Gadget Review: Laser Putt
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Gadget Review: Laser Putt

Gadget Review: Laser Putt

Written By: Dave Wolfe

Seeing is Believing

There is a pretty good chance that you are a visual learner. The last time I did some research into educational methodology, students who learned best through visual input made up about 65% of the standard classroom, with the auditory and kinesthetic learners combining to make up the other 35%.

Those who thrive on visual content definitely have an advantage too since 90% of the information that enters our brain is visual, with 40% of all nerve fibers connected to the brain coming from the retina. We are definitely visual beings. Perhaps that explains our seemingly universal fear of the dark. That anxiety seems justified after getting cut off from our main sensory source. Plus, we know that the dark hides monsters…

Congratulations to Our Winner

Dick Bernasek

You just won the Laser Putt

We  rely upon our eyes to help us process the world around us, with our binocular, facing-front eyes really helping us to align ourselves in our three dimensional world, additionally assisting us with perception of depth. That is, until we decide to take up golf.

I don’t think that it is a novel declaration when I say that alignment is important in golf. We can even ignore ones physical posture alignment issues, and focus upon how miss-aligning to the target creates issues in targeting and even swing mechanics. This is true for the full swing as well as the putting stroke. As an eyes front creature, our perception of the world gets a bit distorted when we turn 90° from the target.

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Let’s focus on the putting green. We all have a pretty solid gauge of distance and line when we face the target, but when we turn sideways and address the ball we lose some of that orientation. Many of us have tried to use the line on the ball to aim our putts at the target, only to feel that our aiming must have been wrong once we turn and address the ball. It’s natural to feel this way and it speaks to the frequent contradictions (hit down to make the ball go up) found in our golf mechanics. Basically, our eyes are set in such a way that we are better suited for beer pong than putting.

So what do we do to be sure that we are processing visual information accurately on the course?

The simple answer is visual aids. The line on the ball is one visual aid, as are the various alignment aids on your putter. We look for visual clues on the putter that will help us be confident that we are correctly aligned to target. Think about the hoopla about Cleveland’s new Square-ball putter. In my interpretation, their design is all about how squares are more conducive to correct alignment than balls. For some golfers, I bet squares will be. Different alignment and design components on a putter impact aiming differently for different people. I am sure if you had a chat with putter maker David Edel he could talk at length about visual clues and aligning your putter.

Can We Train our Eyes To See Better?

We have all been there, standing over a putt, questioning our alignment. What if there was a way to be sure that where you think you are aiming and where you are actually aiming are the same thing? You could drop a chalk line, or run an elevated string, but both of those techniques alter the putting environment and create visual crutches that do not directly reflect the dynamics of our swinging club. The line and the string end up being a just another part of the topography.

What we really need is a way to have a “chalk line” or “string line” visual aiming and alignment aid correlate with the position of our swinging club. At the same time, we need the line or string not to physically interact with the club or the ball. What we need is a laser.

What we need is Laser Putt.

Laser Putt Unit

Laser Putt represents a different take on the new category of high tech putting trainers. Most of those trainers have a sensor that attaches to your club, and then the data is recored on your smart phone, necessitating a lag between the stroke and the feedback about the stroke.

Laser Putt gives you immediate visual feedback; before, during, and after the stroke. Check out this overview video, showing what Laser Putt is all about:

I was very impressed when I saw that intro video. But hey, I’m a sucker for lasers in general. I dove a little deeper into the Laser Putt site and watched the longer instructional videos as well. The Laser Putt really seemed to be a training aid that could help golfers with their putting alignment issues, as well as one that could provide immediate feedback about stroke mechanics. The Laser Putt definitely warranted further exploration.

Ease of Use

The Laser Putt is a high tech training aid. Remember, it has lasers. However, it is not complicated to use. The lightweight unit easily attaches under the putter grip with a simple clamp and tension knob closure. One of the potential issues with any alignment aid is how easy is it to actually align it with the putter. Unlike the iPing cradle and some of the other mount-to-club sensors, the Laser Putt can be easily adjusted after mounting to be sure that it is correctly aligned. Above the clamp, the laser unit is attached by a ball and socket type joint. This allows you to change to orientation of the laser by moving the head of the unit while keeping the clamp attached. Laser Putt is easy to get aligned correctly.

