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How to get the best out of PUTTIE




For best results, place your Puttie Mat on a level floor and position the Puttie with it's collapsible leg in the fully open position up against the inner core tube at the end of the mat. That position indexes the 2' to 10' marks on the Puttie mat accurately.


Start your practice session with the largest cup, the 4.5" one. Position the golf ball at a short distance from the cup, 2' or 3' out. When you get three putts in a row into the cup, move back a foot until you do the same at that distance, and so on till you have achieved three successful putts from the last 10' marker. When you have achieved that, downsize the cup to the 3" one and start from the shortest distance again.


What you will quickly find is that while sinking a 10' putt is a good shot at the best of times, Puttie lets you build gradually, but quickly, to the point where you are capable of sinking that 10' putt all day long. That's when you reduce the cup size to increase your accuracy and precision.

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To practice your putting pace, fit the Pace-cup, the one with the white line across the diameter, into your Puttie. The objective with this set up is to train your muscles to strike the ball with exactly the same force again and again such that the ball just reaches the white line before returning to you.


Because the Pace-cup is flush with the Puttie incline the ball will return in a straight line, without being flicked to one or other side as when landing and returning from any of the other cups, which allows you get into a nice rhythm as you tweak the striking force to achieve that sweet spot where the ball goes on an identical trajectory time after time as you find your groove.

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First, determine the order of play. 


The first player takes his/her first putt from the 2' mark with the 4.5" cup in your Puttie. If the putt goes in the cup then that player moves back to the 3' marker, and so on. If the first put is missed, then play moves to the next player.


The first player to putt successfully from the 10' marker is the winner, although play continues to the end of the round and if another player also reaches and putts from the 10' marker then those two players continue to putt from the 10' marker until one of them misses in which case the other player is declared winner.


Each player puts a coin of their choosing beside the distance they are putting from to help keep track of who is playing from which markers. 

The best way to decide whether a putt is successful or not is to consider how the ball would have traveled if the same putt, at the same distance, was on a putting green. So for example, if the ball rolls up the Puttie slope, into the cup, then out over the back of the cup till it hits the Puttie back rim, and then returns to you, it is fair to say that was the equivalent of over-hitting on the green and the ball running over the hole without falling in - we've all been there!


Smilarly, if you miss the cup on the way up the Puttie slope but the ball falls into the cup on it's way back, that would never happen on a putting green, so the putt was a miss.


Applying this rational to every putt it becomes obvious which putts are "in" an which have to be ruled out. And if this is all during a practice session, remember, the only one you are fooling is yourself!


Guidance around when a putt is not a putt

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