A swing trainer is a structure that helps a golfer mimic the movement they would make when hitting a golf ball. There are two kinds of swing trainers. A full circle swinger trainer and a half circle. A full circle is meant to help those who need practice on their long shots. A half circle is for those who need help putting a ball. Using a swing trainer can lower a golfer's handicap and improve their swing.
Connect a PVC pipe T connector to both ends of an 8-foot piece of PVC pipe. Apply PVC pipe glue to inside of each connector and the outside of each pipe before connecting them. Hold the joint together firmly for 30 seconds. Apply glue at all joints throughout the entire process.
Connect a 4-foot piece of PVC pipe to the "Top Hat" of the T connectors on both ends of the 8-foot pipe. This should create one 16-foot pipe joined by two T connectors.
Connect the top portion of a T fitting to the ends of each 4-foot pipe. Turn the "Stem" of the T in the same direction.
Connect a 2-foot PVC pipe to both of the T connectors on the 4-foot pipes.
Connect the 2-foot pipes together using the top of a T connector. Turn the stem of the T toward the centre of the circle that is now created. This will have to be forced into place. The pipes will bend to create a full circle. Hold in place until the glue bonds. All stems of the T connectors should be turned toward the centre of the circle.
Connect the top of a T connector to both ends of an 8-foot PVC pipe.
Insert a 4-inch PVC pipe into the open top on both of the T connectors.
Attach an elbow connector to the 4-inch pipe. Turn the elbow in the same direction on both sides.
Insert a 4-foot PVC pipe into both elbow connectors.
Attach an elbow connector to both 4 feet pipes. Turn the elbows to face each other.
Insert a 2-foot PVC pipe into each elbow.
Attach the top portion of a T connector to the ends of each 2-foot pipe.
Connect both T connectors together using a 4-foot PVC pipe. This will result in a rectangular shape with four open connectors: two in the back closest to the corners, and two in the front toward the centre.
Insert a 1-foot PVC pipe into the two open T connectors that are closer together in the centre of the rectangle on the front.
Insert a 4-foot PVC pipe into each of the open T connectors in the back, the two that are closer to the corners of the rectangle.
Attach the stem of a T connector to the top of the 4-foot pipes in the back.
Insert a 1-foot pipe into both sides of the top in both of the T connectors. This will be four 1-foot PVC pipes. It will create two T shapes standing up in the back of the rectangle.
Connect a 1-foot PVC pipe to the top portion of a T connector.
Connect a 5-foot PVC pipe to the opposite side of the top of the T.
Repeat step 9 and 10 of the previous section. Connect the two assemblies together using the top portion of a T connector. Turn the stem of the connectors away from the pipes. There should be three. This will look like one long pipe with three connectors and three pipes. It will be known as the horseshoe.
Attach a cap to the end of the 1-foot pipes if desired.
Connect the four open stems of the circle to the PVC pipes on the rectangle. This will cause the circle to stand up. It will be leaning from the front of the rectangle to the back.
Insert a 1-foot PVC pipe to the remaining stem on the circle.
Connect the stem of the T connector at the centre of the horseshoe to the 1-foot pipe in the centre of the circle.
Bend the sides of the horseshoe to reach the T shapes at the back of the rectangle. Connect the stem of the T connectors to the 1-foot pipes on the T shape on each side. The pipes will be tight, they will bend. Hold each fitting tight while the glue sets.
Paint if desired.
Things you need
- 10 1/2-inch PVC pipes
- PVC pipe glue
- Hacksaw or PVC pipe cutter
- Tape measure