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John and Paul - The BirdieBall Guys
If ever a better training product has been offered which exceeds the benefits of
'BIRDIE BALL' I would sure like to know what it is.
Happy golfer in Mallacoota, Australia
Received my BirdieBalls and Strike Pads in only six days and love the product.
With a mate of mine we hit BirdieBalls back and forth and our golf is improving.
It is making my golf swing more consistent and on the correct line.
I took 8 shots of my game today, and won the mid week competition.
Thank you very much for the great service, you and your company has provided.
This Product Saved My Golf Game
I am writing to thank you for the BirdieBalls. I am obsessed with practice and despise hitting the rocks furnished at the range. For more than twenty years I have had a net and a professional type mat in my driveway. This setup allowed me to hit hundreds of real golf ball every day the weather permitted. The result of all this “ball banging” has been marginal improvement [with a net, one cannot see the ball in flight], and arthritis so bad that I had to have both thumbs reconstructed last winter.
The very painful surgery which kept at least one hand in a cast from October 2003 to April 2004, allowed me to continue to play golf but with very weak ant tender hands and wrists. The doctor attributed the damage to my obsessive practice and he and Mrs. Hacker forbade me to return to the net. With weak hands and no practice, I was barely able to hit it past my shadow and struggled to break 85. This, of course was unsatisfactory [I was a 5 before surgery]. When I discovered an ad for BirdieBalls on some website, I was intrigued by the claims of the product, particularly the striking pad. In fact it was for the striking pad that I originally purchased the product [as a replacement for my mat].
When I received my set, I went out back, laid down the striking pad and hit a six iron just to see what happened. Wow! It felt like a real golf ball. It actually flew like a six iron while remaining in my rather small yard, and with absolutely no painful jarring at impact. I have been using BirdieBalls for about two weeks now and I am back in the 70’s. Because I can see the flight of the ball, diagnosis and correction is quicker, requiring less time for full swings and more for putting. Can you develop a product that eases the backache of putting practice?
Very few products exceed expectations, BirdieBalls do. You can take my favorite driver, wedge, or putter – but don’t touch my BirdieBalls!
Joe Hacker [real name]
Thanks for getting back to me. I'll be sure to tell others not only how great
the product is and how realistic the pad is, but how impressive the customer service is! You are an A+ company and I'm glad to have done business with you. You earned yourself some free advertising...I'm going to tell everyone
at the course about your balls.
Incidentally, I found out about the balls on Cold Pizza on ESPN2.
I can see my ball flight
After repeated purchases of 'other' limited flight golf balls - I was
tired of buying them - unrealistic ball flight and they just don't feel
I found Birdie Ball on accident on the web and couldn't have been happier
to have found the site. I called the company and ended up talking to a
really nice guy on the phone who was very passionate about the product. I
was sold immediately. After I had completed my order I asked for the
gentleman's name and it was John Breaker - the inventor of Birdie Ball.
I got my 2 dozens of Birdie Balls and my strike pad mat in a matter of
days. I took it right outside, didn't even read anything, it was so
intuitive and just started hitting them. WOW - great feel, great design,
great product. I can see my ball flight, I can practice different things,
i.e. grip, clubface position, stance, etc. with the Birdie Balls without
having to spend $8 at the range every time. My practice time is going up
already and I know it will pay off at the course.
Continued success with a great product. I would recommend this product to
I'm a believer in the Birdie Ball and would recommend these to anyone.
I gave the Birdieball to my boyfriend for his birthday and he absolutly
loves it! I can't get him away from it! He believes its already helping
him with his swing and game! Thanks so much!
What a Training Aid!
Each year my wife tries to get me something for golf that typically not
useful toward my golf game or improvement. This year was an exception.
Birdieball is the coolest training aid I have used. Easy to use out of
the box and truly lives up to the description on the box. My yard is big
enough to hit balls in but I usually tear up the yard some. The mat takes
all the abuse. You get instant feed back and I have learned quickly how
to move the ball left and right. No danger of breaking a window and can
take it anywhere without damaging anything. TY, TY, TY. Great golf
Fun to Use
Not only is your product educational, it is fun to use. My 11 year old
grandson and I used it in my back yard yesterday for over an hour. We
marked off a spot in the yard and kept score on who got inside the target.
