Momentus Swing Trainer Golf Training Aid Review

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Momentus Swing Trainer Iron Review

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The Momentus Swing Trainer Iron is the training aid I recommend most. I recommend the Traveler Model because it is only 30″ long as opposed to the full sized iron. Why? Because it’s shorter than a normal club so you can do nightly practice swings at home indoors or you can even bring it to work and swing at the office or anywhere there’s a little room to make some swings.  If you want to develop a great swing you have to be constantly working on it.  This training aid allows you to do just that.

If you’re like me you don’t have a ton of time to be going to the range and hitting golf balls.  The Momentus Swing Trainer Iron solves this problem.  Now there are no excuses for you not improving at this game.  

Here’s how I use it:

All I do is leave it in the living room within my view.  At various times throughout the night, I pick it up and do a few practice swings in a mirror. By doing this on almost a nightly basis I’m able to re-enforce my swing positions so they don’t fall apart.

If you are like me and don’t have a ton of time to practice or you would like to be able to work on your swing at home, at the office or when you travel make sure you pick up the Momentus Swing Trainer Iron (Traveler Model) today.

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

18 Responses to “Momentus Swing Trainer Golf Training Aid Review”

  1. October 6, 2012

    JoshJackson

    Paul,

    Great tip as usual..! However, I have a couple of questions.
    1.) There has been other instructors who also advocate the weighted swing trainer, but for another reason. Their purpose was by using the weighted club was a means of initiating the down swing. Once the back swing was complete, just allow the weighted club fall and you will automatically be in the proverbial slot. Short of reminds me of what you describe as the powerless arms scenario. Do you agree with this at all?
    2.) When watching you closing in on “the moment of truth”, are your assimilating the Ben Hogan tucked/connected elbow allowing the body turn to power the ball strike?

    Thank you in advance…,
    JJ

    • Paul Wilson

      October 6, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Josh,

      1. I just don’t like the full Momentus because it is heavy. When you swing it then swing your normal club it will feel as light as a feather. If your arms are turned off the club should feel heavy. So the heavy club is giving you the opposite feeling I want you to have. Stick with the shorter one or a lighter club. If you swung a light club yours would feel heavy. I know a guy who makes these I will talk to him.

      2. Your right elbow is tucking in the downswing. It then is still a little tucked at impact while the left arm is perfectly extended. This tucnking should be happening by using the lower body in the downswing and the arms turned off. I say this because the mass (club) will fall towards 90 degrees to the axis if the body starts first. These videos may explain it better:

      Flatten Plane 1: http://ignitiongolf.com/downswing-flatten-plane

      Flatten Plane 2: http://ignitiongolf.com/downswing-flatten-plane-2

      I want this tucking to happen in its own. Rarely have I ever had to tell anyone to tuck it.

  2. October 6, 2012

    JoshJackson

    Paul,

    Thanks for your responses, I needed clarity for both. A couple years back I was taking that weighted club to the range and course. Outside of making my bag heavy, (to your point) gave a false sensation, therefore making my clubs feel light. Resulting in the cardinal sin to your technique, swinging too hard and with may arms.

    For practicing indoors, I use an iron I cut down for my grand daughter who was in The First Tee program a few years ago. Works similar to what your advocating with the mini Momentus.

    The flatten-plane tips really drive home the emphasis to what your are teaching.

    Thanks again,
    JJ

    • Paul Wilson

      October 8, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Josh, Exactly what I was saying. These clubs are too heavy. The short one is good but the full length club I do not recommend. I really like what you have done. I should recommend these to others. A great way to do some swings.

  3. Paul, I noticed the club can be ordered with either a standard or a trainer grip. Which do you suggest.

    • Paul Wilson

      October 8, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Scott, If your grip is perfect then you can get away without the training grip. I have the one with the training grip. It just acts as a constant reminder to keep checking my grip so I like it.

  4. October 24, 2012

    PaulLucas

    Great idea but being a lefty they were not available here in the UK last year but now the standard ones are though not in the shorter version. OK so I’ve made my own, shortened, weighted, David Leadbetter grip and sprayed super silver. Well happy as Larry so to speak showing it off upstairs in front of the mirror. Set that Paul Wilson up on the iPad and swingaway quite merrily with the leg coming across and locking the other one. Think I got a little too ambitious with the leg, slipped huge great slice and smashed the iPad full on with the toe of the club. Glass everyone with my son on the floor in hysterical laughter. Gutted, and still haven’t told the wife. Speaking to the insurance company with a silently modified version. The only thing is I can recommend the iPad totally because after beating the hell out of it with a club totally cracked and bits of glass missing it still works!!!

    • Paul Wilson

      October 25, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Paul, Necessity is the mother of invention. Glad you figured it out. Costly though.

