Reddit reviews: The best golf training equipment

We found 290 Reddit comments discussing the best golf training equipment. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 126 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Golf Training Equipment:

u/cgr4217 · 2 pointsr/golf

I think anything with iOS should be able to use it, to the best of my knowledge, and any hitting net should do the trick. I have a Rukket golf net that I use with mine that works awesomely. I can hit driver into it and not be concerned about damaging it. The projector and screen can be set up above the net, I think, if you want to do the immersive simulation, but even the MacBook screen and/or TV would be perfectly well-suited for the driving range play, especially as you get more familiar with the feel of what happened with a shot. WGT is free to play sim rounds on, which is awesome, but the short game shot recognition is super frustrating, lol.

The ability to play rounds/hit balls in your house is super convenient, especially because you mentioned you don't get to get out to courses much, and the ability to learn in your own home environment without risking judgment out on a driving range is super handy for newer players. If you both enjoy golf as much as it seems like you do, I think it'd be a great investment.

u/lokhor · 2 pointsr/golf

The answer to your question is out there. Only, we cannot answer since we don't know your flaws. The best thing to do is get a single lesson from a pro, ask him to give you some drill and even ask him what training aids would be beneficial for you. He even might use some training aid during the lesson.



Putting tutor to make sure your putts are starting on line


Alignment sticks can be used for an enormous amount of drills



I used this aid to help my elongated back swing. Took me a while but now I have much better tempo and actually get more speed.



This is the best putting aid you will ever use CHALK LINE!!!



This is a good tool to use on your swinging to make sure your upper body is working in unison.



Check out some of these tools and look up some drills. I am sure you can find a few that would help your game. Good luck!

u/nirajguy · 3 pointsr/golf

What are your misses like? You do a lot of great things in your swing...the potential is there. I think a few tweaks will go a long ways! It is a little hard to tell from the video but the only thing I would change about your grip is the gap between your thumb and pointer finger on your right hand. When you have a gap there you lose a lot of control over the club face.

  • Bad grip - http://imgur.com/EB2YEZJ1.
  • Good grip - http://imgur.com/bw53rDr

    An old coach of mine would put two sharpie dots on my hand kinda like the 2nd pic and then make me connect the dots.

    Next up would be your lateral movement away from the ball. I think some of your overswinging is because you have so much lateral movement. You want to be able to shift your weight onto your right side without having your head and upper body move so much off the ball.

    Check out Rory's face on.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0ABM0B9RsA

    Compared to yours... http://imgur.com/MPmkl6m

    You want to feel as if you're rotating inside of a big barrel on your backswing. You should load to the left...but your head and upper body should stay more centered over the ball instead of moving away from it. Hope that makes sense!

    My last advice, like some of the user comments would be to try and get you're club face more square throughout the swing. That will probably be the hardest change to make. Have you ever heard of a swinggyde training aid? http://www.amazon.com/Swingyde-Golf-Swing-Training-Aid/dp/B000OZI256

    It's cheap...really easy to use and provides really good feedback for someone wanting to work on their takeaway and proper forearm rotation to get the clubface square. Hope this helps! LMK if you have any questions.
u/slid3r · 5 pointsr/golf

Hi! I actually set one up. It's ghetto as hell but, here is what I did.

This little net is cheap on Amazon.

Then I went to Home Depot and bought a section of astro-turf for about $17. I had an old grommet kit so I put 4 holes about an inch in from the corners and grommeted them. I use old tent stakes to keep it tight on my lawn.

I stacked a welcome mat on top of a large cutting board and slid it under the Astroturf for a solid flat surface.

[Wiffle golf balls.] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001RFSTN2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_x2qRzbG1HV3QH)

I use a lid from a storage container tub as a ball feeder, propped up at the perfect angle by an empty 12oz LeCroix.

Creative lighting and my 60° Mizuno, the little Bose Bluetooth speaker for the Spotifies and I got a pretty fun night going on in my little back yard.

The result: https://imgur.com/a/SMfnQ

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/golf

I have one of these (short weighted iron) in my office. It's small enough for a full swing. I also used it to strengthen my left hand grip. I would hold it over my head with the last three fingers of the left hand only -- you can really start to feel the burn since those finger muscles are pretty weak. I also use it to "hold" the key positions (set up, parallel back, top of back swing, transition, impact, level through, and finish) for 10 seconds at a time -- like a really slow swing, which has helped improve the finer muscle strength as well as flexibility.

u/WithoutCaution · 3 pointsr/golf

Both the PuttOut target hole, and the accompanying mat are PHENOMENAL! The hole is the only thing you need if you have decent carpet, but the mat is too good not to get as well. It's the thickest mat I've found for under $100, and it's designed to help you practice without getting bored. I honestly haven't found anything that comes close in terms of performance or value.

