PuttOUT Compact Putting Mirror

PuttOUT Compact Putting Mirror

After recently surpassing 120,000 sold of the original Putting Mirror and Gate Sets (launched in 2019), PuttOUT have now brought forward their second addition to their Putting Mirror family, the all-new PuttOUT Compact Putting Mirror.

Compiling dozens of players’ feedback coming from their PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour rep, coaches, and product ambassadors alike, this smaller, simplified Mirror design was created with just the essentials in mind, supremely portable for the player to grab-andgo; to throw down for essential alignment checks before playing their rounds, then kept safely in their golf bag.

“The Compact Mirror is a great addition to PuttOUT’s 2021 range. I think it’s really showing that the team are not only focusing their efforts on putting at home, but are now looking more at how to help players when they’re actually at their clubs, about to play their crucial rounds. The Mirror is light, simple, and exceptionally useful in being able to make quick checks to ensure you’re in the right place, as well as spending hours grinding and perfecting your stroke — an absolute essential to keep in the bag.”

Mark Crossfield

The striking PuttOUT Compact Putting Mirror includes alignment graphics drawn on the underside of the outer mirrored piece, used for help with properly aligning putter face, ball position, and eye position, and is encased in a mid-tack elastomer surround. Similarly to its bigger brother, the Compact Mirror’s base comes equipped with 158 1.5mm rubber spikes to hold the it in place not only on grass putting greens, but also on carpet or PuttOUT’s selection of Putting Mats.

Weighing just 80g, the PuttOUT Compact Putting Mirror also includes: scratch-proof coating; is made from a shatter-proof polycarbonate; and ensures it’s longevity by being protected in a neat, sealable canvas bag.

WEIGHT: 80g

DIMENSIONS: L: 210 mm W: 110mm H: 4mm

BRAND WEBSITE: puttout.golf

SPECIFICATIONS, PRICING, AND AVAILABILITY: Available to purchase by clicking here the Compact Mirror will retail at £19.99 and currently comes in a Deep Grey colour.

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PuttOUT Premium Pressure Putt Trainer

PuttOUT Premium Pressure Putt Trainer

Continuing on their successes of three Golf Digest awards and two MyGolfSpy awards, PuttOUT Golf are introducing a longawaited two new products to their line — the Premium Pressure Putt Trainer, and the Compact Putting Mirror.

In developing the new Premium Pressure Putt Trainer, the category-leading company based in Central London took inspiration from feedback ranging from first-hand customer requests, to world-renowned coaches (Me And My Golf, Mark Crossfield, Matt Lockey), all the way to players from the highest levels of the PGA TOUR, and has made modifications from four years of sales (over 400,000 units sold worldwide)

The first new development of the new Trainer is the addition of an alignment stick holder towards the top of the Trainer’s ramp. The new feature acts as a rubber grip for a soon-to-be-released Alignment Stick Set from PuttOUT, but can also be paired with the player’s existing alignment stick setup.

The inspiration came when noting one of the most commonly used putting drills outdoors, and wanting to allow for the player to do the same indoors — ‘The String Drill’ — where a length of string is elevated over the players intended putting line, but is replaced with a more sturdy alignment stick.

The additional feature is to ensure the PuttOUT range is growing, but also that all products have the ability to fit hand-in-hand with one another in a well-defined ecosystem of products.

The second improvement to the Premium Pressure Putt Trainer is the introduction of the three mid-way dot targets on the larger rubber circle target (the circle replicating a regulation golf hole). 

The smaller targets allow the player to focus in and use them either as another common target — especially for those who prefer to aim towards the back of the cup on putts (or place tee pegs in the back of the hole to aim towards) but  can also be used to allow the player to adjust to slight breaks of the putting surface in their practice. Knowing that grass putting greens are rarely flat, and a player’s floors at home are rarely perfectly level, this addition was wholly welcomed by testers.

