GOLF NEWS -APRIL 2008
Strength and a powerful release can be promoted by the
use of a heavy golf club. Long-drive specialists and
many golf professionals have practiced for decades with
weighted golf drivers.
Two of the newest and most successful weighted golf drivers on the market
are the Momentus Power Hitter ($159.96) and the Maximus
golf driver ($149.75) from Medicus. They both are great
training aids that can be hit on the driving range.
Momentus, based in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, has become the
biggest name in golf driver training aids. Medicus,
known for its dual-hinged training clubs, joined the
weighted driver training aid market in 2007.
These training aid golf clubs are heavy. Make sure you
warm up properly before swinging one all out. The
Maximus men's model weighs 2 pounds, 4 ounces and is
heavier than the Momentus, which is available in a
variety of weights. The founder of Momentus, former U.S.
Walker Cup player Jim Sorenson, advises golfers to hit
no more than 30 golf balls with the weighted driver in
one practice session. Some think it's advisable to use
both heavy and light training aids. Dr Gary Wren, one of
the top U.S. golf instructors, was asked if he advocated
swinging a heavy training club. His response: "Anybody
who wants to swing a heavy golf club should balance that
by swinging a light golf club". Why would Wren say this,
even telling golfers to swing a gripped golf shaft
without a head on it? Because he wants them to develop a
sensation of blazing speed.
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