My favorite drill (that I do at least 2-3 each day) is to start at the 6 foot mark, make a "perfect putt" (where you get the ball to stop on the ramp), move to 5 feet, make another, and so on till I get I've made six. The most "perfect" putts I've made in a row is four, but one day I'll make all six (seriously, it's NOT easy).

u/BlechBOX · 1 pointr/golf

Keeping your head directly over the ball, keeping your head still throughout the stroke, making contact in the center if the face, and making sure my stroke did not arc on short putts. Many pros use them. You can get one on ebay for about 30 bucks and it will help you more than getting a new putter ever could. It also works great at home while watching tv. If you can't tell I highly recommend getting one. I also recommend getting a seemore putter if you really want to make all your short putts. Ernie els is a perfect example of switching to a seemore and going from the infamous 6 putt to leaning the tour in strokes gained putting over the last 4 or so weeks.

edit: see here for a link on amazon.

u/wutzhapnin · 2 pointsr/golf

I use only real balls. I find any ball that is not real but made of foam or whatever to be kinda like hitting a marshmallow. Sure, you can crush it but it just doesn't feel right.

That said, make sure your net setup has redundancy (sides and back), you'll s**** at least one ball every once in a while, and ALL nets can and likely will get a hole in them. Or, just stop caring about the garage walls and the cars and such trivial things!

Last, don't skimp too much on the mat. But if you're on a tight budget, you can buy a high-quality mat strip like this and build a platform (mine was plywood+old carpet) around it: Real Feel Golf Mat 10X30 strip


u/lobstah · 4 pointsr/golf

FYI: I got a 4' x 15' strip of putting turf from Pro Putt Systems ( Other sizes are available ), and it is fantastic. I use it on the floor by itself, and it will receive short chips and pitches right out of the box with no platform needed. I can roll it up and put it away if I need to, which is a bonus. I did not cut holes in it; I just use a little Maxfli cup I got at Dick's for under $20. I was afraid a permanent hole would develop a groove, but after having the turf for two years, I would say that you can cut a hole if you want, but I like the variety of moving it around. IMO, artificial breaks are not very realistic, the ball will not stay in place if there is an incline, and the breaks are Augusta + fast. Almost every floor ( especially a basement floor) will have some degree of break, and that's all you need. Big breaks are like playing Putt-Putt. / .02 cents


EDIT: I have a CCE mat that I chip from. https://www.amazon.com/Real-Feel-Golf-Mats-Original/dp/B076DGNCGG
The only break I might try would be a 2nd tier slope, where the break is straight uphill.

u/seaburden · 2 pointsr/golf

I had an enormous issue with going past parallel due to flipping my wrists the same way as you.
You're already tackling the issue with a pro but I'll share what worked for me. I tried out the Swingyde (link at the bottom) and it has made an astonishing improvement in my ball striking. Doing about 20 swings a night with this swing has really helped me make my swing much more compact and kept me from manipulating my hands and wrists at the top of my backswing.
Mark Crossfield and Dan Whittaker have both done positive reviews for this training aid that you can check out on youtube.

u/psycos · 1 pointr/golf

Yes! I use this thing called "Blast Golf Replay" that eliminates the need for the remote shutter. Plus it measures swing speed and tempo, among other things. Very very cool, and with newer smart phones and 240 FPS recording, it's GREAT for seeing swing faults.

u/ashdrewness · 5 pointsr/golf

Right on. Casting is a super common cause of club head speed loss. Here's a slow-mo vid of my swing from a couple years back and you can clearly see me doing it. I started taking vids of my swing and I also bought a radar so I could make minor adjustments and see if they made a change. I don't have an after vid from this angle but after getting rid of the casting I gained about 5mph on my clubhead speed.

