Divot Board Golf Swing Trainer Review

Divot Board Golf Swing Trainer Review

By Paul Liberatore



Time to read 5 min

One of the coolest features in the modern era of watching golf on television is Top Tracer Technology. You know that laser line that shows you where a shot is headed in real time? It’s amazing to watch the Pros hit towering shots that curve ever so slightly left or right. It’s certainly a far cry from some of the shots that I hit which are a lot more crooked, curve more, and don’t go as far.

Ask any instructor and they’ll tell you that the main reason golfers struggle with consistent ball striking is because their swing path is incorrect through the impact zone. For golfers that slice the ball (the majority of us), the swing path is outside to in. Conversely, golfers that hook the ball too much have a path that’s inside to out.

That’s where the Divot Board Swing Trainer comes in. This ingenious invention gives you the feedback you need to identify swing path flaws and allows you to practice correcting bad habits in a single space.

Key Features

Yellow dot for ball placement and parallel lines simulate target line for a precise point of reference.

Two-way bristle design provides immediate feedback for path and impact point.

Lightweight, durable design is easy to transport, store, and set up.

Design and Technology

Unlike a lot of training aids on the market, the divot board is simple in its design. It isn’t full of high-tech features that some marketing genius came up with fancy names for to get you to buy it.

Instead, practical is the word that comes to mind. The Divot Board is compact in size and easy to set up and use.

The most noteworthy feature is its two-way bristle design that flexes toward the target when the club hits it and is easily brushed back after each swing. After you make a swing, the impact area of the club is revealed by a white streak that shows you path and contact point relative to the golf ball.

Additionally, the Divot Board features a target spot for the golf ball, and parallel lines that indicate the target line. Both are colored in yellow which presents a stark contrast against the green backdrop.

Again, this training aid is simple in its function, lightweight, and easy to store and set up.

Despite its simplicity, the Divot Board is perfect for any golfer that’s looking to improve their swing and strike the ball more consistently.

mized to your liking.

The ball pocket and two cooler pockets seal magnetically which keeps everything protected, while also making access easy. 

Both of the valuables pockets are water resistant so you can rest assured your most important items will always stay dry.

The power pocket makes it easy to plug in a USB cord and keep all your electronics fully charged while you’re out on the course. These pockets are water resistant too. 

Also included are two Velcro glove holders, cart lock straps, two metal towel rings, and SmartGRIP handles which make transport easy.


  • Simplicity of use is perfect for any golfer.
  • Immediate feedback allows you to identify swing flaws and make corrections on your own.
  • Compact design makes for easy storage, transport, and set up.


  • Price point is higher than some might expect.
  • Raised surface might not be indicative of a flat lie.
  • Some golfers report that the mat wears out over continued use (this can be swapped out)

Our Experience

The kind folks at Divot Board were kind enough to send me this training aid recently. I can’t say enough positive things about it.

As a proverbial slicer, I was able to quickly identify my out-to-in swing path and the fact that I have a tendency to miss shots toward the heel.

After working with the Divot Board for a week or so, I was able to correct my swing path and square the face at impact. The result has been straighter, more solid shots.

For all the complex training aids that promise to make you a better player, I have to say that this product has done as much for my game as any other. What I especially like about it is its simplicity. You certainly don’t need an advanced degree to figure this thing out.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Divot Board work?

The Divot Board uses a surface covered in sensitive sequins that change color based on where your club makes contact. This allows you to instantly see the location of your divot and make adjustments to improve your ball striking.

Can you hit real golf balls with the Divot Board?

No, the Divot Board is not designed for hitting actual golf balls. It is meant to be used for swing practice without a ball, allowing you to focus on the quality of your divot and ground contact.

Is the Divot Board durable?

Yes, the Divot Board is built to be durable. It has a thick rubber base that can withstand repeated swings without damage. The company also sells replacement pads that can last for thousands of swings.

Can the Divot Board be used indoors?

Absolutely. The compact size and rubber base make the Divot Board perfect for indoor use. Many golfers use it at home on their living room floor to work on their swing mechanics.

How effective is the Divot Board at improving ball striking?

According to reviews, the Divot Board is highly effective at helping golfers improve their ball striking. Testing showed handicaps decreased by 1-12% after using the Divot Board regularly, with higher handicappers seeing the biggest improvements. It provides invaluable feedback to refine your swing.


There’s no question that advances in technology have forever changed the ways in which we learn and play the game of golf.

With that being said, there’s still a case to be made for keeping things simple.

That’s exactly the case with the Divot Board Golf Trainer. No matter your level of ability or experience as a golfer, this easy-to-use training aid will do wonders to help you become a better, more consistent ball striker.

Don’t take our word for it, give a try yourself.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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