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Golf Training Aid Review: The Orange Whip

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 12:00 -- Don Trahan

Today I'll briefly talk about a popular golf training aid, The Orange Whip. There's actually things about this particular device that I like, and some that I don't like.

I like that the Orange Whip gives you instant feedback based on the sound it makes, but you can get the same feedback using a regular driveway marker rod.

Check out today's video and you'll see why hearing some feedback can be just as important as seeing it.

Keep it vertical!

The Surge

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Surge can you comment on Moe Normans single plane swing, good or bad, any thoughts?

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Submitted by NeilofOZ on

Yep, I got one, but mainly for TEMPO as my takeaway was too erratic and I needed something to slow it down. I have a lot of nervous energy in my body at the start of the takeaway and this device makes you start very slowly, as any jerkish action will cause issues during the rest of the BUS.

For the full swing I'm with Don, in that its flexible shaft gets way too far past 12'oclock ( face on ) and may gravitate to the same feeling with normal clubs, which is a no-no for Surgite players and for me it's still in assessment stage.

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Submitted by maybud on

Unless you have owned and used an Orange Whip extensively , you can not give a accurate opinion of this wonderful device. I use it extensively for warming up before a round and to exercise with it. I am 68 years old, and use it to gain strength and flexibility in the golf swing. It teaches me to swing with the proper sequence in the swing and gain timing and tempo. I don't need it to gain arm speed but to become flexible and stronger. The weighted head helps you stretch those golf muscles and gain strength and flexibility. You should swing right handed and left handed so you don't over strengthen one side of body to the other side.

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Submitted by thommo on

Hi surge just a question on the grip. Overlapping or interlocking. which one is better for PPGS.
Thanks Glenn

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Submitted by robb60 on

I had quite a strange season as a PPGS player this year. April 1st, I climbed out of bed and felt / heard a pop in my right / bad knee. It swelled up and hurt. No surgery but it ended up being torn scar tissue from a arthritic knee. It stayed swollen and painful for about 2 months. Naturally, our golf season starts in spring around here and I'm playing golf. I usually walk but I needed a riding cart for this time but I made it through. No way could I have played without Don's swing. I never could straighten my knee out b4 my incident, but towards the end of the 2 months it was like a new knee. Complete flexibility and I could straighten it out just like my left. Just strange. That was April and May. Then, the 1st of June, I tweaked my back swinging my driver. Trying to get a little too much out of it.:) I rested it a couple weeks and it would kept getting better. each day. I stared playing again and wore a back brace and really focused on the PPGS swing. Again, no way I could have played without Don's swing. The pain lasted almost 2 months. I'm now healthy, knock on wood, and playing as normal as I can. One more thing. Using the PPGS swing, that I've used since 2012 I think. I dropped in my first hole in one and shot a 72. Those hole in ones really seem to help your score. :) Thank you Don. You've made playing golf a blast for me.