The Best Putting Aids

The Best Putting AidsPractice makes perfect, and that’s especially true with your golf putting stroke. The saying among pro golfers is “Drive for show, putt for dough”, meaning that while shots taken with the driver look good, it’s the putts that are going to put you in the money (or not.)

If you’re looking for a way to improve your golf game, choose a training aid that improves swing and performance on the most important stroke in the game.

Top Four Golf Training Aids

#1: PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer

This putt trainer uses parabolic curve design to simulate conditions on an actual golfing green, giving you the best practice and feedback on your putting, and really helping you improve.

The putter will outright reject a bad putt, and, with a good putt, will return the ball the same distance that its speed would have taken it past the hole if it had missed. This is fantastic in terms of feedback for the keen amateur golfer, as it helps you get your pace just right for the green, meaning that, in play, more of your shots will hit the hole.

Compact and lightweight, this putter trainer can be moved easily between the home and office, or taken on holiday, so you never have an excuse not to practice.

Pros:

  • Excellent, clear feedback on good vs. bad putts, and pacing
  • No batteries required
  • Simulates real green conditions

Cons:

None that we could find

Value For Money?

Excellent value for money, whether you’re buying for yourself or as a gift for a golfing friend or family member.

 

#2: Track Putt Training Matt, Edition 2

At nearly 10ft long, but just 50cm wide, this putting carpet is ideal for your living room or hallway, and gives you a full length putting experience, whilst taking up hardly any space width ways, meaning you can leave it set up and still use the room or hallway around it.

This is real carpet, rather than artificial grass, and fully marked for full feedback tracking of your shot. You can either use the Slow side of the golf training carpet, which is set for normal green speeds, such as you’d find at your local golf course, or the Fast side, which is set for tournament green speeds, giving you the flexibility to train like a pro from the very beginning of your golfing journey.

Pros:

  • Option of normal or tournament green speeds
  • Fully marked for total training and feedback experience
  • Real carpet
  • Includes centre line for orientation

Cons:

  • For the price, an auto-return would be a nice touch

Value For Money?

This is pricey for what it is, and you will have to keep stooping to pick up your ball, but, if you’re keen on your game, or looking to give a gift the golfer in your life will really appreciate, the full functionality of this golf trainer is definitely a good buy.

 

#3: T-Stroke Golf Putting Aid

Designed to help improve your set up, and teach you to control the rhythm and flow of your shot, this is a simple golf training tool that can be used by golfers of all ages and experience to give a better game, and increase confidence on the green.

Pros:

  • Helps eliminate unnecessary wrist action
  • Improves putting confidence

Cons:

  • A little pricey for what it is

Value For Money?

A little on the pricey side, but not as expensive as some trainers on the market. It would make a nice gift for the golfer in your life.

 

#4: Eyeline Putting Alignment Mirror

Helps you track and improve your alignment, resulting in more successful putts – poor alignment is the main reason for missed putts. Work on your alignment, and your golf game will go forward almost immediately.

With the ability to set up a gate of tees for the heel and toe of the putter, this training tool helps you balance your swing to connect perfectly with the “sweet spot” in the centre of your putter, giving you a smooth, even play time after time.

Pros:

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Good visual feedback

Cons:

  • Smaller than expected
  • Fragile

Value For Money?

A little expensive, especially considering its lack of durability