How Do You Teach Rhythm ?
The Orange Whip is a full swing trainer designed to improve tempo and sequencing. An orange whip acts as the club's head and is a fixed to a super flexible shaft. The ball has some heft to it and coupled with the shaft creates a whipping action when swung.
The training aid comes in four versions:
Trainer: 47" and 1.75 lbs
Mid-Size: 43" and 1.7 lbs
Compact: 35.5"and 1.65 lbs
Junior: 38" and 1.3 lbs
We have owned every version, except for the Mid-Size.
Which One Should You Buy ?
The Orange Whip is one of the best swing trainers we have used. The feedback is immediate and creates a unique feel. It is one of favorite ways to warm-up, particularly at courses which do not have a driving range.
While we are big fans, we have slimmed down our collection to the Junior.
The Trainer felt excessively long. Keep in mind a typical driver shaft is 43.5" so the length of the Trainer will be longer than any club you swing. Unless you are blessed with cathedral like ceilings, you most likely won't be able to swing the Trainer indoors.
The Compact was purchased for the kids, but was too heavy for them to use properly. It also felt well a bit too compact for Eagle Dad to use.
The Junior has and continues to be a far better option for junior. Despite being longer, the Junior is far easier to swing. The differential of 0.35 pounds may not seem that big, but trust us, it is.
The Orange Whip is consistently rated as one of the top golf training aids. Do we concur ? We don't want to be left questioning ourselves like this guy. We concur.
The product is highly impactful. An alternative approach might to swing your club with a headcover, but this won't create the same feel because chances your shaft won't be nearly as flexible.
Purpose: Improve tempo
Impact: 5 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Bang for Buck: 5 stars