Mi Putting Template is a putting mat designed to give you visual and kinaesthetic feedback of one the most important aspects of putting, controlling the face angle.
The series of templates (12, 15, 18 & 21 degrees) represent four commonly found curvatures 'or' arcs of stroke. The 12 arc represents a shallow arc stroke, 15-18 offer medium arcs and the 21 a strong arc stroke. The number represents the degree of the inclined plane.
For example the 18 arc represents a plane which is 18 degrees from the vertical (90 degrees). This would be a similar angle to shaft plane/angle (72+18=90). In this example the curvature on this Mi Putting Template is a projection of the three dimensional travel of the ‘sweet spot’ when travelling on a 18 degree inclined plane. Along with the projection of the curvature of the stroke the Mi Putting Template displays the club face angle of the putter, as it would look like if square to the arc of that stroke, at the various points of the stroke.
The arc of the stroke is aligned also so that the projected path at impact is perfectly square to the ball to target line, which is also referenced on the Mi Putting Template. A common preference for many golfers and teaching professionals is to ensure the putter face is square to the path of the stroke, particularly through the hitting area and that the path is pointing down the ball to target line at impact. The Mi Putting Template will give you a reference for club head rotation relative to each arc. Training with the Mi Putting Template will help you start a ball online with impact conditions that will also minimise excessive side spin and promote a better ball roll to help distance, control and accuracy.
The Mi Putting Template also comes with holes placed strategically where you can fix tee pegs to help physically constrain the stroke to the shape of each individual arc. Tee pegs can also be placed in these holes to help keep the template fixed flat on the ground. Holes are also located at the end of the template where the ball must exit in between if the ball is to start your ball to target line. Tee pegs can be placed in the holes or you can use the ‘Visio Putting Gates’ to give you feedback on the club face angle at impact and the accuracy of your start line. The inner hole locations (closest to the centre of the template) give you a 49mm gate width which will allow you no more than approximately 0.5 degrees of error.
The middle set of holes are designed for the 50mm Visio Putting Gate. This gate at this location will give you a maximum of 0.6 degrees of error. Tee pegs used at this location will give you a maximum of 1 degree of error. The outer hole locations are designed for the 55mm Visio Putting Gate. This gate at this location will give you no more than 1 degree of error. Tee pegs used at this location will give a maximum of 1.4 degree of error. Using the different hole locations and the different ranges of error will test the accuracy and ability to start your ball on your line.
For storage and shipping purposes your Mi Putting Template has been rolled, print side showing, inside the tube.
The template is made of a hard wearing weather proof material. As a consequence the material will retain its shape slightly after being rolled. To ensure the template sits as flush as possible to the ground and to help minimize wear and tear, before using, roll the template the opposite way as tightly as possible. Also roll the template gently across the length of the template. Doing so repeatedly before use will help allow the template to regain its shape and lie flat on the floor, and also lengthen the lifetime of the template.
Store the template in opposing rolled conditions each time you use it. After One session roll it print up and the next session roll it print down
An introduction to the Visio Putting 'Mi Putting Template' training aid created by Phil Kenyon.
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Putting template Arc 12
Posted by Scott Dunn on 12th Sep 2017
Every golfer should have this! My technique is so much better and more consistent. I went onto Sam putt lab and I have unbelievable results. All because the template gives me accurate and consistent practise. I am far more confident when putting.
Posted by Todd Hannigan on 6th Sep 2017
I bought the Mi Putting Template and am making the most short putts of my 30 years of golfing and having longer putts outside of 20 feet start to drop occasionally and burn the hole often. This product used with the Gate system if used regularly are probably the best way to lower you score out there!
Posted by Chase Butler on 18th May 2017
I am enjoying all my products that I received. One of my putting mats has already as a rip in it near one of the tee holes. I have only used it 3/4 times. Did not know if I could get a replacement or if there was a warranty on them. Thanks other than that great products.
This is great
Posted by Mike on 17th Feb 2017
I really like using this template. I like the arc stroke, but I read somewhere that the tools that you rest your putter against a rail physically teach you to pull the putter against the rail, so when it's gone, you have a tendency to pull inside. This you work visually, so there isn't that tendency. I've been spending 5 minutes a day working with this and my stroke looks and feels much more consistent.
Really simply but very useful
Posted by Caitlin on 10th Nov 2016
Since using your putting aid, having many before, it really has help my stroke
Posted by email@example.com on 1st Sep 2016
once you can align the Center line with your target/ hole it is a fantastic putting aid. Encouraging a slight curved and natural repeatable stroke. I get a lot of people quizzically asking what the aid is/ does, try it and say how good it is. It has now become a fundamental part of my putting practise and pre tournament routine.
Posted by robert watt on 8th Jul 2016
highlights the correct putter head path with great visual feedback
great putting aid for putter swing path and length
Posted by darren fox on 27th Jun 2016
Very good practice aid that fits in your golf bag
Posted by john Henry on 18th Dec 2015
Received this product two days after ordering it!
Great tool for practice
A definite help
Posted by Fred Perry on 13th Aug 2015
Definitely helps groove your putting stroke.