Performance Golf Launch Deck Training Aid Review

Performance Golf Launch Deck Training Aid Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Time to read 6 min

If I had a dollar for every training aid that promised to fix your slice, I’d be a wealthy man.

You see, the single biggest problem for weekend warriors like you and me is the dreaded slice. You know, the one that starts out right down the middle and keeps sailing farther and farther right, ending up in a bad spot that’s hard to recover from.

It makes sense that so many training aids are designed to help you fix your slice. The problem is there’s only a handful that can actually deliver on that promise.

The Performance Golf Launch Deck training aid is one of them. Designed by world-renowned coach, Hank Haney, the Launch Deck is easy to use and gets real results. I’ve seen it firsthand.

Just how does it work and what makes it so great? Keep reading because we’re going to tell you all about it.

Key Features

Auto swing path gates train you to swing the club down the line instead of from outside to in.

Launch hurdle teaches you to swing up on the ball creating the proper launch angle.

Swing path gates are adjustable to help you optimize your swing path.

Design and Technology

What I love most about the Swing Deck is how easy it is to use. It’s compact design fits easily inside your golf bag and it can be set up in literally a matter of seconds. 

And unlike a lot of training aids, the Launch Deck allows you to hit real golf balls.

But let’s dive a little deeper into just what makes the Launch Deck so great. 

It starts with the adjustable orange swing path gates. Sitting on both the right and left side of the hitting mat, each of the gates is strategically angled and positioned to get you swinging the club down the line instead of too far from the outside or inside. 

What’s even better is that you can move each gate forward or backward to optimize your swing path.

The second notable feature of the Launch Deck is the launch hurdle. A series of yellow plastic gates sit at the front of the hitting mat. These gates create a hurdle which acts as a visual aid to help you achieve the proper launch angle when you’re hitting a driver. All too often golfers come into the ball with a negative attack angle, and the result is a shot that comes out low and slicing. The hurdle teaches you to hit slightly up on the ball which creates optimal launch conditions for long, straight, solid shots. 

The Launch Deck is priced at just a modest $99. But you get a lot more than just the training aid.

Also included is the Launch Deck Distance Accelerator video which gives your firsthand insight into tips, warmups, and practice routines that are sure to have you hitting the ball farther than ever before.

Next is the Launch Deck Secrets for Flushing Irons video. This video lays out the fundamentals of proper iron striking and shows you all the different ways you can use the Launch Deck to start flushing your irons just like the pros.

We aren’t done yet. When you purchase the Launch Deck, you’ll also gain access to the Livestream feature. Here, you’ll have the chance to interact virtually with Hank Haney in real time. You can ask him all your burning questions and get answers from one of the game’s best right on the spot.

Lastly, you’ll receive a 14-day free access trial to the Scratch Club. This is like Netflix for golfers. It’s a video vault filled with instruction videos and content from the game’s greatest teachers and players.

For $99, does it get any better than that?


PROS

  • Price point is one of the lowest of any training aid on the market.
  • Training aid can be set up in just a matter of seconds.
  • Adjustability of swing gates makes for easy customization.

CONS

  • Product durability has been questioned by some golfers.
  • Availability can vary depending on inventory levels.
  • Shipping times may be unpredictable due to logistics.

Our Experience

As many of you know, I’ve been on a journey to get my handicap down into single digits by the end of the year. A large part of that has involved getting rid of my slice. While lessons have helped, nothing has made it easier than the Launch Deck training aid.

Having the visual cues of both the swing gates and launch hurdles has allowed me to easily correct both my swing path and angle of attack into the ball.

The results have been longer, straighter, more consistent shots not just with my driver, but with every club in my bag.

I’m usually pretty skeptical of most training aids, but the Performance Golf Launch Deck is the real deal.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Launch Deck help fix my slice?

The Launch Deck is designed to train your swing path and attack angle to fix a slice. By setting the swing gates to the "slice" position, it encourages an inside-out swing path that promotes a draw or straight ball flight. The Launch Hurdle also helps you make contact with an upward angle of attack to optimize launch and distance.

Can the Launch Deck help me hit the ball farther?

Yes, the Launch Deck can help increase your driving distance in a few ways. First, it encourages an upward strike on the ball which maximizes launch angle and ball speed. Second, the inside-out swing path it promotes generates more clubhead speed. Finally, the Launch Hurdle helps you strike the ball on the upswing for a lower-spinning, more penetrating ball flight.

How often do I need to practice with the Launch Deck?

Most golfers see significant improvements in just a few sessions per week. The instant feedback helps you quickly ingrain the proper swing mechanics. Hank Haney recommends using the Launch Deck for 10-15 minutes 2-3 times per week to fix your slice and add distance.

Is the Launch Deck worth the price?

The Launch Deck retails for $99, which some feel is a bit steep for a swing training aid. However, many reviewers say it's worth it if it helps fix your slice and add 20+ yards off the tee. The versatility to train a draw, fade or straight ball flight also makes it a valuable tool.

Can I just use tees in the ground instead of buying the Launch Deck?

You can certainly use tees or balls on the ground to create a similar training effect as the Launch Deck. However, the Launch Deck is more durable, portable, and consistent than constantly re-setting tees. The Launch Hurdle also provides a unique training element that's harder to replicate with just tees. Ultimately, the Launch Deck is a more polished and effective solution, but a DIY tee setup can work too.

Conclusion

There’s nothing more frustrating as a golfer than watching shots start out down the middle of the fairway, only to see them end up slicing way offline into trouble.

Those days can quickly become a thing of the past when you start using the Performance Golf Launch Deck training aid. In just a few swings, you’ll begin hitting longer, straighter, more consistent shots. And for the price you pay, the Launch Deck is a no-brainer investment for your golf game.

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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