Laser Putt Parts

The unit has a total of two buttons, one for the green laser line, and the other for the red laser pointer. Both of them have auto shutoff features to save battery life, but they do not shut off so frequently that it becomes bothersome.

Laser Putt also includes a vinyl template that is used for some of the drills. One of the cool features of this tool is that it has copies of the drill instructions printed upon it. You don’t need to find the manual to remember what you are supposed to do. You roll out the guide, and then look down.

AlignmentGuide

Although the Laser Putt website is not part of the product package, it does contribute to the ease of use category. Laser Putt definitely put some time into the site prior to launching the unit. They give you explanations of the drills, along with very detailed videos about how to use the device. It’s obvious that they want you to use the Laser Putt correctly, effectively, and with ease.

Effectiveness

There are really two main components to the Laser Putt drills: Alignment and Distance Control

Alignment Practice

One of the greatest thing about this drill series is that it can be done in the comfort of your own home. You don’t even need a practice green, or even a ball. After you attach the Laser Putt and make sure that it is squared to your putter, you just need to swing it over the Alignment and Calibration Guide. If you have watched the video, you have witnessed the general procedure for this drill.

If you didn’t watch the video, what you are doing in this series of exercises is using the green laser line to groove your path, making sure that you are square to the target line, and the ball, through the critical hitting zone on the guide. Be yours a straight stroke or arcing stroke, the green laser allows you to track your progress through the process. There are additional drills to be sure that your stroke is balanced overall.

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For me, the alignment drill identified a new found tendency to roll the face shut through impact. I was practicing on my green in my garage, missing almost everything with a bend left immediately before the cup. I even got out the level to see if the garage floor sloped that way. Nope on that slope.

A little bit of green laser time and it was obvious manipulating the head and adding draw to the ball. Visually, it was very easy to tell when I made this error, or not. The immediate feedback was very helpful. Moreover, after practicing with the Laser Putt, I could really feel the fixed stroke’s presence on the course. While some of the content in Laser Putt’s third instructional video on Laser-In-The-Hole-Confidence gets a little sappy for me, the reps with the green laser off the course did pay dividends on the course. Admittedly, I felt more confident putting.

Distance Control Practice

You may remember that back in my article about Vacation Lessons at Kapalua, one of my putting lessons centered upon knowing how distance of backswing equates to distance of putt. We focused on 20″ backswings and gauged distance from there. I liked the idea, but my stroke felt awkward when I tried to line it up with the yardstick on the turf. The green and red laser combo for this drill is fantastic.

All you need do is twist the Laser Putt until the red laser is in front of the ball 10″, make your backswing, then when the laser hits the back of the ball, swing forward and hit the ball. No numbers. No yard sticks. Instead you have a bright visual cue telling you that you have gone 10″ so hit the ball now. I have typically resisted the change the backstroke length to change the putt distance putting methodology. I admit it, I’m one of those putt by feel guys for distance. I think that one reason for this is that before using the Laser Putt, I didn’t have a way to really visualize the length of the backswing. Laser Putt makes it easy.

It has been a fun testing process to see just how far a 10″ putt swing equates to distance wise once we start varying slope and stimp. This does represent a potential putting mechanics overhaul for me, but I think that I could be successful switching to this kind of distance system by using Laser Putt.

