PUTTER PATH TRAINER
PATH TRAINING SPECIFIC TO YOUR STROKE!
Further instructional content and video guides coming soon...
Train your perfect putting stroke that matches your stroke characteristics with the JJ Putting Path Trainer.
My goal with the creation of the JJ Putter Path Trainer is to enable golfers to train their putting stroke, using a guide that matches their stroke characteristics, through a fitting process.
The Putting Plane Trainer shows the projected 2d Path of the sweet spot in the stroke and is determined by the putters swing plane. This 2d Path will change depending on the angle (inclination) of the plane and the radius (distance to the centre / axis) of the plane.
Having a Path Trainer for every single combination of plane angle and radius is both unnecessary and impractical. We are able to group combinations that produce similar 2D Paths together, limiting the number of mats to 4 and seeing differences between the paths being negligible.
Which Putter Path Trainer suits your stroke?
Figuring which of the mats is best for each individual golfer can be done in one of two ways.
1. You can use the Putter Path Trainer Fitting Guide below. This will help you make predictions for your stroke radius and plane angle.
2. You can visit your local Capto Coach (including myself) and the suitable plane angle and radius can be recommended by them.
SOME KEY FEATURES
Lay Flat Technology - Manufactured from a premium rubber compound and lined with with a polyester outer, your path trainer will always lay completely flat once unrolled.
Sweet-spot Tracking - Use the JJ Putting curve line (white) curved line appropriate for your goals.
Square Face Alignment - Face lines designed to match with the putter to ensure a square face to path relationship.
Stroke Length Control - Simple and effective stroke length control using carefully spaced lines to accommodate all stroke lengths.
2D Putter Style Tracking - Tee peg holes suitable for a blade and / or mallet style putter carefully placed to ensure your putter matches the projected 2D path.
Putting Gate Assist - Tee peg holes located to allow 1 degree of error on ball start line, for use with tee pegs or JJ Putting Gates
PUTTER PATH TRAINER FITTING GUIDE
If you already know the plane angle and radius applicable to your stroke, perhaps from using the Capto system, you may use the chart to choose the appropriate Putting Plane Trainer. Otherwise please use the below guide to estimate. Please understand this fitting process can never be an exact science. However, the below guide should give you a better understanding of the appropriate training mat for your stroke.
See below for a guide on how to calculate your predicted radius and plane angle. Once this is established, use the chart below to find the corresponding path trainer for your stroke.
To determine which colour mat is required you must consider 2 key factors:
1. The Plane Angle (inclination)
Look at the 3 pictures below and identify which best reflects your posture. For example, if your posture is more upright, then your plane angle will be 20 to 24 degrees.
2. The Plane Radius (distance to centre/axis)
Now remain in your typical putting posture and measure the distance from the sweet spot of your putter, to your sternum, as shown above. Add 10cm to this number for predicted radius distance.
Working towards a concept?
Alternatively, you may have a concept you are working towards. In which case, choose the appropriate plane angle for your concept. An example of a common concept would be matching the putters swing plane to shaft plane. In which case your preferred plane angle will be the lie angle of your putter subtracted from 90. i.e. 90 - 72 = 18.
If you do not set up with your eyes over the ball, your perspective of the path may change. e.g. eyes inside the ball may cause the path to appear as though it is arcing more. In this case, if you desire the path trainer to provide the correct visual, it is recommended to purchase the mat with less path arc. e.g. if the fitting process and chart suggests a blue path trainer, you may want to choose the green.
I hope the above fitting process gives golfers a better understanding of the correct path trainer to suit their stroke and they are now able to consider their options. Here are some further benefits to the JJ Putter Path Trainer Mats.
Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions.
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