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Golf Training Dust

Golf training dust can be a useful tool in helping you improve your golf game. Because how you impact a golf ball can be used to diagnose errors in your swing, it is very helpful to know what is going on between your club and the ball. Golf training dust can give you the feedback you need. Here's what you need to know to add that useful tool to your training routine.

How Golf Training Dust Can Help Your Game

    Whether your shots slice, hook, fade, draw or skim across the ground, all bad shots originate from poor contact between your clubface and ball. That poor contact is caused by as many different flaws as there are golfers, but knowing about your poor impact can help you figure out what's causing your problems. So, you can think of golf training dust as a swing analysis tool. Hit a ball, and it will reveal where your ball is meeting your clubface. From the feedback, try to deduce what is causing you to hit off center, or if you are hitting the sweetspot, don't change a thing. Knowing what is going on in your swing empowers you by giving you a direction to go in order to improve. Without that direction, you would have to learn through the time-consuming and frustrating process of trial and error. Guess and check is no way to improve your swing.

Different Types of Golf Training Dust

    Golf dust comes in several different forms. There are spray on versions and paint on versions. There are even other types of impact indicators that stick on your clubface like decals. Below are the different types of golf training dust and a few other impact indicators that, like golf dust, can reveal your impact mark.
  • The spray-on type of golf dust works like spray paint. It comes in an aerosol can, and you simply apply a light coating to your clubface and then hit a ball. Wherever the ball hits your clubface, the paint will be scuffed off, and you can easily see where you made contact. Once you are finished, just wipe off the remaining dust with a damp towel. You can reapply the dust once your clubface is dry.
  • Although not exactly like golf training dust, impact paint can help you determine your point of impact. Unlike the dust, which is sprayed on, the pain is dabbed on with a marker-like tube. In a matter of seconds the thin coating of pigment dries, and you can swing away. Each time you hit a ball an imprint will be left on your clubface. When you are finished, just wipe off the remaining residue with a damp towel. It's that easy.
  • If you don't want the mess of wiping off dust or paint, you can go the route of an impact decal. You just apply one to your clubface like a sticker, and when you hit a ball the thin adhesive will record the impact position. When you are finished, you can conveniently peel off the decal, throw it away and go on about your business.

Where to get Golf Training Dust

    The easiest way to get golf dust or any other type of impact indicator is to search online. A quick search will reveal several vendors where you can buy the dust, decals or paint. Also, browsing online enables you to compare many prices at once, which ensures you will get the best deal. However, if you don't like online shopping, your local golf superstore or sporting goods store will most likely have at least one type of impact indicator. Although you'll be hard pressed to find a store that offers all types of golf impact indicators.

    Give golf training dust a shot. It's a relatively inexpensive way to help yourself improve, and it's a good substitute for having an instructor monitoring your swing. Golf dust enables you to be your own coach by giving you the feedback necessary to make adjustments. If you can hit the ball consistently with the center of your clubface, you will see drastic improvements in your game.