HOW DO YOU USE ACUSTRIKER?
Remove from packaging and assemble the sighting device to the flexible tubing.
Lay a club on the ground parallel to the target line as a counterweight and for alignment and attach ACUSTRIKER to the hosel of the club. You could alternatively attach it to your cart wheel, range mat or ball holder.
After attaching ACUSTRIKER, bend it towards you so that the sighting device is 200 to 250mm above the ball. This allows for the club to pass underneath it.
Select a club. (You can use ACUSTRIKER for all clubs)
Assume your natural stance/setup/address position.
Adjust ACUSTRIKER so that the ball is visible through the sighting device (do not adjust your stance.)
The ball should be centred within the loop. Use the large oval loop (62mm) for your woods and long irons. Use the medium oval loop (52mm) for your mid and short irons. Use the circular loop (42mm) for chipping and putting.
During the takeaway, rotation, backswing, transition and downswing, ensure that the ball stays within the loop.
If at any time the ball merges with the loop, your head, shoulders and upper body have moved excessively or your spine angle has altered significantly, which will negatively affect your shot.
Ensure that you witness the club making contact with the ball inside the loop.
Rotate through the shot and complete the follow through.
Practise regularly to build muscle memory and for best results.
Use as instructed at your own risk.
IS ACUSTRIKER JUST ANOTHER GOLFING GIMMICK?
No it is not. There are numerous training aids and devices on the market some more effective than others. What is encouraging is that when a golfer invests in a training aid it means that they are working at improving their game. This time spent practising on course scenarios and repetition of strokes will benefit you when you play a round. ACUSTRIKER targets the essential and foundational elements of the golf stroke.
WHY SHOULD I INVEST IN ACUSTRIKER… I’ve never seen it, heard of it, used it or needed it before?
Ninety percent of mis-hit shots are a result of excessive head and upper body movement and an inconsistent spine angle during the swing. This is identified as lateral sway, horizontal movement back and forth and vertical lifting or “bobbing”. These movements, if excessive, alter the fulcrum of the swing causing inconsistent and inaccurate ball striking. ACUSTRIKER, with its three sighting devices allows natural movement but limits excessive movement. It can be used with all clubs.
ACUSTRIKER can be used to perform many of the drills suggested by golf coaches and magazine tipsters. Being independent of the golfer, club and ball ACUSTRIKER encourages the natural and authentic development of muscle memory.
If you would enjoy a round free of shanks, chunks, sculls, pulled and pushed putts, topped or fat fairway shots and the dreaded air swing, then you should consider investing in ACUSTRIKER. For less than the cost of a round you are resolving some of the common problems encountered by golfers.
MY SHORT PUTTING IS LETTING ME DOWN. CAN ACUSTRIKER HELP?
Yes we can help you. Professional golfers will tell you that putting is the most important aspect of the game. Often the difference between winning and losing a tournament comes down to a three to five foot putt. The anxiety and pressure of these situations cause golfers to look up prematurely to see where their ball is heading... more often than not to see it miss. By looking, one tends to lift out of the stroke causing a push or pull motion which results in a missed putt. Putting requires a very steady head and a settled upper body. ACUSTRIKER encourages these traits. Focus on the ball until impact (which you should witness within the 42mm loop) is vital. Try not to look up after putting the ball, it’s difficult but possible. Listen to your ball drop in the hole. Don’t see it. “Listen don’t look” and you’ll drain more putts. It works for long putts too. Along with your ACUSTRIKER you will have found a 42mm disc with a 6mm hole in the middle. When practising putting, position the disc within the 42mm “Loop” and put the ball on the hole in the disc. Focus on the ball until impact and focus on the disc until you hear the ball drop.
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THE DISC WORKED FOR PUTTING... WHAT ELSE DOES IT DO?
For indoor training you may not be able to use your clubs (other than your putter). Set up ACUSTRIKER as per the instructions. Centre the disc within the selected loop and practice the swing rotation, making sure the disc stays centred.
SCULLING AND CHUNKING CHIP SHOTS ARE SO FRUSTRATING. CAN ACUSTRIKER SOLVE THIS PROBLEM?
Probably one of the worst feelings in golf... you’re on the fringe for two on a par 4. You just need to chip it close and you chunk it or scull it into the bunker on the other side of the green. The underlying causes for these mistakes are excessive lateral (sway) and vertical (bobbing) head movement. This alters the fulcrum of the swing plane and arc causing a mis-hit. Additionally, by rising out of the shot before the moment of impact the club head is slightly higher resulting in the dreaded “scull.” Remember to try and do this…"Hear your chips land before looking up".
A STEADY HEAD IS WHAT YOU WANT
Demonstrating below in the backyard how ACUSTRIKER limits excessive lateral head and upper body movement ensuring accurate ball contact.