How this Top 100 Teacher’s training aid will boost your turn and stop you from getting ‘stuck’

Keep your arms in front of the box and make a big backswing turn.

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If there’s one thing that’s both really difficult to do in your golf swing, yet really important that you actually do, it’s rotating. A big turn on the backswing creates power, and similarly big rotation through the ball allows you to release that power into the ball.

But golfers get into trouble in a variety of ways when it comes to rotating. Either they don’t turn enough on the backswing, which costs them power, or they struggle to turn on the downswing and flip at the ball with their hands, which will lead to consistency issues. That’s the problem GOLF Top 100 Teacher George Gankas designed his new training aid — the G Box — to try and solve.

“I designed this to help every golfer, of every ability level,” he says.

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GBox – Adult Set

$89.95
If you want to increase your speed, have a better low point, and better face control through your pivot to give you that perfect turn as you swing, then this is the training aid for you. Developed by one of the world’s top golf coaches, George Gankas has worked with thousands of players, from beginners to top PGA Tour pros. He created this device seeing the need for aid for all levels of players to perfect that turn and body structure to achieve the dream swing.   The G box comes with a QR code giving you access to drills and exercises as well as an option to join the VIP list.   The belt is designed to fit young adults, adults, seniors, and more professional golfers with a minimum size of 28 inches and maximum size of 52 inches around the waist. Please measure your waist above your hip line. One box has a white stripe and each is made of versatile neoprene. A velcro attachment on the back of the boxes enable you to attach it to the belt at your seam line. Shipping and taxes to be calculated at Checkout.
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The training aid works like a belt. You wrap it around your stomach, making sure the belt is centered and that the two boxes are on either side of your torso. From there, you simply have to start hitting balls, keeping two things in mind:

1. Arms in front of the box

The primary purpose of the G Box, as Gankas explains here, is for the boxes to serve as an obstacle for your arms to swing around. Without the boxes, many golfers get their arms too far behind their body on the downswing and compensate by flipping their hands through impact. You may know it as “getting stuck.”

The boxes being there mean you can get your arms back out in front of your torso — if you get stuck, your elbows will hit the box on one side. And while this movement will help your swing, to prevent you from overcorrecting, you need to add one more thing, Gankas says.

2. Turn on the backswing

In order to make sure you don’t cheat the training aid by making a short backswing, Gankas suggests putting a club on the ground so it’s perpendicular to the ball. As you make your backswing, make sure the box on your lead side (the one facing nearer the target) moves level to or behind the club on the ground.

Doing this, combined with your natural inclination to keep your arms in front of the box, will help solve one of the most common problems in golf, Gankas says.

Luke Kerr-Dineen

Golf.com Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Director of Service Journalism at GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role he oversees the brand’s game improvement content spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University and in 2017 was named News Media Alliance’s “Rising Star.” His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.