams up with Martin […]
Build a Better Backswing-Featured Coach of the Week – Aaron Olson While all players move a little differently, setting up a solid backswing is the key to having a strong and consistent shot. In this video, part 1 of a 3 part series, Coach Aaron Olson breaks down the motion of the backswing. Aaron demonstrates proper hip and shoulder rotation using […]
Best Training Aid in Golf-Featured Coach of the Week – Ian Frasier and Matt Bois from TXG The Smart Ball is a versatile training aid that establishes a reference point for golfers who don’t know what an effective swing looks or feels like. While there are many ways to use the Smart ball, this video focuses on the management of the club face […]
New Featured Coach of the Week-Every rep you take with the PlaneMate is another opportunity to make the mind to body connection you need to improve your swing. You make this connection by working against the resistance in the bands to feel what you're supposed to do.
Alex explains the 4 key moves that he uses the PlaneMate to feel.
Build a Solid Punch Shot-One of the most useful shots to have in your “bag”, is the punch shot. As you build a solid punch shot, you’ll be able to properly decelerate the golf club to have more control of the club face. Focus on your strike fundamentals as you work through impact and end at a semi-follow through. […]
Improve the Rhythm of your Swing-There’s a variety of shots you need to know in order to play excellent golf. While the situations on the course change, you’ll consistently need rhythm in your swing to make your shot great. When you have good rhythm, it’s easier for the natural momentum of your club to take over, resulting in a more […]
Understanding Your Backswing-There’s something that tour pros do that amateur golfers don’t. With the help of Gears, a 3D motion capture and analysis system that we use at the Tour Striker Golf Academy, we’ve noticed, that tour pros have a very consistent amount of lead arm adduction in their backswing. This means, how much their lead arm […]
How to Practice Shallowing the Club-It may look funny, but attaching an Aimstick to your chest is a useful way to see and feel how the club shallows. The Aimstick acts as a guide throughout your entire swing. On the backswing, it keeps your trail arm from going too far inside, a common mistake when “trying to shallow the club.” […]
Hit Crisp Chip Shots-It doesn’t matter how good of a golfer you are, everyone misses the green at some point. But great golfers know that you can still put up great scores by improving your short game. The goal is to get the ball closer to the hole and convert short putts. To set yourself up to get […]
Positive Distraction-It can’t be denied that Golf is just as taxing mentally as it is physically. Putting especially can be intimidating and can fill even the best players’ head with doubt. To help combat the nerves and give yourself something to focus on other than the outcome, use a tactic called positive distraction. In other words, […]
Training Your Opposite Side Protocol-Martin Chuck isn’t a lefty, but he’s still celebrating National Left Handers Day! Taking the time to understand your motions and routine on your opposite side will only benefit your natural side. As you practice with your opposite side, you’ll bring balance to your body and form a deeper understanding of your swing. This skill […]
Tour Striker Golf Academy on Swing Expedition-Chris Como visits Martin Chuck at the Tour Striker Golf Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. Martin gives Chris an insider’s look at a Golf School and gives Chris an opportunity to test a few Tour Striker products. Come to a Golf School! UPCOMING GOLF SCHOOLS Chicagoland | Vernon Hills | 1 Day Camp | July 10 […]
Shallowing the Club into the Slot-As you begin your backswing, you don’t want to whip the club inside. Using an aim stick across your chest, you get a great visual reference for the relationship between your club and your body. As you begin your turn, you want to maintain that dimension and distance from the aim stick. Then, as you […]
How to Waggle-One of the most common questions to a Tour Pro after a major win is, “Were you nervous when…” It’s hard not to think about all the swing thoughts, all the circumstances, and the what if’s. How you relax and get ready to go can have a major impact on your results. The waggle is […]
Flick the Gum Off-We all hear talk about hitting down on the ball with our irons. The goal isn’t to swing down and stick the club in the ground. The goal is to manage the bottom of your swing, letting your club collect the ball just before it bottoms out and changes direction. If you are struggling with […]
Best New Product – 2020 PGA Merchandise Show-We’re back from the PGA show and brought home some new hardware. We’re happy to announce that the PlaneMate has been awarded the Best New Product of 2020 at the PGA Merchandise Show last week. Thank you to everyone who has supported Tour Striker over the years. We are humbled and honored at the reception […]
