A path that is too far to the inside or too far to the outside of your target line creates a glancing strike on the ball. This can cause the ball to start off line, but most often creates a small amount of sidespin that will carry the ball off line after impact and is responsible for only about 15% of off line putts. A path that is directly on your target line through the Impact Zone will result in a square strike and the ball will roll end over end.
2. Face Angle
A putter face that is open or closed through the Impact Zone results in the ball starting off line immediately after striking the ball. A face angle that is not square to your target line is responsible for about 85% of off line putts. Keeping a square putter face through impact is a must to ensure the ball starts on line.
3. Poor Distance Control
Even a ball that starts on line and rolls true requires the right distance to drop. Missing the sweet spot of the putter can cause a loss of up to 30% of the energy transfer into the ball. Consistently striking the ball in the sweet spot is crucial to having good distance control putt after putt.
Here is how TIBA Putt can help:
Correct Swing path
TIBA Putt’s patented progressive entry guides a off line swing path back onto your target line. The feedback received when the putter is guided back on line is referred to as a meaningful learning system. This means you’ll learn the proper path quicker than with other “memorization” style putting aids
Square Face Angle
TIBA Putt provides visual feedback to ensure you start with a square face. But TIBA’s perfectly square section 1″ before and 1″ after the impact position provides sensory feedback if the face is open or closed through this area. This feedback teaches you to keep the face square through impact.
Improved Distance Control
TIBA Putt will help you learn to swing the putter on your target line and with a square face consistently. Along with learning to start the ball on line and strike it squarely to ensure true rolls, you will strike the ball in the sweet spot more often, resulting in improved distance control.
We are often asked "Why is TIBA Putt better than just doing a Tee Drill?". We believe this short video explains it very well!
Notice how the tee stops the toe and the stroke using the Tee Drill?
When TIBA is struck it still provides the feedback on the stroke flaws, But it guides the putter back on line and let's you complete your stroke.