PuttOUT Compact 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 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 Compact 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 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

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

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 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 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

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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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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