Equipment Review: Birdieball and Strikepad

If you spend anywhere between a minute and several hours at the driving range, hitting wiffleballs, or playing at a course without a range, the Birdieball golf set is for you. After reviewing a revolutionary golf product for the course yesterday, Golf Heaven reviewed a revolutionary product for your practice today. The BirdieBall set which Golf Heaven tested today, features a 12 pack of "Birdieballs" and the BirdieBall Strikepad. The BirdieBall is a cylindrical plastic practice ball which will finish off all wiffle ball golf practice. Unlike the real golf ball, the Birdieball will generally fly around forty yards with irons, and the manufacturer says up to 60 yards with woods. Also unlike the real golf ball, the BirdieBall is not going to smash car or house windows or hurt the neighbors. Like the real golf ball, the BirdieBall will fly as well as you swing. Because the BirdieBall better simulates the flight of the real golf ball, players not only can see that they are hitting slices, but can practice shaping shots, an integral part of hitting low scores. The wiffle or foam practice ball can not simulate the ball flight like the BirdieBall can, so your practice will be better spent and will show when you step on the golf course. Another fun feature about the BirdieBall is the "turbine sound", which means when you really hit it, you will hear the ball whistle as it flies long and straight. In addition to buying the BirdieBall, the set comes with the BirdieBall Strikepad, which is unlike any practice mat that you have played on before. The Strikepad sits up about 2-3" from the ground, and when hit with the golf club will slightly "give" to simulate the feel of the real golf course. After the Strikepad collapses slightly, the pad will refold before you finish your swing. The Strikepad also has the swing path printed on it, so your practice will help you develop a much better takeaway. The whole set combines to give the golfer instant feedback, and not fool yourself into thinking you are hitting it great, only to come to the course and find that the results are not what you would have thought. The product is great for the range rat or the person who can't find enough time to get out of the house to get to the range, as the player can practice for as long as they want. The BirdieBalls can be used with irons and woods, so even your long irons can be fine tuned. The basic set of 12 BirdieBalls and the Strikepad retails at $35.99, and can be found at all major golf retailers, or purchased through the manufacturer at In addition to the basic set, many other accessories are also available such as BirdieBall Flag Targets, and range mat packages. If you want to shoot lower scores, the best way to do so is by improving your ball striking, and the easiest way to do that is by using the BirdieBall system. The BirdieBall, which won top prize at last year's PGA Merchandise Show, is being given a full five stars by Golf Heaven.

3 Response to "Equipment Review: Birdieball and Strikepad"

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is the coolest golf product I've seen. They really fly just like golf balls. And durability is great. I've hit these birdieballs 1000's of times and haven't broken one of them

    The StrikePad has really improved my iron play. You have to hit down and through to get the best results which has translated into shots off my score!

    The Targets are also very cool. You can set up a course pretty much anywhere.

    Unknown says:

    You gotta love this little thing. Birdie Balls just plain work. What else can you say. I have been using them for about six weeks. Every night after work I take them to the park and hit them back and forth with one of my buddies. BirdieBalls were invented by a father and son team in Golden, Colorado. I wonder if Coors had something to do with it? I think it is interesting what they say on their website about how they work. "BirdieBall® by Birdie Ball Inc. is the best golf training aid invented this century! That's a bold statement, but golf coaches and PGA golf instructors around the world agree, and have voted it the PGA, Product of the Year in Orlando! It is a limited flight practice golf ball without limited feel. True feel with a long hang time, golf ball-like, trajectory! But it only flies 40 yards, so you have your own backyard driving range. Take a full swing. Draw it Fade it. Grab a buddy, get 40 yards apart and hit them back and forth. You wont believe the turbine sound created by the high rate of reverse spin. It's very durable, in fact Pro Series Birdie Balls won’t break like perforated practice balls or wiffleballs. BirdieBalls are great for backyard games. Play horseshoes, get a baseball glove and play catch. Play closest to the pin. Play the “neighborhood” course. You know the one…it starts in your front yard goes across and up the street to your neighbors trash cans that are still out from the days trash service. Obviously, it is free form and you can make it up as you go. Any skill challenge in golf is a chance to have major fun. Adults can grab their favorite adult beverage and play drinking games if so inclined. After all what goes better than a cold one and golf".

    Jess C says:

    This is another cool practice device called the Rope It. It’s awesome you should review this product—->

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