It was somewhat motivational for my grandson. He’s not much for practice
and he didn’t realize that while he was having fun – he was also
In October, our family went to Myrtle Beach and I took some lessons from a
local pro, Glen Davis at Whispering Pines GC. I have been so impressed
with your product that I wrote Glen and suggested he take a look at it.
Birdie Ball allows me to practice his drills in my yard without wasting
ten dollars of range balls doing the same drill over and over. I
suggested to Glen that he take a look at it and possibly recommend it to
his students in the future. Hope he follows up.
Thanks For a Great Product
Dear John -
What a wonderfull training tool the birdieball has become for the golfers
in my family.I took the birdieball to work and everybody who plays golf
tried it and loved it.
John and Paul:
Please feel free to use the review below in any way to help sell your
wonderful product. Best of luck.
Review: Wouldn’t it be great to live in a golf course community with free
anytime access to the driving range? Bridieball, makes this possible to
anyone with an average sized backyard. Comparing Birdieballs to other
practice golfballs, whether of the plastic wiffleball variety or those
made of foam with a solid core is like comparing a wood shaft to one of
today’s nanotech engineered graphite shafts. Birdieballs fly exactly like
a golfball, only for a shorter distance. Not only that but they offer
you are hitting a performance golfball. You can feel the difference
between off-center and sweet spot hits. In addition, the ball offers
enough resistance to mark impact tape, so you can farther optimize your
practice time. It is hard to appreciate the feedback provided by the
sound of a Birdieball in flight until you try it. The manufacture
describes it as a turbine in reverse, unfortunately, I have never heard a
turbine in reverse. I would describe the sounds as barrummmmm, a very
satisfying low pitch sound that registers in your sub-conscience. I
realized this while playing a round after working with the Birdieballs for
a while, every time I hit a good shot (and that happened much more after
using the Birdieballs) I noticed that in the back of my mind I was hearing
that low pitched barrummmm.
Practice makes perfect as the old saying goes. Birdieballs make it
possible to hit a couple before work. Hit a couple after work and before
dinner, and hit a couple in the evening before the sun goes down. I have
used many practice aids, clubs and read books in the quest for the perfect
swing. Nothing and I mean nothing has improved my game more, while being
fun and easy to use. I am not in anyway connected to the folks at
Birdieball and would be happy to talk to anyone considering buying this
product (via email email@example.com) to verify this. This is one golf
product that has really blown my socks off.
Greg Steele – Philadelphia, PA
Another Use of BirdieBalls
Just want to let you know that I have been practicing using the Birdieballs and have improved with my irons to the point that I know now that the shot is going to be good over 90% of the time now. The confidence level has gone up greatly.
The great thing about the Birdieballs is that you can slow down your swing to try and get the mechanics right and still be able to see the flight of the Birdieball.
I have also found another use of the Birdieball and that is to drop two or three around the shaft of the 3 iron or similar iron and use it to warm up with. The additional weight is just right and you can add more if needed to loose up with and strength your muscles.
Best money I have spent in trying to pursue the game of golf.
James D. Miller Jr
Great Family Product!
This is a great product you have created. My mom and dad got me the
birdieball set for christmas and it was one of the best gifts that I was
given. I have even got my mom out side to hit across our yard. This is a
great way to get people who don't like golf to finally like it. Thank you
so much for all of the fun that you have created for all of us.
Letter from a PE Teacher to Other Teachers
I began including golf for grades 4-8 about 5 years ago. We have a large
soccer-sized field and my class size varies from 22 - 32.
I have tried Cayman balls (dimples go out which restricts flight, they are
light weight and pretty good for limited space), yellow foam balls (not
the soft foam but a compressed foam, a bit expensive but reduced worries about
errant shots hitting anyone) and just this spring found the best product,
Birdie Balls. This company offers a poly mat and napkin ring shaped "ball" that flies like a golf
ball but no more than 40 yards. The mat can be placed on the grass or
pavement and does not slide or "fly" like carpet samples and keeps your
grass from being dug up. The mat is forgiving as it has a slight curve
under the front part that gives as you hit the ball. This is great for
beginners as the club slides on the mat a bit so it is forgiving and
provides a feeling of success when the ball actually goes somewhere. By
using the mats as "tees," I was able to set up 6 holes around our field
so students could practice playing the game. I used hula hoops for greens
with a cone indicating the hole. We didn't putt but they had to hit the
ball into the hoop to finish. They kept score and I put a max of 5 or 6
strokes per hole to keep things moving.
