One of the very first golf training aids that I ever used was a Medicus golf club. Admittedly, the time when I used a Medicus trainer was over 10 years ago when I was in high school. While the technology used has greatly improved over the past few years, the general idea behind these clubs remains exactly the same.
These clubs have a hinge in the shaft, a few inches above the club head. You may have seen variations of this design, or different brands, but Medicus is the original.
How does the club work?
The main premise is that your club will reveal any flaws in your swing through the hinge. The hinge will "break" once a flaw is detected. This could happen at any point during the swing, from the takeaway to the follow through. If there are no major flaws in the swing, the hinge will remain locked in a straight position.
These clubs will help you find the proper golf swing and, at the same time, will help eliminate poor shots and develop more accuracy.
You can take this club to the driving range and actually hit golf balls with it, assuming that you have a good swing.
Medicus golf clubs come in 5 iron, 7 iron, and driver variations. They come in both right and left handed styles, plus there are clubs designed specifically for women and juniors.
Here's what Medicus has to say about their clubs:
"The Medicus is the best selling golf swing trainer ever. Our golf swing trainers are prized by amateur golfers who want to improve the form and tempo of their golf swings. Medicus golf swing trainers are also a favorite among golf professionals. In fact, the Medicus was voted the #1 golf swing trainer by golf professionals a whopping seven years in a row!
For years, pros and amateurs alike have turned to Medicus golf swing trainers to identify their flaws and improve their scores. But we weren't content to rest on our laurels. Instead of continuing to sell the much loved original Medicus, we have improved upon an already excellent design to introduce an even better crop of golf swing trainers.
The Medicus Dual 2000 5-Iron Trainer, Medicus Dual Hinge Driver, and Medicus Dual Hinge 7-Iron are now better than ever before. No wonder golf luminaries like Jack Lumpkin (a former PGA champ and one of the top 100 golf instructors) and Mark O'Meara (winner of 16 PGA Tour victories) use and endorse our golf swing trainers."
Let me start by saying that I think Medicus makes a great product that, for the most part, does what it is intended to do. It will find any flaws during your swing which will allow you to focus on those areas and fix the problems.
There are a couple of downsides that I have found, however. One aspect that may deter people is price. These clubs are not cheap. Considering this fact, Medicus golf clubs are not for people who are going to try them a handful of times and then put them in the closet. In order to see results (and get bang for your buck), you will need to put some time in!
While you can actually hit balls with these clubs, be aware that you may need to alter the sensitivity of the hinge so that it doesn't break at ball contact. If you make it too tight, however, it will be more difficult to find flaws in your swing.
I do believe that Medicus golf clubs can help people find the proper golf swing. They helped me fix some flaws in my back swing whenever I used them a few years ago. Just realize that you should use them a lot in order to good results and offset the price.
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