To watch a video about the ‘Putting Gate Pack’ with Phil Kenyon, click on the image above.
Visio Putting Gates are simple and easy to use devices that give you feedback on your ability to hit your starting line.
The Visio colour-coded gates come in a pack of 3 sizes (RED 60mm, SILVER 55mm and BLACK 50mm) which when placed at specific distances from the ball, on your chosen target line, will create a specific angle of error that you will need to achieve in order to successfully putt the ball through the gate.
50mm @ 17 inches requires less than 0.5 degree of error
50mm @ 11 inches requires less than 0.75 degree of error
55mm @ 14 inches requires less than 1 degree of error
55mm @ 19 inches requires less than 0.75 degree of error
60mm @ 40 inches requires less than 0.5 degrees of error
60mm @ 20 inches requires less than 1 degree of error
Practicing with the gates on your chosen line is an interesting challenge of your ability to start the ball on a specific line when you consider at 10 ft 1 degree of error would be lined up to the edge of the hole, while at 20ft 0.5 degree of error would also be lined up to the edge of the hole.
Therefore on a straight 10-foot putt you will need to develop accuracy of less than 1 degree of error in your starting line to be successful or at 20ft less than 0.5 degree
Training with both different gates at different distances will give you feedback on the club face angle and quality of strike at impact and as a consequence will help train your ability to start the ball successfully on your line and improve the accuracy of your putts on the golf course.
The putting gates also come with an indoor holder so you can use the gates for your indoor putting practice. Each leg securely fits into one of the two supplied bases to allow the gate to stand alone on any hard surface
A tape measure is also supplied so you can precisely place the gate at exact distances to be sure you are practicing with known quantities of error. Such diligent practice will give you accurate feedback on your ability to start the ball on line.
|0.5||17 inches||27 inches||39 inches|
|0.75||12 inches||19 inches||26 inches|
|1||8 inches||14 inches||20 inches|
Fig 1. Distance location of different gates for different degrees of error
Ross Brookshire –
I really like the stands that come with the product for inside use. This really narrows down my alignment.
Jamie Sutherland (verified owner) –
Having been recommended to get a set of putting gates by a coach I bought these after seeing pro like Chris Wood use them.
I was surprised what a high quality finish they have on them and come in a really nice leather bag.
The finish doesn’t mark even after being hit by countless offline balls.
They come with a tape measure for setting out distances but the only downside is that you have to go online to find these distances.
Great product. J
firstname.lastname@example.org (verified owner) –
Very quickly teaches you to get the ball rolling on the correct line, my short putting has massively improved since using these.
Zman (verified owner) –
The Winter is a great time to work on your putting and with the putting gates and their indoor holder, I cab really get great feedback on aim and stroke to get the ball on the intended line. I use in conjunction with the putting template and I can really understand what is influencing center hits, good strokes and on-line rolls. It is a really powerful combo of practice tools!
Geoff Linnell (verified owner) –
Instant feedback so excellent to work on alignment. Builds confidence but not easy. Enables you to practice with a purpose. Quality of whole pack is excellent.Description above is informative and encourages you to set up for different length putts so you never forget distance control whilst trying to ensure you set the ball off on the right path., Pack would benefit from inclusion of a short aide-memoirs of above table. Disappointed to miss the free PURE arc as I think that would also help to focus practice sessions.
Darren Fox (verified owner) –
Using these gates focuses you on getting the ball starting on the correct line
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Fantastic product , very good quality and well packaged, gives instant feedback on the starting line of your putt
Bruce (verified owner) –
These gates don’t half show up start line flaws. Definitely makes you think about hitting the start lines of your putts and was surprising the level of concentration I needed to make to hit the gates. Very good and simple tool which are now always used.
bill (verified owner) –
The product is great to narrow your focus and get immediate feedback.
Vivian John Ross (verified owner) –
As with all the Visio putting gear – Great product! As a teaching pro I have a lot of their equipment it allows for great practice. My students love it and I find the feedback you get makes the practice worthwhile.
I find the template, Laser and putting gate a really good combo. Use it regularly and better putting is guaranteed!
Bill Davis (verified owner) –
Great stuff, excellent for improving !