Top: Direct Overhead Sun Bottom: Early Morning Sun
Top: Direct Overhead Sun
Bottom: Early Morning Sun

The Issue of Daylight

There is one elephant in the room that must be addressed with the Laser Putt and that is how it performs in full sun. Very simply, it doesn’t perform well. The hard fact is that under bright conditions, the lasers of the Laser Putt get washed out by the ambient light. The people at Laser Putt know this, and in no way do they try to hide it. They suggest using it indoors, on overcast days, at dusk, and at other less than full sun times. It’s a limitation of the technology and the rules about laser usage. I addressed this concern to Laser Putt and this was the reply:

In terms of the brightness, we are compliant with being designated as a Class 3R laser product with an output of just under 5mW. This is the maximum allowable strength for this type of consumer product, and you can see how bright it is in twilight/indoor conditions but the visibility goes down in broad daylight because the human eye adjust easily to the super bright sun which easily overpowers manmade light. Laser Putt easily outperforms other puny 1mW laser products.
We installed a 635nm wavelength Red laser, which is more expensive than the standard 650nm red laser used in most other products — the technical specs are that it has nearly 2-times the brightness efficacy.We have done everything we can, within legal restrictions, to make the Laser Putt as strong and bright as possible.

We can also look at using the Laser Putt this way:

  • Morning Time: Excellent Visibility
  • Indoors: Excellent Visibility
  • Overcast Days: Excellent Visibility
  • Twilight/Evening: Excellent Visibility
  • Darkness: Truly Amazing Visibility
  • Strong Sunlight: No Visibility

The take home lesson on when to use the Laser Putt is anytime that it is not super bright where you are putting. Did you notice that I put darkness as one of the conditions? In general, lasers are never more fun than at night.

I was in my garage practicing on the artificial green and I decided to turn the lights out to see what the lasers looked like. Super bright. So I tried the drills without the ball. The laser totally illuminates the alignment and calibration guide enough so you can see it in the dark. Then I ditched that plan and started putting balls, while still in the dark. All I really focused on was the lasers and the sound of the ball hitting the cup, or not. Again, it was a very powerful visual image. I loved using it in the dark. However, I make no claims for this being bad for your eyes or not. Eye doctor I am not…

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Longevity

I always equate longevity in a couple of ways with things like this. First, will the product last? Although we are dealing with potentially delicate electronics here, I get the feeling that the Laser Putt should hold up to normal usage. Think of it like your cell phone. If you do bad things to it, it will break. If you take care of it though, it will hold up for quite a while.

The Laser Putt designers have definitely put some thought into its design, and I think that too bodes well for it lasting. They specifically used a lighter weight plastic for the housing so that the impact of attaching the unit to the club would be minimized. For all of the coolness of the iPing app and cradle, there is no way that my putter feels the same with a heavy iPhone attached to it. The design of Laser Putt is well thought out, and I would be shocked if durability was not part of the design conversation. They do offer replacement or repair for the first 90 days should anything go wrong other than you being a brute with it.

The other part of longevity is usage. You have one, but will you break it out and use it? I think that the indoor, ball-free usage helps in this area. Soon, many of you will be racking the golf bag for winter. This little unit may be just the thing to keep your golf spirits up through the dark winter months. If all of your putting practice comes in the sunny outdoors on your lunch break, this unit is not going to help you much. However, if you hit the green after work, you could definitely be using this on an every session basis. I see myself using the Laser Putt as a part of my putting practice regiment as a way to fight the blahs of overcast winter days.

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Value

Laser Putt currently costs $109 (+shipping). That is a special discounted launch price down from the normal $157 MSRP. It has lasers; it’s going to have some cost associated with it. Is it expensive relative to other training aids out there? Not really, especially if you compare it to the traditional putting aid, consisting of a mirror and some tees, some of those low tech options will set you back a c-note. The price gets more competitive when you compare it to the new crop of high-tech sensors and devices out there.

Some of you will be immediately turned off by the price. I get that. You will probably leave a comment below about how its too expensive, and how you could do the same thing with two pencils, a stick of gum, and a dental mirror. Awesome. Bully to you.

In all fairness, I’m a little gun shy about pulling the trigger on any purchase from a new company. Things that give me confidence in Laser Putt as a company though are the quick and open communications about the product, the comprehensive website that was up and working at product launch, and the quality of the associated videos.  If you putt with it on a daily basis for a year, it comes down to about a quarter a session. What’s the value then? After two years?

You can also take some fiscal solace in the fact that Laser Putt runs on two AAA batteries.

