SKLZ Tempo and Grip Trainer

SKLZ Tempo and Grip Golf Trainer Reviews, Questions, Answers

SKLZ Tempo and Grip Trainer

Improve your golf swing tempo, timing, and grip position indoors or out with the SKLZ Tempo and Grip Trainer.

Removable weights to simulate both woods and irons help you warm up, stretch out, and build golf-specific muscles without having to pull out your clubs.

The molded training grip provides ideal hand placement and position to produce the correct golf grip, while two weight adjustments allow you to simulate iron and wood practice. The Grip Trainer is for right-handed golfers only.


SKLZ Tempo Trainer Features

Molded training grip teaches correct hand placement and position to help you perfect your club grip
Great for indoor and outdoor training sessions; ideal for warming up, stretching, or building golf-specific muscles
Two weight adjustments simulate both iron and wood practice
Improves a golfer’s swing tempo and plane
For right-handed golfers only


Tempo and Grip Golf Trainer Details

Molded training grip teaches correct hand placement and position to help you perfect your club grip
Two weights simulate both woods and irons
Indoor and outdoor use; ideal for warming up, stretching, and building golf-specific muscles
Improves a golfer’s swing tempo and plane
For right-handed golfers only
This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S


About SKLZ

As the flagship brand of Pro Performance Sports, based in San Diego California, SKLZ develops innovative athletic performance and skill development training products, technology, and knowledge for serious athletes of all ages, skill levels, and sports.

SKLZ is known around the world for delivering durable, high-performance training products used by professional and amateur athletes as well as their coaches and trainers seeking to improve on a sport-specific skill or a performance-focused goal such as speed, agility, balance, or core strength.


SKLZ Tempo and Grip Golf Trainer Reviews By Owners


A great tool to swing around – By Ryuu710

It actually is heavier than it seems. You only get two adjustments with the weight: driver and iron. But, that’s really all you need. You unscrew the weight in the front of the club to simulate the driver and leave it on for iron. And for wood, it really won’t be that much different with the driver.

The grip on this trainer is pretty decent. I haven’t tested out my new grip with my actual clubs, but I feel like my grip is much different and much more comfortable than it used to be. Of course, you will need time to adjust to the new settings, but duh… no pain, no gain?

I would recommend this tool to people who won’t be able to go out to the field for practice. (It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t swing this outside…)

Overall, a great cheap tool. It will pay off.


This is by far the most useful golf tool I’ve ever used – By Kim Callahan

This is by far the most useful golf tool I’ve ever used. It instills grip and swing memory. The best thing is the tempo it creates by its weight. My only problem with it is that I purchased it in early October with about one month left in golf season where I live. Should have picked it up 8 months ago. Practice about 50 swings a day with it.


Great practice and trainer – By Brad Barkel

I love the option to change out the heavier weight to adjust between “irons” and “driver” swings. It’s a great warmup tool, great to do in the office, I try to do 50-100 of these per day. Watch out for furniture or pets.


Great Trainer – By Dave Steidel

This is a great indoor and warm-up trainer. SKLZ does have a tutorial on youtube and a video that can be accessed with a scanner app to show how to use it. 8′ ceilings and above work great with it. Use it all winter and you won’t have any soreness issues in spring; take it to the course and use it to limber up before you play. A great knock-down device that I strongly recommend.


I Love It – By Y. Jeon

I trained with it for a month without ever going to the field. I improved my score from the high 90s to the middle 90s. For me, the slice was the problem due to my bad habit of not releasing my wrist quickly enough.

It helps a lot due to its heavy tip, you just feel really hard not to release your wrist properly. Also, good for building swing-related muscles because it’s pretty heavy even without its removable weight.

The only con: the molded grip is kind of sticky; after a few swings, my hands get a black stain, which is easily washable. If SKLZ intentionally built it this way in order to teach me what portion of my hands gets stressed when I swing, which could be a good lesson for a better grip, it’s naughty…

Thanks, SKLZ!

