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.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Tim Flaherty September 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

This putting board is alot like the IDL putting track that I love. I think the key is the vertical natural of both products. I go inside on the way back, down the line and then release vertically on plane. This type of devise is very helpful. We wish you continued success Phil from all of us at http://PlayOnGolf.com. You certainly are my favorite golf blog.

Martin Kilpatrick March 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Hey Phil I noticed you were using a SeeMore putter. How did you find using the aid considering Seemore want users to hide the dot with an inside to inside stroke rather than maintain a square clubface throughout? Best of luck with your goals.

Phil Bundy March 8, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Hi Martin, Thanks for your comment and question. While the SKLZ Perfect Plane Putting Board is straight, the putter blade actually swings on the correct arc on the backswing and foreswing.

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