Edit: /u/amessofamind For a good example of not casting, this is a good vid of Phil. Check out the angle of the wrists and the shaft on the downswing and how late the shaft comes down.


u/etulfnicks · 3 pointsr/golf

I bought a Ruk Net this past winter and so far am loving it. I have it set up in my basement. I did quite a bit of research and unless you are willing to spend $500+, the Ruk is the best out there IMO.


u/MuscleFlex_Bear · 2 pointsr/golf

This is what I have. Extremely affordable, can be rolled up. Just keep in mind nothing is going to replace actual greens but this is definitely helpful to make sure you're hitting straight.



u/aushizz · 1 pointr/golf

Nice! Get him a PuttOut too. Good luck.

u/fairwaysoftware · 3 pointsr/golf

Like this one? Balight Golf Swing Trainer Aid and Correction for Strength Grip Tempo & Flexibility Training Suit for Indoor Practice Chipping Hitting Golf Accessories https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077PN2W4G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_zp7MBb9ZWD8FB

Or will this one work for 10 bucks less?
SKLZ Tempo and Grip Golf Trainer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0019GKDTM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Jq7MBbDEEHY07

u/dnalloheoj · 1 pointr/golf

Got one of these too and am loving it. Like playing the '1 foot out' game. Start at one foot, keep moving back.

I still haven't actually sunk it, yet. I think it has something to do with me using it on this green which slopes up at the very end, and I have the putt-a-bout covering the middle hole. Makes the angle a little too extreme, I think.

At least that's what I tell myself, after not making a single shot ~100+ putts later.

u/rougehuron · 1 pointr/golf

Nice and simple and not crazy overprice like a lot of training aids. My only wish is that they offered a few different colors. Amazon link if anyone is interested.

u/urbjhawk21 · 3 pointsr/golf

Here's what I have and it is awesome. You will definitely know if you hit it fat.


u/inalect · 2 pointsr/golf

Looks like the same one I’ve got. I love it.

Putt-A-Bout Grassroots Par Three Putting Green (9-feet x 3-feet) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001B6CH0S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RHe3BbW5HG00V

u/MocoMojo · 3 pointsr/golf

I use this one.

A bit more than $100, but I have been very happy with it.

u/biggumby · 3 pointsr/golf

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u/csitty · 1 pointr/golf

I bought this mat. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058DECVC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So far very pleased with that as well. Durable and padded enough that it doesn't hurt if you come in too steep.

u/JasonDinAlt · 2 pointsr/golf

I have owned the Sklz Quickster ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047YQ2MK/ref=abs_brd_tag_dp?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER ),$110 and the Rukket SPDR ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00STRNQN4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ).

I kept the SKLZ and gave away the Rukket. The SKLZ was quicker/easier to put up & take down (kinda like a "quick pole" tent), lighter, more compact.

I love it. The net has held up, it's big enough that it takes a tremendous mis-hit to miss the net, and it's weathered a few rains when I've left it out.

Down sides, it needs pretty level ground to sit still in anything over a stiff breeze. There are stake holes but I never got around to using those.

You should get a proper hitting mat. One you stand on. I tried the smaller, cheaper, "stand in front" mats, but you're always practicing hitting on a slope that way. Here's one at the MINIMUM size you should get: https://www.amazon.com/PGM3660-Emerald-Par-Golf-Mat/dp/B0058DECVC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1499802824&sr=8-5&keywords=golf+mat

u/Fairways_and_Greens · 5 pointsr/golf

This is what I have. It's not hard rubber. It's like bushy astroturf. It has a ton of give so if you hit fat you can tell and it's a lot easier on your joints: http://www.amazon.com/36-Super-Tee-Golf-Mat/dp/B007XW6264/ref=zg_bs_3411351_14.

u/vanfanel1car · 9 pointsr/oculus

Have you tried using those golf swing trainers? Perhaps that can be used with putters to play a full hole indoors :)

u/MTBaller · 3 pointsr/golf

Ya check it out I believe the smallest one is the blue grip one it might be perfect for him. The mat is the same one you’ll see people have on here and plastered all over amazon. It gets the job done.

Edit: putting mat and kids first putter

u/Sundevil50 · 2 pointsr/golf

When you're at the range, hit balls with your club a couple inches behind the ball at address. This will promote that you have a forward shaft lean at impact.

Also, use one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Swingyde-Golf-Swing-Training-Aid/dp/B000OZI256

The Swingyde should ensure that you're hinging your wrists properly and then maintaining that hinge throughout the swing.

u/scoggydoogan · 3 pointsr/golf

I just bought this off amazon. It's a little more than your budget but only takes a couple minutes to set up and seems like a solid investment.

u/1lakzzz · 2 pointsr/golf

I have a setup in my garage and I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/PGM3660-Emerald-Par-Golf-Mat/dp/B0058DECVC

I'd recommend something like it - I was originally working with a little Callaway strip and couldn't stand the height difference.

u/redsxtreme · 1 pointr/golf

I have the SKLZ putting matt, it's pretty sick.


you can change the breaks in it, it's kind of expensive but worth it if you're committed to putting every night.

u/ninjamic · 1 pointr/golf

I switched mats last year. Picked up the VariSpeed Putting Mat .

