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Teaching and Training Aids Recommended byKevin Perkins Golf Academy

Please click on any of the pictures below to order the teaching aid from Golf Around The World. 

 

Chip N Pitch: 1 lb. 

Chip N Pitch is a teaching apparatus that can improve the accuracy of your short game. In a round of golf, the average golfer 10-30 handicap only hits 3-5 greens in regulation. The golfer's ability to use the pitch or chip shot determines the outcome of a low or high score for every hole in every round. 

Chip N Pitch makes available to all golfers a tool used by teaching professional for years. Instructors used to retrofit wedges, inserting a shaft to make them longer. This would prevent the wrists from breaking down and teach the students proper chipping and pitching technique. Unfortunately, the solution wasn’t very portable and the student could not use his or her own club. 

Chip N Pitch couples a durable 15” plastic extension to a tapered plastic collar that form-fits on the butt end of the golf club. Any breakdown of the wrists will cause the Chip N Pitch to strike the player’s ribs providing instant feedback. Almost immediately the player will learn how to make a stroke that keeps the hands ahead of the club head and ensures crisp descending contact with the ball. 

Includes instructional DVD. 





Figure 8 Strap: 1 lb.

By keeping the elbows together, the Figure 8 Strap encourages good timing, or proper sequential motion, while helping to prevent over swinging and excessive looseness. These actions tend to help eliminate unwanted casting of the hands while encouraging a strong "big muscle" swing. 

The Figure 8 Strap is available in 2 sizes: Standard and Extra Large   As a general guideline, if you are under 200 lbs., order a standard, over 200 lbs., order extra large. At home or on the range, the Figure 8 Strap will quickly teach you a smooth, connected swing.

 








Impact Ball: 1 lb.
Ninety percent of golfers handicap 10 and above tend to have one of the following faults in their swing: SCOOPING, TOPPED SHOTS, FAT SHOTS, SLICED SHOTS, FLYING ELBOWS, CHICKEN WING, DISCONNECTED, NO DISTANCE.

 The constant that good ball strikers have is their position at impact. The club is descending, the handle leads, and their weight is on their left side. The IMPACT BALL lets you feel like a tour player at impact without needing a lot of instruction. Simply insert it between your forearms and swing.

By encouraging you to keep your arms and body working together, the Impact Ball trains your whole game by developing feel with no mechanical thoughts. Practice with the Impact Ball to improve your putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, and full swing. 

Available in men's, ladies, and juniors. 

"I've been amazed at how quickly using the Impact Ball has helped my students achieve more consistent results. This is the best aid I've used to date to teach students how to correctly use their chest, arms, and body without being restricted." 

-Suzy Whaley  PGA Professional 




Inside Approach 3 lbs.

Using this unique golf swing trainer, you’ll benefit from the most effective way to correct your swing path on the market today. In just a few swings (6 swing guarantee), you’ll have a clear understanding of where the club needs to be swung as it approaches the ball, and you will immediately begin to see improvement in not only making solid contact but both the distance and accuracy of your shots. 

The Inside Approach provide a physical barrier designed to change the path and plane of the club head as it approaches and makes contact with the ball. Many players slice the ball, the result of an outside-to-in swing path. The Inside Approach may be set in such a way that the ONLY way to make contact with the ball without hitting the breakaway arm is by dropping the club into a shallower inside approach to the inside quadrant of the ball is struck. 

The Inside Approach may be used right or left-handed and can be used to work on aspects of chipping, bunker play and of course full swing technique with any club in your bag. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

Q. Will it take long to see results?

A. No. If you follow the instructions on the video/DVD that you received with the Inside Approach, your shots should straighten and your distance should increase within just a few swings. 

Q. Can the Inside Approach be used indoors?

A. It can be used anywhere you can safely swing a golf club. 

Q. Can the Inside Approach be used for both right and left hand users?

A. Yes, it is specifically designed so that the cushion can be rotated to either side. 

Q. Which golf clubs can I use with Inside Approach?

A. The Inside Approach works with any club in your bag and as long as you use the Inside Approach as intended your clubs will not be damaged. The proprietary design allows the cushion to safely break away upon contact with the club. 

