The TeeSquare is an ingenious little training aid that can help just about any golfer – from amateurs to pros (and everything between) – with one of the most common golf flaws there is – swaying (and moving off the ball).
You’re listening to someone who has more training aids than Rory has of gutted tee-shots. That being said, for me, the simpler the better. Too many moving parts only disperses your focus. You want it laser-focused so you can optimize your time and focus when practicing.
Let me tell you a little story about the TeeSquare. I was having the damnest time this year turning and loading on my left side (I’m a Lefty) earlier this season. Not sure why but I would go to the range almost every day to try to work it out.
Sometimes, I don’t like to read that much about an golf issue I’m dealing with. I just want to go the the range and “dig it out of the dirt” – just like Hogan did. Somehow that makes more sense to me now. Actually, a while back I heard an interview with Bruce Springsteen and he mentioned “all the surprises come in the doing.”
Meaning that you need to create a bit of heat, like the actual rubbing of 2 dry sticks to make a fire, to really get your body and mind moving to make discoveries and new connections. It’s different then just trying to get a concept from a book or a video. Maybe that’s old-school. I don’t give a hoot. It works for me.
Anyway, a month or so ago I received this little training device and thought the packing was pretty cool so I gnawed open the packaging and all these cool, bright-orange tees plopped out.
They were a bit odd-looking at first as they had an oblong shaped disc just below where you set the ball. I really wasn’t sure what it was supposed to do but was curious to give it a try.
So I threw them in my golf bag and headed off to the range. On the way, I perused the packaging and it was immediately apparent what the purpose of the device was. In short it:
- Helps improve your balance and ball-striking
- Develops a repeatable swing
- Maintains a solid, central axis to your swing
- Visually alerts you to excessive movement (or swaying)
- Helps improve solid ball-striking
My issue was that I was turning fine but my upper body was getting too far over and out on my left leg (again, I’m a lefty). I was still hitting it okay but never got into a nice full complete follow through position. It was hard to get my weight onto my forward foot in the downswing.
But once I started using the TeeSquare it became apparent what was going on. See, when you move of the ball (or sway) a little edge of the disc I mentioned above appears (if you don’t move – the ball covers the orange disc below) – and sure enough I was seeing more of that pesky little disc than I cared to see.
I didn’t solve the issue at that moment but I knew what was going on. It just “clicked” one day when I got on the course on the first tee. I needed to turn “inside” my rear leg (not get outside of it). I immediately smacked the most solid drive I hit in a long time and ended up in a nice, full follow through position.
Anytime you attempt a new golf move it takes time to integrate it. I’m not saying every shot thereafter was “Rory-like” but it did start me on the path to MUCH better move into the ball therefore substantially improved ball striking. I went from shooting mid 40-ish scores to shooting in the 30’s consistently now in my league.
It’s funny, I didn’t really think the TeeSquare was going to solve my golfing issue because I didn’t know what it was exactly! I DID know that my swing (and scores) was not where I knew they could (or should be).
Did the The TeeSquare really do all that? Heck, it’s just this tiny, little orange tee(s) with a disc on it. I’m pretty sure it did. Often, a swing flaw can be cured almost instantly (like mine was!) When I saw that I was seeing WAY too much of the disc I knew something was off. Will this happen to you? I don’t know. Maybe it will.
I think the TeeSquare is an aid well worth investing the minimal price it costs (somewhere in the range of $14.99) even if you feel you have a solid golf swing as it is always best practice to keep your fundamentals sound.
The training aid is endorsed by Tommy Armour III whom we have written about before titled, Who the Heck is Tommy Armour III?, and who knows a thing or two about striking a golf ball.
The TeeSquare Trainer provides INSTANT and easy-to-understand feedback you can quickly implement to fix your golf swing – and improve your game.
I don’t care who you are – if you put your name on a product your reputation is on the line. Take it from Mr. Armour (and me!) this is a training aid that is simple, innovative and effective. Period.
Get one here: The TeeSquare