One of the interesting products we first saw at Demo Day was Strike Spray. Once on the show floor, we followed up with them to get all the details.
Consistently centering your hits will improve your game better than nearly anything else, so understanding where you are hitting is the key to that improvement. There are a number of solutions to finding out where your ball is striking your club, including pressure-sensitive tape, stickers, and a popular “hack” seen plenty of places online, using athlete’s foot spray to coat the face of the club. The problem with the tape or stickers is that they are fairly expensive, and will only give you clear data on your ball striking for half a dozen or so hits.
Enter Strike Spray.
Strike Spray is an aerosolized white powder you spray onto the face of your club to see how well you’ve hit your shot. You may ask “Isn’t that just the same as using athlete’s foot spray?” but the Strike Spray reps specifically compared those two products, naturally pointing out that their purpose-designed solution is better suited to the task. They said Strike Spray is lighter and easily wipes off with a damp cloth, leaving your clubs cleaner than foot medicine would. Their claim seemed to be accurate, as we saw no residue after a quick scrub.
The product sprays on clear and quickly dries white, so you know when it’s ready to use. Once it dries white and you strike a golf ball, the spray transfers to the golf ball leaving an imprint on the clubface. As you can see in the picture above, the mark is quite clear where it hit, giving you a good idea of what needs improvement.
Since Strike Spray is an aerosol spray product and it will be affected by wind, the blustery Demo Day was the ultimate test for how it performs in windy conditions. The rep had no trouble getting a proper application, although it may have used a bit more product than calm conditions would have allowed for. When demonstrated inside the convention center it only required a quick, single pass on the clubface to completely cover it. Each can is said to have between 150 and 200 applications depending on how heavy-handed you are with the application.
Launched: January 2019
MSRP: $9.99 per can
In addition to various retailers, you can visit strikespray.com to order.
My full-time job has always been in the IT world, but I’ve also spent the better part of a decade writing product reviews and helping cover large industry-only trade shows. It was only in the latter part of 2019 that I put two and two together and realized I should be doing the same thing for something I’ve loved my whole life — golf. This is the culmination of a hobby that started as a child, a hobby that turned into a passion as an adult, and finally a passion that turned into The Golden Ferret.