What are the best golf putting training aids?
The best putting training aids are those that give you specific feedback on the area which you’re focusing on trying to improve.
During the past 30 years of playing golf I have used many training aids. In this article I have listed below, the best putting aids which I have found give excellent results.
Below is a list to help you see what training aids are listed, so feel free to jump to the one that interests you the most.
If you want to see more golf training aids, check out my ‘Ultimate Guide to 50 of the best golf training aids’ ‘here’ – its educational and well worth a read.
Best Pressure Putt Training Aid
PuttOut Pressure putt
PuttOut Pressure Putt Training Aid
The PuttOut Pressure Putt is undoubtedly the most addictive and frustrating golf training aid for putting practice you will come across. Yet whilst it makes you frustrated, it is one of the best putting aids you can buy right now.
Made out of high-quality materials, the PuttOut Perfect Putt can be folded flat for easy storage within your golf bag or on a shelf. So you can keep it close at hand, ready for when you have a few moments here and there to practice your putting.
The PuttOut has a white disc at the base of the ramp. The disc replicates a regulation golf hole, but the ramp is what sets this training aid apart from the rest.
The perfect pace of a putt would see the ball roll past the hole no more than 18 inches. Getting the pace of putting right is a skill that requires practice and great feedback.
The ramp design of the PuttOut, will only return a ball on a ‘made’ putt. And it will return the ball the exact distance it would have rolled past the hole. Your aim is getting the pace right so the ball rolls back toward you no more than 18 inches.
Within the center of the ramp is a small hole which has a cover. By removing the cover you expose the micro-target hole.
A ball that is rolled on the perfect line and with the perfect pace (18-inches past the hole had it missed) will stick in the PuttOUT micro-target.
This is where the frustration starts to come to the surface. The PuttOut training aid is excellent at simulating pressure whilst trying to make a putt.
Designed by professional engineers who had a passion for golf, the perfect putt will give you instant feedback.
I have had mine for a little over a year now, and it is still as good as new and yes, just as frustrating.
Best Putting Mirror & Gate Training Aid
PuttOut Putting Mirror & Gate Pack
PuttOut Putting Mirror & Gate Pack
Using a putting mirror and gate system will help you work on your putting alignment and start line.
If you can repeatedly start your putt on the line you’re aiming along. You will have a higher degree of success making those all important putts.
The PuttOUT Putting Mirror comprises of an anti-scratch coating, a solid steel inner plate to prevent warping and breakage, and a spiked-base rubber surround.
Accompanied by two magnetic guides and a 50mm putting gate, this is the next step up in consistency, repetition, and your all-around putting practice.
The two vivid alignment guides are adjustable for your putting stroke and can be used as a rail, a gate, a backstop, or whatever you best see fit.
The guides are 3-inches long, ensuring your stroke remains on a ‘square’ path for the entire impact section.
Using the guides to ensure the path is square, place the putting gates a couple of feet in front of the mirror to have the ball consistently starting on line.
If you prefer to putt to a midway point, try getting the ball through the gate on its way to the final target on straight or breaking putts.
This training aid, like the Perfect Putt and the PuttOut Mat, is excellent quality and one that I can certainly recommend to anyone.
Best Putting Mat
PuttOut Putting Practice Mat Training Aid
PuttOut Practice Putting Mat
Practicing putting drills takes just as long, if not longer, than practicing your full swing at the range. Luckily you don’t need a driving range to practice putting, your living room will do.
To help you practice your putting indoors, it is worth investing in a good quality putting practice mat. And they don’t come much better than the PuttOut Practice Mat.
At just over 6 feet long with markings all along its length, the PuttOut Mat reads 10 on the Stimp meter.
With a thick rubber backing, the mat always rolls flat and gives a smooth and consistent roll no matter what surface you put it on.
When not in use the mat can be rolled up within a heavy duty cardboard tube and slipped into a low profile drawstring carry bag.
I have had mine for over 18 months now (June 2020) and it is still in perfect condition.
For putting practice, it is a great product that I fully recommend.
Best Laser Putting Training Aid
Visio Putting Laser Training aid
Visio Laser Optics Putting Aid
If you like the idea of a laser alignment aid, but want something more reasonable in price, then the Visio Putting Laser might be the golf training aid for you.
Using the most powerful commercial laser allowed, the New Visio Putting Laser is designed to give you feedback on how well you can aim your putt.
The new generation Laser is equipped with a continuous on/off button. Press it once and the laser stays on; press again and the laser turns off. The laser is so powerful you can trace the aim path on the putting surface outdoors, no target backboard is required.
Also, there is a new Visio fully adjustable tripod and a removable bumper leg. With the leg attached, the laser will shoot parallel to the ground and reflect off the target backboard. This method is preferred by many instructors for indoor use.
Unscrew by hand the front bumper leg and you can trace the aim path on the putting surface, simply by tilting the base up and down. Assess alignment on short putts, long putts, straight and breaking putts.
It’s a great tool to highlight aim points and train the eyes for improved alignment.
The laser comes with a rechargeable battery, charger, and protective Visio Drawstring Pouch.
Best Putting Aid to Train Your Stroke
Putting Stroke Teacher
Putting Stroke Teacher
I have marked this down on value for money because for what it is, it’s expensive. It does do what it says on the box and manages to find its way into many professional golfers practice bag.
If you’re finding that you are inconsistent with your arms and shoulders when putting. This could be one training aid that improves your game of the greens.
The Putting Stroke Teacher is a putting training aid is a simple, user-friendly device that attaches to the grip of the putter.
It is designed to ensure you can easily maintain forearm and shoulder alignment visually. It also helps the path of the putter to be straight down the line at impact, and creates a more solid impact by hitting putts in the center of the club face.
Typically the training aid consists of -1 rubber covered steel frame, 2 Velcro straps and 2 rods with instructions for use.
The Putting Stroke Teacher is very lightweight and easily fits into your golf bag.