Golf Digest's 2018 Award-Winning Training Aid

Another Golf Digest Feature- Ashley Mayo new segment call GEAR FACTOR, HERE are three full swing training aids you need to consider 

OCTOBER 2016- minute 4:15 of video

GOLF DIGEST April 26, 2016

Golf Digest- We picked the best training aids in three broad categories based on factors like originality, innovation, value and tour usage. The Impact Snap is a grip with a noise-making ball extending from the butt end. By making the ball clack in the right place and rest against your trailing forearm, you're training a good release. 

Full-swing training aids are even more numerous than the shapes of all the amateur swings they're designed to improve. Plenty of the newest ones use technology as a selling point, but the best offer straightforward, technically sound advice you can feel—and almost don't require instructions.

Impact Snap uses a simple combination of sound and feel to promote the right movement of the hands and arms through the ball. You can immediately sense when you're performing the motion correctly.


Full swing: Impact Snap, $89
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Impact Snap Trains Proper Hand Release

Grab this training aid to groove a Hogan-like move 
ImpactSnap trains you how to properly release the club through the swing.

Invented by Kelvin Miyahira and developed by Marty Nowicki, lead instructor at Turning Stone Resort near Syracuse, New York, ImpactSnap was designed to train the wrists and forearms in three different motions that occur in a proper release of the golf club during a full swing — cocking and unlocking of the lead wrist, flexion (bowing) of the lead wrist and supination or rotation of the lead wrist and forearm without sacrificing the integrity of the flexed lead wrist. As Ben Hogan wrote, using the wrist and arms properly is a must if you want to play great golf. Once you’ve got the proper grip and pressure in place on the ImpactSnap’s specially designed flat grip and take the address position, the attached ball will be positioned below the lead forearm; by lowly moving the ball so it touches the inside part of the trailing forearm, the wrist will accomplish all three moves. Start out slowly, when the ball is near the inside or the under part of the trail arm, swing the unit back to waist high where the wrists will start to cock; the trainer’s sliding weight will will load and the yellow ball moves away from the forearm. Move both forearms forward, leaving your wrists in the loaded position; once the hands pass the center of your body, slowly unlock and move the yellow ball so it touches the trailing forearm. The correct follow-through position finds the barrel of the unit pointing to your ball/target line about 10 feet past your body. After a few slow swings, if pressure is in the correct places, the wrists will start to free up and move correctly. ImpactSnap ingrains what a full speed release feels like and trains motor skill patterns. It doesn’t take long to get the “snap” of it.

$89 |

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Impactsnap Training Aid:

Many amateurs' swing flaws emit from poor wrist and hand technique. The Impactsnap believes it has found the solution to this problem. With a simple "click" sound, the ImpactSnap device -- comprised of a golf grip, small steel attachment and ball -- lets it's user know when proper motion has been attained, and when the hand/wrist ailment is out of whack. It's easy to use, takes up little room, and offers immediate feedback. -- Joel Beall

Golfers are gear heads, equipment nerds and endless tinkerers, so when one of those late night infomercials comes on promising instant results after having a few drinks, we listen a little more intently and have a tendency to get a little click-happy online.

Bouncing around Twitter this weekend, a tweet from world-renowned swing coach Hank Haney stuck out. He endorsed a training aid that — at least on the surface — he doesn’t appear to be financially invested in.

Whenever a respected coach vouches for something that they’re not involved with, you know it must be good, so we checked out the Impact Snap Device. The saying goes “good things come in small packages” and with the Impact Snap, this holds true. Only made up of a grip and a ball attached to the top, the Impact Snap is lightweight, portable and most of all, effective.

Designed to help golfers lead with their hands through impact as opposed to casting and trying to help the ball into the air, the Impact Snap’s “click” let’s the player know when they have performed a proper release. The best part is the quick feedback you receive. If you come off the course after hitting the ball poorly, the Impact Snap can have you feeling the correct position immediately.

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