Having the right posture and fitness quotient for the sport you are passionate about, cannot be stressed enough. Not only does it influence your form but it also adds layers worth of confidence to your game. The same principle can be carried over to the realm of golf as well. There exist a number of training aids in the realm of golf that are supposed to help athletes and enthusiasts alike in improving their game. However, if you ask any professional golfer or expert they would unanimously agree that either the aid is going to force your body to race against time to overcome your current physical conditioning, or it is going to give you incorrect feedback about your capacities. Experts and guides available at the public golf courses of Albany, second this opinion wholeheartedly.
Training aids may seem like the buffer between an empty repertoire on one side, and a sea of skill on the other, but what they eschew in the process is the neuromuscular conditioning that someone requires in order to learn a new technique. Most of the professional gold trainers and coaches in and around Albany and its golf circuits have weighed in their opinion about training aids, labelling them as ‘slippery slopes’.
The primary reason for this can be substantiated with the help of an example. Take the arm straightener or swing gloves out there that are available as training gloves. Most of these gloves are marketed as equipment that prevents your arm from over-extending or twisting unnecessarily, with the help of a hard plastic guard that stops your palm from twisting. If you break down the process, think of it this way- every time your arm twists actually, it is being prevented from over-reaching because there is an artificial block in the way. This may seem like a good practice, but your limbs and their muscles are not accomplishing anything on their own, even with repetition. In the long run, this will either end up stiffening your muscle reflexes in the wrist, deter your form, and do precious little in the way of improving your swing from committing the mistake.
A training aid can actually end up harming you in all of the three above mentioned ways. Consider this, the only way you improve is if you keep on practicing a move till your muscle memory learns to hone the reflex like a knee-jerk reaction. If you use a stopgap measure to overcome any obstructions that deter you from committing the mistake, you are not really learning your way around the issue, all you are doing is using a placebo to make it easy- there is no hard work or training involved in that.
Let it not be said that ALL training aids bring negative ramifications to the table. But, folks who are given to the game of golf as a passion and wish to improve enough to rival the likes of Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy, they should accept that training aids are not permanent solutions. Eventually, it all comes down to practice and heeding the words of your trainers. That is probably one of the reasons why learners at the public golf courses of Albany prefer walking into the course without any artificial training aids assisting them.