The Putting Arc is considered to be one of the most widely used training aids to improve your putting. Essentially a static piece of plastic or wood that is strategically shaped to guide a putter along the preferred arc of a winning putting stroke. It’s design resulted from a combination of PGA Professional VJ Trolio’s vision of having the perfect putting stroke, then mathematical theories researched and applied by engineer Joey Hamilton, and of course, the manufacturing expertise of engineer-inventor Dave Hamilton.
The Putting Arc works because…
1. It’s based upon natural body movement which can be quickly learned and repeated. Results can be seen in several days … Thousands of repetitions are not required to show a marked improvement.
2. The clubhead travels in a perfect circle (radius R) and the projection of this circle on the ground is an ellipse in the shape of the Putting Arc.
3. The putter is always ‘on plane’ (the sweet-spot/spinal pivot plane). The intersection of this plane with the ground is a straight line, the ball/target line.
4. The club face is always square to the above plane. It is only square to the ball target line at the center line of the Putting Arc. You are learning an inside-to-square-to-inside putting stroke.
5. In this perfect putting stroke, there is only one moving part. The hands, arms and shoulders rotate as one unit. No manipulation of the hands or arms is required to follow the correct path with a correct clubface. It happens automatically.
The beauty of The Putting Arc is that it doesn’t merely guide your swing along the preferred arc, but also measures the squareness of the putter face relative to crucial points in the arc. In other words, putting along the arc is only half of the battle—the other half consists of ensuring that the putter face is square to its path and thus square upon impact. We are also very excited to say that the Putting Arc is #10 on the Golf Range Associations Top 25 Teaching and Training Aids of 2017 list!