The Medicus seems almost like Urban Legend to some golfers. Everybody seems to have met someone that knew somebody that used one and made them a scratch golfer. It has been around for years and they supposedly have made the device better each and every time they released it. Medicus Golf now has a complete lineup of items for the golfer. From weighted clubs to hinged clubs, they feel as though they can fix your swing and your game.
One day while watching The Golf Channel I saw this add and of course myself like everyone else said this could fix every problem I have. Look what it did for the golfers using it in the commercial right? Well, Medicus Golf swears by their products so we decided to take one of them out for a test drive. Most amateurs have more trouble with the driver it seems, so we opted to try out the dual hinge driver.
The package arrived shortly, but I will say one thing about Medicus Golf. If you order one, do it via the internet. Because we did it via the phone and it was brutal. The ordering process went fine, but then they tried to sell us ninety more products, none of which we wanted. Finally I just said “We don’t want anything else.” But like I was explaining the driver arrived and with it came a putting tool that you hinge around your putter grip. I would like to review this, but ours was broken when it came. The driver though looked as described. It also comes with a wrench for the hinge and a dvd. The DVD seemed more like the infomercial than anything else. And about half way through it, we were bored to death. We already bought the thing, so time to take it for a test drive.
Off to the range we went. There were four of us, and man did we look like fools out there. First of all, the item comes with virtually NO written instructions. The DVD is the instructions or so they say. The only thing it tells us, is that you hold the club horizontally across your hand. If the hinge breaks, then you need to tighten it. Wow thanks, that was helpful. So the first go round, we apparently tightened it too much, because the thing never broke for any of us. Then we loosened it and got it to work “properly”. The device just did not work for us.
In our group of four, we have all types of golfers. We have handicaps ranging from scratch to 23 (0, 4, 12, & 23). The zero and four golfers had trouble hitting the ball after a few swings and really never hit more than one or two in a row before it broke again. The 12 and 23 never could. It got more frustrating then anything else. But that is only half the issue. The other major problem is the darn hinge kept becoming loose after using it for 10 swings or so. So we would have to fish out our little wrench it came with and tighten it. And of course be precise because too much and then hinge doesn’t do its job. And to top that off, there are two hinges to care for.
After an hour of play with this thing, all four of us were done. None of us learned anything from this driver other than if you slow your takeaway it doesn’t break. Wait, we did learn something. We learned how to use that little wrench really well. Other than that this device just did not work for us. We think that if someone has some serious time and some serious patience, then maybe it would work. But we feel you would be better off spending the money on lessons. The Medicus is available in both right handed and left handed for men. It is also available in right handed for women and juniors. The cost of this item is roughly $160.00. (4 payments of $39.95) You can read all about it or pick one up if you would like at Medicus.
Till Next Time