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Summary

For me, the Laser Putt represents nearly everything that I would want in a training aid for putting. It gives you immediate visual feedback and can be used to address multiple swing issues that are faced by the majority of golfers. I think that it is very possible that after spending some time with the Laser Putt, you will figure out even more putting applications for the device. Can you use it in direct sunlight? Nope, but there are quite a few conditions when it works just fine. The strong visual signal that is associated with the putter, rather than the putting surface makes the Laser Putt unique in the market. Plus it has lasers, and that is just super cool.

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      doc riese

      8 years ago

      I picked up the laser putt at the PGA merchandise show. Being a golf instructor teaching lineup and proper stroke (consistantly) is paramount to better scoring. The teaching of drift and break are steps after learning the basics including speed. I feel this product will enhance that learning experience making golf more fun quicker. That is why we are out there (right)? My golf schools name is TIME 4 CHANGE and this aid fits in perfectly.

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      birdeez

      9 years ago

      how is this anything but a gimmick. the putter face needs to be square at impact. if the laser only projects a couple of feet, then impossible to tell if you’re correclty aligned to the hole.

      if you are trying to keep laser on ball in backstroke, you better have a straight back straight through stroke. same for follow through, has to be straight through. on longer putts i can imagine how many will try to take really long follow throughs like in the video in an attempt to get laser point to beat the ball to the hole.

      any rotation in the swing, and this gadget is going to be useless, and many instructors advocate rotation.

      whats really needed is a similar laser that simply can be turned on and off by user but can project a line on the ground 15-20ft. aim your putter at the hole, and then switch laser on to check alignment.

      to me this is really cool looking video for a useless and possibly detrimental ‘training’ device.

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      Laser Putt Support

      9 years ago

      Birdeez, you can actually rotate the housing of the Laser Putt to extend all the way to a target 20 feet away — just as you mentioned. (There are multiple functions and uses.)

      But the main benefit of projecting it down on your ball is exactly what you need to know, namely: YOU SEE EXACTLY WHAT YOUR CLUBFACE DOES THROUGH IMPACT…. you see all of this Instantly in REAL-TIME.

      Currently there are over 50 PGA Tour Pros using Laser Putt (winners of all 4 Majors, 2 FedEx Cups, and countless PGA events).
      Here are some quotes from Brandt Snedeker after he won at Pebble Beach:

      “I use it every day: in the morning and at night.”

      “The reason I like it so much, is that after training with it… I know my stroke is ‘perfect’, so
      the only way I’ll miss a putt is from a mis-read (line or pace).”

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      Andrew

      3 years ago

      This device is all about square to path stroke. It works! It’s jist how the geometry of the laser and how it interacts with the stroke.. if your stroke is square to square the laser line would go closed to open.
      Try it before you knock it.

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      Laser Putt Support

      10 years ago

      The 109 promotion was finished in January and the MSRP has been set at 149 with Free shipping. If you send a message directly to us we can inform you of other specials:
      [email protected]

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      John Murphy

      10 years ago

      Can I still get this device for $109.00? If so where? Thanks

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      mygolfspy

      10 years ago

      Also here is a link: http://laserputt.com/buy/

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      Andre2you

      10 years ago

      I have been so frustrated with my putting this season that I ordered a laser putt and started working with it. The Laser Putt has helped me discover why I miss so many putts to the right. Using the Laser Putt and my iphone (recording my swing) I discovered that my hands were rotating open (ever so slightly) and my follow-thru kept that open angle. I have recorded my putting motion several times but the use of the attached laser showed exactly what I was doing. This was a good investment for me as now I have a specific tendency to correct during the winter downtime which should help lower my scores.

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      Rick Bartlett

      10 years ago

      I really like the idea of back stroke measuring. I try and take the wrists out of the stroke as much as possible.

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      cullen davis

      10 years ago

      Not sure which model. Got it at the PGA show 5 years ago, no mfg markings on it , clips to the putter shaft and still works perfect

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      Laser Putt Support

      10 years ago

      Lasers have been around for years with a variety of functions. We were careful to Patent the entire method and system of Laser Putt, however, to incorporate “Multiple Lasers” with “Multiple Colors” with “Multiple Projections (Line and Point)” along with an Alignment & Calibration Guide of a specific size, design, and color so that this entire system has not been seen before.

