Having been introduced to the Orange Whip in early May 2009, I instantly found it the most fascinating training aid I have ever laid my hands on. I do not generally use training aids in my teaching, other than a video camera, but the Whip does so many great things for my pupil’s golf that I now cannot do a days teaching without it.
As a PGA professional with over 35 years teaching experience, I have continually searched, in vain, for a way of conveying ‘feel’ to my pupils. All of my teaching life I have described in so many ways, and demonstrated – full shoulder rotation, grip pressure, pausing at the top, posture retention, pendulum swinging, swinging V hitting, ‘on plane’ swinging, centered head retention, width etc, etc, in an attempt to give my pupils the correct ‘feel’ for the correct moves appropriate to them. None of my words or pictures have ever fully achieved what the Whip can, and it’s as if after 35 years I have found the missing piece of the jigsaw. It truly is the missing link!
It is the transition of ‘feel’ into my pupil’s golfing subconscious that is so amazing to witness. Subsequently I have had some amazing results with my pupils. Pupils can’t believe that they can hit the ball so sweetly (and often further) with such an effortless swing, but that is a daily occurrence.
From a personal perspective I find that there are other added benefits from using the whip on a daily basis. In my case, my back which ached due to 40 years of playing and teaching, stopped aching after 6 days use of the Whip and I generally feel great benefit from the golf stretches it creates and my increased core strength.
All of these benefits can not only be felt by club golfers, as several European Tour players have proved this year. Miko Illonen, Peter Lawrie, Gary Orr and Stephen Gallagher have all purchased one along with Matteo Manassero’s coach Alberto Binaghi.
Best of all the Whip is easy to use, feels good and it works!