Lamkin Grips

| 23 Comments

Ever see something and say to yourself ‘I wish I had thought of that?’ Well there’s a training aid out there that THP was able to test recently that made me think just that. The SwingWing Golf training is simple in its appearance and even more simple in its primary mission, to help you build power and increase clubhead speed. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Ah but does it work or is it another training aid that will sit in the corner of your garage? Check it out.

From the Company

  • Builds power and clubhead speed for longer drives
  • Promotes proper tempo, lag, swing sequence, and a full body turn
  • Fastest way to loosen up prior to playing
  • Fits any club
  • Lightweight and durable

Look
The look of the SwingWing is pretty simple and basic. It’s patented design isn’t evident right out of the packaging as it’s flat like a pancake but blow it up at the range, the course, or at home and you’ll quickly see what I mean. After it’s blown up you’ll see it’s not what you’d expect. At least I didn’t anyway. It resembles a soft ‘x’ that has a hole in the middle of it where the shaft of whatever club you’re going to put it on goes into. The best thing about this is that it doesn’t clamp down or attach to the shaft of the club. What this means is that the shaft doesn’t get scratched or damaged when you’re using the SwingWing. The thing that surprised me the most about the SwingWing after I inflated it was that the surface area wasn’t smooth. It’s more of a ‘suede’ feeling material that actually adds to the look of the training aid and keeps it from looking like a swimmy that your child may wear in the pool. So let’s check out how this training aid works.

Testing
Testing the SwingWing was pretty straight forward, blow it up, slide it on, and swing. It’s really that easy. Blowing up the swing wing takes less than 30 secs and attaching it onto your club of choice takes even less than that. I tested the SwingWing on a variety of clubs which included everything from driver, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, and even wedges. I found the clubs that worked the best with it were the longer clubs where you could really get a full swing going which created the greatest amount of lag and also promoted the greatest amount of body turn as well. I’ll focus on the results of using it with a driver since I think that is the most common club that will be used with this training aid.

Once it was put on my driver it was time to start swinging. The SwingWing doesn’t lend itself to just ‘ripping through a swing’ very hard as it doesn’t secure itself tightly to your shaft. Doing this will cause the SwingWing to move too much and actually cut through the air a little too much rather than causing the resistance that the design is intended to do. When you set it up with the ‘flaps’ open to the direction you’re going to be swinging in and take a nice, smooth swing you’ll feel the resistance push against the SwingWing which helps create the lag feeling that is so sought after by us mere amateurs. Consistently doing this also helps build some strength to your swing as well but it’s not the same as putting a weight on your club.

I found the best resistance results came from using a swing that started slow and gradually quickened through the imaginary impact zone where the ball would normally be. One thing that I’d love to see is a little tighter fit around the shaft. A few times I noticed where the SwingWing would move a little too much through the course of swinging and the ‘flaps’ would almost cut through the air as opposed to resisting it. Aside from this the SwingWing was very simple to use and generally effective.

Overall
For more information on the SwingWing Golf Training Aid, click on over to www.swingwinggolf.com Retail price is $19.99 which is more than appropriate for this training aid. I found it very handy in terms of use and practicality. It inflates and deflates with ease and can either be hooked onto your bag or stored in your bag which further adds to the versatility of this simple yet effective training aid. Best of all it can be used anywhere with any club as well. Simple, practical, versatile, and easy to use. Isn’t that what a training aid should be like?

T. Hanks

Did you like this? Share it:

Category: Accessories, Equipment, Headlines & News

About the Author ()

Comments (23)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Ryan H. says:

    Pretty good price on this one. Thanks for the review, Hanks!

  2. Cookie says:

    Solid, informative review Hanks. Dollar for dollar, I think this is a very effective way to warm up on the range or first tee. As far as building lag, etc – I think time will tell whether it helps in that regard or not.

    For the price point and ease of use, I would recommend this without hesitation.

  3. biggsy says:

    Can’t beat the price on it. Enjoyed the read, Todd.

  4. damaikis says:

    Great review Todd! I like the sound of this device as building lag is something I want to work on. I’m glad this works on all clubs, but it does seem like a driver is best for it. Thanks again for the awesome review as this is something I will likely be looking at getting.

  5. DMB012 says:

    Nice job Todd. Thanks for the great review.

  6. Jake says:

    Good write up Hanks, I can’t say that I’m going to rush out and buy it but beck for that price I sure could give it a try and not be out much if it doesn’t work great. Sounds like a tighter clamping device would be better, hopefullly that can happen with future versions of the SwingWing.

  7. Freddie kong says:

    I think this will serve some people well. I can see this catching on with a few golfers looking to build some muscle memory. Thanks for the review

  8. War Eagle says:

    Nice review, looks like it can really help get your swing warmed up prior to a range session or round. Great price point, so folks can grab one and try it out without being too out of pocket.

  9. TripleBogieTim says:

    Nice job Hanks…..I can see the benefit of this device….still not sure why this is any different than the weighted sleeve I have on my 4H right now though.

  10. yorkem says:

    Solid review Hanks, and a good price point for the product. Would love to see some numbers on it. Did it actually help you increase swing speed?

  11. TheDue says:

    Nice job Hanks, I’m always getting to the course with little time to warm up, this sounds like the fix.

  12. Smallville says:

    Interesting product.

  13. ddec says:

    sounds like a good product for 20 bucks. Nice review Hanks

  14. 9-Iron Man says:

    Very intriguing, thanks for the review Hanks.

  15. Sharkwrestler says:

    Thanks for the review, Hanks. Price wise seems good. I’m wondering if you picked any extra yardage or MPH with your SS?

  16. Yoccos says:

    nice review Hanks. Sounds like a good tool to warm and keep in the bag.

  17. Thanks for your review Hanks, I truly appreciate it. A bit of business reality lately has forced me to raise the price of the SwingWing to $29.99. The change is in process, as there is a glitch with Amazon Checkout. So it can still be bought for $19.99 – until Amazon Seller Support figures out what the issue is. But fear not, I will come up with a coupon code or some way to continue to honor this introductory price. My only issue is that I can’t advertise the price at $19.99 going forward because the retailers won’t like it. In case you’re wondering why I need to raise the price, it is because I need a decent margin in order to advertise and market the SwingWing, for instance sponsoring this site which will happen in days. Finally, I thank all of you who have shared friendly comments about the SwingWing and my start-up business. For those that think I’ve been over the top, I do apologize.

  18. TheIcemann says:

    It sounds awesome. I’m gonna get my hands on one when the season starts and see what it does for me!

  19. Drew says:

    Time for THP to step it up in their reviews with the following (1) multiple testers (2) video of how they are using the training aid.

  20. DawgDaddy says:

    Great idea and product SwingWing Golf, thank you for the offer of the great discount. Good luck!!!

  21. Just a heads up for those that may retain an interest in a SwingWing. Price has been adjusted on Amazon to $29.99, but for one week, from 10PM EST tonight, until the end of Sunday the 19th, you can check out with free shipping ($2.99 value), and use a promo code for an additional $7.00 off. This effectively makes the SwingWing cost only $20 for the next week. Use Promo code: sevenoff Thanks again. (This offer only good at my website swingwinggolf.com)

  22. Kevin67 says:

    Isn’t this just a cheaper version of the PowerChute ??

  23. mr. 66 says:

    very handy that it folds flat and airs up quickly, thanks

Leave a Reply