Indoor Gates: Indoor practice is one of the first step to building up your confidence on the putting greens, no wind, no spike marks, you know the putt is straight! One of my keys to putting is to understand the difference between a good putt and a poor putt. You can misread a putt, pull it and hole the putt – does that make you a good putter? Indoor putting, by reducing the variability of how the ball rolls and bounces, will increase your level of feedback and understanding after each putt. The indoor gates also increases your focus over each putt, there is no point pushing, pulling or even guiding your putter, it is unlikely the ball will go through the gate consistently… you need to trust your alignment and make the best stroke possible! The ‘PH Indoor Putting Gates’ provide immediate feedback for start direction of the golf ball. Start with the gate approximately one putter length away from your ball, increase the distance or reduce the size of the gate as your confidence grows! Size 0 doesn’t allow for much deviation… Enjoy the challenge!
Outdoor Gates: Green reading is a fascinating and yet sometimes frustrating concept to master, trying to visualise break and speed, the effects of grain, wind and the occasional spike mark – is it any wonder that at times putting becomes nothing more than a case of hit and hope? Learning to recognise the true line of a breaking putt is the first step to building up your confidence. One of my keys to putting is to understand the difference between a good putt and a poor putt. You can misread a putt, pull it and hole the putt – does that make you a good putter? Hey, you got lucky. but two wrongs don’t always make a right. This style of putting would perhaps at best be streaky, but not one that will deliver a consistent, repeatable stroke. I find the majority of amateurs and even seasoned professionals tend to under-read breaking putts. The ‘PH Outdoor Putting Gates’ provide a graphic illustration that will enhance your ability to visualise the true break. Remember, gravity is a constant, but pace and line go hand in hand.