The Claim: The x36 Pro Putt Trainer is designed as a simple way to practice putting like a pro and see measureable improvement almost immediately. The concept is that the x36 can be set up in about a minute with 8 putts around a circle of exact lengths of 3 and 6 feet allowing the golfer to work on alignment and speed control while practicing a drill that the pros and accomplished amateurs have been working on for decades. Golfers of any skill level can perform 24 – 48 quality putts in as little as 10 minutes and measure the results on tracking sheets to measure weaknesses and improvements.
The Test: As a former professional golfer and division one college golfer I am very familiar with the 3 and 6 foot practice drill that we have always had to pace off or use our clubs to measure. With the x36 I can setup these drills in about 60 seconds. I practiced for an entire day using the x36 from both distances stroking 24 putts per length and performed this three rounds each distance. After each round I recorded my makes and misses as well as where I missed each putt depending on slope.
The Verdict: Throughout my day of practice with the x36 I noticed a few weaknesses and was able to improve on them almost instantly. The first of my faults was my tendency to aim the putter face left which was easily correctable using the tether strings. My second fault was noticed by studying my tracking sheets in which I noticed that I miss more left to right putts then right to left and have a tendency to miss them on the high side with too much speed. By days end not only did these two weaknesses improve dramatically, but I noticed huge improvement in my confidence to stroke putts rather the steer them. If you already practice these drills or you are looking for a way to make more of the critical “scoring putts” then the x36 is the practice aid for you. Plus the x36 features three other important uses and over 200 different drills. It will be the best $99.99 you’ve ever spent and your handicap will love you for it!