Golfers are gear heads, equipment nerds and endless tinkerers, so when one of those late-night infomercials comes on promising instant results after having a few drinks, we listen a little more intently and have a tendency to get a little click-happy online. That’s where our Late Night Online Purchases franchise comes in, a review of a certain piece of equipment, training aid or something else that caught our eye with the help of our friends at BudgetGolf.com.
The age of technology in golf has given way to terminology and measurements that even a decade ago would have caused the best teachers in the world to scratch their head. Now, the ubiquity of launch monitors at top learning centers and on Tour have players concerning themselves with numbers that were previously unquantifiable.
As it pertains to the everyday golfer, a few degrees open or shut at impact isn’t going to be very beneficial in their search to improve. However, a visual illustration of the path of the club going through the impact zone can tell amateur golfers everything they need to know. That’s where Michael Breed’s X Board comes in to play.
Not many players have the means to purchase a Trackman or a Flightscope launch monitor, which can run upwards of $30,000, but a simple and useful training aid for less than $70 is a much easier pill to swallow. Breed’s X Board’s defining design is right there in the name. The crisscrossing lines give the player visual feedback as to how their club is traveling through the impact zone.
If your club follows the blue line (as a right-handed golfer), you’ll hit a draw; if the club follows the red line, you’ll hit a fade. The yellow line is perfectly square through impact. Not only does the X Board help to dial in ball flights, it’s also designed to be used on the putting green to help you hone your putting stroke.
The Breed X Board can improve all aspects of your game, from the tee to the green, all with one simple and well-thought out design.
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