UPDATE: Still a good practice tool. But I kind of graduated from it. There are better tools teaching you the right tempo for your swing (e.g. full-sized heavyweight clubs with an actual head). Although it teaches you the release point, you can’t practice hitting balls with it. So, I take back one star.


Perfect for Practice Inside – By GolferMark

This is great for practicing your swing indoors. The weight makes it feel like an iron in your hands and you can make full swings without hitting the ceiling. It also has a grip that has the proper finger locations molded into it for the Vardon grip (overlap). Think the Hogan grip detailed in The Five Lessons.

The product doesn’t look like much but I’m glad I bought it. Actually, I just bought another one for my nephew to help him get started.


Works as designed – By Jdizzle

I won’t go as far as to say that this product will take strokes off your game, but it is doing the intended job for me. After 15 years of playing golf with a less than orthodox grip, this helps me to get back to the basics.

I usually throw the trainer in and grab it for a few swings before I tee off at each hole. The weights at the end also help with an initial warm-up, especially when I don’t have time to hit the range before a round. Overall, a good product and works great to help me get my grip squared away.


Good Grip Trainer – By Jason D. Geiger

Helps newbies find the right grip and also helps older people who have developed a slightly incorrect grip. Pretty heavy and short which might not work out too bad for home defense either.


Awesome – By Jeff Sehr

I live in Minnesota so going a little stir crazy, but this trainer is excellent for indoor use. I try and get 100 swings in a night. I feel as though my swing tempo is improving but I guess I’ll have to wait until spring to report on that. Also, the grip trainer is excellent. I used to have more of a weak grip and this has started to enforce a more neutral to the strong grip.


Great fix for my grip – By BennyBoy

As a training aid, this tool helps people who are trying to change their grip. It also is pretty heavy for working the golf muscles. I use it separately with each hand and really feel it. It is also short enough to use in confined spaces.


Helped my Swing – By Dr. Bob

I’m a novice golfer at best. At the driving range, I would routinely hit a push/slice. I downloaded the Golf Genie app and it said the best fix is to swing as if I’m standing on train tracks and to swing parallel down the tracks. I tried alignment sticks and thought I was doing this but it didn’t help.

My brother had one of these in his office and I tried it. It helped me see my swing. The molded grip also helps for proper hand placement. I bought one and started using it in my living room as it has a high ceiling. Warning: don’t use a normal ceiling unless you can fix drywall and keep kids and pets away.

I swung this along the edge of a throw rug and was actually able to see my swing go parallel with the edge of the rug. It felt different than what I felt when I hit a push/slice.

I’ve since gone to the range and can now hit straight more often. I can even draw the ball at times by altering my swing plain. It’s been noticeable on the course as well and I lose fewer balls. Overall a very good value and a good improvement tool.

This is how I would recommend using the product.

I practiced swinging the club for a week or two before I was able to go to the range considering it’s January and we had our first 50+ day today. When practicing I rarely took the nut out because I like the way the heavier end feels.

In the video, it says to just swing the club back and forth in a small motion to get the feel of the weight and gradually move to a full golf swing.

When swinging a full golf swing I would tell myself to get a full turn and remember to pull down with my left arm (I’m a right-handed golfer) when making my downswing and finish with strong follow-through.

I would watch the chrome end of the club as it passed through the strike zone and see what type of swing I was doing….i.e. inside/out or outside/in. I focused on swinging with my left arm and making the chrome end go from the inside to the outside. I practiced about 50-100 times a day if my body felt up to it skipping some days if my body felt sore.


Tempo and Grip Trainer Questions & Answers


Can kids use this?

I used it with my nine-year-old grandson and it helped him to learn the grip. That’s my only experience with a child.


Is the shaft flexible or solid?

The shaft is not flexible. There is a removable weight to simulate the difference between irons and woods. Flexibility is not needed in this short device, it is designed to train the muscles for the swing and is conveniently short for indoor use.