It has helped me with the speed of my putts. That or perhaps I practiced my putting a lot more ever since I got it. Either way, I’m happy with it.

Edit: a word

u/caseyfoster · 3 pointsr/golf

Really liking the putting surface, has some slim foam pads to add break to line.

I got the SKLZ Vari-Break Putting Course - http://www.amazon.com/SKLZ-VBP01-000-01-Vari-Break-Putting-Course/dp/B003D6FFU8/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1425168827&sr=8-9&keywords=putting+green

Picked mine up from Golfsmith for the same price as whats shown on amazon.

u/Waffskies · 3 pointsr/golf

Hello fellow Minnesotan, the "Putt-Out" immediately comes to mind. It's affordable, works indoors and outdoors, and if it means anything I've really enjoyed mine. Here is a link:


u/spxero · 0 pointsr/golf

Don't bother- buy a putt out for about $30 and it'll do the same thing for a fraction. My putting has improved by almost .75 putts per round since I started using it. I know that sounds like bs, but I can send the Arccos screenshots if you want.


u/figboot11 · 1 pointr/golf

I thought this was the most unique golf gift ever.

u/jeanquant · 2 pointsr/golf

THIS. When I put it on and start swinging with it my swing is much more compact and my ball striking improves drastically.

u/Billy_the_Kid · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I recommend toilet golf

That's actually what i got my dad for Christmas this year!

u/KingEdTheMagnificent · 1 pointr/nfl

yes and get some of these for the office bathrooms

u/FatFingerHelperBot · 3 pointsr/golf

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u/originul · 1 pointr/golf

I found this to be a worthy investment.

But, nothing will help you more than a few lessons.

u/h0r0b0d · 1 pointr/golf

I busted out Wii sports and tried golf because I had forgotten about the game - never again.

Kinect golf is fun when using the SKLZ Tempo & Golf Grip Trainer (https://www.amazon.com/SKLZ-Tempo-Grip-Golf-Trainer/dp/B0019GKDTM)

u/bcmintx · 2 pointsr/golf

I use a Mesh Tarp: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200596408_200596408

Fold in half (or buy 2) because eventually you will put a hole in it, but then you can re-fold (rotate) for a new spot. You will want to weight the bottom. The tarp is cool because you can see where the ball impacted (leaves a little dent).

I owned one of the top-rated hitting nets and put holes in two of them. I don't trust manufactured hitting nets for home use any more.

Also, get a high-quality mat, even if it's just a strip (you can build a carpeted platform around it):


u/kchiconnect · 2 pointsr/golf

Interested to see responses. I was gifted a putter a few years ago and it's the only club in my bag I didn't pick out for myself. Been contemplating a fitting and a new putter for 2018.

Kansas City Golf Show is next weekend so I've already prepped the wife to not be surprised to see a $200-$400 charge on the ol' card. And by prepped I mean I'm just going to do it and ask for forgiveness later.

edit: I did get a putting mirror which helped me a lot with my setup. I never realized how far I was leaning over the ball until I used one of those. You can probably find one cheaper/better/whatever but this is the one I got https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030F4JHM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Celriot1 · 1 pointr/golf

Rukket pop-up is the correct option for grab-n-go. Easy to store and put up/down. https://www.amazon.com/Rukket-Orginal-Practice-Backyard-Training/dp/B0087AM3EQ

For a mat, I have a CCE (Country Club Elite) 3′ x 5'. Wouldn't go any smaller than that if you want a comfortable driver stance. Some people say these hurt your wrists if you swing down too violently but I haven't noticed. The popular recommendation if that is the case is "Fiberbuilt". I don't know anything about those though and I like my CCE.

u/_edd · 1 pointr/golf

> The mat probably cost 500

$80. Granted his does look thicker/nice.

> the screen probably cost 1k

Looks like its a few panels of some cheap building material on the front screen. The back screen isn't particularly nice either.

