Use this pro-approved training aid for hassle-free putting practice

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Dustin Johnson is among the many pros who trusts The Raindrop putting aid.

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GOLF Top 100 Teacher Matt Killen, who has in the past helped Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas with their putting, has recently developed The Raindrop. 

Unlike other putt-practice strings, this one neatly retracts into a teardrop-shaped hub, so it stays tight, intact and never tangles. The bookend pillars, meanwhile, fasten on either end so that they can never become dislodged.

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The Raindrop

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The RainDrop was developed in partnership with world renowned GOLF Top-100 Teacher Matt Killen, the putting coach of MULTIPLE Majors champions, to help every golfer make more putts.
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With those problems solved, you can enjoy the benefits of practicing putting with a string. Run it from the ball to the hole as shown below; the goal is to hit putts so that the ball starts rolling in line with the string before gradually breaking off. 

It’ll help you visualize both the start line and the break — which is why the pros like it — without any of the hassle.

Luke Kerr-Dineen

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Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role he oversees all the brand’s service journalism spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University and in 2017 was named News Media Alliance’s “Rising Star.” His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.