• No hole? No problem!

    See more on the Putting Scope - $39.95 

    When short putts start on the intended line they usually go in.

    This drill focuses on the 3 most important influences:

    • Putter face alignment at impact
    • Alignment
    • Stroke Path

    And you don’t even need a hole :)

    Use the Putting Laser + and the Putting Scope

    Set up 12” - 18” behind the Scope leg.
    Swing the putter so the laser line goes through the center of the leg.
    Pay attention to the direction the line is pointing.

    • If it points to the right of the hole, you’re “holding off” the putter.

    Let it release to the inside of the line after impact.

    • If it points to the left, you’re rotating the face.

    Keep your hands “silent”.  Your shoulder rotation will let the putter swing properly.  No need to let your hands manipulate the putter.

    (If you’re a lefty … well, you know what I mean)

    Put a ball into the drill.  I’m sure you will hit it through the Scope leg, but it might show you a change in your stroke.  Remember … laser through the leg.

    This is a great drill for the office or home.  Whenever you walk by your putter and Scope take 10 seconds to make a few strokes.  They will add up to a great new stroke habit.

    2011 … year of dominating short putts!

  • KNOW you are making a "putt-making" stroke!

    See the Putting Laser+ - $59.95

    • Set up 4 feet from your target - (It can be a cup, coin, or a stain on the carpet)
    • Set the Putting Laser+ on the shaft
    • Make stroke and watch the laser line “draw” a line to the target.

    Pay attention to the line -

    If it goes to the right, you are preventing the face from squaring at impact

    • Pushing the putter to the right
    • Or holding the face open

    If it goes to the left, you are

    • Pulling the putter left
    • Or shutting the face closed with your hands

    When you see the line going in the hole, capture what the stroke feels like … I bet it is good!

  • Deliberate Practice of a Square Putter Face at Impact

    If we learn to bring the putter face square to our target line, we’ve eliminated a huge pile of missed short putts :)

    Use the Putting Laser+ to show your eyes what square looks like.

    Use the Putting Impact System to instantly know if the face was square when you impacted the ball.

    Use them together to create an indelible image of “square”.

    Put all your attention on this single principle … nothing else for 50 strokes.

    Let me know what you learn :)

  • Understanding the Different Stroke Methods

    Putting S.O.S. Fundamentals
    Solid - hit the putt solid
    Online - start the putt on the target line
    Speed - hit the putt the correct speed

    You are hearing about several stroke methods... it can be confusing

    We hear about On Plane vs. Straight vs. Arc vs. Inside to straight... and tomorrow there will be a new one.

    So what are the commonalities?

    I've gathered my notes from some of the best instructors in the world, and I hope they will help simplify things.

    This video series contains 4 lessons that will take us through understanding stroke methods.  The videos are speaking to teachers, so consider yourself a pro :)  Have a look and let us know what you think.

    See the products used in this video series:

    Principle #1 - The putter comes IN because it comes UP

    Since we are standing to the side of the ball, our swing naturally brings the putter toward us. It is simply a smaller version of our full swing.

    Principle #2 - How much does it come up? Radius length

    The pivot point of the stroke is the point that never moves; the rest of the body and stroke rotates around this point.

    In a "triangle" stroke, the point is on the spine between the shoulders.

    The distance from this pivot point to the putter head is the "radius of the stroke."

    The length of this radius determines how much the putter comes up during the stroke, and therefore how much the putter comes in.

    Principle #3 - The face stays square to the plane of the stroke

    When the putter stays on the plane of the shaft and the hands are silent...

    The face opens slightly during the backstroke, and closes slightly during the follow through.

    The face stays square to the plane - not the target line.

    The putting stroke is just a smaller version of the full swing.

    This is a very simple, consistent stroke to teach and execute. It requires the least amount of practice because there is not manipulation of the putter or timing of a "release."

    Principle #4 - Simplicity creates consistency

    So... what's the point?

    The goal is to help people make more putts, and consider that they don't practice much.

    The Simple Principles are:

    • The triangle is easy to understand
    • The hands are silent, so "timing" the stroke is easy
    • The putter swings on the plane of the shaft - no worries about how much to bring the putter inside
    • Help them learn to swing the putter 12" back, and 12" through - that is long enough to make an 8' putt!

  • Let the Putting Laser+ be your guide

    Putting S.O.S. Fundamentals
    Solid - hit the putt solid
    Online - start the putt on the target line
    Speed - hit the putt the correct speed

    Let the Laser+ be your guide

    I like the Putting Laser+ because it lets me see what is going on with my stroke without giving me any assistance. It's kind of a "Good News, Bad News" deal :)

    Let's use the laser and some tape to help see and improve.

    Putting Laser+ Training:
    Focus: "See" your best stroke
    Drill:  Keep the putter on the plane

    Game:  Make putts - see the laser

    Click HERE to see more on the Putting Laser+

    Click HERE to see more on the Professional Plane Rail