The third notable update to the product is the replacement of the fold-down microtarget. The introduction of a new, supremely more visible ‘pop-down’ target instead, was based on feedback from players noting they would sometimes “lose the aiming point” from their standing position and eye angle when the micro-target was in the ‘open’ position. The decision to add a ever-present, more vibrant target to the ramp was deemed an essential upgrade.

“Piers [Ward] and Andy [Proudman] both love the new Premium designs — it looks and feels like a far superior product, and is a great indication of the level that the PuttOUT team are trying to take the brand. For a small team to produce such a vast range of supreme-quality and innovative tools truly speaks to their design capabilities, and the non-stop drive to be the leader in the training aids category.”

Me And my Golf Brand Director, Matt Niedzwiecki

WEIGHT: 176g

DIMENSIONS (Unfolded): L: 202mm W: 155mm H: 110mm

BRAND WEBSITE: puttout.golf

SPECIFICATIONS, PRICING, AND AVAILABILITY: Available to purchase by clicking here, the Pressure Putt Trainer Premium will retail at £29.99 and comes in colours: Coral Red, Lime Green, Stone Grey, and Mint Blue.

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Phigolf WGT Edition Golf Game

Phigolf WGT Edition

Swing for real on Phigolf WGT edition with a 9-axis sensor and swing stick, playing at world-famous Championship courses you could previously only dream of ticking off your bucket list! Now you can own an affordable home golf game simulator that offers fantastic value and is tons of fun for both golfing novices and golf pros alike. So easy-to-use that even the least tech-savvy among us can quickly get playing!

Phigolf App 

The Phigolf app has a range of fun gameplay features including multiplayer and practice modes for use with the Phigolf swing stick and sensor. This game can be played on both Android and Apple devices at home or in the office and downloaded courses can even be played offline.

Swing analysis:

Phigolf analyzes and provides a 3D view for all types of data required for swing coaching – head speed, swing path, tempo, face angle, attack angle, and estimated distance.

Phigolf’s unique analysis of putting line:

You can view the line of putting you have made. By using the unique putting line of Phigolf, you can learn how to find the correct putting line and practice to increase consistency.

Phigolf Offers a multitude of game modes to play including…

1. Stroke play:

Play a game with your friends or family on a real 18-hole course. You can play a 3-hole round, and up to 4 players can play.

2. Driving range mode:

In the Driving Range mode, you can select a club and distance to practice swing or putting using your swing stick.

3. Nearest to pin play mode:

In the Nearest to the pin mode, you win the game if your ball is nearest to the hole. 3 attempts per person, 50 players max.

4. Local Multiplayer:

Face off against your friends with a pass and play multiplayer.

5. Approach Game:

Start either on the fairway or play a par 3 in this mode.

6. Putting Game:

In this game mode play a par 2 game, starting on the putting green.

7. Tournaments:

Compete to become the best golfer.

World Golf Tour (WGT) App

The World Golf Tour app is the most realistic free online golf game and is loved by more than 15 million players across the globe. It’s the top-rated online golf game using photo-realistic graphics that allows you to play on world-famous golf courses from the comfort of your own home. The Phigolf WGT turns this sports game into a real golf game simulation that allows you to play with your real golf swing. Phigolf WGT Edition can be played on many different mobile devices (iOS & Android) and for an even better game experience can be mirrored onto your TV.

Photo-realistic Graphics

Golf game simulation allows you to recreate swinging, driving, chipping, and putting from different lies on the fairway, rough, bunkers, and green using the Phigolf swing stick.

World Famous Golf Courses

Stunning photo-realistic graphics allow you to play on 12 full 18 hole world-famous golf courses, 6 ‘challenge only courses’ and 6 ‘best of short courses’ from your own home. You can play the brand new WGT course, Wolf Creek, in either single-player or head-to-head online for free with this product, and all other WGT courses, can be unlocked for just $1.99 a month.

Online Multiplayer

Challenge your friends in the head-to-head multiplayer game mode.

Tournaments

Compete with other Phigolf WGT users around the world in online tournaments on world-famous golf courses.

