Performance Golf Straight Stick Training Aid Review

Performance Golf Straight Stick Training Aid Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Time to read 5 min

One of our writers had the chance to attend the PGA Tour Champions tournament just north of Seattle last weekend. He loves going to watch the old guys play for a couple reasons: one, the crowds are a lot smaller than regular tour events, and two, the seniors swing the club a lot more like you and I than the Rorys, JTs, and Brysons of the world.

Before the first round, he watched Rocco Mediate warm up the driving range. He was mesmerized by Rocco hitting an oversize looking iron that had some sort of contraption that slid up and down the shaft as he swung. Evidently, Rocco was flushing it.

Upon doing a little digging of my own, I found out the training aid was one that Rocco actively endorses. It’s called the Performance Golf Straight Stick.

Even though it’s simple to use, this training aid addresses some of the most important issues amateurs face in their golf swing. In fact, it can have them hitting solid, straight golf shots in just a matter of minutes.

Keep reading as we’re going to take a closer look at what the Straight Stick’s all about.

Key Features

Unlike a lot of training aids, you can hit balls with the Straight Stick.

Adjustable AccuGrip puts your hands on the club perfectly every time.

Compression Clicker slides up and down the club shaft and clicks at impact letting you know when your swing is on-plane.

Design and Technology

As I mentioned in the opening, the Straight Stick is pretty simple in terms of its design features and tech. But that’s part of what makes it so great, it’s easy to use and gets results!

With that said, we need to discuss how it works and the key features that make it so great. . .

If you ask any top teacher or accomplished player, they’ll tell you the grip is the most important fundamental in the golf swing. After all, your hands are your only connection to the golf club. So, making sure they’re positioned correctly is critical. 

The Straight Stick comes with an adjustable AccuGrip that guarantees your grip will be in the proper position every time. 

Not all grips are the same though. That’s why the AccuGrip can be adjusted for neutral, strong, and strong plus positions. 

Once you have your hands on the club correctly, the Straight Stick really shows its magic. This is where its proprietary Compression Clicker comes into play. 

This magnetic component is designed to slide up and down the shaft as you swing the club on plane. If you can get the Compression Clicker to “click” against the farel at the exact time you make contact with the ball, you’ll know that you have the club on plane and in the slot. When you time it right, your contact will be flush, and the ball will fly high and straight at the target. 

You can even position the Compression Clicker on the shaft in a spot that corresponds to your swing speed. The markings are located just below the grip. 

Spending even just a few minutes with the Straight Stick every week will improve your clubface control, help you create dynamic loft, increase lag, and deliver the club square to the ball at impact. s, and SmartGRIP handles which make transport easy.


PROS

  • Allows you to hit balls unlike a lot of other training aids.
  • AccuGrip forces you to have the perfect grip on every swing.
  • Compression Clicker gives you audible feedback when you make the correct motion and can be adjusted to your individual swing speed.

CONS

  • Some golfers don’t like the feeling of something moving up and down the shaft as they swing.
  • Shipping times can vary depending on demand and availability.
  • Price point is slightly higher than some other, similar training aids.

Our Experience

I’ve tried just about every training aid out there over the years, and honestly, most of them aren’t really that great. But our writer and I both agree that the Straight Stick is the exception rather than the rule in this regard.

It’s incredibly easy to use and solves a whole host of problems that golfers deal with in their swing. 

The Straight Stick has the full Golfer’s Authority endorsement.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Straight Stick training aid work?

The Straight Stick uses patented Compression Clicker technology to provide instant audible feedback on your club release3. By adjusting the AccuGrip and Compression Clicker settings, it helps guide you towards a well-timed release, improved lag, and enhanced clubface control.

Is the Straight Stick endorsed by professionals?

Yes, the Straight Stick is designed by renowned club designer Jeff Sheets and endorsed by ten-time Tour winner Rocco Mediate. It is trusted by the best in the game to elevate your swing.

How easy is the Straight Stick to set up and use?

The Straight Stick is designed for easy setup and big results. You simply adjust the AccuGrip to the perfect position, set your Compression Clicker to match your swing speed, and you're ready to start improving your swing mechanics effortlessly.

Can the Straight Stick help both novice and experienced golfers?

The Straight Stick can benefit golfers of all skill levels. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned player, it helps improve contact and accuracy simultaneously. It allows you to slash strokes from your score and transform your game.

Are there any downsides or issues with the Straight Stick?

Some customers have reported that it takes quite a bit of effort to pull the slider back down and that it comes with no operating instructions3. Additionally, a few users have experienced issues with the Compression Clicker always clicking, regardless of their swing.

Conclusion

When it comes to training aids, there’s no shortage of them in the game of golf. And while most promise to change your game forever, the reality is that very few can live up to that expectation.

The Straight Stick is an exception, however. 

If you want to quickly improve your swing and start hitting the golf ball more solidly and consistently, give the Straight Stick a try today. 

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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