DST Golf - the latest warm-up essential

DST Golf's clubs are the new training aids used by the likes of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson

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Thu, 13 Aug 2015
DST Golf - the latest warm-up essential

When something new is being used on the practice range by two of the world's top ten players in Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, you take note.

Invented by former Challenge Tour player Bertie Cordle, the ground-breaking new DST Golf training clubs - standing for "delayed strike technology" - forces you to locate, train and perfect an optimal setup position and movement through impact. 

How DST Compressor warm-up clubs work

Many golf coaches will agree the secret of the swing is to have a delayed strike or lag impact where your hands lead the club face through the ball - as a result, the club face is under control until after the ball has been struck.

DST Compressor warm-up clubs have been designed with a specific sole angle that is wide and flat so that the club orientates itself horizontally on the ground in the setup position with the shaft of the club leaning forwards, towards your lead shoulder (which is the centre of the clubhead arc).

The club, available in both wedge and eight-iron, features a curved shaft, which replicates the shape of a normal shaft under maximum load during impact. The curved shaft forces you into a position where your hands lead the club face through impact.

The curved shaft combined with the sole angle and Hand Position Alignment Marker (HPAM), which runs at an angle down the front of the hosel, enables you to locate a setup position and practice returning the club to the same position through impact.

How DST CR-10 transition clubs work

The DST CR-10 incorporates the amended sole and HPAM as found in the DST Compressor, but it has a conventional straight shaft.

As a result, the HPAM runs at a different angle down the front of the hosel and also the sole angle has been adjusted accordingly.

The sole angle and HPAM enable you to locate, train and perfect the most effective set up position and optimal movement through impact.

How to use DST Golf's clubs, according to inventor Bernie Cordle

"Most of the Tour players swing two clubs to loosen up their muscles, before hitting 15 to 20 balls with their own wedge.

"Then they reach for the DST Golf wedge and use it to feel the delayed strike sensation where their bodies are rotating through and their hands are held off.

"Once they've grooved this feeling, they move back to their own short irons to transfer the sensation across.

"Then they swap back to my eight-iron to feel the optimal impact position with a slightly longer club. 

"They complete their session by working through the bag to the driver."

DST Golf clubs cost £74.95 each. For more information visit www.dstgolf.com