With the launch of The Shuggy Training Aid only about 24 hours away I thought I would answer a few questions that have been popping up on the blog and in my inbox.

Question #1 Is the training aid too high?

The Shuggy has been designed with modern drivers in mind. To hit these well you need to tee the ball high and feel that you hit up on the ball. Too many golfers tee the ball low and make a descending blow – this never works and results in a weak and powerless ball flight.

The Shuggy Training Aid helps you learn the correct and powerful way to hit the ball long and straight. By teeing the ball high you can transform your driving – teeing it low makes it nearly impossible to make significant progress. Long drivers have known for years that teeing the ball high gives them an advantage – I think many golfers are worried about skying or going under the ball if they tee it high. With this aid you’ll learn the correct way of approaching the ball – and you’ll never mark the top of your club!

Question #2 Does it work for left and right handers?

Yes, it has been designed for both lefties and righties. I’m left handed and usually demonstrate things left handed, but I’m getting better with my right handed swing πŸ˜‰

Question #3 How hard is it to get the club through the gate?

The Shuggy has been made to be difficult without being impossible. Shuggy was keen to make it harder but I opted for a slightly easier version. Testing has shown that many golfers struggle early on, but after some practice they get the hang of it. Once you can swing the club through the gate your driver swing will be perfect. I haven’t found anyone who has mastered the closed eyes drill – this is something to strive for!

Question #4 Will this actually work?

It will. You have to learn to let go and make your natural swing through the gate. Consciously controlling your swing will make using this aid very difficult. You have to let go and let your subconscious perform the task (the objective). I love this type of drill and believe it works far better than worrying about your grip, back swing, down swing, release and follow through all at once. Simply swing the club through the gate and your golf swing will be fine – you will learn a better golf swing much more naturally.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Good golfing,


Dear golfer,

After months of development and testing my new golf training aid is finally ready. I’ve decided to name it after my twin brother. I don’t normally do this kind of thing, but since he broke his leg while helping me at my new teaching studio I thought it was the right thing to do.

He’s also been in the dumps the last few days. I don’t blame him – he’s stuck in the house with my parents! Enough to drive anyone mad πŸ˜‰

I’ve started this blog to give people a place to leave some feedback on my new training aid. If you haven’t seen the video you can check it out here,


I’ll also be answering any questions that you may have – so fire away. I’m sure Shuggy will be interested in your response!

To leave a comment you may have to click the subject line above “The Shuggy Training Aid”

Good golfing,