Those smallish holes that some superintendents cut into the practice green have nothing on the Dead Zero putting disks. Foremost, the holes aren’t portable. Since they constitute empty space, they can’t be moved from one section of the green to another. Score one point for Dead Zero. Second, the DZPD is smaller than the smallish holes. Forcing you to focus on an even smaller target can’t do anything but help your putting game. If you’re concerned that hitting a disk won’t help you determine the result of putts that move in to quickly, pay attention to the rebound. If the ball shoots off the disc more than three inches, the putt would have lipped out or gone directly over the hole. That’s not science; it’s simply common sense.
I hit a number of putts this morning to the disk, then turned and looked at a regulation golf hole. After using the DZPD, the golf hole looked like a bucket and I poured in a number of 12 and 24 feet putts. It was a pretty cool feeling. The ones that didn’t go in, ended up within tap in distance. Perhaps I was simply “on,” and perhaps it was the DZPD.
The one element that doesn’t serve me in any capacity is the embedded level. If you’re one of those AimPoint aficionados (and I believe it has merit, if you’re willing to put in the time), the level will help you determine if your feet are in sync with the tilt of the green. If not, you probably get all the information you need from your eyes.
Here’s a video of me using the Dead Zero putting disk.
And here’s a link to the Dead Zero putting disks site.