My name is Jacob Lehman and I’m a golf management student at Methodist University. I’m a junior in the program and an aspiring head professional/director of golf. I’m currently the 3rd Assistant at the Apawamis Club in Rye, NY. I bought a 2 in gate from Eyeline a few weeks ago. Since I started playing tournament golf, I’ve always done the gate drill as a part of my pre-round routine and in practice to focus on hitting my lines. I’ve perfected the two-tee method after years of doing the drill but I invested in the gate for ease of set-up. I do this drill with my members and my junior golfers all the time at the club. I can tell you with 100 percent certainty we will be buying all the gates at our club to use in junior camps and lessons going forward. It’s a must have if you’re teaching or practicing using gate drills.
I didn’t think these would add much to my putting but I thought what the heck I’ll try. What did I do first hole of the first time playing, after about an hour and a half practicing with these for the first time? I rolled a thirty foot put for birdie one the first hole. The rest of the round was mostly two puts. These are tricky and a bit tedious at first to practice with, but they’re like braces for your teeth. They really sharpen your focus around path and speed.
Very helpful to putt through the gates and the smaller ones are a real challenge that will definitely sharpen one's skills and build confidence.
Perhaps I inadvertently threw out the instructions. If not, the product, could use some thoughts or clues about how to begin or the most frequent methods of setting up these gates. Nevertheless I am enjoying a trial and error approach and already know these gates have helped my stroke.
Wanted you to know I used the three gates today and my juniors loved it. I also loved it because it made it fun and they really wanted to use the gates during putting practice today. Thanks again!
“I can’t wait to get these back home to my students. They need them, and I know they will love ‘em.”
“That big one is awesome. Putting it near the apex of the putt really makes the path (of the putt) easy to see. I’ve been using tees, but these are much easier to use and see.”
“These are brilliant! I see exactly where to start the putt. These crazy Broadmoor greens have so much break I have to really commit to the line. These help a lot. Those dots help me with speed.”