Product Type: Longridge Golf
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The Putting Cup - A worthwhile investment
Longridge Metal Putting Cup
Member Name: totallyextreme
Longridge Metal Putting Cup
Disadvantages: Doesn't replicate conditions
As i have mentioned before when doing putting reviews - it really is the key to becoming a good golfer. Most players after a lot of practice can get the ball on the green after 4 shots, tee to green, the game can become very simple, after that it can be anything but. There is nothing more frustrating than seeing all your hard work over the hole going to waste with a 3 putt which ruins your card. With this in mind there are a number of products out there to improve your putting game, and this cup, is just one of them, so then, just how good is it?
How does it work?
The cup is a very simple design, made of metal, it has ridges going upwards in order to mimic the pace of the ball. These mean that when you hit the ball too hard, it will run through, just as you would on a real golf course. This is good and makes it better than the auto returner i have reviewed before, as you can quite literally smash the ball at the hole and it will go in, which would not happen in real life. This is more realistic, and ensures that you get the pace on the putt right.
What are its drawbacks?
In my opinion, there are many, which is a bit of a shame, and it has nothing to do with the actual design by Longridge, it is just the entire concept. I am a traditionalist and still believe you cannot mimic putting conditions in your house. A carpet will not run at the same pace, same lie or have similar characteristics as the green at your local golf course - this makes it a bit pointless to me, but it is not actually the fault of the product. If you put this on an actual green, it would be very helpful, but if you're on a green, why not just aim at the hole!
The good thing about this is it is only about £3, this means that you can pick one up dirt cheap if you just fancy the noveltly aspect of it, which i think is where this product has its value.
Bit of a novelty product for me.
Summary: Novelty product
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