Golf News for Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | Products

Putting Stick golf training aid gets endorsement from Hazeltine National Director of Instruction Mike Barge

Mike Barge, Director of Instruction at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN, joined the list of top teaching professionals who have found that using the Putting Stick as a training aid has been beneficial for their students.

"The Putting Stick® will give you immediate feedback on your stroke, which is crucial for learning," said Barge, ranked as the No. 1 teacher in Minnesota by Golf Digest.

"I recommend it to all my students as an indoor training aid to use over the winter months," he added. "The more success you have rolling the ball along the Putting Stick® will lead to more confidence on all putts, especially the short ones."

About the Putting Stick®
The Putting Stick®, manufactured and distributed by TPK Golf of Waconia, MN, looks like a ruler and is 46 inches long, coming with a leveling bubble to ensure that the surface is flat. There is an adjustable bar on the back end that helps golfers take the proper length of backswing. The stick can easily be connected to a base with a mirror attached, which allows golfers to ensure that their eyes are aligned correctly. If the putter face is not square at impact, the ball will roll off the stick before reaching the end. Balls going off to the right will indicate an open face and balls going off to the left a closed face. It can be used indoors or on the putting green. A new pro version model features a mirror built into the training aid, making it even more portable. In addition, the far-end of the stick is now beveled to allow a more consistent roll on the green as the ball leaves the training aid and the leveler can now also show up and down along with side to side.

About TPK Golf
TPK offers quality leather products made in the US for golfers. Owner Vlad Gribovsky is also the agent for artist Bud Chapman and the Infamous 18 Holes of Golf and the patent holder and manufacturer of the Putting Stick®. For more information, call 800-433-4653 or 952 442-2173 or visit

James McAfee
On the Tee Communications
214 724-1261