Whole thing probably cost a little more than $1000, but not a ton. Major factor here is how much he chose to spend on the projector and if he did the frame himself/has a guy vs if he had to find a shop to make it for him.

u/garettg · 2 pointsr/golf

I saw this yesterday, ordered it off Amazon (it was only $24.99 yesterday)


u/meh_mediocre · 1 pointr/golf

Hmm... Just tried the link and it went to the product page. Here is the Amazon product page.

u/rojasjoan01 · 5 pointsr/golf










a few I found

u/conscwp · 1 pointr/Dallas

I'm guessing the one they are planning on putting in the middle of Terminal D is going to be a virtual reality driving range (similar to MSP's "Virtual driving range and putting green")? Because there is absolutely nowhere in Terminal D that could feasibly contain even the tiniest of greens, unless we're talking about one of these...

u/skagns · 1 pointr/golf

Swing Speed Radar

I recently bought this and it's very accurate. If you do decide to get it, just put it at a 45 degree in front of you 6-10 inches away from the club. If you swing without a wiffle ball or an actual ball the speed will come up 5-10% slower than actual.

u/varmintkong · 1 pointr/golf

Sorry I misunderstood your question, it is not the edge version either.

Hopefully this link works:

EyeLine Golf Putting Alignment Mirror https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0030F4JHM/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_DE6pxbWGJXVS0

u/aliii13 · 2 pointsr/golf

Link for mat: VariSpeed Putting System - Practice 4 Different Speeds On One Mat! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ND1OIME/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_JdmxDb8F6EQQ6

u/Lyra115 · 0 pointsr/funny

Here you go.

It's even on sale!

And apparently there are several other options (Amazon suggestions): The Potty Putter and Stinker Toilet Fishing

u/default123 · 4 pointsr/golf

Rukket Haack Golf Net By SEC Coach Chris Haack 10 X 7ft https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NSWHZCS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_SIvAzbNV6435X

This net has lasted me 9 months with about 100 shots a day. I am able to use my entire bag with this

u/yoyoyocoolcatbromate · 1 pointr/golf

So this all prompted when my brother bought me this:


It does not work for me at all because i do not rotate my wrist during my swing.

u/lankymagoo · 1 pointr/golf

I got this one... Been outside for almost 2 years (in florida) and looks brand new.


u/HardDriveGuy · 2 pointsr/golf

Inconsistent can mean long, short, right, left or not have the ability to hit the center of the face, and even with this information, it would be tough to say what you would need. It would also be nice to know if you are struggling on the practice range and/or on the course when you are with your buddies

With that being said, I might suggest getting Tom Wishon's "Search For A Perfect Driver" and perhaps a Swing Radar and impact labels to find out your real speed and impact on club face when you are not in front of other people. Tom is the industry's myth buster, and he points out that "stiff" shaft is often wildly different from company to company. He points out that most people are hitting clubs longer than the pro's use, with swing speeds much, much slower. Generally, he suggests short drivers, higher lofts (11-13 for most men), and true bend analysis of shaft (which only a handful of people do).

Once you have this gear, you can do some nice analysis outside of a golf shop, which is very artificial. Real world data should be more helpful. Let me explain how I use this data.

I often pack my Swing Radar down to the range, and I have impact labels for myself and my son (although my son is consuming most of the labels). As much as it bugs me, I normally swing 85 on the range when I'm working through a bunch of balls, and I'm guessing around 90 on the course (because of the distance). If I really crank the juice, I get into the high 90s or low 100s.

My problem is that I'm very accurate with my 80MPH swing, but I can't help but want to show off on the course with my 100MPH swing. The problem is that the 100MPH swing is wildly inconsistent. My sons inconsistency is based around the fact that he tends to miss the center of the driver. Thus he is using impact mark labels to fix this fault.

After reading Tom's book, I am convinced that I should be playing with a driver no longer than 44 inches (I'm around 6' 2"), and he points out that Tiger was using a 44.5 inch driver. When he tests people, almost all of them hit longer with a shorter driver. However, I notice that I tend to hook when I choke up, and I'm trying to work on my 3 iron right now, so length will need to wait.

Finally, I have spent a ton of time hitting with a Whippy Driver. This is driver with a shaft that like a wet noodle and almost hits you when you are at the top. I used to play rounds with the driver, but my friends complained that it was simply freaking them out that any driver would bend so much. (And eventually the shaft broke from number of impacts.) However, this driver forces a very smooth style. If you are really committed to fixing stuff, try hitting this exclusively for a few months.

u/seymourputts · 1 pointr/golf

This may sound crazy, but i got this for christmas and spend maybe 5 or 10 minutes a night practicing and it has really helped my putting. I also go to the local course to practice on their putting green over lunch a few days a week. Just practice speed and club path. I shoot to leave myself a 2-3 foot second putt.