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Product Name: Half-Cup Putting Aid Product Type: Putting Training Aid Product Website/URL: http://halfcupputting.com/ Cost: $12.99 Ratings (out of 5): Quality: 4 Value: 4 Effectiveness: 5 Durability: 3 Aesthetic Appeal: 4 My Member Review Pros: Narrows focus while practicing. Small & Light, can take it to the course if I wanted to. Cons: Have to squeeze it into my home putting green to make it fit. This could be considered a pro since it narrows your focus even more, but I'm calling it a con because I suspect it will limit the durability of the product since it's just plastic. (The first pic below is with it just sitting on top of the cup. The next shows my cup, and the last is with the half cup squeezed into the cup.) Getting the balls out of the hole are awkward without removing the half cup first. Conclusion: It's a clever concept. I don't remember who said it, but I believe in the concept of "the smaller the target, the smaller the miss." So I get that practicing on a tiny hole will help your game. Hitting straight practice putts on a regular hole from 5 feet away - if you're dropping some of them in the side, then you're missing those putts from just 6 or 7 feet. Yet, because you're making them, you may not realize that. With the half cup, there is no question. If you don't hit the center of the hole, then it's not going in. I like it. I won't bother to take it to the course with me, even though I can, but it will live on my home practice green and get used frequently.
Product Name: Half-Cup Putting Aid Product Type: Putting Training Aid Product Website/URL: http://halfcupputting.com/ Cost: $12.99 Ratings (out of 5): Quality: 4 Value: 5 Effectiveness: 5 Durability: 3 Aesthetic Appeal: 4 My Member Review Pros: Color: At first I thought the yellow was not good, but it does help you focus on the opening and it is something you would notice before leaving the green, therefore less likely to leave it behind. Weight: It's plastic and very light, you can keep it in your bag and you would not notice it was in there, handy to have on hand when warming up. Design: Fit perfectly on the practice green holes, very subtle so it did not bring any attention from other golfers Cons: Usability: Having to remove it to get the balls out is a small hassle, but not terrible. Durability: I could see this thing breaking pretty easily if it was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Packaging: Very basic packaging and instructions, I think it could benefit from having some more ways to use it listed (e.g. using it on carpet, using it for sloping putts). Versatility: Really a one trick pony, but if that is what you need to work on, it's perfect. Review For me, a 5 foot putt is not automatic and one of the areas of my game where I give away strokes, especially in competition. I knew this was a weakness of mine so I was very interested in this product for that reason. I'll admit at first I didn't get it and I didn't see how I would benefit from it once I got it. I followed the limited instructions which entailed 15 putts from 5 feet with the aid installed and 15 from 3 feet, then removing it and doing the same number of putts. For me I did 5 at a time so I could account for how many I made at once under both situations. What I found was my aim was slightly off and unless I really focused on my mechanics I would miss. Once I started to concentrate on the setup and a slight shaft lean, I would make 3 out of 5 with it installed. I then did the same with it out and made all the putts from both distances. Conclusion: I like that I can keep it in my bag and use it either before a round to build confidence or as part of my practice session to hone my short putting skills. I think the Half-Cup Putting Aid is good investment in shaving a few strokes lost on missed short putts.
Product Name: Half-Cup Putting Aid Product Type: Putting Training Aid Product Website/URL: http://halfcupputting.com/ Cost: $12.99 Ratings (out of 5): Quality: 4 Value: 4 Effectiveness: 5 Durability: 3 Aesthetic Appeal: 4 My Member Review Pros: Increased focus on short putts Fits perfectly into the hole of my indoor practice green Provides an additional way to practice For me, it has made me more aware of and focused on technique Not just for short putts! You can jam it in from 4 feet with a 12 foot stroke and it won’t pop out (12 foot stroke from 4 feet seems to be the limit for it not popping out). So in a sense you can practice a longer putting strokes with the Half Cup from close distance. Why not just putt from a long distance? That’s an awfully small target and I get frustrated missing so much. It weighs practically nothing and it’s small. Perfect to carry in your bag. Cons: Capture speed becomes much less of an issue on a real green with slight imperfections, I’ve had more success making a putt that would go two feet by than on putts that would go only ½ foot by. This is because Capture speed hardly matters with the Half Cup and any tiny movement off-line caused by green imperfections will cause the putt not to drop. Getting the ball out of an outdoor hole is a bit of a hassle . I had to remove the Half Cup from the hole, retrieve the balls, and replace the Half Cup. This is not an issue for the shallow hole of an indoor putting mat. This is really a very minor issue that doesn’t affect my rating of this product. Additional observation: I’ve discovered that my first several putts of a session go about ¼ inch to the right from 4 feet after which I seem to compensate for. I probably wouldn’t have been aware of this had I not practiced with the Half Cup. For me, this alone is worth the price of admission. (Maybe it’s time to get an Edel fitting) Conclusion: I like the product and have already learned and improved from it. I will continue to use the Half Cup.