Our Picks: Best putting trainers of 2023

Check out GOLF’s picks for the hottest brands and most convenient items from the past year. Get excited for these must-have putting trainers

These are the best putting trainers of 2023.


Welcome to GOLF’s 2023 edition of the Best of Everything, where we’re providing you with, well… the best of everything!

Sure, every golfer wants to bomb the driver and prove to their playing partners that they flex the biggest muscles off the tee, but that doesn’t always lead to shooting lower scores.

Want to know where you can really shave strokes off your game? With the putter (just ask Brian Harman).

But to really dial in your putting stroke takes lots of practice and repetition. So instead of just senselessly banging balls around the driving range without much regard, do yourself a favor and spend more time on the putting green to see serious gains on your scorecard.

With the help of the best putting trainers of 2023, you can elevate your game and start seeing more pars and birdies (and not so many bogeys or doubles) — so check out the products that will help you become a master with the flat stick!

These are the best of the best!

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Keep scrolling for all the best putting trainers we saw this year.

Short Game Gains Putting Mirror

Short Game Gains Putting Mirror

Helps confirm that the setup, stroke, and start line stay consistent.

Great putters never mess with a good thing, so the Short Game Gains Putting Mirror exists to achieve just that — consistency!

With this putting mirror, you can confidently stand over your ball and instantly see that your setup, stroke and start line are all aligned properly each time, allowing you to put your best stroke forward.

Lower scores start with commanding the flat stick. And with the help of this training aid, you’ll become a sniper anytime you step foot on the putting surface.

Wellputt Mat – 10 feet

Wellputt Mat 10ft

THE BEST PUTTING MAT EVER, APPROVED BY WORLD-RENOWNED COACH CAMERON MCCORMICK, JORDAN SPIETH’S COACH. Used by the world’s top professional players, the Wellputt Mats are the most scientifically accurate in reproducing a real-life green. Their patented design & rolling speed have been tested by our engineers and coach Cameron McCormick to make you a putting expert. Length : 10 ft Width : 1.64 ft Stimp meter speed : 10/11.5 ft Weight : 4.28 lbs Approved by Cameron McCormick Aiming & speed control training More than 50 practice exercises Wellputt App for iOS & android
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With a stamp of approval from Jordan Spieth’s coach Cameron McCormick, the Wellputt Mat is the quintessential training aid when you’re working on your short game.

The patented design and rolling speed have been tested and approved by top engineers, meaning it’s comparable to working on your putting distance control on the practice greens at your favorite course.

So gain the confidence you need in order to shave some strokes off your scoredcard with the flatstick.

Short Game Gains Ghost Holes

Short Game Gains Ghost Holes

They sound scarier than they are- trust us. The SGG Ghost Holes can be used to improve your performance both on and off the greens. Each of the ghost holes (sold in packs of 3) are the exact dimensions of an actual regulation golf hole.   There is one thing that differentiates these ghost holes from other practice cups. Made from sturdy, yet flexible PVC, they are thin enough for a golf ball to roll across seamlessly, but they won’t blow away. The edges are flat, allowing you to aim for them without affecting the roll of the ball. This makes them perfect options for distance control drills with the putter and as landing spot targets for shots around the greens.   A lot of players also like to use them during practice rounds and place them where they believe the holes will be placed during the event to allow them to practice the putts they will be faced with.
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With the colder weather approaching in many parts of the country, it’s not always convenient to get to the practice green. That’s where having the Ghost Holes helps, as you can create the feel of a putting green from nearly anywhere.

Scatter these ghost holes around and instantly see an improved putting stroke! From sinking close putts to drilling more shots outside of 6 feet, these are ideal for the golfer who doesn’t allow anything to get in the way of their practice.

The RainDrop – Retractable Putting String

The RainDrop – Retractable Putting String

Developed in partnership with world renowned golf instructor and putting guru, Matt Killen. Close to 20 feet of retractable cable! The Raindrop will help you work on start line easily and quickly on the putting green. Either straight putts or breaking putts, this retractable string can do it all! Quick and easy to setup, and stores easily in your golf bag. Includes a neoprene carrying case to protect your raindrop and metal stakes.
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Take the guesswork out of reading your next putt with the help of The Raindrop!

With nearly 20 feet of retractable cable, this training aid was designed to help find your start line, acting as your North Star as you hit your shot toward the hole. So now you can have peace of mind with each stroke, developing the confidence you need to sink more putts.

Short Game Gains Precision Putting Laser

Short Game Gains 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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Like a sniper eyeing his target, the Short Game Gains Precision Putting Laser allows you to lock in on your shot, providing perfect aim with the flat stick. It allows unmatched confidence, giving you a visual line to roll your ball down towards the hole.

With a mini tripod to hold this putting trainer device in place, it’s an easy and fun way to get the right lines — helping you make more putts along the way.

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Nick Dimengo

Golf.com Editor

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