For as long as I have taught golf, I have been looking for a teaching tool specialized in helping players build their own putting stroke. I wanted to find a precise and personalized tool capable of helping players identify and correct their mistakes in order to steadily improve. However, having never found this teaching and training tool, I decided to create it myself! I had the opportunity to do so with the help of the WELLPUTT Company and its team of designers who specialize in creating short game training devices”.
My first goal for this invention was to provide players with a very simple and precise device essentially based on the 3 major components of successful putts : contact, direction and speed. WELLSTROKE (Motion Putting Guide) was born from my collaboration with the WELLPUTT company.
This putting guide will help you reproduce the ideal putting movement thanks to the 3 main markers of your swing:
- The path of the club for proper contact control.
- The clubface orientation for perfect direction
- The swing amplitude for good distance control.
Wellstroke suited to each player
The challenge was therefore to regroup the most efficient and the most commonly used putting techniques used by the best putters in the world into 3 categories . The result was the design of 3 Wellstroke training models, each dependant on the player and his own method of putting, therefore enabling him to work and improve with a guide perfectly suited to his own style.
Each model has a slightly different swing arc design, allowing each player, regardless of his putter style, his morpholoy and his technical preferences to train with a customised putting support.
The advantages of the WELLSTROKE technology
Once these 3 decisive pieces of information were established, I only had to invent a technical and pedagogical visual device, a kind of ideal putting motion guide, to help players clearly identify their mistakes and to assist them in their training.
Visual cues are essential in putting improvement as they are associated with muscle benchmarks during training as they are stored and kept unconsciously in the memory. The repetition of an appropriate gesture during training will allow the player to register and reproduce the ideal moves with precision.
These visual cues which help you reproduce the perfect gesture will therefore help you forget about your stroke. Thanks to the repetition of the ideal moves, the correct swing movement will be remembered unconsciously and will allow you to “let go” in order to become a naturally and unconsciously skilled putting player.
This is the main objective of the Wellstroke training device.
_ Olivier Léglise