Is the Sure-Set Training Aid Your Shortcut to a Better Swing?
Is the Sure-Set Training Aid Your Shortcut to a Better Swing?
If you’ve been watching the Golf Channel, you’ve almost definitely seen Revolution Golf‘s ads for the Sure-Set Training Aid. You may have also observed that the Sure-Set seems to be one of the most ambitious golf training aids out there.
The functionality of the device seems simple enough. It’s an angled shaft with a cushioned ball on one end that tucks into the crease between the shoulder and your chest. You hold the Sure-Set in position as you practice the motion of your swing.
With such a simple design, how much could this one device really accomplish?
Well, the short pitch from Revolution Golf is that the Sure-Set training aid helps you get better consistency and gain 10-25 yards with your driver.
The long pitch is that this aid helps you conquer the most common swing motion errors. Not only that, you theoretically wind up with a professional-level swing after drilling for about five minutes a day, for a few days each week.
We took a deeper look at this new golf training. Here’s what we learned.
The Mind Behind the Sure-Set Training Aid
Dan Frost is the visionary who invented Sure-Set. Frost is a PGA Golf Instructor and one of the top coaches in Europe.
The Sure-Set evolved from a tool he developed to help his students correct a broad range of swing errors once and for all. He knew he could tell golfers how to get the perfect swing. He could show them what proper motion looked like. But ultimately, he suspected the most effective approach would be to help them feel the correct motion in their bodies.
He constructed the Sure-Set’s predecessor from wood. He saw immediate results when he tested the device with his students—pros and amateurs alike.
From that small scale success, Frost decided to redesign the Sure-Set for a larger market. The training aid is now massively popular in the U.K. and is used by more than 120 touring professionals. Now Revolution Golf is introducing Sure-Set to the U.S. market.
What Does the Sure-Set Training Aid Do?
Frost designed the Sure-Set to resolve a lengthy list of common swing motion mistakes, including:
- Separation between arms and shoulders
- Chopping or casting motions on the downswing
- Incorrect shoulder rotation
- Improper grip
- Incorrect wrist angles
(as you can see, we have great information if you struggle with any–or all–of these ailments)
By reversing errors like these, the training aid promises to rid you of those topped shots, slices, pulls, pushes, thin shots, fat shots, hooks…
…you get the idea. This seems like a lot of goals for a single training aid. Really, it all comes down to one basic idea:
The Sure-Set trains your torso, pelvis, shoulders, arms, and even wrists to work together. It’s designed to help you get into the correct loaded position on the backswing and improve the sequencing of your motion on the downswing. It trains you to uncoil from the floor to pelvis to torso to lead arm for maximum power at impact. It also helps you get better swing width and find the right swing plane.
And it does all this by helping you discover the feel of a powerful swing motion. You know how that checklist in your head gets longer with each new piece of advice. “Are my wrists cocked? How is my torso rotation? How is my range of motion? Am I casting out?”
The Sure-Set training aid seeks to eliminate the checklist and replace it with muscle memory.
How Does Sure-Set Work?
This all sounds good in theory, right? But how does this device actually do what it claims to do. First, let’s take a look at how it’s built.
Sure-Set is essentially a shaft bent at the middle with an angle that can be adjusted for your body and swing style. It also features adjustable arm length and a ergonomically designed grip to train your hands for the correct position throughout your swing. At one end of the training aid is a cushioned ball that sits against the crease between your shoulder and chest as you swing.
How You Use It
There are actually a few ways to practice with the Sure-Set training aid, as you learn from the free video instruction included with purchase. The broad overview is that you practice your swing–the backswing and start of the downswing, specifically–with the cushion positioned where your shoulder meets your chest.
There are different drills for different types of swings, so you can use the Sure-Set to improve your swing motion for every club in your bag.
The training aid folds up small so it’s easy to carry anywhere. You don’t need a ball to practice with it, so you can run drills anywhere–at home, at the office, in a hotel.
So, we know it’s designed by an expert, easy to use, adaptable to your body and swing, and builds a comprehensive range of skills.
Now for the big question.
How Much Does the Sure-Set Training Aid Cost?
Revolution Golf currently sells the Sure-Set for $97. This includes The Revolution Golf 100% Playability Guarantee. That’s a fancy way of saying that if the Sure-Set doesn’t work out for you, you can return it for a refund of the purchase price within 30 days.
The Big Picture
Now that we’ve focused in on the details, let’s zoom out again for the wide view.
Essentially, the Sure-Set is a training aid that can be used anywhere to help you finally perfect your swing motion. By forcing your body to adapt to correct form using the physical cue of the device itself, the Sure-Set promotes motor learning. It helps you cultivate the habit of a great swing, rather than having to run through a mental checklist of swing tips.
You can purchase the Sure-Set for $97, and it comes with a 30-day guarantee. Is it worth it?
We’re interested to hear what you think.
What Do You Think?
Has this training aid caught your eye? Have you already tried it?
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