Model: PHG-100

Materials: PC plastic, nickel, chrome

Colour: Black

Battery: Lithium polymer 90mAh

Battery life: 4 hours

Charge time: 2 hours – Micro USB

Sensor: 9-Axis

Bluetooth: BLE 4.1

Bluetooth distance: Approx. 10m

App OS: iOS 9.0+ / Android 6.0+

Dimensions: 30mm x 30mm x 44mm

Weight: 10g

 

Price

£199.99 www.mailordergolf.com

BRAND WEBSITE: www.phigolfwgt.com

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The Best Entry-Level Rangefinder

Rangefinders allow golfers to get the precise distance to their target at the press of a button. This is one of the reasons why golfers favour them over GPS devices and why the market is very competitive. If your budget is low and you are in the market for a distance measuring device. Then keep reading our comprehensive guide to entry-level rangefinders.

Entry-level Rangefinder Table

GOLFBUDDY LASER Lite – £129.99

The GOLFBUDDY LASER Lite is a brand-new rangefinder for 2020 looking to become the first affordable high-end rangefinder in the market. It offers all the normal features you would expect with a top-level rangefinder. It has a very simple viewport, a compact, and lightweight feel, includes calculations for elevation, and most importantly an affordable price tag. Other features including:

  • Slope Adjustment
  • Meters & Yards Switch
  • 6x magnification
  • Range of 5 to 800 yards
  • Pin Finder with vibration
  • Waterproof rating of IPX4
  • Hard-wearing carry case with golf bag hook and easy access toggle closure.

Size: 103 x 74 x 39 mm

Weight: 143 g

Colours: Black/White

https://golfbuddy.co.uk/products/golfbuddy-gb-laser-lite-rangefinder

GARMIN Approach® Z82 – £579.99

The GARMIN Approach® Z82 is the only current laser rangefinder that Garmin offers and comes with a ton of features, as well as a big price tag of £579.99. It not only gives you the exact distance to the target but also GPS distances like to the front, middle, and back of the green. Not to mention it can also adjust your yardages for the wind and elevation. Other features include:

  • Slope & Wind Adjustment
  • Meters & Yards Switch
  • 6x magnification
  • Range of 5 to 1000 yards
  • Flag finder with a buzz
  • Waterproof rating of IPX7
  • Hard-wearing carry case

Size: 123 x 80 x 42 mm

Weight: 232 g

Colours: White/Black

https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/672620

Bushnell® Tour V5 – £299.00

The Bushnell® Tour V5 is one of four rangefinders that Bushnell currently offers and provides all the features that a regular rangefinder offers with a couple of added extra’s. I feel this device looks great and is used by most of the top professionals but is a little pricy considering the other devices on the market. Other features include:

  • Slope Adjustment
  • Meters & Yards Switch
  • 6x magnification
  • Range of 5 to 1300 yards
  • Visual JOLT
  • Waterproof rating of IPX4
  • Integrated BITE magnetic cart mount
  • Hard-wearing carry case

Size: 101 x 79 x 40 mm

Weight: 287 g

Colours: Black/Light Blue

https://bushnellgolfglobal.com/tour-v5/

Nikon Coolshot 20 GII – £179.00

The Nikon Coolshot 20 GII is Nikon’s most affordable rangefinder with a competitive price of £179.00. It may not offer all the features of the more expensive brands but does offer a compact, durable, and lightweight design not having to worry about the added extra weight on the golf bag. Other features include:

  • Meters & Yards Switch
  • 6x magnification
  • Range of 6 to 550 yards
  • Waterproof rating of IPX4
  • Hard-wearing carry case

Size: 91 x 73 x 37 mm

Weight: 125 g

Colours: White/Black

https://www.nikon.co.uk/en_GB/product/sport-optics/laser-range-finders/coolshot/coolshot-20-gii#overview

Volvik V1 – £179.00

The Volvik V1 is one of the most colourful rangefinders on the market, keeping in tune with the bright Volvik golf balls. It has one of the best ranges competing with the Bushnell® Tour V5 of 1,300 yards and has been designed to be compact and lightweight. If your looking for a rangefinder that offers more colours this would be my number one choice. Other features include:

