Designed to support Stan Utley’s teaching philosophy, the ‘Learning Curve System’ will condition you to be more comfortable, relaxed and athletic on the green. You’ll develop the fundamentals of a free flowing putting stroke as Utley himself teaches you to use the Learning Curve in any of several ways on the accompanying DVD
What is included in the ‘Learning Curve Package’?
· A gunmetal grey, powder coated putting plane rail set at 68 degrees
· A flat red rail that attaches to the plane rail or can also be used alone for alignment
· A sturdy carrying bag with shoulder strap
· A 30 minute instructional DVD – ‘Learning the Curve’
How does the Learning Curve work?
The Learning Curve provides feedback and reinforcement in 4 unique ways. Each is designed to help you learn how to putt ‘on the curve’
1. The Plane
Align the plane to your target. Make a stroke with the heel of your putter riding the plane. Notice that the heel of your putter comes inside the line of the putt as it comes up. Your stroke is forming a curve as it comes inside during the backstroke, back to square at impact, and to the inside again during the follow through.
2. The Red Rail
Attach the red rail to the inside of the plane as shown below. It will form a curve the same as that formed by your putter when the heel rides the plane. Set the toe of your putter near the red rail (1/4” – ½”) and make a stroke, keeping the toe the same distance from the rail throughout. Place a ball near the centre of the red rail and hit putts while letting your putter head swing ‘on the curve’
The red rail lets you know if your putter head goes outside the proper path of the curved stroke. When this occurs, your putter head will strike the red rail, giving you instant feedback about your stroke.
3. Face Angle Guidelines
Turn the plane over, set your putter head on it, and use the yellow markings to show you the correct angle of your putter face during the stroke. Make strokes back and through so that the centre line of your putter head remains on the yellow curve.
The 7 yellow guidelines illustrate the correct clubface position throughout the stroke. This gives you a fantastic visual reference to help you square the putter face to the curve.
4. Alignment and the Curve
Align the red rail at your target. Place a ball at the end of the rail and use the perpendicular line on the rail to ensure that your putter face is square at address. Using the curve on the rail as a reference, swing your putter along the curve back and through as you make your stroke.