Educate Your Hands-Many of the biggest ball striking issues in golf can be traced back to the hands. Whether the problem started in your hands or you end up using your hands to compensate… From leaving the face open and hitting a slice, to flashing it closed and hitting hooks, or stalling and flipping for weak, fat, or thin shots. Your hands are […]
PlaneMate Q&A-The Tour Striker team often gets questions from PlaneMate owners asking about faults and fixes and other exercises to do with the PlaneMate. In this video from the Protocol Series (included when you register your PlaneMate), Martin Chuck and David Woods share the answers to your most burning questions. When I follow through, why is […]
New Advanced Protocols for the PlaneMate-If you have already pre-ordered a PlaneMate, we are on schedule and expect to start shipping orders in early January. BUT… We are nearly sold out of this next wave, so if you want to get a PlaneMate in January, you only have a few days to make sure you’re a part of this wave! […]
Improve Your Lag for Better Ball Striking-Lag is an often misunderstood concept in golf, often played up to be a mythical magic sauce for great ball striking. Lag in the swing delivers a stronger clubface to the ball. However, lag is simply the result of your body and the clubhead changing direction at different speeds. Lag is what happens when the […]
Top Training Aids to Help You Improve-Give yourself the best Christmas present ever this year. Golf is more fun when it’s easy. There’s nothing better than a perfectly struck ball with an effortless swing that doesn’t even feel like you hit the ball. For most of us, those balls are few and far between… but they don’t have to be. This […]
Sneak Peek: Go from Slice to Draw in 5 Days-Stop flipping & slicing. Start shallowing & hitting draws. We’re putting together a 5-Day Protocol with the Tour Striker Educator that will help you start hitting perfect baby draws in just 5 days. Even some of the highest level players struggle to shallow the club and stall their rotation, causing a mild flip at impact […]
Range Warm-Up with Your PlaneMate-The PlaneMate has taken the golf community by storm. We are overwhelmed and humbled by the support of coaches and players. One of the best parts of the PlaneMate is the 7-Day Protocol designed to help you massively improve your swing in just 7 days. However, a number of people have been asking us what […]
Swing the Weight of the Club Free Wheeling-We want you to be able to swing the weight of the club free wheeling, giving up control to gain control. Too many people try to hold the face of the club perfectly square at impact and steer the ball down their target line. The truth is, you need to get the face of the […]
Key Positions and Common Mistakes-The Tour Striker PlaneMate, created by PGA Coach Martin Chuck and David Woods, is an incredible tool for creating structure, getting feedback, and developing the feel of a tour level golf swing. Like all Tour Striker training aids, the PlaneMate came out of the need to help students of the Golf School make a change […]
Teach Your Wife to Play Golf-This weekend is the official start of the 2019-20 Tour Striker Golf Academy Golf Season… AND it’s Mamma Striker’s Birthday! So of course, she’s celebrating by participating in the Golf School! What better time than now to announce Martin’s first book, Teach Your Wife to Play Golf: The Simple Secrets of a Great Swing. It’s […]
Squaring the Clubface-When you try to guide the ball, moving your club down the target line, you invariably end up with an open clubface. You have to let the handle stay low and work around the corner. This is what squares the face of your club to deliver long straight drives. The Tour Striker Impact Strap forces […]
Feel the Resistance of the Club to Create Lag-Come to a Golf School. Call Martin for details! 541-948-2480 Lag is the hidden move in the golf swing where powerful hitters, turn a seemingly smooth and rhythmic movement into impressive distance. It looks like wrist cock or hinging is the key to a powerful swing… However, wrist hinge is the result of lag, not […]
The Start of Golf Season!-Come to a Golf School. Call Martin for details! 541-948-2480 Fall is the START of Golf Season in Phoenix. In fact, right now, golf courses all across Arizona are overseeding with winter grass in preparation for a great season. The weather in Phoenix averages a beautiful high in the mid 70’s, perfect for golf. The […]
Golfcation (Golf + Vacation)-Fall is here. Colder weather is on it’s way. Pumpkins are out. People are making plans for the holidays. It’s the perfect time for a Golfcation (Golf + Vacation). The Tour Striker Golf Academy is the perfect Golfcation. Not only does Arizona boast some of the most beautiful desert scenery and courses, it also has […]
Required Drill for an Effortless, Beautiful, Crisp Short Game-The great George Knudson had a drill that he required all his juniors to perfect. You place one end of a small piece of string under your belt on your lead hip and hold the other end against the grip of your club. The goal is to be able to make a semi-follow through without […]
