all in the same category. Torture devices. I am not saying these devices have never helped anyone…actually yes, they have never helped anyone…the right way.
Any device that masks a swing flaw by creating another, is just plain terrible. I am not going to go into every training aid, because I am sure there are 1 or 2 that have some merit, but these three are horrid.
I could sit here for hours and pontificate reasons why these and other training aids are bad, but I don’t feel like it because I am angry enough already.
I will just say The Medicus makes you contrive an extremely slow backswing…and you all know how a slow backswing is bad for rhythm. Every medicus user I have personally seen has a backswing that can be measure with a sundial and a backswing that takes place in 14 different contrived parts in order to keep the hinges from breaking.
Weighted clubs just cause micro tears till they cause a serious injury to all joints in your body that a golf swing stresses.
Then we have the magic impact bag. The magical cure for casting/chucking/early release and more club speed. Couldn’t we just reduce our dominant hand grip pressure or shorten our swings, instead of destroying our rhythm, teaching ourselves to hold on for dear life and learning to stop our swings 6 inches after we hit the ball (trust me, I have seen dozens of people have this happen from hours of impact bag use)…not to mention torn rotator cuffs and ligament damage in the hands and wrists.
You will get more use out of whacking soiled diapers around your back yard. You will end up with the same substance all over yourself during both processes.