To book your visit to
the Putting Lab CLICK
HERE or telephone Golf Reception
on 0161 655 3668 for more details
In 2011 PGA Professionals Brian
and Scott Connor opened the Putting Lab
at the Golf Performance Centre
to complete the services that are offered at Manchester Golf Club to golfers
both in terms of the golf swing and the art of putting.
There are very few centres in
the UK that can provide this level of feedback, information and service.
This makes us specialists in our delivery of putting coaching & putter
Hogan once said 'There is no similarity
between golf and putting - they are two different games - one is played
in the air and the other on the ground'.
else can you find such an extensive collection of Odyssey,
Yes and Ping putters to be fitted to YOU? There are at least 125 putters
to try! At the Putting Lab we use Science
and Motion or SAM
putting software and video
analysis to find the best putter to suit
your stroke, create the best role, most consistency and to hole more putts.
the majority of us spend more time on the practise ground working on our
driving skills and our iron play than we do on the putting green.
There is no doubt that those
players who identify that the strength of their putting game is crucial
to their scoring ability, are giving themselves the best opportunity for
improvement. If you are one of these players then the Putting Lab is here
Putting Lab is fitted with the very latest technology to help you improve
your putting this includes the SAM Putting Lab, V1
technology and an indoor putting green.
a few things to consider. Putter fitting
is not just for professional golfers. By having your putter adjusted to
match your build and unique swing stroke you can improve your putting stats.
Off-the-shelf putters are not designed for optimal putting as they are built
on the mass production principle of one-size fits all. It is possible to
putt the ball straight with an ill-suited putter, but the odds are stacked
against you when it comes to consistency.
When you are choosing a putter this is what you should
be looking for:
sure the putter is the correct length to
suit your personal height and physique.
Make sure the putter is set at
the correct lie angle to suit you.
Never have a static putter fitting
always be fitted dynamically as this is in real time and mirrors what you
would expect out on the golf course.
Putter off set, this means whether
the shaft of the putter should be in front of the face of the putter or
any where to just behind the putter face, get this wrong and this can make
a considerable difference to aim and putter face square at impact.
loft, again this can only be carried out accurately being fitted
of the putter is a very personal thing but is extremely important
in maintaining the correct feel for the player and getting it wrong will
make maintaining rhythm much more difficult. Can affect long putts significantly.
of the putter must suit your personal stroke mechanics again this should
only be assessed with a dynamic fitting which will assess what will work
best for you.
or no insert again this can only really be carried out correctly
by dynamic fitting, by doing this you can see and feel exactly what is happening
and the science behind it does not lie!
grip size must suit your hand and finger size but not only that the
grip material, density, elasticity and quality are often over looked and
can make the putter have a totally different performance.
fitting will not correct a poor setup and stroke it will only make it "less
bad". The answer to this is to improve your putting
goal here is to find a method that is simple, swings the putter in a consistent
arc and strikes the ball in the same spot on the face every time.
drills to improve
touch and feel and advice on how to develop a consistent pre shot routine
and you are on your way to improving your putting.
the first week of opening Mike from Blackpool visited the Putting Lab and
Golf Performance Centre. Jokingly he described himself as 'a basket case'
with regard to his putting. Mike had sometimes been throwing in 45+ putts
per round but the rest of his game was in really good shape. Following a
one hour session in the Putting Lab he said, 'I feel like a complete golfer
This was what another customer
had to say after having a putting lesson.
for the excellent putting lesson - had a personal best gross of 75 yesterday
with only 24 putts!'
Sophie Powell won the Elsie Corlett trophy at Wilpshire
golf club in June shooting 1 over gross with only 25 putts! Since going
in the Putting Lab and custom fitting her putter to a different balance
and weight she hasn't had more than 30 putts. This result bring Sophie's
handicap down to 1.9. Well done!
we opened the Golf Performance Centre in 2009 our vision was to create a
complete service for amateur golfers who simply wanted to take their game
to the next level. Prior to using our services many customers felt that
they could only aspire to be a better player because they didn't have the
same sort of facilities that professionals have on tour to help them make
the right decisions for their game.
had made bad decisions by purchasing ill fitting golf equipment that had
ruined their game and cost them a great deal of money.
Club Fitting Centre has been dubbed by industry professionals as 'The
best fitting centre outside of the Belfry',
compliment indeed but we knew that there was still someway to go. Now that
our Putting Lab is open I believe that our facilities are complete as we
now have the ability to provide five star assistance in all areas of the
what makes our setup unique? Both the Golf Performance Centre and the Putting
Lab are supported by the best companies in golf and our mission is clear
- Fit the customer to the product that best suits their game irrelevant
of brand AND if we can't improve on a customer's own clubs or putter don't
speak to someone about the Putting Lab or the Golf Performance Centre please
call 0161 655 3668.
same way that the angles created during the golf swing impact on the outcome
of a golf shot. The same is correct in putting.
We all have
individual putting traits but there are a number of constants that can affect
our putting. If the toe
of the putter is not level and is either up or down, it can immediately
misdirect the ball off line. If the individual's putter is not square at
impact, it can also immediately misdirect the ball off line. If the loft
of the putter is wrong (most putters have 4 degrees loft), the ball can
immediately go airborne or be driven into the ground, which will cause the
ball to bounce.
The Putting Lab helps to set up a win for Marcus Armitage
on the Euro Pro Tour
Last week the Putting Lab had a return visit from a Marcus Armitage who
was a member at Manchester Golf Club before turning professional. Marcus
has had several sessions in the Lab and visited a couple of days before
an event in Ireland for some minor alterations to his putter and stroke.
Marcus went on to win his first PGA Euro Pro Tour victory when he shot a
final-round 68 to win the Kingspan Concra Wood Open by two strokes from
'Before I played this weekend I felt that I needed to tweak a couple of
things with my putter and stroke .. Scott and the Putting Lab provide me
with everything that I need to go out onto the golf course and putt with