The sun’s beating down. You have a putter in hand and a gang of impatient strangers over your shoulder tapping their watches. Just one stroke, one masterful stroke, is all you need. Metal kisses resin and you watch the ball sail at a 40-degree angle to the left away from the hole; mere inches in reality but they might as well be kilometres. Sweat runs cold as an overwhelming sense of shame washes over your stupid little body. It’s times like these you wish you logged a few hours on the Exputt Putting Simulator.
As the folks behind this lounge room rig will tell you, practice is the only way to get better, and practice made convenient is exactly what you get. With four distinct modes to sharpen the old short game – Practice, Train, Challenge, Game – the Exputt Putting Simulator offers a “highly accurate” experience, precision data which measures ball speed + direction + angle, as well as real-time feedback. In other words, you’ll be competition ready in no time.
Options you can modulate include the following:
- simulated greens + slopes
- tour-level green speeds + conditions
- seasonal conditions (spring, summer, autumn, winter)
Simply connect the Exputt camera to a TV, roll out the 40″ x 12″ putting mat, and start moving the ball – which returns thanks to the convenient, noise-cancelling elastic ball stopper at the end. Swipe your putter on the matt to access on-screen controls like a computer mouse.
The Exputt Putting Simulator retails for US$399 (AU$515).