Slopegraide Teaches You How To Master The Slope, Speed and Line On Any Putt
Melbourne, FL – Augusta National is legendary for many things including the infamous phrase, “the Masters doesn’t start until the back nine on Sunday.” Despite the brute strength of bombers like Bryson Dechambeau, and rumors of a Masters golf ball coming soon, it is the golf course – that lush, heavenly masterpiece designed by Alistar McKenzie and Bobby Jones – that always takes the final bow when the Masters Tournament is over.
Augusta National’s treacherous 18-hole green complexes and mind-bending pin placements challenge and taunt the world’s best players on the biggest stage in golf every April. The players know every green is a potential three-putt and if you don’t have your speed and distance control, putting off the front of the green from behind the hole is an ever present, looming possibility.
No other Tour event or major championship demonstrates so dramatically in real-time, the knee-knocking, heart-racing challenge of reading greens and visualizing the tricky slopes and speeds of every putt like those seen during the Masters. If you are a golfer that struggles with your putting, now there is a breakthrough training device that can help amateur golfers of any skill level (and even tour players) become better green readers and sink more putts.
Slopegraide is an iOS and Android app that works with a GPS sensor that attaches to your waist and provides real-time green reading, speed and distance control. Here’s how it works. As you stand on a sloped part of a putting green facing the hole, your hips naturally tilt down the slope. The sensor uses your lateral hip tilt to calculate the slope of the green from where you are standing. In seconds, the app displays a reference point showing you exactly where to aim your putt.
“Forget those old school, contoured, black and white, green reading books.”said Jeff Mocini, President of Slopegraide. “With Slopegraide, GPS and digital technology has finally crossed the bridge from the fairways to the greens. Slopegraide provides real-time putting training, green reading and feedback just like Trackman does for clubhead and ball speed and overall swing training.”
Slopegraide trains your eyes and your lower body to read both the slope and speed of the green with confidence. At this year’s Masters, Hole 17, a 440 yard par 4, played roughly 0.2 shots over par making it the 7th toughest hole in the tournament. It yielded only 30 birdies compared to 74 bogeys. Although the 17th green isn’t as difficult as some of the others in terms of pin placements, a lot of players struggled with the correct speed on this hole. Players in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur also struggled with speed on this green during the final round when they were playing to a back left pin location. Determining the correct speed is the key to scoring in these situations and Slopegraide can train you to be a confident and fearless putter.
Weather conditions (wind, rain, heat) can also impact green speeds. Hideki Matsuyama, on his way to winning the Green Jacket, didn’t make the most birdies in the field (13 compared to 21 by Robert MacIntyre), however, he did make the fewest number of bogeys in the field (nine) with no double bogeys or worse. But when the course conditions softened Saturday afternoon after the short rain delay, Matsuyama was one of the few players who adjusted easily to the changing green speeds. He made four birdies and an eagle on his way to a six-under, 30, on the second nine, resulting in a three-shot lead going into the final round on Sunday.
Learn to trust the slope, speed and line every time you putt with Slopegraide. Slopegraide come with four display modes: slope percentage, slope degrees, US and Metric reference points. It adjusts for any green speed from 6 to 15 on the Stimpmeter. There is also a Coach Mode which interprets the slope direction when worn on the back of the user’s mid-section. Slopegraide is allowed for practice rounds and recreational play only and is not legal in competition.
Slopegraide is a veteran owned business based in Melbourne, Florida. Slopegraide units are built, assembled and tested in the USA. As golfers ourselves, our purpose is to be in service to the game while looking for new opportunities to increase participation, and enrich the enjoyment and performance of all golfers. Simple and easy to understand video tutorials are available on our website, www.slopegraide.com. For customer service or product support, call Jeff Mocini, 616-510-3592.
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