A: It’s physics, the “whistle” occurs when the club is traveling the fastest. If a whistle is heard early (knee level), there is an improper release or “cast”. More lag and maintaining the angle (forearm/shaft) longer creates a whistle at impact.
A: You can use any club the Swing Whistle fits on. Irons are best to hit balls with and woods are ok with swing speeds under around 90 mph.
A: Take a swing and listen for the Whistle. Keep swinging until the whistle is heard near impact. Your body should instinctively adjust the release point to whistle at impact.
A: The Swing Whistle is made out of a high density polycarbonate plastic. It is not made to withstand direct contact with a ball, although you do hit balls with it attached. (See home page for proper placement) The ideal place is the very top of the neck. Use a 6 or 7 iron to practice. If it breaks under normal use, return it!
A: The Swing Whistle was invented by Golf Professional Casey McMullin in Seattle, Washington and is produced in Beaverton, Oregon.
A: Hearing the Swing Whistle is a very important component of this training device, and the golf swing in general. If you are hearing impaired, it may be difficult to hear the whistle. If you are unable to hear the Swing Whistle you may return it for a full refund, less S&H.
A: There are great forces on the club at impact. We designed the Swing Whistle sturdy and stay in place, however with the amount of force, there will be some twisting on off center hits. Just adjust and swing again. Shots on the sweet spot will result in less twisting which is an additional benefit.
A: Yes! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with an account rep.
A: Clip it on the bottom of the shaft and slide it down the neck of the club, as high as possible to avoid contact with the ball. (see picture on home page)
A: No! Only use the Swing Whistle during practice rounds or any rounds that do not have tournament or handicap ramifications. Please consult the USGA rule book for exact procedure.
A: Yes! If you’re not completely satisfied for any reason, send it back for a full refund, less S&H. Please contact us directly and we will try to help you make it work.
A: Contact cmcmullin@swingwhistle for wholesale orders
A: Swing speeds over 90 mph can result in breaking the Swing Whistle with woods. Practice swings with the whistle attached will provide good feedback. There are severe vibrations during contact that have occasionally resulted in breakage. Use irons to hit balls with and practice swings with woods to train that perfect release feeling.