T2Hole Golf Improvement System

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Alex Perry
Tue, 24 Aug 2010

T2Hole Golf Improvement System
If training aids are your thing, you won

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Encourages you to concentrate on your shot and foot positioning
A tad on the overpriced side
Our score:
PRICE: £89.99 YEAR: from 2010

You may remember a couple of weeks ago I wrote about Denis Pugh’s latest training aid, the T2Hole. As I said back then, when someone of Pugh’s stature puts his name to something, GOLFmagic is all ears.

And when the gizmo dropped through our letterbox a fortnight ago, I took the real man route of attempting to assemble it without the instructions. I struggled. That is until RCUK editor Richard waded in to show me how it should be done.

With my masculinity decimated, I decided a week on the Spanish coast was the only way to recover. But as the days lying on the beach rolled by, there was something in the back of my mind.

Bugging me. Tormenting me. Haunting me.

The temperature was hitting the mid-30s, the siesta sun was lapping away at my lobster-red body and there were topless senoritas literally everywhere, yet all I could think of was having to go home and face the man who had humiliated me just days earlier.

Determined to restore some pride in the Perry name – my dad hasn’t talked to me since the article – I headed for the range. Once assembled, the T2Hole breaks into four easy to work pieces and even comes with a handy shoulder bag to transport said pieces.

As I waited for the balls to pour into the bucket I’d carefully chosen for its ability to have a handle, I drew some attention from fellow range-goers.

“What’s in the bag?” one asked, clearly ignoring the T2Hole Training Aid logo plastered across it.

“That, my friend, is something which will help me get the most out of my practice sessions and is the only training aid on the market that will enable you hit the ball further and straighter, to chip closer and also to hole a lot more putts,” is what Pugh would like me to have replied.

Instead, I invited my new pal to try it out for himself. I set it down in front of him and he had a few swings. “It’s certainly making me concentrate on where my club head is going,” he said. “And my foot positioning is one of the main problems with my game.”

Ten minutes on the range, and already it’s a rousing success. People are queuing up to have a go.

With anything like this, there were some negative remarks, but some people simply don’t believe the hype surrounding training aids. But most of the people I spoke with that night agreed with my initial guinea pig.

Now I always try to be fair and honest in these reviews, because I have to think about the people who will be splashing their hard-earned wages on such gadgets. But after stepping up to the plate to try out all the functions, in terms of improving my game, I can’t find a fault.

And despite my attempt at humouring people in my previous blog, the instructions are well-written and it’s easy to assemble, use and maintain.

My only concern is the price. It’s so easy to write about these things and gush over them when you’ve been sent a freebie from the manufacturer. But would I go out and spend the best part of £100 on one of these devices?

Personally, no.

But I prefer my golf training to come from a fellow human.

That said, I have plenty of acquaintances who swear by robotic training aids – and I couldn’t recommend the T2Hole more to those that fall into this category.

The hour-long DVD is a lovely touch and Pugh explains things carefully, understandingly and in a way that doesn’t patronise the golfer. If training aids are your thing, you won’t find a better one on the market.

If not, maybe get it on your list to Santa Claus and try it for yourself without having to dig deep.

Just remember to use the instructions…

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