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The Perfect Putting Aid is way too expensive

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A couple weeks ago I saw some Tue/Wed pictures from a tour event, and a couple of players were on the practice green with this putting aid I had never seen.

 

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The whole setup as seen above runs for $140. The white "perfect putting line" alone costs $50. I'm usually not one for putting aids, and have usually just stuck two tees in the ground as a small gate, but I was bored as hell today and decided to make my own Perfect Putting Aid.

 

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It's 4 feet long, and the two gates at either end are different sizes, one is larger, the other has about 1/8'' clearance on either side when a ball is passing through. Final cost was about $1 for the dowel rod since I had some scrap MDF in the garage. Plus it all comes apart in fits in my bag and I can use the dowel for alignment at the range.

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Not bad but there is no way your "contraption" works like the Perfect Putting Aid.  There is no way to guarantee that your ends are perfectly perpendicular to your line.  The tower is a vital piece of the aid but the most important part of the whole set up is the putting line (which you are missing here).  Many professionals are using the tower to guide the path of the putter shaft as well.  I don't think that tiny rod would work in this case.  It was a valiant effort but I think ill stick to the precision of the actual piece.  The price may seem high but too many times you will see people buy a $300 Cameron putter and have no clue how to use it (like buying glases with no lenses).  Investing in your game and not your equipment is something people need to expect.

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I came across another putting aid last season and have been using it ever since. Please note the superior perimeter weighting, creating maximum MOI and getting that ball rolling forward. It's GSS construction gives it great feel and feedback. I went with a revolutionary grip design that provides unparalleled comfort. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seriously, though, I've been using this for almost a year and have seen marked improvements (taken off 3-4 putts per round). My clubs were stolen out of my car, and I've been playing the 845s Silver Scots and this putter since. 

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Originally Posted by acgolf55 View Post
 

Not bad but there is no way your "contraption" works like the Perfect Putting Aid.  There is no way to guarantee that your ends are perfectly perpendicular to your line.  The tower is a vital piece of the aid but the most important part of the whole set up is the putting line (which you are missing here).  Many professionals are using the tower to guide the path of the putter shaft as well.  I don't think that tiny rod would work in this case.  It was a valiant effort but I think ill stick to the precision of the actual piece.  The price may seem high but too many times you will see people buy a $300 Cameron putter and have no clue how to use it (like buying glases with no lenses).  Investing in your game and not your equipment is something people need to expect.

 

 

 

Why not just buy some tape and lay down a straight line on the carpet or rug. Then just put the putting contraption on top of the line making sure it is centered. Honestly eye balling it is good enough. That way he can putt on a predetermined line and make sure his putts are rolling true. That way its still WAY cheaper than buying the original putting device. That thing isn't meant for distance or reads, but just starting the ball. So rolling on a piece of tape works fine. 

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