How LaserPutt Putting Aid Can Change Your GameOn August 10, 2022 by Greg Kennedy Standard
Why You Might Need a Putting Aid and What to Consider When Choosing One?
Putting is a vital part of the game of golf. It is also one of the most challenging shots to master. For those still struggling with putting, a putting aid might be just what they need.
A putting aid can help you improve your accuracy and consistency when hitting a putt. Not only does it help you line up your shot, but it also enables you to gauge the distance to the hole and helps with alignment.
When choosing a putting aid, it is crucial to know where your stand in performance. Do you need help with just tempo? Do you need to focus on being square at impact? Are you fine-tuning your stroke or starting from the very beginning?
How the LaserPutt works
Out of the box, the LaserPutt will have three items; the laser, the alignment and measuring tool, and a small velvet bag to store everything.
As far as setup goes, it couldn’t be simpler. The laser has a small knob that releases an arm to attach to your club. Simply untighten, place on your putter, and retighten the knob. On the side body of the laser, there are two buttons, one for the green “chalk line” and another for the red dot.
After you power them both on, you adjust the laser by turning the body entirely while attached to the club. There is a swivel head that allows for this step to be completed with ease. The first adjustment you will want to make is ensuring that your laser matches the straight line on your putter. This will ensure that the chalk line points toward your target when you square the club face.
The second will be the adjustment of your red dot and how much chalk line you have in front of your ball. Using the alignment and measurement strip in the box, you will make adjustments as described in the directions to meet the length of putt you are attempting.
This entire process takes around 10 minutes if you are going slow and reading everything intently. After you have completed this process once or twice, you can make adjustments with extreme ease.
What makes the LaserPutt Putting Aid Worth It?
LaserPutt is a revolutionary golf training aid that helps golfers improve their putting skills. It’s proven helpful for golfers of all levels, from beginners to experienced players.
The difference with this training aid is the ability to provide visual feedback at all points of the swing in real-time. You begin learning about the swing from the moment you step up to your golf ball. When I first received the product, I was excited but skeptical about the impact that it would have.
Like most training aids, improvement is expected after heavy repetitions and time. However, the impact of the visual is crazy! Within a few swings, the ball was going dead straight, exactly where the distance that the alignment tool said it would.
The difference you see with LaserPutt is the ability to adjust your swing while you are in the process. With other tools and training aids, you receive feedback after the putt or as a result of the action. Having in-swing visual feedback lets your brain take over; without realizing it, you adjust.
This allows you to feel the correct and repeatedly make adjustments without thought or additional steps. The repetition will engrain the emotions and feelings of a right putting path which will translate better to the golf course.
My Experience and Personal Feedback around LaserPutt
Having tested many products, LaserPutt was a refreshing take on a training aid. I say this because golfers can use it at any experience level to improve their game. I recently tested a putting mat with an app that allowed you to practice different lengths of putts and record a weighted score. I had practiced with this mat for quite some time, and it, without a doubt, is a fantastic training aid but combining the two was a game changer. The more complicated the putt the points it was worth, the easier, the less.
Not having to go to a course to get legitimate practice sessions in with LaserPutt allowed me to focus on the swing with more intention. After just a week of using the LaserPutt, I returned to the same in-app game and completed the 18-hole challenge, only missing a single putt.
Understanding the putter swing mechanics and reviewing a recording or data from a swing is excellent, but having a visual in real-time that allows you correct errors is beyond beneficial.
Like I said earlier, this tool is for all ages. I wanted to test it out to see what it could do, so I strapped on my stepson’s putter to see what he could do. He just turned eight in June, loves the game to his core, but has a propensity to hit a putter about three times hard than he should. I have tried many different training aids and drills to help him zero in on his pace with the putter, and although some of them helped, the LaserPutt was the game changer for him.
Once he could see how far the back swing was and keep the laser pointed at the target, the rest was essentially a video game to him. The last time we went to the golf course, he took his time, picked a line, and nailed a perfect uphill putt from 18 feet out.
There are many reasons one should focus on putting; there are many areas one could improve within their putting game. Even the best golfers worldwide are always looking to improve their short game. Putting is where you end every hole in golf and should be given the time and energy many provide the driver.
As for LaserPutt, I believe that any golfer that plays, even once a month, should own one of these things. The price doesn’t break the budget, and its insight is unmatched. Truly a gem among training aids, which explains why over 100 PGA Tour players use it.