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#1 Teedogg

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

I am sure this has been asked before what is the best putting training aid out there for your putting stroke?


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

Perfect Stroke

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Practice green



Nothing even close

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Perfect Stroke on a Practice Green.......



View PostKILLEDBYASHANKEDWEDGE, on 22 January 2013 - 07:30 PM, said:

Practice green    



Nothing even close


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

dave stocktons putt to win book


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

Get one of these   http:..shop. nw golf gu.

The Golfer's Toolbox or "Swiss Army Knife of golf, is an all in one Golf Training Tool that combines the functionality of the most popular aids into one easy to use convenient tool that will help your game.  It can be used either indoors or outdoors to work on putting, tempo, fitness, alignment, ball position, swing plane, putting plane, a camera can be mounted on top, and it is long enough to protect your clubs in travel.  The Swinkey is an innovate tool that produces results.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

All that matters is getting the ball in the hole and that is best acheived by practice, getting the ball in the hole.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

His is something I found a long time ago. It is a very good drill to get the alignment and to see the line to the hole.Make sure to find an area on the green that is fairly flat.

Get a couple of BBQ skewers and some string and set it up like it is in the image below.

Putting String Drill.jpg

Edited by AllenResGolf, 23 January 2013 - 10:48 AM.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

Butch Harmons IDL training aid really helped me "muscle memory" my stroke. I improved overnight with this. I hit 400 putts that night and my back hurt but I have been a better putter from that night onward. My speed wasn't my issue, getting the putt on my aiming line consistently was. This really helped me with that.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

Thanks for the replies. I was just interested in hearing and looking at new putting training aids.  Of course I know the putting green is the best place and it takes a lot of practice making putts to be a great putter.

Any ideas on what tours players use?

As far as reading Stocktons book I have a signed copy and also had tips from him and one of his sons.  Also was taught as a junior by Paul Runyan (sure not many know who he is so look him up)  also Toski and Murphy.  All these guys are great teachers but none used a putting training aid or recommend one?

Also going to the show and wanted to stop by some booths and wanted to get some ideas.  I tend to get distracted by not only the booth babes but also the gear.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

View PostTeedogg, on 23 January 2013 - 07:49 PM, said:

Thanks for the replies. I was just interested in hearing and looking at new putting training aids.  Of course I know the putting green is the best place and it takes a lot of practice making putts to be a great putter.

Any ideas on what tours players use?

As far as reading Stocktons book I have a signed copy and also had tips from him and one of his sons.  Also was taught as a junior by Paul Runyan (sure not many know who he is so look him up)  also Toski and Murphy.  All these guys are great teachers but none used a putting training aid or recommend one?

Also going to the show and wanted to stop by some booths and wanted to get some ideas.  I tend to get distracted by not only the booth babes but also the gear.
Can you tell us some of what you learned from Mr.Runyan?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

Putting Arc

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

View Postslicefan, on 23 January 2013 - 09:12 PM, said:

View PostTeedogg, on 23 January 2013 - 07:49 PM, said:

Thanks for the replies. I was just interested in hearing and looking at new putting training aids.  Of course I know the putting green is the best place and it takes a lot of practice making putts to be a great putter.

Any ideas on what tours players use?

As far as reading Stocktons book I have a signed copy and also had tips from him and one of his sons.  Also was taught as a junior by Paul Runyan (sure not many know who he is so look him up)  also Toski and Murphy.  All these guys are great teachers but none used a putting training aid or recommend one?

Also going to the show and wanted to stop by some booths and wanted to get some ideas.  I tend to get distracted by not only the booth babes but also the gear.
Can you tell us some of what you learned from Mr.Runyan?

He taught us at Jim Flicks Junior golf camp and it was a long time ago and I am looking for my notes from it but here is what I remember:

1.  His grip was crazy.  He had a square grip that was turned more like a diamond shape and he would grip it on the underneath sides.  He had his palms facing out and his wrist were facing outwards.  This grip he told us would make you use more of the larger muscles for the putting stroke.  This also taught us how to properly release the putter down the line.

