* #1 in Putting Average 1.717 putts per green in regulation
* #3 in One Putt Percentage 44.6%
* #4 in Putts per Round 28.03
* #5 in Strokes Gained Putting .709 per round
In 2003, when he was player of the year on the Nationwide Tour, he set the all time Tour season record for fewest average putts per green in regulation, an incredible 1.699, using his SeeMore putter. The SeeMore putter has been with him ever since, helping him to nearly $25 million in career earnings and 8 PGA Tour victories, the second most on the PGA Tour for any player currently under the age of 40.
Take a look at an excerpt from the SPi forum post below. Join in on the conversation by clicking on the link and leaving your comments for myself, Ed and Martin to answer. We appreciate your input.
Now that AGT is an authorised SeeMore putter fitting centre and both Ed and Martin have passed the SeeMore Bronze Instructor / Fitter test, we wanted some proof that the SeeMore system definitely has the potential to improve a player’s putting stroke. At St. Andrews Links Golf Academy, we have a SAM Puttlab analyser which measures 28 parameters of the putting stroke. We decided to put the SeeMore system of putting to the test, using SAM Puttlab. The results blew us away.
First we had to find a volunteer who was unhappy with their putting. We soon found an ideal candidate and will tell you who it is at the end of this report. The plan was to use SAM to analyse the player’s current putting stroke then to compare this with the SeeMore system of putting using a fitted SeeMore putter.
The player chosen generally sets up with his putter in the middle of his stance and his eye line directly over the ball. His current putting stroke is driven by arms and hands rather than by simply rocking the shoulders with firm wrists. He complained that his putter always seemed to move outside the line on his backstroke and that the putts never felt solid. As a result, distance control was not good and his confidence was not great.
Forum Link - HERE - Join in on the Conversation - Proof That The SeeMore Putting System Works
To ensure your clubs maintain good condition it is important that you follow a few basic rules:
DO NOT use brushes with wire/brass bristles as this will damage the coating particularly on forged clubs which are carbon steel not stainless steel.
If you use iron head covers and play in the wet/damp conditions, ensure you dry the clubs after playing and leave the covers off to enable them to dry fully. Dampness will cause rust.
Forged Club Heads
These will mark very easily due to the softness and are particularly susceptible to stones in bunkers – BEWARE. Small nicks can be ground out.
Grips will last longer if washed regularly and performance will be maintained in poor conditions.
A good graphite friendly bag is essential. Shafts will mark very easily and will wear if rubbing against hard surfaces.
At the Rex Hospital Open on the Nationwide Tour, KBS TOUR® X (130g) shafts were used by the top finisher highlighting 30 total players at the event trusting shafts from the KBS TOUR Series. This week's player count highlights rapid growth on the Nationwide Tour where 13 players arrived at the year's first event trusting KBS. Recent tournaments show KBS now averaging 25+ players per event in addition to 3 victories already this year.
On the Champions Tour, KBS TOUR® X (130g) shafts were trusted by the top finisher at the Principal Charity Classic marking the KBS brand's fourth win this year on this tour alone. This week's event is the 10th of the season giving KBS 40% of the victories in 2012.
According to Director of Tour Operations, Kim Braly, "The player growth we're seeing on Tour this year is simply phenomenal. On the PGA TOUR, we continue to attract more of the game's best and most visible players. On the Nationwide, with the addition of KBS Representative, Jason Hause, we're finally working with players at the game's top proving ground. Our rapid success across every tour and the performance of players using KBS speaks directly to the product's performance and I personally couldn't be more excited."
Johnson is red hot right now, with a Victory (Colonial) and 2 second place finishes (RBC Heritage, The Players) in his last 4 starts, and over $2.4 million in winnings in those 4 events.
Every one of Johnson's victories have taken place using his trusted SeeMore FGP blade style putter, with SeeMore's patented and proven RST (RifleScope Technology) alignment system. By "hiding the red dot" Johnson uses the same putting system that was originally introduced to him by SeeMore teaching ambassador Pat O'Brien and that is now being taught to golfers all over the world through the SeeMore Putter Institute (SPi).
