Training Aids That Work: Tour Striker Educator

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Introduction

Though it’s not nearly as well-known as its big brother, the Tour Striker, the Educator may be Martin Chuck’s greatest gift to golf instructors.  This simple training aid is endlessly versatile: it works with any club in your bag and can be used to fix virtually any problem.  It’s something that I use regularly in my teaching and that I have recommended to numerous students.  Bottom line: the Tour Striker Educator is a training aid that works.

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What Problems Does It Address

Hooking

Slicing

“Flipping”

“Scoopy” Short Game

“Wristy” putting

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How Does It Work

Insert the Educator’s curved metal piece through your club’s grip and position the plastic arm to suit the drill that you want to do.  The Educator is simply there to provide extra feedback.  For example, many players are very wristy putters, but they don’t know it.  You can set up the Educator to bump into your forearm when your wrists break down, giving you the additional feedback you need.

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Why the Tour Striker Educator is Plugged In Golf Approved

The Educator checks all the boxes for me: it’s inexpensive ($35), it’s small and easy to keep in your bag, it’s effective, and it’s very versatile.

Martin Chuck includes a booklet of drills that you can do with the Educator, but, for me, the fun is in discovering novel ways to use it.  I’ve come up with a list of favorite drills for the Educator, and I’ve also had students create their own drills.

Another thing that my student’s appreciate is that using it doesn’t require a lot of set up time nor does it draw unwanted attention to the user.  Using the Educator is very discrete, which can be important when you have a range full of wannabe golf pros who want to “fix your swing.”

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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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7 Comments

  1. Thanks Matt. I think you are really going to like the Tour Striker Smart Ball too! Great reviews at the Show.

  2. This one has been on my radar ever since seeing the commercials on the golf channel. I’ve never used a training aid before, but this could be the first!

  3. Please quote the total cost of 2 units of Tour Strike Educators to be sent to :C K Wong, Lot 1,2nd floor,Block 7,Bandar Indah,Mile 4,Sandakan,Sabah,Malaysia.

    Regards.

    • Matt Saternus

      CK,

      We don’t sell the Educator. You can buy it directly through the Tour Striker website.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. Hi, is possible to ship to Italy the Tour Striker and how much? Best regards, Mario

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