How to Swing a Medicus Driver

By Savannah Richardson

Man holding golf swing follow through

The Medicus Driver is the most successful golf training aid ever made, with over one million units sold. It is endorsed by a range of top professionals from both the PGA and Senior Tours.

The shaft of the Medicus Driver is fitted with a dual hinge, which is designed to break down at six points in the swing if you make an incorrect move. However, no swing aid will do your game any good unless you use it properly.

History of Medicus Golf

Bob Koch founded Medicus Golf in 1986 after inventing the dual-hinged clubs to help golfers improve. Medicus Golf's mission ever since has been to produce products that help golfers improve. Koch’s company became one of the most successful training aid companies in the golf industry, producing a variety of training devices, accessories, videos and other helpful resources.

Koch developed the “Pure Strike 5SK” program that was available online and through select golf schools. The 5SK stands for Five Simple Keys of a successful golf swing to hit the ball pure with accuracy and distance.

After the success of the training aids, Koch partnered with Mark Adams, a designer, to create performance clubs, called the Kick X Golf By Medicus, but the training aids were far more popular.

Medicus Driver Review

The Medicus Driver is a great tool for beginning golfers who already have a grasp on their swing, therefore the training aid is not for the absolute beginner. The Medicus’ ability to provide instant feedback during the swing is what helps golfers improve quickly.

The driver’s heavy dual hinged design forces golfers to focus on their swing. If you swing too slow, the hinge will break down more, telling you to speed up the swing.

The weight of the club helps improve the muscle memory required for a consistent swing. The Medicus Driver helps golfers stay on plane. Once you can swing the Medicus without the club breaking down during the swing, you’ll learn to swing properly eliminate those pesky hooks and slices. This Medicus Driver is a great tool to have, and can help golfers improve off the tee.

How to Swing the Medicus Driver

To use the Medicus Driver, start by swinging back with a slow smooth tempo. Your arms and shoulders should work as one unit. Any jerkiness or early break of the wrists will cause the hinges to break down.

Now allow your wrists to roll open naturally during the backswing, meaning the toe of the club will be pointing skywards as it passes waist high. If this hasn’t happened or if you’re swinging too far inside or outside of the correct line, the club will break down.

Swing the club behind you, maintaining the same plane, and now you’ll square the club up at the top of the backswing. If you’re too far opened or closed, or if you’re not on the correct plane, the club will break down on you.

Start back down with a good, smooth tempo, maintaining the cock of your wrists until they unwind 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.

Now transfer your weight to your left side as you swing down. Keeping your weight back on your right side at impact (for a right-handed player), another common cause of slicing the ball, will cause the club to break down.

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 and Warnings

If you’re having a hard time using the Medicus driver, you can adjust the sensitivity, affecting how easily the club will break down. This means you can alter the amount of precision required to make a successful swing as you progress. You can use the club for practice swings or to actually hit real balls.

The Medicus Driver may feel a little awkward at first. It’s heavier than a standard driver, so it will feel very different. Persevere and you’ll find that only using the Medicus driver a few minutes at a time will make swinging your usual club feel light and easy. You may find it tricky to hit balls with the Medicus driver without tightening the hinges, so allow for this if you do want to use the club to hit balls.

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About the Author

Savannah Richardson is a staff writer for GolfLink. She’s a daily golfer and has worked for two years covering amateur and professional golf events with Amateurgolf.com and The Brunswick News. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia.