Friday, December 31, 2010

FW: Tour Striker 7ProX

Dear Brett,


Thank you so much for sending in your testimonial. It’s stuff like this that really makes my day. I’m thrilled that the TS has helped you recognize a feel that is going to help your game. Best of all, it’s your own personal experience.


Good luck with your progress and have a great NEW YEAR as a single digit handicapper! Keep me poste.




Martin Chuck, PGA  |  Director of Golf/Club Manager  |  Tetherow Golf Club  |  61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR 97702  |  C 541.948.2480  |  O 541.388.2582 Ext. 103 |  F 541.388.9810  |


------ Forwarded Message
From: Brett O
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:16:56 -0500
To: <>
Subject: Tour Striker 7ProX

I’ve been stuck as a ten handicap for quite a while now, mostly due to inconsistent ball striking.  I’ve been putting in lots of time at the range and practice green, but I wouldn’t necessarily call it “quality” time.  I recently received the Tour Striker 7 Iron Pro-X and have taken it to the range several times already after watching the instructional DVD that came with it.  I did not get a single ball in the first bucket more than ten feet off the ground!  However, I learned quite a bit from those worm burners.  I realized that I was definitely flipping the club at impact, and as a result was playing in the dreaded “fourth quadrant”.  I was losing the pressure on the grape that I was creating during the transition between backswing and downswing.  Armed with this knowledge I attacked the second bucket.  Now, not every ball was great, but what a difference!  Focusing on “squishing the grape” I managed to compress the ball, get it in the air and contact the ground after the ball.  After hitting several very solid shots with the Tour Striker I switched back to my irons and was able to transfer the feeling from the Tour Striker effortlessly.  That’s the real beauty of your product, you’re making real swings with a real club.  There is no transition curve to apply what you learned to your actual equipment.  Needless to say, I’m a firm believer in the value of the Tour Striker and am looking forward to cracking that single digit handicap barrier on the way to scratch!  Thanks again for a great product and have a great New Year!


Brett O
Ft. Stewart, GA  

Thursday, December 30, 2010

FW: Which one to get?

From: Byron

Subject: RE: Which one to get?


I finally got my tour striker pro. Finally.


First thought – how in the world am I going to hit the ball on the grooves?


The first session – actually not hitting the ball bad. I seem to be hooking this club more than normal.


Second session – I can hit this club pretty well, but still have tendency to hook the club.


Third session – still hooking but I hit some shots that were almost on line.


I like this club and will continue to use it.


I have been watching as many video’s of Martin as I can find on the web. He makes sense to me and explains things in a logical manner.


This weekend I am meeting a friend at the range and he will give the tour striker some swings.


Thanks – it is a great product! It lives up to the hype.


More importantly – Martin is on the golfwrx forums and helps out with training advice. That shows a lot about how he cares about his product and is not in it to make a quick buck.


Friday, December 3, 2010

The Northwest Golf Guys Recommend the Tour Striker

It’s that time of year when you don’t know what to get the golfer in your family. Another dozen Pro V’s?? Nah, how about a Tour Striker!



Tour Striker Review

Nice review from golf professional John Graham!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

FW: yourpalsal sent you a message: Whoa!!!!


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Thank you! I'm a 13 index. Playing for a little over two years, in love with the game. I've been taking lessons and improving steadily, but solid contact comes and goes. I bought the Tour Striker Pro 7i, feeling pretty sure it would help. I watched the video. None of the bare info was super-new to me as my teacher says many of the same things, but (and I was a writing teacher for many years, so I can really appreciate this) the way you said it, hit home. Especially the grape image. I went to the range. I was able to hit the ball with the TSP pretty crisply right away, and then it started to get away from me. Typical.

Then I remembered the grape image. My swing suddenly got very solid. Switched to my own 7 iron, and thwacked it like I never have before, much higher on the face than I usually do. It was frikkin awesome, but that was just the beginning of the best practice session I've ever had.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FW: It's true



Sincere thanks for sharing your thoughts about the TS!

I’m thrilled it is helping you,


Martin Chuck, PGA  |  Director of Golf/Club Manager  |  Tetherow Golf Club  |  61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR 97702  |  C 541.948.2480  |  O 541.388.2582 Ext. 103 |  F 541.388.9810  |


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------ Forwarded Message
From: David M
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 15:05:07 -0400
To: <>
Subject: It's true

Dear Tourstriker:
I received my Tourstriker last week and had positive results from the 1st ball.  I already was able to hit a good ball, but have not been able to do so consistently.  By the end of my first session the change was translated to my other irons.  My distance has increased also.  The key for me was the step by step grip instruction on the DVD.  I have always had a decent grip, but doing it exactly as instructed brought about instant consistency.
I am always skeptical of golf training aids.  There is no magic bullet.  Honestly, this is the first I've purchased.  But there was enough clarity in the online video to make me believe it might just be the real thing.  

Thank you for a great product.
David M
North Carolina     

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Friday, October 15, 2010

OttawaGolf Forum Member HIO Frenzy

Dear Tourstriker,

You have received a new private message at OttawaGolf Forum from
kennyboy, entitled "Re: club".

This is the message that was sent:
Hi Marty
Ken again here...............well , it is hard to believe but
............I jarred another one on hole 15 at The Marshes in Ottawa
yesterday for the hat trick. I have recommended the club to everyone I
play with.


OttawaGolf Forum

RE: tour striker club

Hi Dave,

Sorry for the long delay. Playing a ton of E-mail catch up.

First we don't compress the ball into the ground. That is a myth. We want to hit the ball with the longest lever our body will allow. To do that, a golfer has to have the right intent with the tool in hand. The intent of most players is to try and elevate the ball and thereby destroying maximum leverage at the moment of truth: impact.

So...the Tour Striker helps create the right intent for the golfer; a forward leaning shaft (4*) with a downward strike (4*). All good players have some element of lean and downward strike with balls played off the ground.

Divots are a function of the right intent and are partly due to the golf ball. I don't want people pounding down on the ball. The ball helps to deflect the club INTO the ground when the club is swung with the right intent. If someone is "picking" at the ball, then the clubs orbit has already been established and the ball can't help create the divot.

Hope that helps and thanks for the question.



-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2010 11:58 AM
Subject: tour striker club


Interested in the club after seeing Gary McCord and your info commercial. I understand the purpose of the club and the effects of promoting proper impact position of the hands and club. My question to you is..if practice with this club is to be on very tight lies (low mown grass, hard mat or even a board) how does this promote true downward compresion of the ball with a following divot? I see within the commercial and also video's on Youtube the ball seems to more picked off the surface than compressed into and thru. Can one use this club in the manner attended and make quality following divots?

Thank You for you time,
Traditional golfer Dave Stegall

Thursday, October 14, 2010

RE: Tour Striker-OMG!!

Dear Mr. Shuman,


Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Stacey and I. I'm thrilled that the club has helped your understanding of impact and enhanced your enjoyment of the game. Letters like these really brighten my day!


Thanks so much for your support of the Tour Striker, I really appreciate it.




Martin Chuck, PGA  |  Director of Golf/Club Manager  |  Tetherow Golf Club  |  61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR 97702  |  C 541.948.2480  |  O 541.388.2582 Ext. 103 |  F 541.388.9810  |


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From: W.B. Shuman III []
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:02 PM
To: Stacey Chuck; Martin Chuck
Subject: RE: Tour Striker-OMG!!


Dear Martin and Stacey,

I'm sorry I haven't reported back until now, but today was the first

time I've had a chance to work with my Tour Striker. WOW!

My first time working with my "Striker" and for the FIRST time in my


1.) I actually had a great time and..

2.) I now understand the meaning of "hitting down on the ball"!

Oh yea, I also hit my irons futher, straighter and the "feel" of stricking the ball correctly was unlike anything I've ever experienced in all my life!!! I honestly never thought that I had

it in me to strike a golf ball like I was actually doing!

Now. I GET IT and it's GREAT!

As you can tell, I am blown away! And at nearly 60 years young,

that ain't easy to do!! I was so excited, I started calling all my friends from coast to coast to tell them of the "miracle"!

As I shared with you when I first contacted you; you're passion and love for the game comes through in a very warm and genuine manner.

Now, in my honest opinion, you have taken that passion and created the best training aid that is a one of a kind AND REALLY WORKS!!! I think every PGA teaching pro should be required to use the  "Tour Stricker" with their students!


--- On Tue, 8/31/10, Stacey Chuck <> wrote:

From: Stacey Chuck <>
Subject: RE: Tour Striker
To: "'W.B. Shuman III'" <>
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 11:46 PM

Thank you Dusty. Let us know what you think we would love to hear your input.



Stacey Chuck

Tour Striker




Always have my latest info

Want a signature like this?


-----Original Message-----
From: W.B. Shuman III []
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 3:40 PM
To: Stacey Chuck
Subject: RE: Tour Striker


Dear Martain & Stacey,

I wanted to send a short note and thank you both for your kindness. I recieved my "Tour Striker" on Saturday! I am so excited to get practicing.

Martain, I was watching your instruction disc and again, your passion and patience for the game comes through loud and clear. I can see that you are indeed a kind and caring person with a lovely family.

I wish you all the success in the world and more! If my travels ever bring me to Oregon, I would like to shake your hand and thank you.


May God bless you and your family.


Warmest personal regards.


PS Now....what can you suggest for coming off the t-box?




Monday, October 11, 2010

Tour Striker YouTube Review...

RE: Good Morning.....

Michael, thanks for your note! I appreciate itJ




From: Michael W.

Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 5:18 AM
To: 'Martin Chuck'
Subject: Good Morning.....




Thank your e-mail.


To make a long story short, it just came to me to move my hands forward sort of even with the ball which is different than what you recommended and for now that seems to be the answer b/c I really want that total confidence that I really know what works as far as being able to execute shot with out second guessing yourself.


And it might be that I will be a returning customer b/c I am curious between the differences of my “Pro Tour Striker 7 iron w/one inch extension” and how a normal “Tour Striker 5 Iron” or wedge.  Everyone that I see on the driving range gets an introduction to your Tour Striker if that means anything which brings up another issue.   Yes, “Tour Striker” is a great name but you could have named it the “Tour Striker Truth” because it doesn’t lie.  It will tell all you want to know about your swinging ability or lack thereof!


And anyone really wants to get better at ball striking has to know the amount work that is involved to really make the changes b/c this is not instant gratification but it does work.













Tour Striker Success in Brazil

Dear Carlos,


Thanks so much for taking the time to  write me a note. I really appreciate it. I’m thrilled that the TS clubs are helping you with your game. It’s nice to know that the TS has made it down to Brazil!! We have the clubs pretty much in all corners of the World now and that is rather fulfilling.


Take care and keep me up on your progress,




Martin Chuck, PGA  |  Director of Golf/Club Manager  |  Tetherow Golf Club  |  61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR 97702  |  C 541.948.2480  |  O 541.388.2582 Ext. 103 |  F 541.388.9810  |


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------ Forwarded Message
From: Carlos A
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 20:05:24 -0300
To: <>
Subject: Tks God and you guys

Tks God for you guys!!!!

My first month with this incridieble T Strlker ( #8 )

First time in the driving range I thought that the TS is another fake product

First 20 balls and wanted to throw it into the lake to the crocs

Then i remembered wat you said in the dvd... or a the web ... or in the testimonials...

"Pay attention, keep it easy and let the club do the work for you" or something like that


After 9 years playing golf , now I can understand how to hit easy and consistent shots.

Still had some bad ones....  but now I know why !!!

I'm not worry about  scores but they are improooooving a lot ( last sunday played  82 for the first time  this year )

Any golfers... You MUST have this if you want to have fun again in Golf

Sorry 'bout my english

Tks again

I live in Sao Paulo,Brazil



Carlos Alfredo de  Carvalho
Rádio  Jovem Pan AM - 620KHz
Av. Paulista nº 807 - 20º andar 

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Monday, October 4, 2010

RE: thank you.....

Michael, glad to help! Keep up the good work.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael W.]
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 8:04 AM
To: 'Martin Chuck'
Subject: RE: thank you.....


Thank you so much for your reply! My PGA instructor just praises your Tour

And my PGA instructor spent some time with me that past weekend working on
that issue with my Driver as he said just about the same thing.

I will try to get that video to you as well. I just LOVE having the Tour
Striker b/c it really tell you the truth about your swing. I think that I
will practice with it alternating shots between the TS any my clubs.

Take care..... and I appreciate your emails so much.


-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Chuck []
Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2010 8:58 AM
To: Michael W. Subject: RE: thank you.....

Hi Michael,

Again, thanks for the note.

Stance: your narrow stance is just fine. The stance will tend to widen as
you select longer clubs. Some great players have played with a very narrow
stance, even with the Driver.

I'm sorry to hear about your back issues. That is no fun at all. My old
mentor, George Knudson, warned against any type of "reverse C" finish. He
always wanted students to relax to full height onto their left side while
fully facing the target. No spine curvature to be "held." The ball is gone,
so relax into a manageable and comfortable position.

Regarding your driver: the slice is a club face issue first and a path issue
The "inside" takeaway means very little to what actually happens at the
ball. Be very careful as to how much you rotate your left forearm. Slicers
often rotate their left forearm too much (clockwise) during their backswing
and cup their left wrist.

If you have the opportunity, please send me a video of your driver swing and
I'll take a look.



-----Original Message-----
From: "Michael W>
Sent: Friday, October 1, 2010 9:00am
To: "Martin Chuck" <>
Subject: thank you.....

Dear Martin,

Please let me express my gratitude to you for creating the "TOUR STRIKER"!

As I am taking lessons from the PGA PROFESSIONAL AT THE WORLD GOLFING
VILLAGE IN St. Augustine, Florida, these professional where very impressed
by your club design. And to say the least and the if someone purchases this
club you have to be committed to the work required as it is not easy to
transform a swing that is 30 years plus old.

So, my wife went back to Brazil to visit her family for a couple of months
and I had the opportunity to take some lessons from these really great guys
at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine. So, there was your info
commercial and so I had to throw the cash at this product, sold!!!

My work with my swing started out with a much narrow stance that what you
show on your DVD. And my clubs which are customized are 1 ½ inch longer
than normal. And trying to hit these club with a wider stance is like a
real problem for me and this is also true working with the "Pro Tour
Striker" (a seven iron which is 1 inch longer) that I order from you. My
question is what it your opinion concerning a narrow stance? Essentially,
the outside of my feet are in side of my shoulders OR just about where my
arm pits are. Understand.......? Now, I have a lower back problem if I can
spell it correctly called "Spinal Stenosis"

which affects the lower back. So, ever since my diagnosis I have been
sensitive and wonder to myself how much longer can I play this game b/c I am
only 54.

So, the clubmaker who made these gave me longer shafts for a shorter
swing!!!! He knew about my back problem.

Yesterday, I spoke with your wife, Stacey, and she was so kind and gave me
your e-mail address and phone number. My question which she answered was if
there was is there "Driver" from Tour Striker and b/c all of the models on
the website where irons. The only difference is the ball position for the

I was having a problem in "dialing in my driver".

Solutions don't come easy and many of my friends tell me that I can't spend
my life on the practice tee on the driving range. I am really trying to
work at it or on it. If I bring my club back on the inside seems like I
tend to slice it with my driver which is different from my irons. One day
perhaps, I figure this out hopefully before my wife comes home from Rio de
Janerio in Brazil.

I wish you much success and good fortune. I told your wife that I would get
all of my questions together after watching the DVD (WHICH I HAVE FOR THE
SIX TIME) and send you an e-mail........

Take care.


Monday, September 20, 2010

FW: Order Confirmation. Order # 119541

Barrie, thanks for taking time to send the note! I’m thrilled the TS is helping your game.

Take care and thanks for your support,


Martin Chuck, PGA  |  Director of Golf/Club Manager  |  Tetherow Golf Club  |  61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR 97702  |  C 541.948.2480  |  O 541.388.2582 Ext. 103 |  F 541.388.9810  |


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------ Forwarded Message
From: Barrie
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 18:51:09 -0700 (PDT)
To: Richard Massey <>
Subject: Re: Order Confirmation. Order # 119541

Thank you for your speedy delivery. Started using the Tour Striker on Wednesday 15th and  by Thursday 16th when I played golf I could already notice a great improvement in (a) my iron play and (b) my pitching and chipping.  The club is great for teaching you the correct position of the hands at impact.  I certainly wouldn't be without it now and try to hit a few balls each day which keeps my iron play in good shape.  Everyone playing golf should invest in one of these, it's the best training aid I have ever seen or used and believe me I have, and have used nearly all of them.
Barrie C M


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

FW: New Tour Striker pro

Dear Bruce,


Sincere thanks for taking the time to send in a testimonial. I’m thrilled the club has had a positive impact on your game!

Take care and keep us posted on your progress.


Martin Chuck, PGA  |  Director of Golf/Club Manager  |  Tetherow Golf Club  |  61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR 97702  |  C 541.948.2480  |  O 541.388.2582 Ext. 103 |  F 541.388.9810  |


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------ Forwarded Message
From: Bruce
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:03:04 -0700
To: <>
Subject: New Tour Striker pro

Hello everyone. I just received my new TS pro (modified for me: 1” over plus 2 deg up) within a week of ordering. Great Service. I took it to the range today, hit it off the mats instead of grass, and within 5 balls was “covering” the ball again. It was a feeling that I had years ago but lost, and even after numerous lessons couldn’t get it back. My handicap index had risen from just over 3 to about 7.5 as I was flipping at the ball instead of hitting down and through it to compress the ball. Well…after hitting about 50 balls with the TS pro, I switched to my own clubs with the immediate effect of watching and feeling the ball coming off my clubs like a rocket, with a lower trajectory and more of a penetrating look to it.
I didn’t expect such an immediate positive result, but this club forces you into the correct position…or else!!!
Again thank you for the great service, great product.
PS. The DVD is well put together and very useful in explaining how to use this product along with relevant practice routines.
North Vancouver, BC

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Monday, September 13, 2010

FW: hi from Pam

From: Pamela]
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 1:10 PM
To: Martin Chuck
Subject: Re: hi from Pam Whalen


Hi Martin,

Steve and I use your Tour Striker and wedge all the time for warm up! I am out there telling everyone I see how terrific both clubs are and that it is something that really WORKS!!  I have added 15 yards or so to all of my shots and at age 63 pretty good!! ha ha.. Thank you again so much with your help with this. Take care.


On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Martin Chuck <> wrote:

Hi Pam,Somehow you got signed up for my Continuing Education Series. It’s a bimonthly training video with yours truly. I’ll have my wife credit your account. Keep the DVD!
Hope all is well and give my regards to Steve for me. COME VISIT!!!! 


From: Pamela]
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 12:57 PM
To: Martin Chuck
Subject: hi from Pam

Hi Martin,

I just want to tell you again how super your Tour Striker is and the wedge is super too.  It has really help me big time. 

I hate to bother you but I have a small problem and I am not sure what to do about it, I had a charge on my Visa for $24.90 from Tour Striker on 8/31?

I am so sorry to bother you with this. I played with a couple of ladies last week  that are from Arrow Creek  and they really miss you big time. They saw the Tour Striker in my hands as I was warming up and they said Oh that is Martin Chuck's training aid and then they said they MISS YOU..

Take care and have a super day.






RE: tour striker steel shaft

Darren, thanks for the great note. I’m sorry the shaft is starting to warp on you. I haven’t bent mine and I use it rather frequently. The shaft dimensions are .370 parallel tip and a DG S-300 would work great.


Take care and I appreciate your support!




From: Darren

Sent: Monday, September 13, 2010 11:08 AM
To: Martin Chuck
Subject: tour striker steel shaft


Mr. Chuck,


first off, i want to share that i'm playing the best golf of my life now that i'm using the tour striker (i have the wedge and pro 7 iron).  i have received many comments about how my game has improved.  i especially like how my iron shots are more stable in the wind.   in the last few rounds, i've shot a 76, 79, 80 and 83.  the interesting thing about the 80 and 83 is that they were at the Ko'olau Golf course on O'ahu, Hawai'i, which is supposedly one of (if not the hardest) hardest courses in the U.S..  the slope there is over 150.  it is said that a person will lose at least as many balls as their handicap, and for both rounds, i lost a total of only 3 balls. 


i use the tour striker each time i go to the range, and i use to warm up before a round, even when i can't actually hit balls!  it is also quite a conversation piece - each time i use it, someone inevitably asks me about it and requests to try it.  i think i must've gotten at least 5 people so far to say that they were going to buy it.


my question is:  i've noticed that my 7 iron shaft is starting to bend, probably due to the constant downward hits.   i bent it back as best i could, but in hindsight i probably should have taken it to a golf repair shop.  would it be okay to have the tour striker reshafted, if necessary?  i was thinking of putting a dynamic gold in (stiff), since that it was is in my irons already.











Texas Thank You...

..... Tour Striker + 9-3 drill has literally done more for me, accompanied by instruction from Michael Martin here in Fort Worth, than anything I've ever experienced. My irons are nasty straight, easier to hit with no back pain, and the ball spins like nothing I've ever been able to do. I've dropped from upper 20's to a lower single digit handicap in 1 year from a combo of your product, time, and instruction. Your dedication to product, video (free I might add), and your involvement in the community IS HELPING others, which is more than many golf instructors care about these days, other than the dollar sign.

I just wanted to give you a heartfelt "Thank you very much for what you do"...... there are those of us that appreciate what you do down here in Texas.


Friday, September 10, 2010

RE: Tour Striker is Great!

Hi David,

I'm glad you are enjoying the TS!

I wouldn't run out and buy blades. PING Eye 2's are great irons. They
have always seemed to have a draw tendency when I played them as a
younger man.

Forward shaft lean does promote a right to left shape which is great for
most. If you are "over-drawing" the ball, I would work on your path and
feel like you are swing more across the ball. I always feel like I'm
cutting across the ball and swinging left. That's how I can lean on the
ball with the shaft and not over-draw the ball.

My divots go left and my shot shape is a pretty straight, maybe
baby-fade shot.



-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 12:35 PM
Subject: Tour Striker is Great!

Martin, I saw the info-mercial and bought the pro 7 iron T.S. and am
extremely pleased.

I am having a hard time though going from hitting the tour striker well
switching back to my Ping Eye 2 copper clubs. Do you have any
getting into proper alignment with the off-set or do I need to buy some
Also, I am tending to hit the ball right to left.

Happy Customer,
Inola, Ok

Saturday, September 4, 2010

RE: LH Tour Striker Pro 7-iron / steel stiff

Tracy, thanks for the kind note. I'm glad you like the product. If you
want a second training club, I'd ask you what you need the most help
with?? If it's pitching and short swings, go with the TS 56. If it
continues to be long game, then the 5 Pro.

Thanks for the support.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tracy]
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 5:30 AM
To: Martin Chuck
Subject: RE: LH Tour Striker Pro 7-iron / steel stiff


I received my TS Pro 7 iron yesterday. Just looking at it, I thought
"how in the heck I'm I going to hit this". But, at the range last night,
I had very good success. Didn't roll any! The worst shot was maybe half
normal height. Most importantly, I hit a bunch of really good shots, and
I could really tell when it was hit correctly. Moving back and forth
between the TS and my normal 7 iron, I could see and feel the
difference. Seems like it's going to be a great help for my

Question : Already thinking about adding a second TS to my arsenal.
Would you recommend the 5 iron or the 56 degree wedge? If someone is
having success with the 7 iron, will there be much benefit in having the
wedge? I guess it would be more help with the chipping and pitching,

Thanks for the great product!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tour Striker Progress

Trey, thanks for the great note! I wish you continued success with your game and thanks for your support.


From: Trey #$%^]
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:22 AM
To:; Martin Chuck
Subject: RE: USPS Package


Love the TS Pro X!  Been to the range 3 times and have enjoyed the challenge of the tougher sweet spot to hit!  Avg. 1-2 solid out of every 4 or 5 so there is a lot of room for improvement.  Reminds me of how I was when I started with the TS Pro 5!  Practice routine has been hitting 75% of the bucket with Tour Striker clubs and the other 25% with my normal sticks.  I also use a training device on my lead wrist called a tac tic, which clicks if I'm not in a good impact position.  The TS's along with the tac tic give me the opportunity to hit balls and get immediate feedback!  Love it!!! 

My Coach at Golftec is thrilled with the impact position I got in for our last lesson..........told him Tour Striker has helped reinforce what he has been trying to get me to do!  See attached pic!

Thanks again

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tour Striker

Wow! Thanks for sharing Zach. That is awesome!


From: Zach]
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 11:25 AM
To: Martin Chuck


MC, We are hosting a small fundraiser at Brasada Ranch today and some of the tour pros from the Tradition are playing in it.  Before the event started Olin Brown was helping out some of the players participating in the event.  Everyone was gathering around to watch Olin help this guy out.  The guy had zero weight shift and was trying to lift the ball in the air.  Olin kept trying to tell him to hit down on the ball to get it airborne.  Finally he went to his bag and pulled out the TOUR STRIKER and the guy was able to hit it much better.  All the players were trying it our after that… more happy player MC




Friday, August 20, 2010

RE: Tour Striker believer

Hi Ken,


Sorry for the delay! I’ve been slammed at my day jobJ Give me a call and I’d be happy to explain “axis tilt.”




Martin Chuck



From: Ken r [mailto:$$]
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 10:55 PM
To: Martin Chuck
Subject: Tour Striker believer
Importance: High




Thanks again for your training aid. Best around. I do have two questions for you. I have created a problem  I am having trouble with hooking the ball. The ball will leave straight at the target line and than curve to the left ( Right Handed golfer). I was searching through youtube for your help sessions and ran across the one you gave Mike- In your video you showed how that hitting to far inside to out that you hit out on the toe. To correct it - I was trying to swing more and more to the right. I would like for you to go over the reason why it is out on the toe  - I was hitting wonderful long shots and this rascal showed up out of no where. Below I think I have the answer but would like your thoughts also.


When I was hitting well and compressing the ball, I had a closed face at address. I always had a stronger grip.  Two weeks ago when I lost my swing.  Everyone was telling me that I was hooking the ball because of my grip. I started to open the face at address, however my shots are now all over and my compression of the golf club is awful and I notice that I was having trouble with the tour striker.Then I started to try to fix the problem. I thought I was coming over the top and started to come more inside. My divots were slowly getting more shallow and going more and more to the right and my impact was more to the toe. Distance went down and ball speed was way down.  When I was hitting well - my divots were more straight and then to the left. My impact was on the sweet spot or a little inside towards the heal.   ( Example of ball speed change - I went from hitting my 6 iron at 175 yards to 160) I saw your video (which I can not find again) about gripping the club at impact position first and then setting the club at address. This shows a closed face at address.(If relaxed)  You mention that at first you may hit shots to the left - however as you learn to body tilt the club face will be square at impact. ( You showed Zack as an example) I realize now that I lost my tilt.  Will you elaborate on the tilt and being more down the line ? 


Again - I love your product.  I believe there is at least 10 tour strikers on my range now. I also see you were able to get the tour striker into the PGA superstore in Atlanta GA. Once I can talk my wife into letting me - I will be at you club for some lessons. I personally believe your style of teaching and knowledge is second to none. I ask a lot of questions to the teachers over here about some of your theories and no one has been able to answer them or just avoid answering ( Yes - I am little over the top on this golf curse) The tour striker has taken me to a 40 index to a 10 in a very short time. ( Before my little issue that I have right now)  You really need to come out with a video. If you ever need help with the Q & A  or structure of the video. I will be more than willing to help. (Yes - I have golf issue) I just love the game. 


Thanks so much


Ken W


RE: Tour Striker Flight Question

Hi Adam,

First, thank you!

Second, the TS is clearly making you rotate the face a little more to
try and get the leading edge to a place where you can make the tool
work. Since your normal shot was a cut, you tried to fix the miss with a
leftward path. Now you have a face matching the path, whereas prior, you
had a face open to the path (slice).

Now you need to work on a little "axis tilt" or simply, let your left
hip bump a bit toward the target on the downswing as that will help your
path get a little more rightward to fix the pull.

It sounds like you are on the right path!!!

I am making a set of Tour Striker irons. I've had so many people love
the feel, I figured "why not?" They will be available early 2011. They
will have a tiny "tourstriker" leading edge, but incorporate a lot of
what makes the TS clubs feel so solid.



-----Original Message-----
From: Adam []
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:19 PM
Subject: Tour Striker Flight Question

Hi Martin,

I recently ordered a regular TS. The first thing I noticed is that I
seem to hit quite a few pulls with the club. I very rarely hit pulls
with my Ping G10s. To hit 2 or 3 in a row with the TS took me by
surprise. What may cause this? I have a problem with lots of fades with
my G10s. Pulls are never a worry.

Also I seem to hit the TS a LOT better than my G10s. So much so that I'm
starting to think that my G10s may not be a good choice for me. I seem
to have to work pretty hard with my G10s to not hit a fade. The TS seems
to take a whole lot less work and accuracy is better. I dont know why
this is. Any chance this thing is USGA legal? Haha


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Monday, August 16, 2010

FW: Question on Divot From Swinging the Tour Striker Pro

Hello Jim,


So sorry for the delay! I am catching up from a family vacation. Thank you for your support.


Don’t worry about a divot with the TS Pro. The leading edge is so high, it won’t ever get into the ground. You will simply “smear” the grass. If you expose dirt, that’s fine.


The “sweet” spot on the TS is only a grove above the elevated leading edge. It’s not in the center of the TS face. It’s sounds like you are doing just fineJ


I’m glad you like the club!




From: Jim
Subject: Question on Divot From Swinging the Tour Striker Pro
Could you please pass this along to Mr. Chuck? Thanks.
Mr. Chuck,
 Thank you for inventing this club! My teaching pro in Ohio told me about the Tour Striker, and I immediately ordered one after my lesson with him. I spend 75% of my practice time hitting this club (the Tour Striker Pro) exclusively. Its helping me to address the main swing flaw I have - hitting it too thin.
 I have a question: should my goal be to create the same size divot with the
 Tour Striker Pro as I do with my other clubs? Obviously it has a lot of bounce and a small sweet spot. Even when I appear to hit the Tour Striker Pro
 well (i.e., good ball flight and solid impact sound), I still find it difficult to take more than just a small amount of turf. Often times its just a scrape of grass (as opposed to the dollar bill-sized divot I would take with my other clubs). Occasionally, I'll have a nice divot with my Tour Striker Pro shots, but its still fairly rare. Is this something I should strive for, or should I expect to take a smaller divot with my Tour Striker Pro club?
 (I also notice from the marks on my Tour Striker Pro club that most if not
 all of my shots are on the lower half of the clubface, not really in the sweet spot of the club. Something I need to work on as well!)
 Thanks again for the club. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tour Striker



Not to worry...I won't be filing any lawsuits ;)  But that said - I have often wondered why if most clubs are built to "get under" the ball but you aren't supposed to get under the ball....why not build a club that wouldn't let you.

You've done that !!

My wife was famous for saying, "but I don't want to hurt the grass"  Once she started learning how to compress the ball she now says, "it's grass - it'll grow back !"

Thanks for your efforts..I look forward to trying your product.


Tom H
Hanover, NH

Martin Chuck, PGA  |  Director of Golf/Club Manager  |  Tetherow Golf Club  | 61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR 97702  |  C 541.948.2480  |  O 541.388.2582 Ext. 103 |  F 541.388.9810  |

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Bought my LH 5-iron TS a month ago and I absolutely LOVE what it's done for my swing. Hitting some of the sweetest shots I've hit in my 23 years golfing. just working on getting more and more consistent. Tempo and lag are becoming automatic. This is the most Brilliant Golf Aid ever developed.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

RE: distance

Hi Doc,

A lot of people notice more distance with the TS clubs. Since the TS is
a training club, it is not that important to try and help mishit shots.
We have the CG higher that corresponds to more direct force during the
collision and a little more ball speed. Normal clubmakers can't do that
because it's too unpredictable during an actual round as most golfers
hit the ball all over the face.

Hope that makes sense!

Cheers and thank you for your support. Come visit Tetherow if you get
out my way.

Martin Chuck, PGA | Director of Golf/Club Manager | Tetherow Golf
Club | 61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR 97702 | C 541.948.2480 |
O 541.388.2582 Ext. 103 | F 541.388.9810 |

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg J. (CTR) [mailto:Gregory..ctr@med.]
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 9:44 AM
Subject: distance

I received my Tour Stricker and enjoying the success that it produces;
however I seem to it the Tour Stricker further than my normal 7
iron---any insite to why