How’s your golf game? Is it the same as last year—and the year before that? Sometimes it feels like you’re never going to get any better, doesn’t it?
If you’re reading this right now, you’ve probably heard of the Medicus golf practice clubs. They’re big bestsellers. But are they worth the money? Can they really make you a better golfer?
I scoured the internet for as many reviews of the Medicus clubs as I could find. These are real reviews from real people. Some are positive and some are negative.
I’ve also added the results from the only scientific test the Medicus Driver has ever undergone. As my old science teacher used to say, “Show me the data!”
How Does The Medicus Driver Work?
In case you don’t know how the Medicus Driver works, here’s a quick overview.
The Medicus Driver looks just like a regular golf club. But it has two hinges along its length. If you swing the club and one of the hinges “breaks,” that means there’s a problem with your swing.
You can pinpoint the problem by observing exactly when a hinge breaks during your swing.
It’s kind of hard to describe with words. It’s easier to show you. Here’s a video of the Medicus Club in action.
If you’re interested in buying one or more of the Medicus golf clubs, I recommend doing it through the manufacturer’s official website, which you can find HERE.
They offer a money-back guarantee if you don’t like the club. You are not eligible for a refund if you purchase the club elsewhere.
Performance Lab Results
Before moving on to the reviews, I’d like to tell you how the Medicus Driver fared in a scientific demonstration.
The test was conducted at the TaylorMade Performance Lab. This is a state-of-the-art facility that can measure every aspect of a golf swing.
First a test group of 20 random golfers was assembled. Then their swings were carefully measured.
Each golfer then practiced with the Medicus Driver for about 20 minutes. Then their swings were measured again.
An amazing 75% of the golfers showed an increase in their swing speed. Over 30% showed a dramatic increase.
The golfer who showed the best improvement with his swing was Adam Suggs. He went from a weak outside to in and over-the-top -4.2° to an inside approach at the ball of 1.5°.
This is more like the swing of a Tour golfer.
Adam said, “I believe that’s the most productive 20 minutes I’ve ever spent practicing; my whole swing changed.”
Another member of the test group, Darren Huff, said, “Using the Medicus Driver for that short time made a huge difference with my swing. I really couldn’t ask for a better practice tool.”
Not Everyone Likes The Medicus Driver
OK, here are some reviews from real users of the Medicus Driver. First the positive reviews, then the negative reviews.
“After three or four practice sessions, I became very comfortable using the Medicus Driver. The hinge is adjustable, so you can make the club as sensitive as you want. It’s possible to actually hit a ball using this club but your swing has to be perfect. It’s a great way to learn tempo, swing plane, and proper mechanics.”
“I feel that the Medicus driver really allowed me to tweak my swing, especially my position at the top. I would recommend training with the Medicus driver as loose as possible to detect the slightest swing flaws. After training for about a week, I had one of the best ball striking rounds of my golfing career.”
“I was coming in a little steep from the top and the Medicus ‘diagnosed’ this in about three swings. Within 10 minutes, I was able to correct that swing flaw and get my shots back on line.”
“After swinging the Medicus club for 10 minutes I identified I was laid off at the top. It gives you immediate feedback. You feel the feedback instead of someone trying to communicate it to you. I wish I had bought it years ago.”
“No break in back swing but did in down swing. My left wrist was not in correct position. Went to the course and 98% of shots went straight. Finally a golf training aid that really works.”
“I realized that the Medicus driver shots were right on the money because this is an ‘all or nothing club’, and if I started a bad swing with it, it would break and not let me finish, hence no bad shots. Armed with this information it was a matter of getting the feel of the Medicus swing into my clubs. By alternating between the Medicus and my club every few swings I was able to accomplish this. The next weekend I did lower my score by five shots…and that was only on the front nine.”
“As one who has been golfing for several years, you may unknowingly develop a bad habit. If you don’t believe it could happen read Jack Nicklaus’s book! We get older/less flexible/weaker. This tool will help you. Everyone I know who has used it has developed a more consistent swing.”
“It is still heavier than your own driver, regardless, so I find this club futile to practice with. If you have something that does not replicate the conditions for which you are practicing, what is the use?”
“Make sure you unhighlight the check mark for rush shipping or you will be charged for rush shipping even though shipping was supposed to be free. When you call Medicus, they stand by their gimmick and will not remove the rush shipping fees.”
“Not sure why people like this trainer. It took about 5 minutes to get the correct swing, but found that on the range I could still hit better with my old swing. I also found it easy to manipulate the Medicus driver to swing over the top, from the inside, etc. without breaking the club. I can only assume if you shoot in the 90′s it might be helpful. If you shoot in the low 80′s it isn’t going to help much. The only positive comment I can give on this product is it teaches you a smooth tempo, but do you really need this to learn that?”
“First of all, it’s dang near impossible to hit a ball with this club. I don’t know, it might be me. The first time I swung it, it only broke on the take away. After that, I could swing this club 100 times in a row without it breaking.”
“It probably isn’t for everyone though. You can have a good swing and break the club every time (Jim Furyk, Kenny Perry). And it won’t take care of the lower body or weight transfer.”
Based on the scientific demonstration and the fact that most reviews were positive, I’d say that the Medicus Driver is worth getting if you’re serious about improving your golf swing.
Remember, you can get a full refund if you don’t like the club, but only if you purchase it through the manufacturer’s official website, which you can find HERE.