In most cases, if you want to be a better golfer, you’ve got to focus on becoming a better putter.
Think about it this way; if you manage to shoot even par, half of your strokes will come from putting. If your scores are above par, how many of your mistakes happened around the green? For most of us, the answer is too many.
To putt well you must have a consistent putting stroke. But unlike other parts of the game, putting is more mental than physical. You’ve also got to have proper alignment and feel for distance. It’s a part of the game that demands focus and concentration.
In a recent article, noted Performance Coach, David MacKenzie, notes that because putting is less reliant on physical prowess, anyone can become a good putter, provided they focus on the right things. He recommends a holistic approach that starts with good fundamentals, and that includes setting good and consistent “process goals.” By concentrating on the process, you worry less about the outcome and instead, ensure you’re consistently concentrating on the steps that set you up for success.
How Mohawk Can Help
For many players, alignment aids that are either printed or drawn on a golf ball are part of the process. Once they mark their ball on the green, they’ll typically clean it and replace it with the alignment aid pointed towards their intended target. Between that and alignment aids on their putter, it provides a consistent point of aim, from putter to ball, to hole.
Mohawk uses science based on the Vernier Acuity principle to improve alignment. It allows the player to draw three lines on their golf ball. The lines can be marked in contrasting colors with a thicker and more prominent inside line, and two thinner lines outside. Together this system helps golfers better measure their alignment from ball to hole. In fact, some studies suggest that it can help improve putting accuracy by up to 15% or more.
Each Mohawk ships with double-tipped markers that easily allow the player to choose a color for the thicker internal line and color it in using the marker’s broader tip. They also enable the player to color the outside lines using the contrasting color’s fine point tip.
It’s a simple, but effective tool that can help you improve your focus, resulting in better putting accuracy. And the better you putt, the better you score. Because the Mohawk uses a special 3D printed design that clamps down tightly around the ball, the lines can be drawn perfectly, every time. Mohawk also features a single line on the other side that allows the user to align it with the ball's factory alignment aid. This can help ensure the lines are drawn on the exact opposite side of the ball and assist the player if they need to touch up or re-mark the ball after use.
Until next time...fairways, greens, and Mohawk Your Balls!
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John Hauer is the co-Founder and CEO of CDJ Designs (the product development company that developed and markets the Mohawk 3D Golf Aligner.) He is also the Founder and CEO of Get3DSmart, a consultancy that helps big companies identify and capitalize on opportunities with 3D printing.
John is also a technology journalist who focuses primarily on the topics of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and automation. His original content has been featured on Forbes, TechCrunch, Futurism, QZ.com, Techfaster.com, 3DPrint.com, and Fabbaloo, among others.