Can a tee, a string and Inputt help improve your putting? Golf for Beginners recently put this training aid to the test - results below.
Golfers know that proper speed and correct alignment are essential to rolling solid putts. We also know that you "drive for show and putt for dough", which means that you may be able to get away with a wayward drive but the importance of dropping in that final putt for par (or sinking a bogey putt when a hole "blows-up" on you) is essential for improved score and handicap.
That being said, Golf for Beginners was eager to test Inputt - any training aid that can help improve our "1-putt percentages" would be a boon to our game!
Inputt is a portable, rectangular guidance system which teaches a repeatable putting stroke.
Like any training aid, you have to use it repeatedly to see results. The website states that "when used correctly, Inputt helps you put the ball in the same place every time. Even if you miss the hole, the ball should come to rest at the same place when using the device." Stance and stroke are corrected so golfers can focus on stroke.
Inputt strengthens "muscle memory and creates strong neural pathways through repetition."
Setup of this training aid is rather simple - the string and tee used are guidelines to position the Inputt so that, when you stand behind it and take your stroke, you are properly aligned. Inputt comes with access to several videos. Here is the Inputt setup video posted on their site:
We have only been using the Inputt for about a week - the Inputt website states that "repetition and consistency are the keys to controlling your putt."
My husband also tested Inputt and had this to say, "Inputt works to correct your stance and stroke path. It can help you develop a repeatable putting stroke and puts it into your muscle memory. It does, however, take consistent practice to accomplish this - four to five days a week for several weeks to start to see results. I don't know how many people are that dedicated. This is much better for the serious golfer."
Designed for lefties and righties, the Inputt flips over and is the same on both sides.
If you are serious about improving your golf game, like to try new training aids and want to lower the number of three-putts per round, you might be interested in INPUTT.
Have you tried this golf training aid? Let us know your thoughts on this golf blog and on Twitter @Golf4Beginners.