  • Slope Adjustment
  • Meters & Yards Switch
  • 6x magnification
  • Range of 5 to 1300 yards
  • Jolt Function and Vibration Support
  • Waterproof rating of IPX4
  • Hard-wearing carry case

Size: 105 x 72 x 38 mm

Weight: 125 g

Colours: `Black – Black/Mint – Black/Orange – Black/Yellow – Black/Red

https://www.nikon.co.uk/en_GB/product/sport-optics/laser-range-finders/coolshot/coolshot-20-gii#overview

Shot Scope PRO L1 – £199.00

The Shot Scope PRO L1 is a NEW rangefinder from Shot Scope known for their GPS watches and tracking tags. Offering all the features that a rangefinder should the PRO L1 comes at a very reasonable price and in two simple colours. It may not stand out for outstanding features but provides a very well-made rangefinder at a good price point. Other features include:

  • Slope Adjustment
  • Meters & Yards Switch
  • 6x magnification
  • Range of 5 to 875 yards
  • Target-Lock Vibration
  • Waterproof rating of IPX4
  • Hard-wearing carry case

Size: 104 x 75 x 43 mm

Weight: 160 g

Colours: Black/Blue – Black/Grey

https://www.nikon.co.uk/en_GB/product/sport-optics/laser-range-finders/coolshot/coolshot-20-gii#overview

Overall Verdict

Overall if you’re looking for an affordable entry-level rangefinder that offers all the expected features in a device, the GOLFBUDDY LASER Lite wins hands down. Its price point is by far the best, it offers a lot of additional functions, it’s compact, simple to use, and lightweight. Bringing me to my decision that the best entry-level rangefinder on the market in 2020 is the GOLFBUDDY LASER Lite.

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PuttOUT Putting Mat

The PuttOUT Putting Mat is designed to help golfers with their medium to short putts, and when partnered up with the PuttOUT Pressure Putt Trainer can help you with those nerve 4 footers.

The white markings on the mat are positioned perfectly to align not only your putter up with the target, but also help with your lower body alignment. They also provide markings every foot from 1-feet all the way up to 6-feet, giving you quick and easy distance measurements. There is a small circle positioned at the end of the mat which I think works great with the PuttOUT Pressure Putt Trainer but may need some imagination when using the mat on its own.

The speed of the mat would be similar to the tournament greens at your local golf club in summer, running around 10 on the stimp metre. I feel this is more than enough for the average golfer but may feel a little slow for the elite player or regular tour player. I found when putting on a hard flat surface the mat increased in speed to around 10.5 on the stimp, but when on a think fluffy carpet, it slowed down to around 9 on the stimp.

The mat also comes with a protective drawstring carry bag, making it easy to carry and store away. I found it simple to roll up and it took a little bit of fiddling to get back in the bag but was easy enough. One aspect I did like was how easier it rolled out flat with no creases onto almost any surface.

Overall, this is one of the better-putting mats I have used. Very well made can be set up almost anywhere, and looks like a quality product.

Size: Total size of the mat is 240 cm long and 50 cm wide.

Storage: Total size of the mat rolled up in the bag is 50 cm in height with a 16 cm diameter

Weight: Total weight of the mat is 2.25 kg.

Variations: The Mat is available in four different colours, including a green mat with white lines, a black mat with blue lines, a grey mat with white lines, and the NEW green mat with yellow lines (which looks very familiar to the Masters’ tournament colours).

Material: The mat is made from a 100% Nylon / TPR (Thermoplastic Rubber).

Tips and Drills

Short Putts: starting from 1-feet attempt to hit any target positioned in the small circle at the end of the mat. When successful move back to 2-feet and so on until you hit the target from the 6-feet marker. Decrease or increase the size of the target to make the drill easier or harder.

Pace Control: starting from 6-feet try to stop one golf ball inside the white circle at the end of the mat. Compete with a friend and take alternate putts to see who can get the ball in the circle first.


Price

£69.99 www.amazon.co.uk

£69.99 www.mailordergolf.com

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