The Truth About Golf is an instructional DVD set produced by AJ Golf, featuring teaching pro AJ Bonar.
It has been around for at least 10 years and has reportedly sold over 1 million copies.
We recently saw their 30 minute infomercials running on The Golf Channel, so we thought it was time to take it for a test drive!
Like most infomercial products, AJ Golf’s “The Truth About Golf” makes some pretty bold claims.
This 118 minute video claims to teach you the “magic move” to golfing success.
The “magic move” consists of aggressively rolling your hands over through impact… or releasing the golf club.
Bonar then breaks that down into simpler steps:
- Start with an open club face and keep it open on the backswing
- Hit down on the golf ball
- About two or three feet before your hands reach impact, assertively rotate them toward the target
The rest of the video expands on these ideas and gives you some drills to help learn the swing.
How The Truth About Golf Performed
We tested it with golfers of varying skill levels and with generally good although varied results.
On the positive side, the swing is general enough that golfers of all shapes and sizes can benefit. It focuses on a few key ideas rather than force everyone into the same cookie-cutter swing.
What People Are Saying About The Truth About Golf
A google search for “The Truth About Golf” reveals very mixed opinions about the product. While we found some very positive feedback, we also found a lot of negative reviews from average golfers.
According to Golf Magazine, “While our Top 100 Teachers like much in his method, some call the key move tough to time and only suggest it for better players.”
The program sells for $89.95, which is more expensive than many comparable products.
Your order also comes with a Short Game bonus video, 2 golf balls, and a subscription to Golf Tips Magazine (5 issues that you can get for $12.97 separately).
- Core principle of “not one perfect swing” is a good foundation
- Videos are short and easy to watch
- More expensive than comparable products
- Not as comprehensive as some of the other video programs
The Bottom Line:
The Truth About Golf is a bit of a controversial instruction program. It has been praised by some, but dismissed by others. At $90 it is more expensive and less comprehensive than some of the other options.
You can place an order or learn more at their website here.
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