KEEP YOUR ELBOWS CLOSER WITH THE SMART BALL-Getting steep in the downswing is the death knell of golf because you simply don’t have time to accurately and consistency make the big adjustment needed to square the face. This is why everyone talks about trying to shallow the club and using your pivot and rotation to deliver the club. It’s far more reliable […]
PlaneMate Review-We are humbled and overwhelmed by the response to the PlaneMate. The feedback, comments, and reviews have been amazing. Everyday, we get more messages of people shooting their lowest score ever… And people who have tried a friend’s PlaneMate and want to know how they can get their hands on one. Tour-level golf club fitter […]
Get Shallow-Shallowing the club in the downswing is considered one of the magic moves. It keeps the face of the club passive, letting you develop more speed with your rotation without the need to perfectly time and manipulate the face. The result is consistency and distance. One of the best drills for this is called the […]
PlaneMate Driver Protocol-We all love watching a beautiful swing, especially on Sunday in slow motion as the leader drives the green for a look at eagle on a par 4. Most people have never felt what a “Picture Perfect” swing looks and feels like. Especially as you get older, those key positions seem harder to get into. […]
Podcast: PlaneMate Creators David Woods and Martin Chuck on GolfWRX-Team Tour Striker just returned from the PGA show in Las Vegas. It was a great show and great to connect with other companies and all the legendary coaches that make the game great. During the show, GolfWRX’s Johnny Wunder sat down with David Woods and our own Martin Chuck to talk about the PlaneMate, […]
New Favorite Tool for Improving Drives-A number of professional players have tried this and the response was unanimous, they LOVE the PlaneMate with the pitch-motion band, the short green one, on their driver. This is what everyone wants. Using the short green band, the PlaneMate will help you reliably hit great drives. Yes, you can take full swings, and yes, […]
Rotate and Relocate for Power and Distance-The Tour Striker Smart Ball has been used by countless players and professionals to help maintain the structure in their arms, inspiring them to rotate and relocate to collect a golf ball. This video features Martin Chuck at a Golf School demonstrating the use and intent of practicing with the Smart Ball. Whether you tend […]
Improve Faster than Ever Before-Every once in a while a training aid comes along that’s great for beginners and pros and everyone in between. The Tour Striker 7 Iron, the Smart Ball and now the PlaneMate has joined that list. The PlaneMate has been extremely well received so far. Darren Clarke said, “Best training aid ever Martin! Amateurs (and […]
Collect the Golf Ball with Rotation and Structure-This video features the Tour Striker PlaneMate as a tool for awareness while building strength and flexibility throughout your swing, but the key positions and drills demonstrated are the cornerstone of any great swing, with or without the PlaneMate. Numerous customers have shared with us just how much the 7-Day Protocol for the PlaneMate has […]
Stretch & Strengthen to Build a Better Swing-The first wave of PlaneMates have all been shipped out and many have already received their order! A collaboration between Martin Chuck (owner of Tour Striker) and David Woods (owner of Driven Golf), the PlaneMate has been over two years in the making. The PlaneMate uses resistance bands to help you build muscle memory, strength, […]
The PlaneMate has Arrived!-The Tour Striker PlaneMate is here! A collaboration between Martin Chuck (owner of Tour Striker) and David Woods (owner of Driven Golf), the PlaneMate has been over two years in the making. The PlaneMate is a revolutionary product that uses resistance bands to help players of all levels improve their swing, shallowing the club in […]
The Wall Drill for Early Extension-If your most common mistake is a push or a hook, it’s likely caused from early extension. Tour Striker Golf Academy Coach Aaron Olson has a great drill called the Butt on the Wall Drill. You can do it with any wall or use your bag out on the range to gain an awareness of […]
Scoring Shots-So many people try to stay down too long in the scoring shots around the green. Their body stalls. Their elbows separate. They’re unreliable. That’s what’s so great about the Tour Striker Smart Ball. It keeps your arms working together, forcing you to rely on your pivot and sequence to collect the ball; rotating your […]
Sustain Your Lag with The Great Wall of China-We’ve got a great drill for you to improve your low point control and sustain the lag in your swing. Coming to you from a summer golf school at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, one of our favorite drills, The Great Wall of China from the great Ben Doyle. The Great Wall of China Take the […]