Johnson led the field at Colonial in putting, taking only 101 putts over the course of 4 rounds. His putting average and strokes gained putting also put him at or near the top of the field and helped him to hold off the other hottest player on tour for the victory. Year to date Johnson is 1st overall in one putt percentage on tour, 1st on tour in par 5 performance, 1st in scrambling from over 30 yards, 3d in Putting Average, and 3d in fewest putts per round.
Not only do these players use the benefits of the SeeMore system, but also our 140 worldwide SPi Instructors. Both TOUR players and SPi Instructors see how a consistent set-up, consistent ball position will lead to a more consistent stroke. Therefore being able to learn your good putting stroke from your bad putting stroke.
SPi brings our passion and teaching platform to the teaching professionals in a way that is helping them grow their competence, confidence, and teaching breadth in all things putting. SPi trains and certifies golf instructors, and then helps them find students, juniors, and mini-tour players to bring into a putting training program. It creates a huge win-win, and is one of the freshest ideas in the golf industry in a long time. SPi already has nearly 20 teachers who have rapidly advanced through this training to where they are becoming regional leaders in putting instruction. If you are a golf instructor and would like to become a SPi Certified Instructor, please contact Ted Gallina at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We will teach you to learn to enjoy putting instruction.
The 53-year-old Englishman shot 68-67-64-72 for a 17-under par total of 271 at the first championship ever staged at the challenging Jack Nicklaus-designed course in southwestern Michigan.
He led by as many as nine strokes on the front nine Sunday, but made a few bogeys coming in to win by two shots in a tournament he dominated over the last 36 holes.
“It’s the greatest day of my professional career, no question about that,” said the resident of Ascot, England, who in had never before won a Champions Tour event “It was hard work in the end. I think I had a nine-shot lead and your mind starts to wander a bit.”
Through 54 holes the champion hit 16 of 18 greens each day. He hit 14 of 18 in the final round.
“Nippon Shaft is very proud that its products contributed to a victory at one of the more prestigious championships in senior golf,” said Hiroyuki Fukuda, head of sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft. “We congratulate the champion.”
On the Ladies European Tour, the winner of the Unicredit Women’s German Open used the Nippon Shaft N.S. Pro 950GH steel shafts in her irons. The Frenchwoman earned her victory by making a birdie on the second hole of a sudden death playoff at Golfpark Gut Hausern outside Munich.
“The N.S. Pro 950GH has been a fixture on the women’s professional tours worldwide for many years,” Fukuda said. “We congratulate this week’s champion and wish her the best in the future.”
A number of touring pros – including former Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup team members – are playing prototype versions of the MODUS3 shafts in PGA and European PGA tournaments this year. The Tour 120 model weighs between 114 and 126 grams and comes in S, X, and Tour X flex options. An R flex is new this season. Other models still in the testing phase weigh as little as 106 grams and as many as 139 grams – but all meet the requirements of top players.
The N.S. PRO MODUS3 series shafts are growing in popularity with tour pros because they offer optimal performance in the three key areas:
Desired trajectory, which comes as a result of the unique shaft structure
Acurate distances, thanks to the shaft’s unique raw steel material and accompanying heat treatment;
Tight dispersion, which comes from the exacting tolerances of the highest quality level.
Nippon Shaft made its reputation in the late 1990s by developing the first high quality lightweight steel shaft. The revolutionary N.S. PRO 950GH became the industry’s first sub-100 gram steel shaft, combining the stability and consistency of heavier shafts with extremely lightweight. Soon, Nippon Shaft grew to be the No. 1-selling shaft in Asia, controlling 80 percent of the market.
Nippon Shaft manufactures all of its steel and graphite shafts in a state-of-the-art factory at its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. The company’s integrated production lines are strictly monitored and controlled with thorough checks conducted responsibly through the entire production process, Fukuda said. As a result, Nippon Shaft is able to control high product quality – from material selection to final testing.
Nippon Shaft has more than 200 professional tour victories on worldwide. Based in Yokohama, Japan, Nippon Shaft is the No. 1-selling steel shaft in Asia, where it controls 80 percent of the golf shaft market.