Product Review: SKLZ Perfect Plane Putting Board

by Phil Bundy on August 10, 2009

Phil Bundy with the SKLZ Perfect Plane Putting Board

Drive for show and putt for dough. Without a doubt, good putting is critical to great scoring, and my ability to consistently putt the ball in the hole will be a key to success for my quest to play on the PGA Tour.

To work on my stroke, I took the SKLZ Perfect Plane to the practice putting green at Long Point on Amelia Island, today. The putting arc training board teaches the correct path and sets the putter head on the proper plane throughout the stroke. The product includes guides to teach proper acceleration and develop a smooth pendulum-like swing and can be used at your course, home, or office.

I can tell you firsthand that the SKLZ Perfect Plane is an effective and fun training aid and has definitely helped me. During my practice session, I drained over 100 six-foot putts in a row, and from 15-feet, I sunk 10 straight putts. Talk about grooving my stroke and building confidence!

SKLZ was founded by successful entrepreneurs John Sarkisian and Rick LaPointe in 2002. Beginning with the popular Hit-A-Way baseball swing trainer, the company has quickly built a full spectrum of excellent sports skill trainers for baseball, football, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, and hockey. Now with the assistance of top golf instructor Rick Smith, the company has entered the golf market with a large collection of training aids.

If you have a winning idea for a sports product, SKLZ invites you to submit a product application for consideration. I am considering a submission, and with any luck, you just might see a new product from me in the future!

Now for your take: What is your favorite golf training aid? Please take a minute and leave a comment below.

Until next time, enjoy golf, America!

08.17.09 Update

I just added the entire putter swing sequence to my Shutterfly Share Site. View the slideshow to see how the SKLZ Perfect Plane helps to develop an even back and forward swing and maintain a square clubface throughout the stroke.

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