Golf Genie Pocket Guide Review
I know what I'm supposed to do when I practice at the driving range. Pick out a point in the distance, take my preshot routine and play my shot as though I'm actually out on the golf course. I hear this all the time but when I'm hitting off a turf mat with a perfect lie, it couldn't be further from reality. I actually only hit about 25% of the fairways I take aim at. I need practice from the rough, not perfect playing conditions.
As the 2011 golf season approaches, I made a commitment to go from a 12 handicap to a single digit by the end of the season. This will require time at the driving range but it has to be spent properly. I decided I needed something to keep me focused while at the range. I did my Google searches online and came across the Golf Genie™.
Golf Genie™ features apps for the iPhone and Blackberry. Since I don't have either of those, I went with the pocket guides. While they do fit in pocket (they are 5.8" x 3.6"), I prefer carry them in my golf bag. They barely take up any space and are easily accessible.
The Practice Drills Guide
The Practice Drills Pocket Guide (blue in the picture above) is exactly what I was looking for. It's small, easy to read and is broken down by section. For example, The "Pre-Swing" section of the guide offers stretches to prepare you for practice while the "Back Swing" tab offers four drills with pictures for you to work on.
The guide offers over 60 useful pages broken down into four sections: Full Swing, Short Game, Swing Faults and Practice Routines. It's in full color and broken down with bullet points to make it easier to follow.Continued on the next page