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Dirty Larry Golf Earns Top Tour Instructor Endorsements For Navigator Putting Aid
Dirty Larry Golf's Navigator Putting Aid receives endorsements from World Hall of Fame Instructor, Jim Hardy and top PGA Tour coach, Scott Hamilton.
By: Dirty Larry Golf
The Navigator is a training tool that demonstrates to a user where his or her putter face is aimed. It attaches to the putter shaft and adjusts for use by both right-handed and left-handed golfers and various lie angles.
Scott Hamilton, dubbed 'The Best Golf Teacher You Have Never Heard Of' by Golf.com, houses a notable stable of Tour players. His list of professional students includes Boo Weekley, Steven Bowditch, Chris Kirk, Aaron Baddeley, Harris English, Brendon Todd, Joe Durant, Ben Martin, Kyle Thompson, Russell Henley, Bobby Wyatt, Hudson Swafford, and Jim Renner. He also works with Brooke Pancake on the LPGA Tour and Jamie Elson on the European Tour. This stacks up to over $110 million in winnings among his current clients. Scott was honored as the PGA Georgia Section Teacher of the year in 2007. He was also selected as the number two coach on Tour by PGA players in 2015.
Jim Hardy, Life Member of the PGA and creator of the Plane Truth Golf book series and instructor certification, was inducted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame in 2015. He was named PGA of America's national Teacher of the Year in 2007 and has been consistently ranked among Golf Digest's "America's 50 Best Teachers" and Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Teachers in America." Hardy served as a mentor to other prominent instructors, including Hank Haney, Martin Hall, Chris O'Connell and Rick Sellers.
As with most influential instructors, Jim Hardy and Scott Hamilton each have their own unique approach to teaching. Many of Hardy's principles are guided by the late John Jacobs. His instruction style relies on a theory of either improving impact condition or the repeatability of that impact condition for a student. Hamilton, a self-professed tech junkie, tends to incorporate advances in technology for analysis, then presents tweaks and solutions to his players with as little complexity as possible.
Both teachers agree that they generally keep training aid endorsements to a minimum. "There's just so much junk out there," says Hamilton. "Training aids are only good if they're easy to use and simple to put on. I've always loved lasers, but lasers will work for a month, then quit. They're hard to put on perfectly… I'm absolutely in love with [the Navigator]."
The announcement of Scott Hamilton and Jim Hardy's endorsements is accompanied by a rise in the Navigator's appearances on Tour, including Kyle Thompson, who says he practiced with the aid prior to his win at the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic. Charles Howell III was also spotted using the Navigator at the start of the 2016-2017 season. Howell is presently ranked 8th in FedEx Cup points after his T2 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday.
The Navigator is available for purchase online at http://dirtylarrygolf.com 24/7 or by phone at 919-391-7200 (M-F 8 AM- 8 PM).