With the majority of golfers currently unable to play golf due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, we figured that plenty of you will currently be looking to keep your game sharp for the start of the season by getting in some much needed practice at home.
So we've compiled a list of a few of our favourite pieces of equipment, training aids and devices that can be used from the comfort of your own home that we think will help you improve before our season eventually gets underway.
Quick Hit: The perfect portable putting device which can be placed anywhere and is the exact same size as a usual hole. It's perfect for working on your pace control too - a perfect-pace putt will stop in the tiny hole halfway up the ramp. The ball will roll back to you roughly the same distance that it would have gone past the hole too, making it easy to spot if you are hitting your putts too hard.
Read our FULL REVIEW here
Quick Hit: The Visio mirror provides a clear and simple view of shoulder, head and face alignment during the putting stroke to help you with your putting, from setup to impact. There are also slot widths which are a suitable for a number of different arc types to indicate stroke length, and spaces for tee pegs to train both your strike and path.
[Visit the Visio website here](https://visioputting.com/putting-mirror-acrylic-edition/
Quick Hit: As the name suggests, this mat has four different textures to provide four different lanes of speed - from 7.5 all the way up to a whopping 13 on the Stimpmeter! The mat, which is 9 feet long, also comes with attachments that allow breaks to be added to the putts, meaning that you can work on your starting point aswell as the tempo and consistency of your stroke.
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Quick Hit: SuperSpeed Golf says that they can give you up to 30 yards extra off the tee through a specific golf training program which uses three different weighted sticks, similarly shaped to a golf club, in order to improve swing speed and tempo.
Over 600 Tour Pros already use the detailed system, which consists of 3 10-minute sessions per week to begin with, and it utilises the 'overspeed' concept - basically you swing these sticks faster than a golf club, so when it comes to picking your driver up it should be easier to pick up a few extra miles per hour.
Visit the SuperSpeed website here
Quick Hit: Perfect for honing your chipping in the back garden, or even the living room if you're feeling brave, this net features different sized targets so that you can really challenge yourself whilst working on your strike and the height of your shots.
Visit the SKLZ website here
Quick Hit: Standing at dimensions of 7ft x 7ft, this is the perfect golf target net for a variety of strokes, including drives and chips. Requiring minimal assembly, the pop-up golf net allows you to fully utilise your practice time. Low-maintenance yet highly durable, the FORB portable garden golf net will give you the technique required to straighten your tee shots and stay out of the rough.
Visit the FORB website here
Callaway HX Soft Practice Balls
Quick Hit: Get more from your practice sessions with these soft, reduced-flight golf balls which better simulate the feel and impact of a real ball compared to plastic or foam balls, but which won't damage the window if you happen to go a little awry!
Quick Hit: Provides the golfer with instant feedback of the golf swing on an LCD monitor, to help you improve your golf game. The device measures carry distance, swing speed, ball speed and smash factor, and has 3 modes which include practice, target, random and statistics for each club used.
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Quick Hit: The first all-in-one premium handheld GPS with integrated launch monitor, meaning you can easily track club head speed, ball speed, smash factor, swing tempo and estimated distance. Perfect for practicing in the garden, and perfect for when you get back out onto the course!
Visit the Garmin website here
Quick Hit: I have seen several portable personal launch monitors and most sacrifice performance and information to keep the price down. SkyTrak is the first one I have seen that starts to come into a price range that average golfers could afford without this compromise.
Read our REVIEW here
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