Performance Golf Straight Away Training Aid Review

Performance Golf Straight Away Training Aid Review

By Paul Liberatore

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If you’ve read many of our reviews, you know that I’m usually a little skeptical when it comes to training aids that can take your game to the next level. After all, there’s no such thing as a magic pill in the game of golf. If there was, teachers and the makers of training aids would all be out of business.

While most training aids have trouble living up to their hype, you come across one once in a while that really can make a difference in your game.

I recently had a chance to try out the Straight Away by Leadbetter training aid and I have to say, I was pretty impressed with the results I saw right away.

After all, a training aid designed by one of the game’s most famous teachers has to be at least somewhat effective, right? It is. 

Let’s take a closer look at how the revolutionary Straight Away by Leadbetter training aid can benefit your game.

Key Features

Red and yellow guide sticks let you track your club in the backswing to make sure it’s in the right position.

SecureClip allows you to strategically position the training aid on your club and keeps it secure as you hit balls.

Additional video series give you additional drills, practice routines, and instruction to help you play your best. 

Design and Technology

One of the things I love most about the Straight Away training aid is how incredibly simple it is to use. All you have to do is attach it to your club, and you’re good to go. 

However, just because this training aid’s design and function are simple, doesn’t mean it hasn’t been expertly engineered to help you strike the golf ball like you never have before. 

The root of the Straight Away training aid is built upon the three fatal flaws golfers make during their takeaway. They include rolling the club to the inside, pushing the club too far outside, and vertically lifting the club away from the ball. 

The Straight Away tracks are red and yellow guides that let you know when your takeaway is on-plane. The yellow track aligns the clubface for you at address. From there, all you have to do is point the red track directly at your clubhead and rehearse your takeaway. 

Once you perfect your takeaway, you’ll be on your way to correcting the most common swing flaws like coming over the top, flipping your wrists at impact, and coming into the ball too steep, to name a few. 

Unlike a lot of training aids that confine you to a single club, or don’t allow you to hit balls at all, the Straight Away training aid attaches easily to any club and doesn’t at all alter its weight or balance. 

You won’t ever have to worry about the Straight Away coming loose on your golf club as you swing. That’s thanks to the SecureClip which utilizes threaded screws to keep it in place, no matter how hard you swing. 

As Leadbetter says, all you have to do is clip it and rip it. It’s that easy. 

As simple as the Straight Away by Leadbetter training aid is, it’s highly effective when it comes to improving the ball striking of golfers of all different abilities. 

We aren’t quite done though. . . You get a lot more than just the training aid when you order the Straight Away by Leadbetter, A LOT more.

To start, the Straight Away System video has Leadbetter himself showing you all the different ways you can practice, warm up, and generally improve with the Straight Away.

Next, the Perfect Pitch and Pure Putt video highlights the importance of driving for show and putting for dough. We’re talking about short game gold from arguably one of the greatest teachers the game has ever seen. Does it get any better than that?

Just in case you can’t get enough of David Leadbetter’s knowledge, you’ll also have Livestream access to him directly when you purchase the Straight Away training aid. That’s right, you can ask David any question you have and get his advice in real-time.

Lastly, you’ll get a free two-week trial to the golfer’s version of Netflix. It’s called the Scratch Club, and it’s a venerable vault of video and instructional content from golf’s most iconic players and teachers.

Ok, that’s a heck of a lot of extras for an investment in your golf game of just $79. And once you spend even just a few minutes working with the Straight Away, you’ll be patting yourself on the back for the best $79 you ever spent.


PROS

  • Training aid allows you to hit balls while you’re using it.
  • Red and yellow guide sticks make it easy to tell when you have the club in the right spot.
  • SecureClip attaches easily to any club in a matter of seconds.

CONS

  • Training aid may take a while to learn how to use correctly.
  • Shipping times may vary depending on demand.
  • Some golfers say the guide sticks can be visually awkward at first.

Our Experience

I’ve had a goal all year to get my handicap down into single digits. I’ve documented it all on my YouTube Channel in the Road To Scratch playlist. I’m fortunate to have been on the receiving end of some world-class instruction and have come a long way.

While there’s no doubt that I’ve needed some guidance along the way and will continue to going forward, there’s no question the Straight Away by Leadbetter has helped me get the club in the right position immediately off the golf ball. The results speak for themselves. I’m hitting the ball more solidly and consistently than I ever have.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the StraightAway help improve my golf swing?

The StraightAway helps guide your hands, arms, body and clubhead on the perfect swing path during the takeaway and backswing. By keeping your swing on track, it promotes a consistent, repeatable swing that delivers flush contact and more accurate shots.

How easy is the StraightAway to use?

The StraightAway is very easy to use. Simply clip it onto any club in your bag using the SecureClip, which firmly attaches it without interfering with your swing. After a few practice swings focusing on keeping the colored tracks aligned, you can remove it and start hitting shots.

Is the StraightAway only for advanced golfers or can beginners use it too?

The StraightAway is beneficial for golfers of all skill levels. Beginners can use it to learn proper swing mechanics from the start, while more experienced players can use it to groove a consistent takeaway and eliminate common swing flaws.

How durable is the StraightAway and will it fit in my golf bag?

The StraightAway is made from high-quality, durable nylon and comes with a protective travel bag. Its compact, portable design fits easily into any golf bag pocket.

What if the StraightAway doesn't help improve my swing?

Performance Golf stands behind the StraightAway with a 365-day, 100% money back guarantee. If you're not completely satisfied with the results, you can return it within a year for a full refund.

Conclusion

Ask any reputable instructor, and they’ll tell you that the takeaway is the most important part of the golf swing. It makes sense; if you don’t get the club moving away from the ball in the correct manner, you’re going to have to make a compensation somewhere later on in your swing. That’s going to lead to inconsistent ball striking at best. 

So far, I’ve yet to come across a training aid that sets you up for success early in your swing like the Straight Away by Leadbetter.

If you’re struggling to hit the ball the way you want consistently, I highly recommend giving the Straight Away by Leadbetter a try.

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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