When teaching with Birdie Balls I did have students hitting back and forth
to each other. I side would hit and ON SIGNAL the others would retrieve.
With other types of balls I do NOT have them hitting towards each other.
Each student gets 5-6 balls, usually they are partnered with one hitting
line (use cones) and one waiting line (about 10 yards back). After
everyone hits I signal "RETRIEVE" and they run out to pick up balls. A
bit of aerobic activity with golf. It feels like an Easter egg hunt!
St. Rita School
Racine, WI My 4 Years Old Loves The BirdieBall
I purchased the Birdie Ball through your e-mail advertising, and they not
only improved my swing tremendously, they also became my 4 years old boy's
favorite golf toy. He has always loved going to the driving range with me,
but due to his working class dad's limited time, the drive to the range was
never frequent enough for the future Tiger beater. But since the arrival
of Birdie Ball, the Lefty( yes, my boy is left handed) has been able to
work on his short game a lot.
This message is for Jay...Thank you for doing what you said you would. You
do not find many vendors these days that are this helpful...I do
appreciate your time and trouble to assure that my order gets here in time
for Christmas...Thank you I will let others know about your
Great Customer Service
I greatly appreciate all you did today.... I can't think of many other companies that would be in contact with a customer as you have been, and the assistance you offered today was a huge relief to me. The person receiving one of the birdie ball sets has had an extremely difficult year but is trying to get into golf as a form of therapy. I thought this would be a great gift for him as he can get out and practice in the back yard. The golf course is simply not a possibility right now for him.
Thanks again so much for your help and understanding. Hope you have a great holiday!
Improving My Game (And My Wifes)
John, The yard practice with the birdie balls has made a real difference
in my game. I parred five holes at my local course after practicing with
the birdie balls. My slice is almost completely gone after working on my
form. Also, my wife, Wendy, has been practicing in the yard with the
birdie balls. The very next game, she got a birdie on a par 3 hole. Her
first birdie ever! The drive dropped the ball on the green and a perfect
putt put the ball in the hole. Practice with the birdie balls has given
us the boost we needed.
Ordered a set of 12 with strike pad several weeks ago. I have purchased
numerous swing aids and gadgets over the years and all eventually were
retired to the attic. None lived up to their billing...Birdieball is
different. Instant feedback on swing errors as well as instant feedback
on my good swings. Ability to shape shots is a huge deal and worth the
cost all by itself. My daughter is 7 yrs old..loves golf and is with me
every Saturday at the driving range. BirdieBall has done wonders in a
short time for her swing and confidence level. Awesome product-got one
for my dad as a christmas present. Final note..I am in the military and
my birdieball set will accompany me on my next trip to Iraq. Outside of
missing my family, the worst part of being in Iraq was not being able to
pick up my clubs and play a round or two of golf. With BirdieBall I'll be
able to work on my swing when I get the chance.
Sincerely, Scott Wilson
BirdieBalls Lowered My Handicap
I started out the season with an 18 handicap and because of the practice
I was able to get using Birdie Balls in my driveway and yard I finished up
the season with a handicap of 14!!. Next year my goal is 10.
Keep up the good work.
BirdieBalls are great for teaching Girls in California
The BirdieBall has been perfect for our school golf program - LPGA/USGA
Girls Golf of Pauma Valley, CA. I am the Site Director for this new golf
experience in our little village. I have purchased 8 boards and will need
to buy more I have found that the boards define a space for each girl --
30 girls in our Saturday classes -
safety is one of our main concerns
Do you have special discounts for schools?
