Patton Kizzire - The Perfect Putter (Part 1)

Patton Kizzire discusses how he uses The Perfect Putter to help keep his putting sharp. He will first establish a line without any influence from the stroke, before adjusting his mechanics.


Transcript

This is exciting, because you've got a true roller. What is this called?

The Perfect Putter.

OK. For those that don't know what a true roller is, explain that. I've seen it. Dave Peltz invented one years ago.

It gives you a true roll with no influence of your stroke or the hit. It just is exactly what you say. A true roller. You can--

This finds the true break. No influence, it's a roller coaster that just sends it down there. People don't realize I think, Patton, is you cannot read a putt correctly unless you know how hard you're going to hit it.

Exactly.

If you're going to smash it, then you'll read it differently than I will. If you're going to be-- like you like to swing. We talked about this last night. You like to play the break and let it die, then your going to read it totally different than I am.

Exactly. And that's one of the things that this perfect putter is showing me. If you're below the hole, you can make putts with a wide range of speed.

Big speed. More speed, obviously.

Yeah. You can die it in. You can have the same line with a wide range of speed and make putts. If you're downhill braking putt, your range is really, really small. You have to have really good speed. So that's--

Jackie Burke once told me-- he sent me out-- I was at the golf course. He sent me out to a putting green that had dew on it. He said, I want you to go out there and putt this five footer, and I want you to come back and tell me how many dew lines that you saw go into the hole that will fit. And there was literally hundreds of them. Up different lines. To going in. It's not just one line. It was a good lesson for me.

There was a lot of ways to make putts, but this gives you a really good way to set up drills, and shows you if this rolls the ball in the hole, and then you get up there and putt it on the same line, and it's not going in, obviously your ball's rolling--

There, that's correct. And you're doing something crazy with your stroke.

You're doing something a little off.

All right.

I'll demonstrate.

So you're in the game there. You're not sure yet. We're going to see.

Yeah, we're not sure if it's lined up properly or not. Made a nice educated guess and--

And these little buttons up the saw if you can keep putting it the same speed each time, right?

Gives you some reference points.

What are you going to put it on? Halfway?

I'm going to put it right around the zero, here.

OK. That's missed. That's good speed though, wasn't it?

Yeah. That's good speed and I could make this putt. On this same line.

You could, yeah.

Uphill it wouldn't get away from me much. Downhill putt you wouldn't want to mess with that. But--

You're going to move the true roller just a fraction?

I'm going to move it a little bit higher. Just a hair higher. And I think that was good speed, so.

So let it rip on the zero again?

Yeah, I'm going to stick with that. I think I dropped to just above the zero. I moved it a little too much.

Nice speed again. If you got the speeds on the 0 on that one.

0 is perfect.

There it is.

Right in the middle.