The #1 Training Aid for Chicken Wings-After an impressive T3 finish at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black a few weeks ago Matt Wallace shared some of his training secrets… And, Golf.com is literally buzzing about it this month… The Tour Striker Smart Ball has become one of the most popular training aids. It’s simple. It’s easy to use. It helps […]
Hit a Draw with the Under-Over Drill-If you tend to come over the top and your main miss is a slice, the Under-Over Drill with the Tour Striker Educator will help you get the club to track into the ball providing a draw bias. Using the Tour Striker Educator, start with the white Educator arm between your forearms at address. In […]
Manage Your Wrists to Control Your Body-If you have a tendency to overswing your arms, it makes it really difficult to be consistent and robs you of distance. It takes effort to learn to use your body correctly, using your pivot and rotation to help control the clubface and collect the ball. The Tour Striker Power Click is a great awareness device, that, when […]
Control Your Backswing for Improved Consistency-A lot of recreational players tend to overswing and lose control in their backswing. A lack of structure in the arms and particularly in the wrists, makes it nearly impossible to reliably control the clubface, creating random errant shots, toe hits, and weak shots out to right field. The Tour Striker Impact Strap was designed […]
Manage Your Trail Arm to Strike it Solid-When you come to a golf school, you get lots of one-on-one time with the coaches, including Martin Chuck. This video shows Martin working with a student to better understand and control the relationship between the trail hand and lead hand coming into impact, his swing path, and consistently making contact with the ground in […]
Stretch to Maintain Your Shoulder Turn-Flexibility is one of the most often neglected parts of the game. Especially as you start to get older, your body naturally loses flexibility, resulting in a shorter swing and lost power. If you’re losing distance and struggling with consistency, you may need to work on your flexibility. The Tour Striker Power Impact Pro is […]
Accept the Challenge – Practice a Little Harder to Make a Change-If you want to make a change, you have to practice a little harder than what’s comfortable. There’s no magic pixie dust that you can sprinkle on and suddenly get better. If you want to upgrade your game you have to put in the work. But it’s not just about practicing. You have to have […]
Shallowing Your Swing Plane For Powerful Strikes-Too many people, trying to hit a draw, tend to whip it inside and then come over the top. The Under/Over Drill will help you shallow your swing plane by letting the club orbit inside out with the correct understanding of your wrists and hands. Using the Tour Striker Educator, you want to start with […]
It’s Best to Know, Not to Guess-If you lack control of the clubface, always slicing it or always hooking it and when you try to make adjustments your ball flight is super inconsistent, you’re probably waiting too long to set your hands. Instead of flattening your lead wrist at the top of your backswing, it happens in transition, it happens too […]
Use Your Rotational Power to Really Get Things Fired Up-In any sport, when we hit something, our trail shoulder is closer to what we’re going to hit. It’s not something where our arms get straight to hit it. In golf, this mistake happens pretty easy, because we look at the golf ball down there and we try to line everything up. But that keeps […]
Use a Dollar Bill to Help with Compression-“Compression”… the magic word in golf that means you’ve successfully transferred all the energy from your swing into the golf ball. If you feel like you hit a beautiful shot but the ball comes up short, you may have struck the ball in the center of your club but you didn’t compress the ball. It […]
Compress the Ball with Forward Shaft Lean-If you’re looking for longer, crisper iron and wedge shots, you have to learn how to present the club with forward shaft lean at impact. This is one of the most important aspects of golf that keeps poor players poor. If you’re scooping the ball to try to help it into the air, your buddy’s […]
Pace and Face Wedges Around the Green-Get the most out of your practice time around the green by using the Tour Striker Impact Strap. I’m using the Tour Striker Impact Strap today to increase my awareness of my hands with my wedges. The Impact Strap is a great tool to help force yourself to keep the angle between your arm and […]
The Importance of Warming Up Properly-Too many people head out to the first tee or the driving range and immediately start trying to hit full shots… without stretching and without finding their rhythm first. Not only does this hurt your game, but it can also lead to pain or injury. Just like a car on a cold morning or any […]
The Lead Arm Only Drill-Are you standing up through impact causing your swing to lose power, consistency, and distance? The closer to straight the lead arm and club get at impact (180°), the more difficult it is to control the clubface. The relationship between club and arm, that angle, not only stabilizes the face but increases power with a […]
