Method and Apparatus for training a golf swing

 
 

Patent Number:

US9174095B2

Apparatus and methods for using a plurality of golf balls to train a person to swing a golf club are described. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, the apparatus includes a ramp, a golf ball holder and a trigger, which may be mechanical or electrical. The ramp conveys the plurality of golf balls, one at a time, from a first end of the ramp to a second end of the ramp. At least a portion of the ramp is angled downward from the first end to the second end. The holder contains the plurality of golf balls. It is arranged near the first end of the ramp to release one of the plurality of golf balls at a time onto the ramp. The holder further has an input. The trigger is connected to the input of the holder and arranged so that it can sense the golf swing, wherein when the trigger senses the golf swing, it triggers the input of the holder to cause the holder to release one of the plurality of golf balls into the ramp.