      Also, every laser we have seen from the past only had output of 1mW… but we have 2 lasers of 5mW output giving you 10mW of laser power. Welcome to the future!

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      cullen davis

      10 years ago

      This is nothing new. I bought one similar to this one 5 years ago

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      mygolfspy

      10 years ago

      No…laser trainers are nothing new. But I have seen most of them over the years and have not seen one similar to this design and functionality. Which model are you referring to Cullen? Would love to take a look.

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      Bob Putt

      10 years ago

      Looks like an awesome training aid! Lasers r great to c where u r going. In Orlando at the Merchandise show we found that I was aimed a full 10 inches to the left of the cup.

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      Wes Newman

      10 years ago

      I have been struggling with putting for some time now. I would love to give the laser putt a try to see if it will help my game. Thanks.

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      lance

      10 years ago

      Anything to perfect impact and feel it. I like it!

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      andre

      10 years ago

      I have an alignment issue and believe this would help me a great deal.

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      Toni

      10 years ago

      There’s many, but to pick one I’d have to go with checking/ (fixing) the putter face alignment at impact!

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      Martin

      10 years ago

      I came across this review after some ‘golf surfing’. I must say that I have decided to buy a laser-putt. Seems like a great way to hone my game during winter.

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      Jonathan Woodier

      10 years ago

      Think I can get something like this for my swing too? I need all the help I can get!

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      Caleb Hoshiyama

      10 years ago

      No, that is not what I said; and of course I understand that all putts must be hit straight to have any consistency; and not use a cutting stroke. But with the laser line only going out a short distance from the ball, it would be hard to use on anything but a straight putt, as you would be aiming at a spot too far from the hole to find any system that would develop consistency of how much break you are playing a given putt. I do see some value in the device to practice a consistent stroke, but again you need to be close enough to the hole to see the follow through of the laser is straight at the hole. If the laser line could cover at least 10 feet, then it would have real value. Does it???

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      Laser Putt Support

      10 years ago

      10-feet, 20-feet, 30-feet, 40-feet, 50-feet choose your distance Caleb.
      In the proper lighting conditions, as MyGolfSpy has indicated, you can
      rotate the laser unit to give you a straight “chalk-line” to the hole.

      With 2 lasers both at the maximum allowable strength (5mW each, as opposed
      to only 1mW for most other golf aids) you have a virtual Star Wars-like Light Saber
      at your disposal. The only thing missing is the “Vvrrrchhhunnn” sound effect!

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      Leftienige

      10 years ago

      In their video they keep stressing that backswing and throughswing must be exactly the same , but on virtually every demo putt the follow-through was much longer . Makes me wonder if it’s as good as it’s cracked up to be .

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      Duckhook7

      10 years ago

      The red laser for distance control will help me the most.

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      Hans

      10 years ago

      Alignment would be a benefit. Seem to be pulling all my short putts lately.

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      Mark

      10 years ago

      I need that distance function – it’s teh biggest thing I work on.

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      Ryan K

      10 years ago

      GREEN laser to master your line – is definitely what I would use the most.
      I always have problems aligning my putts and trusting them. This would be absolutely awesome feedback. Also, aligning the feet with laser is something I never thought of.

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      Matt DeJohn

      10 years ago

      This product looks amazing. Being a D1 golfer and aspiring golf professional I’m always looking for new products to help shoot lower scores and refine my game. This device looks like a great tool for working on both the putter face and path and also distance control. I could see myself spending hours on the putting green going through numerous drills with the laser putt. I wish it was cheaper, but definitely something to put on the Christmas or Birthday list.

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      Will Parsons

      10 years ago

      I have always wanted a putting laser to confirm accurate alignment. I’ve tried making my own from inexpensive lasers with only limited success. This appears to do everything I want a putting laser to do.

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      Robert Bowers

      10 years ago

      Mastering the line with consistency of feet. Will initially help the most. I am constantly changing ball position with opening and closing my feet. This will also provide with consistent ball positioning which will make contact more consistent.

