SKLZ 21 Inch Mirror Putting Aid
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- Includes 21i Putting Mirror, 10 putting pegs, protective carry bag
- Optimal path, proper alignment
- 21" x 8", left or right handed
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Improve your putting accuracy and consistency with the 21i Putting Mirror. It offers a large surface, for a full view of your head and shoulder alignment over the ball, and 10 optional putting pegs to serve as a path guide, exit gate and backstroke control. Depending on how you set the pegs, you can practice a square or arcing putting path for left or right handed use. The durable 3/16" mirror comes with a protective carry bag for storage between sessions.Details: Includes 21i Putting Mirror, 10 putting pegs, protective carry bag Optimal path, proper alignment 21" x 8", left or right handed
Improve your putting accuracy and consistency with the 21i Putting Mirror. It offers a large surface, for a full view of your head and shoulder alignment over the ball, and 10 optional putting pegs to serve as a path guide, exit gate and backstroke control. Depending on how you set the pegs, you can practice a square or arcing putting path for left or right handed use. The durable 3/16" mirror comes with a protective carry bag for storage between sessions.
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This training device from SKILLZ is a very nice way to learn several things about your putting stroke and to learn how to repeat the very subtle things you do well.
This is a perfectly level platform made of plastic with a very shiny and clear mirrored surface with markings on it to help you see your putting stroke for what it is. You will want to store this in the protective bag that comes with it because the plastic mirror can scratch fairly easily. The purpose of the mirror is to help you see where your eyes are in relation to the line of the putt. Some people want to stand with their eyes directly over the line. Others of us stand slightly to the side of the line. The point is consistency in where you stand and what you see so your brain can have the same perspective in understanding what you are trying to do.
The device is made for either right or left handed golfers and is marked so you can stand on either side of it (marked RH and LH) and use it properly. There is a circle and a hole in the exact center of the platform to place and lightly hold the ball. Down the center of the device is a thickish line to help you better judge if you are keeping your putter’s head centered or are subtly curving it, and by how much. The point isn’t that one way is better than another, but that you can repeat it exactly. There are lines on each side of the swinging area that will help you see how you curve the putter as you swing back, if you do. There are also three hash marks behind the ball to help you see how far your follow through goes and how square your putter face is or isn’t after you impact the ball. Again, the important thing isn’t that it remains square, but that you see it, understand it, and get it to square by impact and how your follow through mirrors your backswing (or doesn’t).
To check if you putter is square at impact there are lines around the center circle; just as you impact the ball, in the center of the ball, and just through the ball. I learned to see my putter head’s movement much more clearly using these lines.
Another training feature are the little pegs that come with device. You put them down the curved lines on the side you stand on. The idea is that if you curve the putter as you swing, it will bump your putter if you do too much. If, however, you are straight back putter as I am, there are two holes to stop your backswing at a distance you might prefer.
Depending on the length of your putter face, for mine this device is ideal, you can put one of the peg checks on either side of the impact zone and make sure your putter is centered by not hitting either peg as you putt through the ball.
One of the most important features of this putting aid is at the far end of the device. You can set the pegs to either the width of the device or two inches. While it is not particularly difficult to get the ball through the two inch opening, you have to watch carefully. If you watch closely you can notice that some that you get through the opening are still offline because they glance off the inside of the peg. You should count those as a miss because you hit the ball offline.
If you learn to watch this device very closely, not just the large misses, you can see more clearly the very subtle flaws and variances in the way you swing your putter. And getting it refined and repeatable will be very rewarding as you get to the green.
The device comes in a 12 inch and a 21 inch size. I have the 21 inch size and like the challenge the greater distance provides. But it does make it less convenient in your bag, if you intend to carry it around. Also, the pegs need to have some softness of the surface underneath the device to stay in their holes, so soft carpet or grass, not hardwood or tile, is best.
I recommend this device highly.
Craig Matteson, Saline, MI
The SKLZ 12 Inch Putting Mirror - Alignment Training Mirror helps to give immediate visual feedback on your stroke showing if you have a nice consistent stroke. One drawback is that it only really works for golfers that looking directly down the shaft of their putter into the golf ball. Golfers who use an offset won't find it quite as effective.
- Come in both 12 inch and 21 inch models - but to me, the 12 inch model seems a little too short.
- Comes with a small nylon carrying case
- Comes with a variety of pegs to help hold the mirror to the ground
- Golf ball sits in the middle of the mirror and has a variety of markers to help you align your putter face and to ensure a consistent putting stroke - a straight pullback and approach back to the ball.
Final Verdict - My guess is that the SKLZ 12 inch mirror will serve as an effective training aid for some while others may not have as much success. It is somewhat dependent if you are looking directly down the shaft for putting or if you are offset. At minimum it will serve as a training aid to help you practice putting
3 1/2 Stars
- You can see your eyeline in relation to the ball which really helps improve your alignment.
- The 12" size is great for portability. It's lightweight and fits perfectly in the Ogio Ozone stand bag. A larger putting mirror might be unwieldy in a crowded practice putting green.
- The alignment lines show you straight-back-straight-through and inside-square-inside putter paths. What it lacks is the inside-down-the-line putter path which is the stroke I prefer. This is the most disappointing issue with this product.
- It scratches easily, so I'm concerned about the durability of the product.
This putting mirror is really a useful way to focus on and improve your putt. With a few days of practicing with it, I feel like it really improved my control and my overall putt. I was surprised about how well it worked for me, and also that so many people had seen or used them before at my course. I was a little nervous about bringing such an odd little contraption to the course, thinking that every five minutes would bring a new interruption by someone asking what it was. Surprisingly no-one asked anything, and the few people I happened to talk to while I was using it had either seen them before, or had actually tried them themselves. Apparently putting mirrors are a more common training tool than I realized.
I recommend you try this out. You can use it at the practice green like I did, or inside your house or office. It works surprisingly well, if you put some time in with it.
WHAT'S IN THE PACKAGE:
~ 12i Putting Mirror (3/16" thick)
~ 8 putting pegs
~ Carrying bag
The beauty of the mirror is that both lefties and righties can use it. One of my brothers is a leftie and if you have one in your family, this is one less piece of extra training equipment to purchase as everyone can use it. The mirror is quite portable and lightweight as it is only 3mm thick. If you want, you can opt for the 21i putting mirror.
There is no quick start guide nor instructions included. A simple glance at the face of this putting mirror indicates that use is almost intuitive. Once you put those pegs in, it will be easy to make sure your club face is square, you'll be able to improve your alignment, work on an optimal path for the ball, etc. Highly recommended. The only choice is which size to select, but I'd rather work with the 21i putting mirror given the choice.
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