ArcMat Stroke Path Trainer by FatPlate Review
Review by Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies, Featuring Comment by Matt Holbrook
FatPlate has been producing training aids for several years and I have been able to try and test all of their products, including the ArcMat Stroke Path Trainer. With this brand, you know that you will be purchasing a training aid of the highest quality, where considerable thought has been made during its construction.
Alongside my fellow Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook, I have reviewed the ArcMat and describe what you can expect.
- Double-sided for technical & transitional training.
- Supplied with 24 Page Training Guide - Practice/Playing Record.
- Available in three stroke arcs: Straight, Slight or Strong. Can be used on a real green, putting mat or even at home on your carpet!
- Used by tour pros & PGA coaches throughout the world.
- Access to Assisted Learning video series of practice drills.
Like all of FatPlate’s products, the ArcMat looks fantastic. It comes in a nice tube and inside is another plastic tube that keeps the mat and the tee stubs and guide all nice and tidy. The added bonus is that it fits easily into your golf bag so can be with you at all times. It comes in three options, Straight, Slight Arc and Strong Arc. The most common stroke tends to be Slight, but there are a number of ways that you can check and match the correct model to your putter.
Face-balanced putters should favour the Straight Arc, whereas slightly toe-weighted will be Slight, with more toe-weighted putters naturally being Strong.
The mats as expected are of the highest quality. Easy to roll out but at the same time the material used will just last and last.
I've managed to use the ArcMat on grass, my putting mat at home, and also the carpet, and it performs superbly no matter what surface you choose to use. The feedback it gives from the off is second to none and can only help to improve anyone's putting stroke. The tee stubs are a great addition and the book with various drills and tests just adds to the overall quality of the product.
Easy to use, instant feedback and well packed in the tube means you can use at all times and take to the course to use for practice or just as part of your pre-round routine. Well made and instant feedback for your stroke make using this a great way to improve your putting.
The Bottom Line
Concluding, Matt Holbrook shared his thoughts: "I've been using the FatPlate ArcMat for a few weeks now and it has definitely helped with my putting stroke and start line. It's easy and quick to set up and the fact that it rolls up in the tube means you'll always get it to lay flat on the green - especially when pinned down with tees.
"There are three things that I really like about the ArcMat. Firstly, the small white 'tees' that come with the set are used as a gate for the putter head meaning that you get instant feedback as the putter head goes back and through on your desired line (I am using the Slight Arc).
"Secondly, the capacity to also use some tees as a gate for the ball at the end of the mat. It's one thing making sure your putter head is being delivered back and through correctly, the next thing is having that feedback on the start line and if your putter face is square. With both of the gate options there are three different positions you can use for varying levels of difficulty. And the visual look of the mat is great. The lines for looking at distance are great and just the general design and colour is pleasing on the eye. All round a great addition to my practice equipment."
Finally, here are my closing thoughts: "Since using this my stroke has massively improved and my strike is much more consistent. I just love how easy it is to carry round, use and set up. You can really test yourself by placing the tees close to the edge of your putter to improve your stroke. You get instant feedback for the stroke but also the line of the ball as the mat has the option to place tees to see the line of the ball to the hole."
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