I have some neat pictures - Today we placed an egg on the board - to push
away for a smooth take away - then placed the egg next to the birdie- club
head between the two - smooth take away and a nice birdie hit - fun - and
A radio/magazine personality is Denver now plays BirdieBall with his daughter
My producer finally gave me the set you kindly left for me at the Denver
Golf Expo. I began working on a new swing change earlier this year with
minimal results on the practice range. There's a big field near our
townhouse and I decided to take the birdie balls out to work on my new
swing to see if I could feel it. My wife finally had to call me at dusk.
Birdie Ball gives me all the feel of an actual golf ball without the
trouble of chasing them. They are perfect in limited areas and allow me to
see if I've hit the shot I'm attempting. My 12 year-old daughter has shown
an interest in golf. She now wants to go with me every time I practice
with the birdie balls. If you're interested in giving some to us to give
away on the air, please contact me at the magazine.
In The Fairway
A father saves money and has more time with his daughter
Thanks John. I remember seeing you in the video clip on your website. That
video clip is what sold me on the idea. Last week, I sent your website's
URL to a friend in Canada (Doug Alger, who I meet up once a year in Montana
to play several rounds). He wrote back and said he immediately ordered a
strike pad / dozen ball set as he has a park that extends out from his
My daughter did indeed have fun. This was the second time I've worked with
her on her swing. The first time, I spent $8.00 on a bucket of balls, all of
which just trickled out from the hitting mat. With BirdieBall, we can do a
lot of work at home and not "waste" balls at the range. When she's built
her confidence and a repeating swing, then we'll go the range more.
We go on vacation to my wife's mother's ranch in Montana for three weeks
every year. I hit balls from the back yard into the field (wedges only).
However, I have to wait until the hay is cut which we don't do until 10 days
into our vacation or I'll lose all of the balls in the waste deep grass.
BirdieBall will be great because I can hit "24-7" from the backyard down the
driveway road coming up to the house until the hay is cut. Plus I can work
with my daughter and her swing everyday for as long as she wants to hit.
That kind of work with BirdieBall will speed up her development and allow me
to get her onto a course sooner.
Thanks for axis versus circumference explanation. I understand better now.
You can use any of the above text for testimonial on your website and/or
product literature if you want.
A beginner gets great customer service
I read about BirdieBall in a recent copy of BusinessWeek. I had the
opportunity to try it out and it's great! I'm a total beginner (got my
first set of clubs a few months ago--have yet to play a real game of golf)
but looking forward to many hours of practice with my BirdieBalls.
I'm delighted to receive such excellent customer service! I will be
recommending your product & company to my friends.
Playing back and forth at a park
I got the back and forth set. How cool is that?! Bob and I took it to the park and hit 'em for about an hour. Now my dad and brother both want sets. I was really impressed with the product and it's really fun.
High school training aids
Product is great I love it; I'm using them in my High School as training balls, in the gym.
We'll need more soon!
Our new spokesperson...Janis
Thanks for a great product.
We will be glad to be a spokesperson for the product.
BirdieBall isn't just another short distance ball
Some people may look at BirdieBall and shrug it off as nothing more than another short distance practice ball. But marketing BirdieBall as a teaching practice tool which can directly benefit the rhythm and tempo of someone's swing might easily be worth the investment in a dozen.
Best of luck the rest of the year and I'll be keeping an eye on your progress.
Aaron is impressed in Philly
How Cool is this!!!
I watched the Info-mercial and was total impressed with this new product.
I do a lot of demo'ing here in the Philadelphia region and like to try new
things. I saw this product and was very impressed, it has been a long
time coming, but the need for a true feeling, flying practice aid is long
I only wish you came up with this 7-8 years ago, absolutely love Denver and
surrounding area's, I was born and raised 127 miles north of you in
Laramie, Wyoming and have been an avid golfer for the past 5 years, I
could have used this then and will most certainly use it now once I can
get my hands on it! Can't wait.
Anything I can do to spread the word for you on the East coast or help
with demos, let me know!!
I wish you guys the best of luck and success.
I am not much of a golfer but I am super impressed with the Birdie Ball. I
am an engineer by trade and I have to give you two thumbs up for
innovative design. I can't believe the price point either - a superb
design at an easily affordable price. I hope your product is a winner.