Save strokes on the green with these 9 putting training aids

putting trainers

Honing your stroke is a great way to start improving on the green.


If you’re hoping to play better golf in 2022, the green is often the most obvious place to start.

Why? Even in a perfect regulation round, half of your shots are putts, and that number tends to be even higher for less-skilled players. So, it makes sense to focus on that area of your game if you’re looking to make an immediate impact.

Luckily, there are plenty of products out there that are devoted to helping you hone your stroke — and you can even use many of them at home.

Check out nine of our favorite putting training aids below, and while you’re shopping, make sure to click through the rest of the items on offer in GOLF’s Pro Shop. From the latest apparel, shoes and clubs to special-edition releases and more, you can find everything you need for your game, all in one convenient place.

Short Game Gains Signature Stainless Steel Putting Mirror

Your golf practice just got way more effective! The Signature Stainless Steel Putting Mirror is made of high-strength stainless steel and gives you picture-perfect clarity (no weird distortion!) when you look down at the ball. It has an included ruler for measuring stance and setup, and the ruler doubles as a shoulder alignment mirror when you flip it over. Genius! It’s double-sided. plus it comes with adhesive silicone protection strips to keep your putter from scratching the surface without affecting the roll of the ball. With slots in key points to make your own tee gates, you can work on setup, path, eye line, start line, and more at one single station. Indoor Practice? No problem. Use the included marbles for start line work in the off-season.  
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Perfect Putting Gates

Dial in your putting with our Perfect Putting Gates. With 3 different sizes you can create multiple putting drills to improve your game. Simple detachable legs to keep your gates safe in the case and use on course.  Small Gate is 60mm: gap of less than 1 and 1/2 golf balls. Medium Gate is 70mm: gap of 1 and 3/4 golf balls. Large Gate is 80mm: gap of 2 golf balls
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Precision Putting Laser

 Precision Putting Laser Think of yourself as a Sniper, and your putter is the  badass modified rifle that helps you lock on to your target. Our Precision Putting Laser goes on top of your weapon (the putter) and shows you EXACTLY how to perfect your aim, so you can feel more confident pulling that trigger. As we already know, 97% of players suck at aiming (see: Accurate Aim Kit) and if your aim is poor, you’ll have to make adjustments throughout the stroke to get the putter face aimed down the correct line in time for impact. This leads to inconsistencies and missed putts. The PPL comes with a tripod as well, which allows you to create a sort of “chalk line”- but this chalk line won’t ruin your hardwood floors. Click the Laser onto the tripod, align it with your target, and you have a clear visual of the line you’re trying to hit. *This laser is designed for indoor use, and is not visible in bright outdoor light*
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Callaway Executive Putting

This putting mat from Callaway is a great tool for indoor putting practice. It features a removable putting cup, which is slightly smaller than regulation size, and an eight foot putting surface, made from premium foam to minimize folds and creases. 
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Indoor Performance Pack

Our company started in Sweden, so we know the pain of being trapped indoors for months at a time- and missing the golf course like crazy. If only there was a way to improve your fundamentals and actually get better at putting in the off-season… Surprise! Now there is. The Indoor Performance Pack is designed to help you develop and maintain the skills that you need to come out of the winter months a better player than you were before. This Pack includes our classic Putting Mirror, plus two new products designed especially for indoor golfers. Our All-Terrain Putting Gate will perfect your start line, and our Precision Putting Laser will optimize your aim to help you make more putts than ever before. Don’t let the cold weather beat your game!
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Cup Reducer

The ability to narrow down your focus on a smaller target is something you will hear the best golfers in the world constantly talk about. With the help from the Short Game Gains putting cup reducer you can decrease the size of the hole two different levels. You can also put graphics on the actual cup to further narrow down your focus on a specific part of the actual hole. Putting to a smaller target in practice will also make the regular cup look bigger during the round which can increase your confidence and help you put a better stroke on your putts!
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Start Line String

We all know someone who spends all of their time “practicing”, but never seems to get better. Don’t be that guy. Focusing on the right things is key to dropping strokes on the course. One thing that every good putter on Tour does well, is starting putts on their intended line.   The Short Game Gains Start Line String is designed to help you set up a practice station that delivers instant feedback on your ability to start putts on your intended line.   It has multiple functions, allowing you to measure your performance as well as keeping your stroke consistent. Most people aren’t sure how to practice to improve, because they aren’t actually sure what they’re doing wrong. The Start Line String is a perfect way to make sure your practice is effective and efficient.   SGG Putting String features: •start line •eye line •green reading •swing path •swing length
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Accurate Aim Kit

If you could see exactly where you were aiming on every putt- how many more putts would drop per round? We’d bet on somewhere around ALOT more. According to data, 97% of golfers do not aim the ball where they intend to, or where they *think* they are aimed.   Where the club face is aligned directly affects where the ball starts… And it’s tough to make putts if you’re not sure where exactly it’s pointing. The Short Game Gains Accurate Aim Kit helps you to aim more accurately by allowing you to add line enhancing symmetrical graphics that work with your eyes to help you more easily align the golf ball.
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True Pendulum Motion (TPM)

Putt Like the Pros!  For Golfers Of ALL Levels & Ages Perfect Your Pendulum Stroke Works With ANY Putter & Grip Style Collapses For Easy Traveling Guaranteed Results “TPM is a very effective tool to allow a player to feel what it is to make a unified balanced movement thus allowing for the most essential physical abilities of start line precision and force control to flourish.” – Cameron McCormick (Coach of Jordan Spieth) How to Use TPM:
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