Zen Green Stage with PuttView Technology Revealed - Recreate famous putts and see how to putt them thanks to adjustable putting green innovations
A new product which combines high technology with exciting gameplay is aiming to give the world’s 35 million regular golfers their best-ever indoor putting experience.
At the touch of an icon in an app, the Zen Green Stage takes just seconds to recreate virtually any putt on the planet under 20ft (6.1m), including double-breaking putts, while PuttView shows you how to hole it.
The technology behind PuttView uses slope data to calculate and project an accurate, animated light path onto the putting surface, also offering additional visual guidance such as to the correct pace.
PuttView gives golf coaches a host of new visual aids to help create a new kind of putting lesson, including a highly user-friendly ‘Sketch’ function – where the PGA professional can literally draw his or her own graphics and instructions onto the putting surface, using a tablet.
But that’s not all. As well as showing golfers how to hole any breaking putt, the system also has several fun games up its sleeve.
For golfers looking to improve their putting under pressure, animated targets can appear anywhere on the putting surface, challenging players to learn both break and pace in a series of putts as the clock counts down.
And for golfers who want to try and hole famous putts from golf’s history, a wide range of classic Tour and Ryder Cup putts will be pre-programmed on the Green Stage.
“The Zen Green Stage with PuttView is not only for people who are already golfers, but also for anyone who just enjoys putting” said Nick Middleton, Tour putting coach, co-founder of Zen Green Tec and co-designer of the Zen Green Stage. “When you experience the integrated system you will quickly discover how much fun it is to use – as well as how powerful it is as a teaching tool.”
On lifelike synthetic turf, the Zen Green Stage and PuttView together create an immersive, best-ever environment where coaches can teach golfers how to read breaking putts, and to enjoy interactive games which guide self-paced discovery.
From February 17th to 19th at Hanse Golf in Hamburg, Zen Green Technology and Viewlicity will debut their integration of the Zen Green Stage adjustable putting platform, and the PuttView augmented reality putting practice system.
It will also be on view in Dublin at the Irish Golf Expo on February 25th and 26th, and again at the Scottish Golf Show in Glasgow from March 24th to 26th.
Permanent installations will be available from March 2017 at Zen Green Tec’s putting studios in Sheffield, and at Viewlicity’s headquarters in Hamburg.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x
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