5 Dudes Golf’s Putting Gate System includes everything you need to improve your putting and help you sink even the most difficult putts. This golf putting system will work on any practice green and gives you immediate feedback on how to improve your putting. designed the Putting Gate System to be easy to use, helping you identify common problems.
Set-up is as easy as can be. Place one, two, or three gates, depending on the distance you wish to practice. Set up the alignment stick (not included) and place a ball directly underneath. A ball marker can be placed to help reset consistently between putts. This setup allows you to monitor alignment, ball position, putting arc, and face angle throughout the stroke. Check out some of the drills you can use with your PGS:
Distance: 4 – 8 ft
Choose a putt with little to no break and attach appropriate gate at the front end of the alignment stick. Place your golf ball directly under the stick and more towards the red holder. This does two things: (1) allows your eyes to get directly over the golf ball (2) shortens your backstroke to create acceleration throughout the putting stroke. This drill is great to check up on your stroke, but don’t take it for granted, the 5 ft putt is the single most important distance in putting. We recommend starting with the 1-gate drill until you are consistently stroking it through the gate and into the hole.
Distance: 15 – 20 ft
Find a putt with a good amount of break in it. Attach the 2 1/2 gate at the end of the alignment stick. Place your golf ball under the stick so that your eyes are directly over it. You will need to hit a few putts to make certain you have the correct line. Adjust if necessary, and then place the 3 1/2 gate 6 ft in front of the first gate. Stroke a few putts before placing the 4 1/2 gate 4 ft short of the hole.
Take into consideration that you are creating the toughest putt possible. Make it fun and don’t get frustrated. PGA players only make 15% of their 20 ft putts.
Distance: 10 – 15 ft
Pick a breaking putt that you must start outside of the hole. Attach the appropriate gate at the front end of alignment stick. Place your golf ball directly under the stick to ensure that your eyes are over the ball. Putt a few and pay attention to the path as the ball travels. Using that knowledge, place another gate (one size larger than the one already in use) at the apex of the putt. Adding the second gate forces you to combine the perfect speed with the correct putting stroke. It also trains your eyes to better read greens by singling out the putt’s apex, as well as, the movement before and after that apex.
Lag Gate Drill
Distance: 20+ ft
Choose any lag putt you want. Put the alignment stick into the holder and stick it in the ground pointing towards the intended target. Place the ball towards the middle-front of the alignment stick and roll a few putts to check that the line you have picked out is correct. Take the small gate and attach it to the back end of the alignment rod. This helps in windy conditions and will tilt up the stick to allow for a full putting stroke. We recommend placing either the 3 1/2 or 4 1/2 gate about 6 feet in front of you. Placing the gate further away makes the drill more difficult.
“The PGS is the best putting aid that I’ve seen for getting the ball started on line. It’s great for straight line drills and it’s the best I’ve seen for breaking putts!” – Jim Talbot | Senior Instructor, Hank Haney Golf
“The PGS has created consistency on all my makeable putts because I now know the ball is starting out on my intended line. The thing I like most about the product is that it automatically checks body alignment, ball position, and eye line. The PGS is also a product that is very portable and can be used in a number of different ways to keep practice interesting.” – Chris Gilbert | Pro Golfer / Assistant Golf Coach, Washington State University