The BenderStik is a golf swing training aid that's uniquely designed to help you build a consistent swing that will last for a lifetime. To improve at golf you must use either positive or negative feedback while training your swing. With the BenderStik golf swing training aid, no matter where or when you practice, it will provide this all-important feedback, which is imperative for improvement.
The BenderStik was developed by 2009 National PGA Teacher of the Year Mike Bender to be "the most versatile training aid you'll ever use."
Much like having your own coach with you the BenderStik has a large yellow foam ball that can be positioned to monitor virtually any movement in the swing. Check your backswing plane, see if you have a flying right elbow, watch for excess head movement, or see if you sway laterally.
With nothing more than your bag to hold the BenderStik, a club, and some balls, you can ensure you are making the right moves every time you practice. The product includes an instructional DVD that walks you through the golf swing while detailing the benefits of the BenderStik.
No one picks up a club for the first time and swings it with a naturally proper and efficient motion. The reason we all have the different golf swings we do is that we repeated the motion over and over until it built a motor program in our brain. With this repetition comes familiarity and comfort. In order to change and improve your current motor program, you must use feedback to disrupt the old familiar movement and to guarantee the new desired swing motion is actually occurring. This type of practice produces correct new feelings, which ultimately transfer to the course during play after enough correct repetitions. The more you practice with feedback, the more ingrained the new motion becomes and the more reliable the new swing.
Practice does not make perfect, but perfect practice makes perfect and if you are not using feedback in your practice you are wasting your practice time.