Short of giving you a green jacket, this robot will up your golf game

Imagine if you could have a nearly perfect golf swing or emulate Tiger Woods'. Now, one company is attempting to make the impossible, possible. RoboGolfPro has created a robotic golf instruction tool designed to help golfers break bad habits and improve their swings.

"You can get 20 to 50 more yards than what you were hitting after one lesson," claimed CEO and creator Scot W.R. Nei.

RoboGolfPro is a $150,000 swing coach. It works by adjusting the golfers' body and swing to correct positions often overcompensating on their weaknesses.

Learn how to golf with a robot
Learn how to golf with a robot

Nei said that after a two-hour lesson, a beginner will look like someone who has been playing forever.

"You are instantly going to get something out of this," he said.

You can actually program the machine to teach you to swing like Woods or another PGA star.

Nei said that feature is popular among younger golfers.

In a world where robots are replacing humans — the RoboGolfPro is not that kind of robot. Nei said that the machine is used to supplement coaching and while some professionals have it in their homes, it's recommended that a coach be present.

"This will never take the place of a teacher. You will always need a teacher," he said.

With a $150,000 price tag, these machines are being primarily used in golf clubs and academies around the world . Nei said 25 have been sold.

The 750-pound robots are manufactured in Germany 10 at a time.

Jason Birnbaum, an instructor of Golf Channel Academy and director of instruction for Manhattan Woods Golf Club, says the cost of RoboGolfPro will need to come down for it to become more mainstream. However, he thinks any tool that can help golfers improve their game is worth looking at.

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For PGA golfer Vaughn Taylor, RoboGolfPro has been his secret weapon. He purchased a unit for his home and has been training on it for the past year.

"As soon as he started training on the robot, all of a sudden he started climbing the leaderboard," said Nei.

Taylor went on to win 2016 Pebble Beach.

"The robot has helped me ton," Vaughn said in his post-match press conference.

"It's a great training aid and I recommend it for everyone — all ages and sizes," he added.

Disclosure: The Golf Channel is owned by CNBC parent NBCUniversal.

CORRECTION: RoboGolfPro costs $150,000. That figure was misstated in an earlier version of this article.