If you’re looking to stuff the stocking of your favorite golfer—or perhaps just making your own list for Santa Claus—the coming holiday season offers an array of little treats and experiences that will raise your putting game.
Following are some of PutterZone.com’s recommended stocking stuffers for 2007:
I Love Puttle ($18)
Puttle is the definition of a stocking stuffer—tiny, fun, unusual and affordable. This simple game combines the concept of bowling with the art of putting, employing three wooden pins and a point system that rewards accuracy, both in terms of direction and distance. Each “I Love Puttle” package includes three pins, game instructions and measuring string for precise pin placement.
SeeMore Triangulator ($10)
This nifty little item from the SeeMore Putter Company helps “train your eyes as to what correct aim looks like as you stand over a putt.” You address a level 10 or 15-foot putt as you normally would, then replace the ball with the triangulator, a plastic triangle that rests flush against the putter face. Then you secure the triangulator to the green with a tee, and extend the attached 15-foot string through the center of the triangle and along the green to precisely determine where you were truly aimed, as opposed to where you thought you were aimed.
Tour Tempo Player Package ($99)
Stan Utley’s “Learning The Curve” DVD ($49.95)
A price tag of $49.95 for a DVD might sound like a lot, but in this case it’s a deal, because leading short-game guru Stan Utley offers insights and instruction that will last a lifetime. This DVD gets your putting game on a proven track by teaching you the arcing stroke that is preferred by most PGA Tour players.
Titleist Scotty Cameron Pivot Tool ($10)
Repair your ball marks in style with this ergonomically brilliant tool created by famed putter designer Scotty Cameron. Just having this cool little device in your pocket will motivate you to improve your short game and hit more greens.
The Game Before The Game ($22.50) by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson
This little book will fit snugly in a stocking, but it’s also packed with practical information that will help you get the most out of your practice, both technically and mentally. The chapter on putting alone is worth the price of admission.
Custom Fitting by TaylorMade Performance Labs ($400)
Give the gift of a perfect fit with a two-hour session at one of four TaylorMade Performance Labs in