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Perfect Your Takeaway with the PuttOut Putting Mirror

Practice perfect putts with the PuttOut, a training aid designed to make sure your eyes are over the ball, and your strike is square every time.

Released on 11/21/2019

Transcript

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[upbeat funky music]
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I've seen a lot of putting mirrors over the years
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that I've liked.
00:08
And I really like the PuttOUT.
00:10
There are a few things that it does very well.
00:12
Obviously the mirror itself
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allows you to see whether your eyes
00:15
are directly over the ball
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or slightly inside the ball.
00:19
Second thing is,
00:20
it helps you groove a really repeatable stroke.
00:23
And the way it does that,
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it has these magnetic guides, which stick to the mirror.
00:29
And it allows you to stroke your putts back and forth,
00:32
and obviously if you have a wobbly stroke,
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then your putter head is gonna crash into one of these.
00:37
The third thing,
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the putting mirror comes with
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this horseshoe-shaped putting gate.
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Which actually forces you to strike putts
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with a square club face.
00:46
You have to get the ball started
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on your intended target line.
00:50
If not, the ball will bounce off the gate,
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and not make its way all the way through, to the hole.
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Let me hit a couple putts.
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And by the way, I should mention,
01:00
that I'm stroking putts on the PuttOUT Putting Mat.
01:06
Which is sold separately from the mirror,
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it's another product from the company.
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It's an eight foot long mat, it's made of nylon.
01:13
Company claims the mat rolls to a ten on a stimpmeter,
01:17
which is similar to your average green.
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So, let me go ahead and stroke a couple putts,
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and see how we do.
01:23
So the first thing I notice,
01:24
is my eyes are directly over the ball.
01:28
I've got the alignment guides set up.
01:38
So obviously that wasn't very good.
01:40
Because, my putt struck the left-hand gate initially.
01:45
So, let me try again.
01:54
So that one went over the right center of the cup.
01:57
That one was in the hole.
01:59
Another product that the company offers
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is a newfangled putting cup.
02:04
They actually call it the Pressure Putt Trainer,
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it's really a ramp.
02:09
So, let me put it in position.
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Again, it's sold separately from the mat,
02:15
which is sold separately from the mirror.
02:17
But when you use all three of these components together,
02:20
you have a really terrific at-home putting studio.
02:24
So let me see if I can use the mirror,
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hit it through the gate, up the ramp,
02:29
and then I'll be awesome.
02:30
Let's see.
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So that simulates a lip out.
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So if the ball goes up the ramp,
02:46
but falls off the side of the ramp,
02:48
the company suggests that that's really a lip out.
02:51
What you're after, is for the ball to go up the ramp,
02:54
and come back to you.
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And obviously, if you hit it through the gate,
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and you miss the ramp entirely,
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well, then you've missed the hole entirely.
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I'm gonna keep trying here,
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I'm gonna try to get the ball up the ramp,
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and have it return.
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If you wanna try to improve your putting,
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these products could help you.
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[upbeat funky music]
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