Stay Connected in Your Takeaway for More Reliable Shots-At the Golf School we often find that a person’s golf swing is a cascade of events, like dominos. If your swing starts poorly, it usually ends poorly. Alternatively, if you start with a great takeaway it sets you up for success throughout the rest of your swing. If you follow @TourStrikerGolf on Instagram you’ve […]
Use your Educator to Sink More Putts-The Tour Striker Educator is an extremely versatile training aid. It creates an improved awareness of the clubface up by your hands and arms. Being able to see and feel the relationship between what your hands are doing and your clubface helps “Educate” your hands. A number of training aids on the market have a […]
How to hit UP with your Driver-World Long Drive Competitor and Tour Striker Golf Academy Coach Jim Waldron demonstrates using the Tour Striker Smart Bag as an awareness device that will help you shallow your club and rotate into impact. This powerful delivery position will help you gain distance and consistency on the tee. Order Yours Now »
“I’ve Never Felt That Before!”-Are you standing up through impact causing you to lose power, consistency, and distance? The first Impact Straps started shipping last week and the response has been AMAZING! The #1 thing customers say, “I’ve never felt that before!” The Tour Striker Impact Strap is a proactive training aid that doesn’t allow you to thumb down […]
From Weak & Inconsistent to Predictable & Powerful…-Are you standing up through impact and struggling to control the club face? If the club comes into impact “toe down” the face is going to be pointed well to the right. A stable club face comes from keeping the angle between your arm and the club. The Tour Striker Impact Strap is a proactive […]
Eliminate Randomness in Your Club Face with the Pizza Slice-Are you struggling to control your club face at impact and getting inconsistent distance? This happens to good players and beginners alike. No matter how you get there, if you’re standing up at impact and losing the Pizza Slice, it’s going to be a lot harder to control the face of the club. Even worse, […]
The Justin Rose Gauntlet-The Justin Rose Gauntlet – this is simple and effective This tip is actually a tip that I shot for Revolution Golf where I demonstrate the “gauntlet” practice setup that FedEx Cup champion Justin Rose uses to hone his legendary ball striking. What’s great is, you can set this up indoors on a mat or out at […]
Winter Workout – The Rope Drill-Keep your golf swing in shape this winter with the Power Impact Pro 2.0 Along with it’s many uses for warming up, stretching, and strengthening, one of my favorite uses of the Power Impact Pro is to increase speed with The Rope Drill. This drill forces you to focus on swinging faster, not harder, building […]
Long Arms for Consistency-‘FEELS’ come from ‘GOOD FUNDAMENTALS.’ ‘GOOD FUNDAMENTALS’ come from awareness. The Tour Striker S.A.M.I. gives you an awareness unlike any other training aid. Know if you’re over swinging in your backswing. Know if you’re keeping your arms long. Know if you’re transporting the right angles. The structural awareness created by being able to connect different […]
You’re Gonna Need a Frisbee…-Frisbee Drill starts at 4:32. The reason I’m such a fan of training aids is because I want you to have awareness when you practice. With the Tour Striker Power Click, you’re going to know with certainty what your wrist conditions are doing during a golf swing. Order Yours Now »
A Golf Swing is both Circular and Rotational-A golf swing has both circular and rotational elements to it. I often encourage students to swing a club up off the ground because it’s easier to understand. The problems arise when you try to tilt that circular and rotational move over to hit a golf ball. This is one of the reasons I created […]
The #1 Requirement for Distance and Consistency-The #1 Requirement for Distance and Consistency Everyone wants more distance and consistency… Speed, compression, endless swing thoughts… but while you’re out there searching for that “swing secret,” you’re forgetting about the #1 Requirement for Distance and Consistency. The KEY that makes your speed and adjustments meaningful. The Secret Key? … Centered Contact What does […]
The PowerClick is Back!-The PowerClick is Back! Tour Striker Nation! I’d like to introduce you to the PowerClick 2.0. This is a GREAT training aid to help you understand the important role your wrists and arms play during the swing. Miss these critical alignments and great shots are purely random. Have an understanding of wrists and arms with […]
Practicing Indoors on a Mat?-Practicing Indoors on a Mat? The Tour Striker Plane Station is a great tool for helping you monitor your swing shape and body motion when you’re practicing on a mat. Click Here to download the Practice Tip Booklet. Order Yours Now »
Simple Indoor Practice Plan-Simple Indoor Practice Plan This week, I’ve got a simple indoor practice plan to help you monitor your swing shape and body motion, featuring the Tour Striker Plane Station. Order Yours Now »