  5. February 26, 2013

    RaymondCHASTEL

    I train with a variety of MOMENTUS clubs ,even with the heavy driver and the strenght trainer( 9 lbs ) .Then I switch to the opposite to exercise the “fast twitch muscles “: the MOMENTUS speed whoosh and the ORANGE swing trainer.I works well for me !

    • Paul Wilson

      February 27, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Raymond,

      If this works keep doing it. I just don’t like people to swing heavy golf clubs. This makes the club you are swinging feel light whereas I want your club to feel heavy plus they have already proven that warming up with a heavy object causes a loss of speed: Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_vR8U_KrhY

  6. April 29, 2013

    JasonBost

    Paul,
    excellent, excellent site. I was looking at my swing in the mirror the other night and noticed my shoulders were dipping to the left during my turn to start the backswing,and flipping the opposite way on the downswing. I fixed this but was wondering your opinion, would the swing trainer add to this problem? It just seems like the extra weight would cause me to be in some bad positions during my turn….thanks

    • Paul Wilson

      April 30, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Jason,

      Glad you like the site. Thanks for the feedback.

      This is a shorter club than normal so it is not too heavy. This is why I only promote this one. The heavy one is too heavy. I like this because you can use it around the house and take it will you when traveling. Then there is no excuse not to be working on your swing when not at home.

      For the shoulders just make sure you are standing tall enough at address and coiling the shoulders more level to the ground.

      Watch:

      DRILL: Sit On The Edge Of A Bar Stool To Set Up – Part 1 of 2: http://ignitiongolf.com/setup-edge-of-bar-stool/

      DRILL: How To Feel Torque In Your Backswing – Part 2 of 2: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-feel-torque-backswing/

  7. August 1, 2013

    NelsKlyver

    What is your opinion of the Orange Whip Trainer. When I use it it seems to help me feel the lag better.

    Nels Klyver

    • Paul Wilson

      August 1, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Nels,

      I just don’t find those things do anything. Sure, you may feel the lag as you swing it but do you have lag in your swing? If it worked you would not still be using it. The lag is reduced when you swing because you are still swinging that thing with your arms. If you use your arms you will move the mass (club) before the axis (body). In order to get lag you need the mass trailing behind the axis. Lag means something is trailing behind something else. If you keep using it make sure you keep trying to turn your arms off and you use the lower body to power the swing. Film your swing to see how much lag you have and how much you are improving. This will tell you how much it is working for you.

  8. September 25, 2013

    NelsKlyver

    Thanks so much Paul,
    As always your explanation make a lot of sense and are always helpful. I am working on turning off my arms which as you point out is not as easy as it sounds since I have to overcome years of wrong headed golf instruction where I was told to turn my body to “clear it” for my arms. I still hear golf commentators say this.
    Keep up the great work!

    Nels

    • Paul Wilson

      September 25, 2013

      Paul Wilson

      Nels,

      For most people, it takes time and effort. You need to keep telling yourself that you do not have to hit. If you arms are connected to your body they will move if you turn your body because they are connected to one another.

      You should be doing this drill until you master it:

      DRILL: This Is The Best Drill You Should Be Doing Right Now: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-three-quarter-distance/

      Stick with it and you will get it.

  9. February 17, 2014

    danarobinson

    Hi Paul, I just became a member to Ignition Golf. I found out about your site from youtube. I am always checking out youtube for swing instructions and I came across your swing tips. After looking into it I decided to join. I really like the way you teach and your philosophy, so I am really excited to use the site and continue to get better at my golf game.
    Anyway, I had a quick question regarding the momentus swing trainer(traveler) version. I am not a big fan of training aids, but I’ve always thought about the momentus swing irons, so I actually used the 10% discount code and ordered the traveler one, because I am in sales and I do travel quite a bit. I’m 6’2″, would the mens swing iron be better for me, the weight is the same but the length is different. Like everything else Momentus has versions for everyone, classic, Champions, ladies etc. Only the mens version does not come apart for travel.

    Thanks,
    Dana

    • Paul Wilson

      February 18, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      Dana,

      Thank you for joining. I truly appreciate it.

      I am not a big fan on training aids either. That is why only only promote things that I feel will help your game.

      I only promote the Traveler Momentus. The full size one is too long therefore it will be too heavy regardless of its length. Wider point from the center creates a heavier object. The heavier the object you are swinging the lighter your actual club will feel. If your arms are powerless your clubs would feel heavy when you swing them not light. So swinging a heavy full length Momentus will give you the opposite feeling. The short one is good for travel and working on positions. It has been proven swing speed decreases when swinging a heavy object.

      Here is the video:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_vR8U_KrhY&feature=player_embedded

      Then watch:

      DRILL: Flip Club: http://ignitiongolf.com/drill-flip-club

      DRILL: If the Club Feels Light You Are Too Tight: http://ignitiongolf.com/light-too-tight/

      So make sure you get the Travel Momentus.

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