How to Swing a Medicus Driver

By Contributing Writer

The Medicus Driver is the most successful golf training aid ever made, having sold over one million. It is endorsed by a range of top professionals from both the PGA and Senior tours. The shaft is fitted with a dual hinge, designed to break down at six points in the swing if you make an incorrect move. However, no swing aid will do your golf any good unless you use it properly.


Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Swing back with a slow, smooth tempo. Arms and shoulders should work together as one unit. Any jerkiness or early break of the wrists will result in the hinges breaking down.
Step 2
Allow your wrists to roll open naturally during your backswing, meaning that the toe of the club will be pointing skywards as it passes waist high. If this hasn't happened, or if you are swinging too far inside or outside the correct line, the club will break down.
Step 3
Swing the club back behind you, maintaining the same plane and square the club up at the top of the backswing. If you are too far open or closed, or if you are out of the correct plane, the club will break down.
Step 4
Start back down with a good, smooth tempo, maintaining the cock of your wrists until it unwinds naturally. If you start the downswing by snapping your wrists, or throwing your shoulders outside the line (one of the most common causes of a slice) the club will break down.
Step 5
Transfer your weight to your left side as you swing down. Keeping your weight back on your right side at impact, another common cause of slicing the ball, will break the club down.
Step 6
Complete the follow through to a high, natural finish. If you truncate your follow through or fail to properly release the club through the ball it will break down.

Tips & Warnings

If you are struggling to use the Medicus driver, its sensitivity can be adjusted, affecting the ease with which the hinges will break down. This means you can alter the amount of precision you require to make a successful swing as you progress. The club can be used either just to make practice swings, or to actually hit real golf balls.
You may find the club a little awkward to swing at first. It is heavier than a standard club, so will feel very different. Persevere and you will find that only a few minutes use of the Medicus driver will mean that swinging your usual clubs feels light and easy. You may find it tricky to hit balls with the Medicus without tightening the hinges, so allow for this if you do want to use the club this way.

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