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      Gordon Steen

      10 years ago

      Don’t know where your coming from with that Robert. Consistent putting comes from having a consistent set up. If you are constantly tinkering with your set up you are going to get different results. Think again my friend.

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      kygolfer1980

      10 years ago

      This could help me cure my alignment problems on short putts!

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      Jayn Russell

      10 years ago

      Finding out where contact is made would be very helpful in improving my putting.

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      Gordon Steen

      10 years ago

      Jayne, get a whiteboard marker and use it to mark the face of your putter. This will give you the feedback you require telling you where on the putter face you are making contact.
      Hope it does the trick

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      miles

      10 years ago

      looks great, wonder if it can rigged for a bowling ball?

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      joe keeley

      10 years ago

      since i play 100 % of my golf,over 5/6 mths,in ireland where there are seldom clear,non cloudy days the laser beams can easily be seen,so this aid would get a great deal of use,so my putting will certainly improve,at least it better. this could be a great tool

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      pabloheitmeyer

      10 years ago

      I use a belly putter so an arc is my stroke. I already align facing the target and use marked lines on my ball, and I have no real issues with distance/pace, except for the occasional TSP (Tentative Short Putt), but my 8-12 footers usually burn the edges of the hole. Consistent ball position and alignment is critical for an arc stroke, so I think the alignment drills would help me.

      Poster ‘Socorr4’ above has a point about straight lines vs curved putts, but the idea is to get the ball rolling straight to the intermediate target just in front of the ball with the correct pace.

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      Caleb Hoshiyama

      10 years ago

      I agree that only two putts are perfectly straight, the one at 6 and 12 o’clock. So, a system would have to be developed that would aim the laser at different spots for various breaks, much like @Aimpoint does. I think that could be done with some effort, but the short putts, inside 2 feet should work.

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      Gordon Steen

      10 years ago

      Caleb, if your understanding of the putting stroke is that only two putts are straight then a laser no matter how good it is will not help you.
      Every putt you attempt has to be struck straight on whatever line is necessary to take the correct borrow to see the ball in the hole. Are you telling me that some putts you try to cut and some you try to hook just because there is a slope from either left or right.
      Aimpoint will have you find a point where the break begins. To take that break you must hit the ball straight at it. In this context every putt you hit must be a straight putt irrespective of camber or borrow.

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      John Sundahl

      10 years ago

      Does it only work on straight back and through strokes?

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      Steve Larek

      10 years ago

      I’m going with the point of impact. Developing consistency and accuracy here has been a challenge. My #1 building block for improving the flatstick.

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      Stephenh

      10 years ago

      Alignment would be the best for me. I’ve been tinkering with what works well, but this will help give great feedback. I see much more carpet putting in my future!

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      Juno

      10 years ago

      Can I have a laser putt please? I four putt on a regular basis from 6 feet and in.

      This gadget looks pretty cool. I think Mickelson uses a putter with a mirror face and a laser to work on his alignment and putting stroke.

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      Dave Gast

      10 years ago

      No question the laser corrects misalignment and my Dead Aim Putter incorporates a laser for practice to the same USGA approved putter I play with. Deadly from 15′!

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      Socorr4

      10 years ago

      Lasers project light in a straight line. On virtually any golf course, all but very short putts involve some sort of curvature.

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      Rick Lutz

      10 years ago

      What a cool training aide. So many applications I never thought of. I really liked the alignment drills that’s what I struggle with most. Definitely worth saving my pennies for or writing a letter to Santa

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      John Handegard

      10 years ago

      I really love the alignment concept and the way the Laser gives full time feedback. Looking forward to using this to enhance my putting skills.

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      Ryan

      10 years ago

      I think the alignment drill would really help my putting.

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      SPQR

      10 years ago

      The “Master Your Line” drill would most certainly benefit my putting. I worked with an instructor last summer who observed that I had a tendency to line up improperly with my intended target. I’m looking forward to trying Laser Putt.

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      Jared Melson

      10 years ago

      Alignment drill would be best for me as I sometimes fight lining up too far right.

