Can you use PuttOut on carpet?

Answered by John Hunt

You can definitely use the PuttOut on carpet! While it may not be the ideal surface for practicing your putting skills, it can still be effective in improving your stroke and distance control.

I remember when I was younger, I used to practice putting on my carpet all the time. It may not have been the smoothest or fastest surface, but it still allowed me to work on my technique and get a feel for the putter.

The PuttOut is a great training aid that helps you develop a consistent putting stroke by simulating the exact conditions of sinking a putt. It has a parabolic ramp that returns the ball back to you if you hit it with the correct speed and line. This instant feedback is extremely valuable in honing your putting skills.

When using the PuttOut on carpet, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure you have a flat and level surface to set it up on. This will help ensure that the ball rolls true and doesn’t veer off course due to any bumps or unevenness in the carpet.

You may also want to consider using a putting mat or a thin piece of plywood as a base under the PuttOut to provide a more consistent and smoother surface. This can help replicate the feel of a real putting green.

Additionally, you might want to experiment with different carpet types to find one that gives you a better putting experience. Some carpets may be too thick or have a high pile, which can make it harder to gauge the speed and line of your putts. Ideally, you want a carpet that closely resembles the smoothness and speed of a putting green.

While practicing on carpet may not offer the same level of realism as putting on a proper green, it can still be a valuable tool in developing your putting skills. The key is to focus on your stroke mechanics, alignment, and speed control.

To make your carpet putting practice more effective, you can set up various drills and challenges using the PuttOut. For example, you can work on hitting a certain number of putts in a row into the PuttOut’s target or try to consistently putt the ball to a specific distance.

Using the PuttOut on carpet can be a convenient and affordable way to work on your putting at home. While it’s not the perfect practice surface, it still allows you to improve your stroke and develop a better feel for distance control. So go ahead and give it a try, and see how it helps you improve your putting game!