Hackers RX Training Aid Review

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The Hackers RX is an alignment aid designed to help you improve the fundamentals of alignment, stance, ball position, and aim.  Easy to use and effective.

Introduction

Stand on the first tee of your favorite course some time and you’ll see golfers aimed all over creation.  To help fix this problem, and many others, the Hackers RX was created.  Can this simple device get your alignment on track?  Read on to find out.

Set Up & Ease of Use

The Hackers RX is comprised of two “golf balls” connected to three extendable arms.  The arm that connects the two balls goes straight out, and the other two arms can be set at a variety of angles.  You can set it up for any use, or fold it back up for storage, in seconds.

Effectiveness

If you’ve ever seen a driving range at a PGA Tour event, you’ve probably noticed that almost every player has an alignment aid on the ground.  The reason?  Alignment is a fundamental that’s easy to work on but requires constant attention.

The most common use of the Hackers RX is shown above: two arms extended straight along your toe line with the other arm perpendicular to define ball position.  This illustrates one advantage of the Hackers RX over alignment rods: the ability to maintain a perfect perpendicular relationship between the rods so you can keep ball position constant.

While it’s not as sexy as swing-altering trainers, the fundamentals that HackersRX instills are important, and it teaches them effectively.

Longevity

If all it did was replace your alignment sticks, the Hackers RX would still have excellent longevity.  As I mentioned earlier, alignment is something you should be reinforcing every time you practice.

However, the Hackers RX has many other uses you may not recognize immediately.  As they outline on their website, you can use the Hackers RX to work on shaping shots, on the putting green, in the bunker, and in the short game area.  I found it particularly useful in the sand because it’s very easy to get careless with ball position from an open stance.

Finally, the Hackers RX is small and light, so it can live in your bag.  If it’s always in your bag, you’ll get more use out of it.

Value

The Hackers RX retails for a bit under $50 (support PluggedInGolf, buy it HERE).  I can already see the comments piling up below, “I could buy 50 alignment rods for that price!”  That’s absolutely true, and alignment rods will continue to do a good job like they always have.

That said, I like the Hackers RX for a few different reasons.  First, having that perfect indicator of ball position is valuable.  Second, the ability to change the size and angles makes it more versatile than alignment rods.  Finally, the Hackers RX won’t scratch the crown of your driver.  My PING G LS TEC driver still bears the scars from a round with a careless caddie…sigh.

Conclusion

Alignment sticks are great, but if you’d like something that offers a little more versatility, the HackersRX is worth a look.  For less than the cost of a dozen Pro V1s, you can perfect your alignment and ball position so you won’t be the guy on the first tee making people wonder, “Where’s he aiming?”

Buy the Hackers RX HERE

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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