Swing Diagnosis-SWING DIAGNOSIS Back in 2012, shortly after we first introduced the Smart Bag… My Golf Spy reviewed it and had the following to say… “If you don’t own an impact bag, the Smart Bag represents a good value… If you need to work on impact, path, or clubface, the Smart Bag offers great ways to […]
SMASH SMASH SMASH-SMASH SMASH SMASH If you’re stuck inside and longing to work on more than your carpet putting skills the Smart Bag is the perfect companion. Impact bags are great for working on impact position, keeping your head back while getting your weight rotated and relocated over your lead leg. It’s amazing how when you’re about […]
Chipping & Pitching Techniques-TRANSCRIPT Hello everyone, welcome to Martis Camp Golf Club. You know today I want to talk about chipping and pitching and how to have better engagement of the club face to the golf ball without fear of laying the sod over it, chunking it or blading and across the green. So I’ve got a sharpie […]
The Golfing Machine Demystified-TRANSCRIPT So lets talk about the three golf swings are really make up the total motion of the golf machine. This little motion right here, this is kind of an armsy swing and it’s driven by pivot and pivot. Again, there’s just this little motion that we utilize with the legs to help get our […]
56 Degree Wedge – Crisp contact, control and spin-TRANSCRIPT Okay, here I am at Tethrow, we’re talking about the Tour Striker 56 degree club right now. How this is going to help you with a bunch of shots. I love this club because you don’t have to make a full swing to understand its, uh, its benefits. So here I am face on […]
It’s Not About Hitting Down!-TRANSCRIPT To hit down or not to hit down, that is the question. Hello, my name is Martin Chuck and I want to talk to you about how to strike the ball crisply and I’m also here to say that you have enough down, enough downward strike in your swing. Already. See, the golf swing […]
How to use leverage in your golf swing!-TRANSCRIPT Leverage the leverage and Golfs, pretty simple, really it’s just maximizing the lever length between the shaft and the left arm. Now in the address condition, most of us are out of leverage. We don’t have a levered condition here, and the reason that we set our hands in this case, more mid body […]
Shaping Iron Shots-TRANSCRIPT Hi, this is Martin Chuck had been or the Tour Striker training products. I’m here at the Raven Golf Club in Beautiful Phoenix, Arizona and I want to talk about shot shaping today and how important it is to understand face and path when you’re playing iron shots. We just don’t try to hit […]
Tour Striker #1 Golf Training Aid-TRANSCRIPT No matter what you’re tried to do to improve your ball striking and distance, it can haven’t Tried the Tour Striker. You haven’t used the number one trainer in golf. The reason I know that Tour Striker is the best because all you have to do is just hit balls with it and your […]
Don’t Run Out Of Right Arm!-TRANSCRIPT Hi, this is Martin Chuck and I’m at the Raven Golf Club in Phoenix and I want to talk to you about something really important about impact, how not to run out of right arm. You know we’ve got our right arm measurement here and we know that I’ve already are playing around and […]
“Manzella Style” Driver Release Drill-TRANSCRIPT Harpoon, if you will. That’s the sensation, right? Okay. I’m having some patience sticking out in the ground. Now with the driver. It’s going to be a lot different. Where’d that Harpoon go? I missed you went way back there. Okay. There’s a different feeling when we hit the driver. This is your driver. […]
Tour Style Wrist Conditions-TRANSCRIPT Tour Striker Nation , Martin Chuck here. Welcome to another episode of instructional stuff just to get you thinking, maybe help you with your game. So we just finished up a golf school last weekend and the folks that come to see me typically struggle with behavior where the golf club gets too steep […]
Train with Speed to Increase Clubhead Speed-Train with Speed to Increase Clubhead Speed We’re all looking for a way to find a little more clubhead speed… To increase clubhead speed, we’re not trying to swing harder, we’re trying to swing faster. A great way to do that is to get the body moving fast. Mark ‘The Golf Yogi’ Williamson has some […]
How to feel Lag during your swing-TRANSCRIPT This is a little drill to incorporate, to understand club head lag. Really, really vital to understand this as you apply the tour golf ball in my hand, I’ve got a grape okay, this is how I’m going to squish that grape. If I take my golf grip, which will have a separate chapter […]
The Golf Secret – The Tour Striker Training Club-TRANSCRIPT Hello, my name is Martin Chuck, I’m a PGA member. I’ve been teaching golf for 20 years and I’m here to introduce to you the Tour Striker training club. This is a golf club training device that I’ve developed to help you understand the elusive ability of proper contact with a golf ball. Very, […]
