Can the Gyroscopic Golf Club improve your game?

by Mark R

I might not be the best reviewer for this next product, because I am neither a golfer nor a physicist. Be that as it may, I humbly present the Gyro Swing, a golf club that uses principles of physics to improve your game.

As you can see in the photo, the golf club has a tiny wheel inside of it. I’m not really certain what powers it, but this wheel can spin at a dizzying speed of 20,000 rpm. The spinning motion allows the user to “feel” the correct shot.

How can this work? Some of you might remember a little experiment that you did in a high school or college physics lab where you spun a bicycle wheel, and then you could miraculously balance the axle end on the side of a desk, as long as the wheel was spinning.

In short, spinning a wheel within a golf club removes any shaky movements that the golfer can unintentionally put on it. The result is a smoother swing that will strike the ball at a correct angle.

I’m not certain if something like this would genuinely improve a golfer’s score. If it did, then it would most certainly be an unfair advantage. However, if you want to see it for yourself, it can be purchased on the SKLZ website for about $200.


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