Q. Can I use Inside Approach at the driving range on both grass and/or hitting mats?

A. Absolutely.

Q. For whom or what type of golfers is the Inside Approach designed?

A. The Inside Approach helps golfers of all skill levels—from beginners to Tour Players. 

"All the average golfer really has to do to hit the ball solid is to be able to swing underneath the cushion and hit the ball from the inside. The Inside Approach forces you to swing properly. If a beginning golfer could learn to swing without hitting the cushion, they would be miles ahead of the game. It’s simple, it’s easy to use, and it’s going to help golfers of all levels." - Jack Nicklaus 





Momentus Power Hitters: 3 lb.
 
Incorporates a weighted shaft matched to the head weight producing a more dynamic feel when hitting balls. Available in 5 weights and 6 styles. Each driver comes with a custom Power Hitter head cover, Sean “The Beast” Fister's 10 tips for increased driving distance and a Butch Harmon instructional DVD. Available RH and LH in 350g, 310g, 275g, 260g, 240g.

 

 






Plane Trainer: 9 lbs.
 

The Plane trainer is an excellent visual aid, to improve your swing plane. The arms on the device, freely rotate from 0 to 90 degrees and swivel so they can be adjusted to monitor lateral sway, or be set in front of the player to insure an inside to square approach to the ball. The Planer Trainer is a simple, versatile trainer that is a popular teaching aid with teaching pros.  

 


 

 

Swing Image Mirror: 15 lbs.

Reach your full potential by developing a consistent swing and improving your ball striking ability using the lightweight, portable, 30" diameter, Plexiglas mirror. Evaluate the elements of your swing like hand placement, foot and leg action, club position, length of swing, and shoulder turn, to name a few. 

Swing Image Mirror is a great addition to video instruction because it allows you to rehearse and mimic great swings in the mirror.  Horizontal and vertical reference lines indicate the proper setup position of your hands, head, feet and shoulders. Swing Image Mirror not only improves your full swing, it's great for putting and chipping skills as well! 

An ideal portable solution for both right and left handed players. 


Swingyde: 1 lb.
 

Swingyde is a simple but highly effective product designed to teach you a better takeaway, as well as how and where to set the wrists during the swing. This simple device will ensure you are set properly at the top of the swing and enable you to maintain a more consistent swing arc and better swing plane.  Even before the first swing, the Swingyde will assist the player with setup and alignment to the target.

On the downswing, you are encouraged to keep the wrists in a powerful lag position.  At the same time, the Swingyde will help put the face of the club squarely on the ball.  At all times during the swing, the player can easily check the clubface position by looking at the Swingyde.

After impact, you will be guided toward the correct radial deviation of the leading wrist making sure you extend out towards the target and achieving good weight transfer and balance.  You should finish in a relaxed position, facing the target, with the club shaft between your head and shoulder.

The Swingyde can be adjusted to develop greater or less wrist action as appropriate to your needs and skill level.  It can even be effectively used for short game or putting to prevent excess wrist motion. 

Includes instructional DVD featuring teaching legend Jim Flick. 



The Key: 1 lb.
 

The right hand (for right handed players) can be a good golf friend or a swing-destroying enemy. Correct right hand release, aided by the Key, will provide a delayed hit for greater distance and accuracy. The Key will also discourage both fat and thin shots with the irons. Even your putting and chipping improve, as the hands are correctly positioned. The Key is pre-bent to fit the wrist position of most adults. One of the Key’s distinct advantages, however, is that it is malleable and can be adjusted to fit any anyone. 

Of all the important points about this outstanding product, don't overlook the fact that The Key is the ONLY wrist brace on the market that is both adjustable, and does not restrict the fingers!  The player will retain full manual dexterity, but will be discouraged from forcing the shot with the right side. 

When using the Key, it is recommended to start by hitting short pitch shots of 40-60 yards to get the feel of how the body rotation provides the power rather than the hands.  Gradually increase the swing length until you are hitting full shots. 

A right-handed Key is normally used on a right-handed player to keep the right wrist angled. For players wanting to focus on keeping the left wrist flat, we recommend using a left-handed key and bending it to about 10 degrees past straight so it encourages the left wrist to be slightly convex.