Shock Lock Sports Targets Vibration Dampening In Golf
If you’ve played tennis since the Borg era (all right, maybe since the Sampras era) you know that v.d. in that ball-and-net sport stands for vibration dampener. The little widgets come in all shapes and sizes, from the cutesy penguins and pandas to the macho toros and yellow smiley faces (gotcha!)
Vibration dampening has arrived in golf, thanks to a company called Shock Lock Sports. The company’s brain trust and marketing machine reveal exactly what this nifty product will do for your game. As seen on the corporate website, the Shock Lock system is ideal for:
- Reducing the stinging sensation to your fingers and hands when playing on cold days;
- Restoring a golfer’s confidence on mis-hits from the club’s toe or heel;
- Minimizing the shock felt to sore hands/joints.
The current system is irons-only, retailing on site for $40 per 8-piece pack. For those readers who carry 4-SW, that number works out just right. If you’ve exchanged the 4 in your bag for a gap wedge, that will work, too. Assuming that you play a fair amount of colder-weather golf or that you’re partial to thin strikes or sensitive to divots, you might consider a visit to the company website to find out what the fuss is about.
One thing about the site’s initial promotion bothers me a wee bit. A free promotional divot repair tool is offered, except that it’s not exactly free…you pay the $5 shipping fee. If $5 matters to you (as it does to me), you might tell them “no thanks” on the divot tool. After all, most courses where I play are giving them away with your pledge to repair some dings on the greens.
As for me, I’ve not yet tested the Shock Lock System. When I do, I’ll let you know in this space exactly how beneficial, reliable and worthwhile I’ve found them to be.
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