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Feedback Devices - September 2009
Taken from: The Putting Building Block
By David La Pour

Since putting makes up roughly 43 % of your score in golf, itís an obvious place to begin when trying to lower your score. Putting is not physically demanding, nor is the stroke as complicated as the short game or full swing. An average putter is someone whom, over a long period of time, takes 36 putts for 18 holes. A good putter takes around 32 putts, and a great putter is someone who averages around 28 putts per round.

The CRGA understands the importance of proper Science (technique) and Art (application) in becoming an average, good, or even great putter. Feedback devices in both the Nicklaus and Dye golf shops are designed to help the student improve on their Science in a controlled environment. The goal in using the feedback devices is to get immediate, accurate, and reliable information on how well you are doing with your putting technique. Check to see what might help you:
Elks Key Elks Key (Steve Elkington): for eyes over ball, square shoulders and square putter face.
Truthboard Putting Device The Truthboard: for proper set up, eyes over the ball and confidence on three foot putts.
Putting Track Putting Track: for proper set up and straight back & through or inside to inside path.
Putting Connection Putting Connection: for working on a pendulum stroke while using your shoulders.
Red Eye Laser Red Eye Laser Aimer: for checking your aim and stroke both indoor and outdoor.
Teaching Clips Teacher Clips: for practicing hitting the sweet spot on your putter.
Golf Shop Practice Aids Golf Shop practice area.
You may not need all of the feedback devices shown above, but most likely there is at least one that can help you become a better putter. The feedback devices are located in both golf shops at Colleton. If you are interested in improving your putting, it starts with taking some time with one of our Academy instructors to find out which of these devices would benefit you the most, and how to use them. Good luck with "Managing Your Putting" and I hope to see you in the golf shop!

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