Putting Reviews are resumes of books, videos, ebooks, putting aids, and other items that can help you with your putting. I have read, or tested, each item and each resume is a short summary of my findings.
Occasionally in my research I will come across something to include in this list of reviews. However, there will be other items that are not included simply because the cost to benefit ratio to me personally is not great enough.
This does not mean that they are no good, but rather that I have decided not to pay out to read or test them.
For each resume there is a link to the relevant web site, or supplier, so that you can source the particular item as well as read more about it. It is not my intention to review any putters as this information is more readily available elsewhere on other web sites.
This is a handy inexpensive eBook that explains clearly how putts break on sloping greens.
It includes a free second eBook titled "How to Putt for Success – Fine Tuning Your Golf Putting Technique."
Putting on a slope is not easy, but you will make it a lot more difficult if you have no idea where to aim. Getting the length of your putt correct is never enough if your line is off.
Most golfers under-estimate the break and their read is no better than a little left or a little right. Equip yourself with the right knowledge to putt with greater confidence. The text and numerous coloured diagrams have help me to pick better lines when faced with putts across the slope and they can help you too. As far as I know, the information in this eBook can't be found anywhere else.
Putting Lines is written by Marcel White whose background in engineering has made the subject of breaking putts easy-to-understand and simple-to-apply.
This is a good instructional text. Even if it may seem counter-intuitive, the more you improve at golf, the more you will need better input on the greens. One or two putts less a round are just as important no matter if you are playing for big money, for a beer, or simply for the pleasure of doing things the best you can.
The author Sean Weir has arranged the information systematically so you can equip yourself with a putter that matches you and your putting style. His explanations and illustrations are clear, and to the point.
Gone are the days when it was thought that any off-the-rack putter will do. While there are very few bad putters for sale, any putter that doesn't fit you is in reality a bad putter.
Once you have read Putter Perfection you will have a useful reference to take with you when you decide to have a putter properly custom-fitted to your requirements.
All in all this is a good read and a good buy – one that will help you improve your putting game and your scores.
The Cup Reducer is a circular device with an opening to show the entry gate for a breaking putt. Inserted in the cup it can then be rotated to where the ball will most likely enter the hole.
Very few putts are straight uphill or straight downhill. Most putts have some degree of break and this means that they will enter the hole via the side door. In other words the centre of the hole moves depending on the break.
The Cup Reducer gives you instant feedback on whether you have read the amount of break correctly. Get it wrong and the ball will strike the raised portion of putting aid.
The two Cup Reducers that I use during practice both do the same job. Each has a restricted entrance through which the ball can pass. Success is only achieved if you match the line to the speed.
The SKLZ Putt Pocket and the Eyeline Bullseye are simple, yet effective, in helping you to judge where the true centre of the hole is on a breaking putt.