PSP – “The Little One” was born out of company President/CEO’s frustration with his “over the top” swing. To help correct his problem he practiced by hitting baseballs with a very thin, heavy rod made to help him “groove” his swing and strike the ball crisper. That was in 2000, and “The Little One” sprang to life. Now, more than 100 players on the PGA, Champions, LPGA, European and Asian Tours have been seen using ‘The Little One’ on the range to help improve their game.
The loft of “The Little One” is the same as that of a seven iron. Other than the smaller head – which is the size of the sweet spot in a standard 7-iron, the grip and shaft are regulation length. The reduced-size club head is slightly wider and higher than a golf ball so importance is placed on hitting the sweet spot each and every time.
As a golfer, our brain is conditioned to try and hit the ball with the center of the club regardless of the club you have in your hand. A smaller target focuses our attention on achieving that goal. Once you start to hit ‘The Little One,’ with consistency, you will have the confidence to hit every shot without thinking about mishits, thereby creating more solid, consistent, and repetitive shots no matter what club you have in your hand.
My first encounter with PSP “The Little One” was quite unremarkable. The first ten or so balls were shanked off to the right, leaving me puzzled. Knowing how complex the golf swing is and how complex I am not, setting about to fix things was the beginning of what I figured to be a long process. I put the club back in the bag and started hitting my regular set. I went home and started to do some online research about the PSP and how to master hitting it. Thank heavens for You Tube!
I returned to the range the next day, pulled out the PSP and low and behold – the same results. The movie Groundhog Day immediately came to mind. I put it down for a while and then went back to it. By slowing my swing and focusing on the ball – two things you are supposed to be done any way, I started to hit it better. My goal was to hit twenty solid shots before switching back to my regular clubs. I was able to achieve this before the sun went down and noticed a much more solid hit and slightly more distance. Needless to say, I was hooked.
PSP “The Little One” has become a regular part of my training at the range. I have let several people take it for a few days and try it out. A few have liked it so much they went out and got their own. It is a training aid that will positively elevate your concentration, improve your ball striking, increase your distance, and improve your confidence.
“The Little One” is also available in a pitching wedge loft and is ideal for improving chipping around the green as well as short approach accuracy. Also available is the “The Wee One,” a training aid club designed specifically for junior golfers.
The club is available with a regular, stiff, x-stiff or lite shafts and retails for $120. It can also be found at many of the large golf chains including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golfsmith and others for slightly less than $100. The Wee One will run around $99. Both are available at www.pspgolf.net. For more information on the PSP “The Little One” be sure and visit.