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      Kevin kelly

      10 years ago

      This feels like what I need. As a scratch player most of my life putting was one of my best skills. At 60 I don’t one putt like I used to. I have good enough feel to hardly ever three putt. But my aging eyes don’t see the one putt lines like they used to. Laser eye is the answer to retraining and teaching this old dog new tricks.

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      wayne wright

      10 years ago

      I would find the path & distance drills most beneficial to my game . I need all the help i can get.

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      Chris N

      10 years ago

      Putt with your feet and eyes. This looks good for the eyes.

      Distance control drills look the best.

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      Dick Bernasek

      10 years ago

      I believe the drills for distance control would really help my putting.

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      R Craig

      10 years ago

      Probably useful for address alignment but question swing path help for an arc putter.

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      andy hughes

      10 years ago

      Looks like having bad vision it will help me get the putter to hit the ball in the sweet spot again.

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      John C.

      10 years ago

      I like the way they have keyed in on the specific problem areas in putting.
      This is a solid training aid that would work at home and just before a round. At the pre-launch price I will pull the trigger.

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      Rich

      10 years ago

      To quantify distance with backswing and be able to practice this consistently has got to help! I like that feature.

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      Richard moen

      10 years ago

      This is just what I am looking for!

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      Lyle

      10 years ago

      This would definitely help produce a putt that goes where you point it and help control the distance, just need something that helps with the slope!

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      Michael

      10 years ago

      I think this could hlep groove even back and through distance to the putter stroke.

      Reply

      D Moore

      10 years ago

      Putting is very much a personal/feel part of golf. I think Laser Putt is very helpful in letting you really see what you “think” you already see. I like the alignment drill.

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      ninetails

      10 years ago

      Alignment drill for me. Who knows where I’m really aiming at right now.

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      Max F

      10 years ago

      Doesn’t Dr Evil use one of these? Like the backstroke video.

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      Adam

      10 years ago

      I think the mastering your line would always be helpful as i tend to start second guessing lines. Probably due to stroke mechanics getting sloppy but this would settle that. I might question how much the unit weights and how that affects feel, if at all.

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      Yohanan

      10 years ago

      Backsteoke drill for sure for me
      Very interested
      Hope they sell a million of them
      Cheers

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      Mark

      10 years ago

      The Laser Putt sounds like a great training device. The drills to make sure your putterface is square in the hitting zone is very good but the thing that I think would help me the most is using the red laser to calibrate the backswing with lenght of putts. I’m a feel putter who uses the length of the backswing to determine the distance of the putt (pendulum type stroke vs. accelerating through stroke). The backswing callibration drill which uses the same backswing length while working on getting the balls to all go the same distance would help me increase my feel tremendously.

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      Blade

      10 years ago

      THAT is cool. I think the distance drills would help me the most. But sometimes I’m off line. The alignment drills are great too. Why hasn’t anyone tho’t of this sooner? Great idea!

      Reply

      Richard Kennedy

      10 years ago

      My backstroke is my downfall. It looks like it could work!

      Reply

      Art Anderson

      10 years ago

      OK, I just signed up for the MyGolfSpy Newsletter
      because I want to win one of these puppies!
      Lots of other great golf news in the newsletter, btw.

      Reply

      Art Anderson

      10 years ago

      Shazam!!
      This is the putting aid I have been waiting for!
      It shows exactly what the shape of my (and my students’) swing looks like,
      and finally we can see in minuscule detail precisely how far back we swing the putter.

      This Calibration feature is the coolest part — oh, and having 2 high powered lasers
      at your finger tips is pretty cool too!
      Beam me over one, Scotty!

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      Golfzilla

      10 years ago

      I am also a “feel” putter, but I know that, “feel” is in the brain, not the fingers. Feel is trainable, especially with good feedback. This looks like a good device.

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      Jin

      10 years ago

      I love training aid! Thanks for the contest!

      Reply

      Bradley Young

      10 years ago

      This is awesome. Looks like excctly what I need. I look forward to bettering my ‘critical hitting zone’!