The Tour Striker Smart Ball-TRANSCRIPT Hello, this is Martin Chuck. I’m the inventor of the Tour Striker Training Club, the most successful training club in the last number of years. We sold well over 100,000 units worldwide and I’d like to introduce you to the Tour Strikers smartball. What exactly is a smart ball? Well, it’s this inflatable little […]
Golf Pro Impact Drill-TRANSPCRIPT Good morning, so I’m here at Tethrow beautiful Saturday morning. I’m finally getting some good weather here in bend. A couple of things. A couple of folks that I’m helping out there. I’m coast coastguard, guy in Houston with impact issue. He’s got a. he’s got a good look and golf swing and it […]
How to Spin Your Wedge-TRANSCRIPT This particular club has three lines on it. We’ve got a black line on the leading edge. We’ve got a blue line in the center and a red line at the back. I’m calling the black line, the Lee Trevino spinner. The Blue Line is a Tom Watson midsole pitch and this red line […]
Solve The Shanks Once And For All-TRANSCRIPT Hello, this is Martin Chuck and I’m live at the Raven in Phoenix and well, a little bit overcast, Phoenix, Arizona right now. I’m going to show you a quick video. Play it right now. In that video I’m going to show you what I did. Okay. This is. This video is to supplement […]
Tour Striker Training Club Instructional Video-TRANSCRIPT Martin Chuck inventor of the Tour Striker training club, and in this video I want to show you how to maximize the benefit training with your Tour Striker. You know the Tour Striker is designed with an elevated leading edge. This face has been raised from the sole, the golf club, so that it […]
Play Better Golf by Educating Your Hands-TRANSCRIPT Hello, my name is Martin Chuck, inventor of the Tour Striker training clubs. Today we’re here in beautiful Indian Wells, California. At the vintage golf club. I’m going to introduce to you the Tour Striker Educator. Okay. First thing I got to show you how to put the Educator in your golf club. You […]
How to release the club properly by “aiming your angles”-TRANSCRIPT Okay, let’s talk about aiming your angles. Okay. What do I mean by aiming your angles? Well, golfers have to learn how to be patient enough with their hands that don’t over accelerate. A great teacher. One of my mentors, um, while he doesn’t really even know it, but I’ve watched all this stuff […]
Golf Pro Drill – Finding the “Slot” on the downswing-TRANSCRIPT It’s a 400 yard par four with a split fairway out there. You can see there’s a little lake on the left and a fair way. That’s about a 225 carry and then a fairway down the right hand side. If you’re not too bold to go for the one on the left, uh, […]
Tour Striker Smart Bag-TRANSCRIPT Hello, my name is Martin Chuck inventor of the Tour Striker training club, the number one training aid in the United States. I’d like to introduce you to the Tour Striker Smart Bag. I call it the smart bag because it’s got a lot of features that the typical impact bag doesn’t have. First […]
Compression Into The Left Leg – “Pivot Burst”-TRANSCRIPT These hands, good hands, they’re going to get down in front of us and our leg is going to make our hands come up and make your club head go down. Okay. We watched enough video. Good players, so here’s that little pitch shot . watch My knee crispy, right? Very much so, so […]
The Clubface at address? Square to the target or closed?-TRANSCRIPT Hello, welcome to the Tethrow golf club. I’m standing here on the twelfth fairway at Tethrow. It’s a beautiful day in June. We hope you can come visit us out here. It’s amazing golf course designed by David McLay kit. I’ve got a few things to go over today with fans of Tethrow and […]
Hitting Your Driver Longer – Crack The Whip-TRANSCRIPT Hello, this is Martin Chuck from the Raven Golf Club Phoenix. I want to talk to you about the snap in golf. The power. How are you going to feel the power and golf, and as an example, I’m going to show you a snap. Now. I hope you’ve never been on the receiving […]
Learn Exactly How To Hit The Golf Ball-TRANSCRIPT I know you purchased the tour striker and it’s really gonna help your game. The reason this golf club is designed the way it is, it makes a lot of sense just by looking at it that you have to have some forward shaft lean to get that law presents itself to the golf […]
How to maximize your driver distance-TRANSCRIPT Today going to talk about distance. I don’t know a golfer out there that wouldn’t like to hit it farther. Now we all have our own personal maximum for how far we’re going to hit it. I’m going to cover some basic things for you today. The first order of business is having a […]
How to Hit Your Irons Longer with the Same Easy Swing!-TRANSCRIPT Okay, nice solid shot. So let’s take a look at the Trackman numbers. Okay. We’re going to look at this number, dynamic loft way down here, over here on the, on while your right. My left and we had an attack angle hitting down five point five degrees. I hit it pretty solidly, but […]
Pure Golf Shots ..How to consistently strike golf balls!!-TRANSCRIPT Morning everybody, I’m here with David Orange You golf shots for us. Go ahead David. Okay, that’s one. How were those David? Okay. The first one was. Okay. The second one I lost a little bit. Oops. Oopsy and the fourth one. Alrighty David. Thank you very much. My friend David might turn. Okay. […]
