You’ve been out on the golf course enough to realize some situations are more stressful that others? Your relationship with your driver is not as good as you would like? No matter what kind of problem you have with your golf game you can be sure there’s a golf training aid to help you out. There are many options to choose from but here’s a quick list to get you started.

Golf Mats and Golf Nets

One of the best ways to improve your golf game is to practice your swing, this means taking a lot of practice shots. The most obvious option is to head out to the driving range but this can get expensive. Having your own private practice area at home is a great option to consider. The first thing you will need is a golf mat, and possibly a golf net. A good golf mat is a surface that mimics the fairway and allows you to practice your golf swing in your backyard without destroying your turf. A high quality mat will also allow you to insert a tee and will absorb the shock when you take a fat shot, reducing the risk of injury. If you want to actually hit golf balls then a net is a must. With a golf net you won’t have to go very far to retrieve the balls and you also won’t need 300 yards of clear open space in your backyard.

Putting Mats

A putting mat can be very useful with helping your putting game. They come in various shapes and sizes and will even fit in very small spaces. You can find mats for indoor or outdoor use. Another useful feature of golf putting mats is the ball return so you can spend more time practicing and less time chasing your golf balls. Like the golf mats, having a nice little setup at home will allow you to practice your putting whenever you feel like it, even if you only have 5 minutes.

Driver

One of the biggest problems that golfers face is the slice but there might be a shortcut for this one. If you’ve tried fixing your swing by hitting the ball in the right plane and tried fixing your grip so you don’t hit the ball with an open face and you still have problems with slicing then you can get something called an anti-slice driver. It’s a special club designed with an offset shaft that fixes the angle of the club face at impact. It helps eliminate the spin which in turn eliminates the slice.

Books, E-books and DVDs

There is a huge number of books and DVD programs that have been created to help you to fix any part of your golf game. Whether you want to improve your swing or your mental game you will find a program designed just for that. Video products have an advantage over books in that they can demonstrate techniques and practice drills in real-time or slow motion. On the other hand you might prefer a good book with key pictures to help you grasp the most important aspects. If you can’t wait and want the information right away, an e-book will usually be available on demand and can be downloaded 24/7.

No matter which golf training aid you decide to use remember that it will only help you if you use it! Don’t just buy something because it’s endorsed by your favorite player. Get something that will help you with the specific area of your game you are trying to improve and something that you know will get you excited every time you use it. Consistency over time will yield great results on your scorecard!