      Reply

      tim

      10 years ago

      Looms like a great training aid thanks for the contest

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      Martin Bunner

      10 years ago

      I’m 65 so all 3 videos would be useful. I never seam to stroke the ball the same twice. The green video would help the most. For me grooving the stroke would get the ball roll.

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      Charles P.

      10 years ago

      The path drills would benefit me most. Knowing instantly if my contact on the putterface was off-center, and by how much, would help me to groove a more consistent path and lead to better sweet spot contact. I also like the instant feedback on clubface angle at impact. I struggle with a closed face when my putting is poor.

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      Chris

      10 years ago

      I think the visual training would be most helpful

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      Kenny B

      10 years ago

      I have never been a big fan of controlling distance by the length of the backswing. I have a hard time controlling the line the further back I take the putter, so I suffer on long putts. I use feel to impart more acceleration into the stroke to get the distance I want. I need to spend quite a bit of time on the green at the different courses I play to get the speed right before I play. I can see that the Laser Putt would help me train for a more consistent stroke.

      One note… in the green laser video, there is a statement that 96% of pros but only 20% of amateurs have a balanced putting swing that is the same length on both sides of the ball. In all of the demonstration videos the person putting tracks the laser to the hole resulting in a through swing that is much longer than the back swing. Seems to contradict the balanced swing. Can be a good thing, unless you putt with an arc.

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      Chris R

      10 years ago

      I’ve been looking for a putting aid like this for a while. Seems like the majority of laser options are unreliable and cheaply made. I am looking for a laser that will help with my alignment. my stroke is fairly smooth and consistent but I have difficulty seeing and aligning to my target. While I can see what I am aiming at, tracking that line proves difficult for me. The Laser Putt looks like it will help me immensely in my putting faults.

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      Ken thomson

      10 years ago

      I need all the help I can get even from Mars, not so sure of planet Laser

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      Jason

      10 years ago

      I would enjoy this product for the alignment control. I particually enjoyed the part of keeping the putter head strait through the “critical hitting zone.” I often put at night while watching TV with the wife and the laser would work excellently then.

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      Gordon Steen

      10 years ago

      Probably the most important factor in the putting stroke is having the putter head square at address and at impact. If you have the proper set up then you will find it far easier to achieve this.
      Many of you seem to be hung up on distance putts and are probably allowing this fact to hinder you. Adopt a routine where you take the putter back to your right foot and no further and see how far the ball rolls. You can then make adjustments accordingly.

      Finally I think the Laser Putt is probably one of the best training aids I have seen of late.

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      George Janson

      10 years ago

      something I have always wanted was to have some kind of laser on my putter to see if I am aimed properly. The impact zone feedback is what I really like

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      hckymeyer

      10 years ago

      This is a tough one as I think both the path and distance drills could really help me. I think the path drills would help out most at the beginning. It would be great to ensure I’m on the correct path and not pulling putts. Once I get that dialed in I would switch over to the distance drills. Those are going to be a little tough to do during the winter months though. Not sure that it makes a ton of sense getting distance dialed in on an indoor putting green if the stimp isn’t the same as my course greens. Either way this would definitely help me get through golf withdrawal during the winter!

      Reply

      Chuck mabin

      10 years ago

      I have been tinkering around with making a laser fit on my putter but now I would not have to.

      Reply

      Jason Kanis

      10 years ago

      Terrifically smart looking product. I can see staying power in this industry for it.
      The distance control practice drill would absolutely improve my putting statistics. The extended line would help me from taking the putter away to the outside as well.
      Plus, any Launch video seemingly shot by Peter Jackson gets my vote…:). Nice job Laser Putt.

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      Shane Brooks

      10 years ago

      The red laser for distance control will help me most. I do find I will benefit from the green alignment laser but I struggle with distance control on both 12-15 ft putts all the way up to 40 ft putts.

      Reply

      Donald Yohe

      10 years ago

      I like the portability….would be a great tool for teaching and putter fitting as well

      Reply

      Mike OBrien

      10 years ago

      This looks helpful. Anything to get my putting game turned around. The Distance Control Practice would be the drill I’d focus on.

      Reply

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