The Tour Striker Toolbox from Martin Chuck: Possibly the last training aid you'll buy
22 Mar 2023
by Todd Mrowice of AmateurGolf.com
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Golf training aids are big business with players collectively spending millions of dollars every year to try and improve their games. All of us amateurs want to shave some strokes from the old scorecard, but figuring out what works and what doesn’t can be a bit of a crapshoot.
We stumbled across the Tour Striker Toolbox at the 2023 PGA Merchandise Show and were initially intrigued by its design. As we dug deeper into this training aid, we learned more about the man behind the product, Martin Chuck. The depth of knowledge that Chuck has about the golf swing and the tutorials he pairs along with the Tour Striker Toolbox puts this training aid, in our opinion, in rare air.
Let’s go over why we like this product, its purpose, and a little background on Martin Chuck.
When you first see the Tour Striker Toolbox, it looks like a barber pole with a grip attached to it. Intriguing enough to pick up, but the benefits are on the inside.
When you unscrew the end cap, inside you’ll find three alignment-type sticks. These work in conjunction with the pole by fitting into it with little effort. Here are some notable areas it's designed to help with:
Stretching: Keep the alignment stick inside of the pole for some extra weight, and you have yourself a great stretching aid.
Weighted Swing Aid: After you’ve stretched, keep the alignment sticks inside and you can swing the pole like a normal golf club to act as a speed trainer or simply a weighted golf club.
Aim and Alignment: By placing the pole on the ground about two feet behind your golf ball, you can attach the alignment sticks to it to help you with your aim and swing plane.
Posture: You can improve your posture by placing the pole on the ground behind you and pairing it with one vertical alignment stick.
Swing Plane: Place the pole above your golf ball and use an alignment stick to point towards you to promote a proper swing plane.
Swing Path: Pole on the ground behind your golf ball with one alignment stick pointed towards your target and you now have a simple visual to help you achieve your ideal swing path.
Short Game and Putting: Aside from all of the full swing capabilities, you can use the Tour Striker Toolbox in chipping practice areas and on putting greens in the same fashion.
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Now that you know what’s included and what the Tour Striker Toolbox is all about, you should check out all of the great tutorials on the website to make sure you get the most out of your Toolbox
The Tour Striker Toolbox is priced at $187, which we feel is more than fair compared to how much you’d spend on separate training aids to address all of the areas this single product hits on. The company offers a 100% money-back guarantee (not that you’ll need it) and the icing on the cake is that the Toolbox is 100% made in the U.S.A.
Martin Chuck Credentials
Before you make your Tour Striker Toolbox purchase, it’s good to know the credentials of the man behind the product. Martin Chuck spent his younger golf years around two legends in golf instruction, Moe Norman and George Knudson. After being a club professional for many years, Chuck went on to create the Tour Striker Golf Academy which has taught over 50,000 players and he was recognized by Golf Digest Top 50 Coach in America. He has worked with tour pros such as Darren Clare and Mike Weir.
Chuck operates Tour Striker Golf Academy, which is located at Raven Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona. If you’re a local or a visitor to the area, it’s one of the premier golf academies in the U.S. where you can find multi-day academies to further decrease your handicap.