SKLZ Accelerator Pro Putting Mat w/ Ball Return
- February 28, 2014, 2:02 pm
- In Accessories
Making or missing short putts is the single biggest difference on your scorecard at the end of the round. If you make all of your short putts, you are likely to be satisfied with your score – even if your ball striking isn’t quite up to par. However, if you struggle from short range and miss several putts during the round, there is a good chance you will walk away shaking your head. Instead of just lining up your putts and hoping for the best, prepare for the round with the SKLZ Accelerator Pro Putting Mat w/ Ball Return and make sure your short putting stroke is ready for the pressure that the course can put on you.
Realistic Putting Practice Indoors
If you are going to get frequent practice on your putting stroke, you probably are going to need to do it somewhere around the house. Most people just don’t have the time in their schedule to get to the golf course often enough to get consistent putting practice and really improve. With this mat, you can bring quality practice into the house to fine-tune your stroke without having to drive to the course or brave the elements.
Short Putts are All About Technique
Most short putts don’t require much in the way of a read – you can usually play them straight and hole out with a good stroke. With that in mind, the main factor between success and failure on a short putt is the stroke itself. If you give the ball a clean, square stroke from three feet out, chances are good that it will fall into the cup. This mat is perfect for rehearsing just that kind of putting stroke. There are parallel lines on the mat to help with alignment, and the actual-size hole cut into the mat will give you feedback if you are hitting solid putts or not.
Variable Distances for Practice
The mat is marked at 3′, 5′, and 7′ so you can work on strokes of various lengths. It is not only important to fine tune your technique when putting, but also to make sure that technique doesn’t stray as the putts get longer. Many golfers struggle with losing their fundamentals when they start to make longer putting strokes, so backing up to seven feet and trying to hole out is a good test of how your putting stroke is holding up.
Ball Return for High Volume Repetitions
As a general rule, the more practice putts you can hit, the better. As long as you are paying attention to your technique and making sure you don’t get sloppy, fitting in as many reps as possible is a great idea. When the time comes to face a pressure packed three foot putt out on the golf course, you will be able to rely on that practice time to draw confidence from and step up to make a good stroke. With a ball return as part of the SKLZ Accelerator Putting Pro Mat, you will be able to fit in as many repetitions as you wish and get your putting stroke in good condition for your next trip out on the links.