2.  His stance was very stable and he would almost squat on the ball.  It was really the only stroke that was as close to using a belly putter back then.  His putter was a little longer for him and he was a very short guy hence the name "little poison".  I think I read an aritcle about this somewhere also and how his stroke was very close to the belly putter.  Anyways he anchored the putter very well by doing this.

3.  His stroke was more wristy but that was his era and how they played.  However that guy made everything and we were astonished how good he was a chipping and putting.

The main thing he wanted us to learn was the grip.  To this day if I am off putting I will practice the Runyan style grip and will hit putts like that. It is amazing how well it works.  It really gets your larger muscles into in the stroke and also helps you release the putter properly.  I don't think any pros are playing it anymore but he did teach Phil Rodgers and some other great players back in the day.

The thing I noticed mostly is how much Jim Flick respected him and how he looked up to him.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

My favorite is the SKLZ Plane with an Eyeline Guide attached to the heel of the putter, and a 2x4 on the toe.  You have to make a perfect stroke and the face has to stay square.  I love it.  My teacher that coaches the Women at Alabama makes his girls use these every day.  They won the National Championship last year he said mostly because they putt so well because of the drills they do with those aids.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

Still searching and walked the show today.  There was some new ones at the inventors area that looked pretty cool.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

View PostAllenResGolf, on 23 January 2013 - 10:47 AM, said:

His is something I found a long time ago. It is a very good drill to get the alignment and to see the line to the hole.Make sure to find an area on the green that is fairly flat.

Get a couple of BBQ skewers and some string and set it up like it is in the image below.

Attachment Putting String Drill.jpg

Add a rubber band to one end of the string. That will make tensioning the string easier;) Also, work with a metronome to find your tempo.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:54 PM

What is the device (flat, black with two steel balls you putt through) used on tour. Saw a picture posted in a recent tour event, maybe of Phil using one. This product has been around for a long time.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:52 AM

View Postmr_duffer, on 12 February 2013 - 11:54 PM, said:

What is the device (flat, black with two steel balls you putt through) used on tour. Saw a picture posted in a recent tour event, maybe of Phil using one. This product has been around for a long time.

It is the putting tutor that dave pelz created.  Have used it from time to time and helps tremendously. For me, it helps the most with alignment and breaking putts .
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:26 AM

View PostThe Sofa King, on 13 February 2013 - 12:52 AM, said:

View Postmr_duffer, on 12 February 2013 - 11:54 PM, said:

What is the device (flat, black with two steel balls you putt through) used on tour. Saw a picture posted in a recent tour event, maybe of Phil using one. This product has been around for a long time.

It is the putting tutor that dave pelz created.  Have used it from time to time and helps tremendously. For me, it helps the most with alignment and breaking putts .

+1 Its nearly impossible to putt with the Pelz tutor on pro setting over and over and take it away and not feel like putts are easier. Don't try to make your own, just buy one for 50$ and improve. Plus its really fun to use this on the course after you miss a big putt and don't know why.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:10 AM

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

View PostHoosierMizuno, on 24 January 2013 - 10:23 PM, said:

metal yardstick to putt on

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

Practice Green, Time, and Imagination


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:09 AM

View PostTimanator, on 13 February 2013 - 03:09 PM, said:

View PostHoosierMizuno, on 24 January 2013 - 10:23 PM, said:

metal yardstick to putt on

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:29 AM

View Postmikpga, on 13 February 2013 - 11:29 PM, said:

Practice Green, Time, and Imagination

It's quite possible I'm lacking imagination, but I can tell you that for me just the first two alone doesn't work.

Edited by Reif, 14 February 2013 - 01:34 AM.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:33 AM

I agree on the Pelz Tutor!! I love mine. After 3 years with it I realized instead of just putting away working on my stroke, I should use it for my green reading...helps tremendously because there is no cheating.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:35 AM

Love the Putting Arc

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:22 AM

Perfect Stroke comes with an elastic string line and skewer.  The MBGPE comes with The Putting Doctor Training Aide that can fit in your smallest golfbag pocket.  Take all of them out to the putting green twice a week for four weeks.  Use the PDTA indoors for two weeks against a baseboard.  The combo has worked well for golfers the past 20 years. Average improvement is 4 strokes in handicap. All are in stock here in the USA, PM me for details or email GlenCoombe@puttingdoctor.net


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