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.
What Problems Does It Address
“Scoopy” Short Game
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.
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.”