My first goal for this invention was to provide players with a very simple and precise device essentially based on the 3 major components of successful putts : contact, direction and speed. WELLSTROKE (Motion Putting Guide) was born from my collaboration with the WELLPUTT company.
1. The path of the club for proper contact control.
2. The clubface orientation for perfect direction
3. The swing amplitude for good distance control.
The challenge was therefore to regroup the most efficient and the most commonly used putting techniques used by the best putters in the world into 3 categories . The result was the design of 3 Wellstroke training models, each dependant on the player and his own method of putting, therefore enabling him to work and improve with a guide perfectly suited to his own style.
Once these 3 decisive pieces of information were established, I only had to invent a technical and pedagogical visual device, a kind of ideal putting motion guide, to help players clearly identify their mistakes and to assist them in their training.
Visual cues are essential in putting improvement as they are associated with muscle benchmarks during training as they are stored and kept unconsciously in the memory. The repetition of an appropriate gesture during training will allow the player to register and reproduce the ideal moves with precision.
These visual cues which help you reproduce the perfect gesture will therefore help you forget about your stroke. Thanks to the repetition of the ideal moves, the correct swing movement will be remembered unconsciously and will allow you to "let go" in order to become a naturally and unconsciously skilled putting player.
This is the main objective of the Wellstroke training device.