Hit a golf ball REALLY Straight-TRANSCRIPT Hi, today we’re going to talk about how to hit your irons shots really straight, and you’ll see by this little setup here I’ve got a stick sticking out of the ground and a couple that are parallel to the stick on the ground in one up ahead. Basically what I’ve done is I’ve […]
Swing Small to HIT BIG-TRANSCRIPTION No, it’s kind of funny. The what the right arm does and what it doesn’t do in the golf swing, you know, if I just ask George what is, or show me what the right arm doesn’t swing, what’s your opinion of it? What does it do? It’s just the left arm does most […]
Increase Stability and Flexibility in Your Turn-Increase Stability and Flexibility in Your Turn We all want to hit longer drives and be more consistent… Distance comes from speed, and speed comes from flexibility. There’s no better person than Mark ‘The Golf Yogi’ Williamson to help you increase flexibility and stability in your turn. As well, using the Power Impact Pro, which […]
Leverage Wrist Angles for Power and Control-Leverage Wrist Angles for Power and Control Your wrists are a hinge that moves in multiple directions (vs your elbow that moves in just one direction). This makes them extremely powerful, but also really difficult to control. Your wrists are reflected in the face of the club. So if the ball isn’t going where you […]
Hit Longer Drives with the Rope Drill-Hit Longer Drives with the Rope Drill We all want to hit longer drives. (Especially as we get older and start to lose distance.) My assistant, good friend, and great coach Big Jim Waldron made it to the Semi-Finals of the World Long Drive Competition in Las Vegas this week with a drive of 386 […]
Brilliant Little Wrist Monitor-Brilliant Little Wrist Monitor One of my all time favorite inventions is the Tour Striker Educator… because it teaches players how to use their hands and wrists. However, a lot of people struggle to understand how to get the results they want. As a simple device, it tells you when you’re doing it wrong, but […]
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Hit Great Bunker Shots with Increased Bounce and Loft-Hit Great Bunker Shots with the Educator Do you struggle with green side bunkers? Especially ones with a high lip where you can barely see the flag? Do you feel anxious just thinking about it? The Tour Striker Educator can be used to help you hit great bunker shots. Most people struggle in bunkers because […]
A Star is Born with the SAMI-You don't always know or realize how much you are bending your elbows in your swing. When someone first clips on the SAMI and practices a few chip shot swings, the first reaction is them hearing how much the SAMI winds (the audible noise when the SAMI extends and retracts) on both the back swing […]
Pitch Shot Refinement using the SAMI-One of the first things I do at the golf school is clip on a SAMI (Structural Awareness Motion Instrument). The reason is because it's so easy to forget what the arms are doing that we end up compensating for a poor shot with our hands. When was the last time you thought about taking […]
Quality Practice Sessions with the Tour Striker Training Club-We all have to put in the work to get better. Even PGA Coach Martin Chuck has to spend some time practicing to see results. In this throwback video, Martin shows you how he practices with the Tour Striker 7 Iron. The 7 Iron is great! The intuitive design trains you to get your hands in […]
Tour Level Ball Control-Do you remember when Tiger Woods sliced the ball around a corner and onto the green at the 2003 U.S. Open? Most of us are still working on being able to hit the ball straight… but there is a higher level, where you can control the ball and hit different flight patterns on demand. I'm […]
The Cornerstone Drill-A lot of people ask me what they can practice before they come to a Golf School. My answer is always the same… The Cornerstone Drill. The Cornerstone Drill is great because it's a drill that you can practice on your own and with a couple of checkpoints make sure that you're doing it correctly. […]
Swing Shape – Stop Coming Over The Top-This simple drill with a couple of aim sticks will help you understand swing shape and the delivery of an inside to out swing path. Start off with half speed swings and work your way up to full speed. Best of luck and happy golfing, Martin
Catch The Fly, Danielson-Learning how to stabilize your golf swing is critical to becoming a high level ball striker. This drill will teach you how to pass along energy from one segment to the other for effective precision. Everyone wants “Consistency.” Well, to have consistency, you need Kinetion, Stabilization and Precision. Work this drill into your training and […]
Understanding Body Motion-In this simple golf drill, you’ll learn about 3D body motion and how the body is in a constant state of motion during a golf swing. Blending these motions, creates the “steady head” most people find desirable and helpful for a reliable swing.