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“It is an excellent product and I use it as often as I can.” - BT – Cornwall
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“It is an excellent product and I use it as often as I can.” - BT – Cornwall

The PuttBANDIT story

Dreams of putting glory
For two brothers, with many prime golfing years behind us, sinking the putt that wins The Open or Ryder Cup, had become an extremely remote possibility. But that doesn’t mean we’re not ambitious when it comes to golf.

How can we improve our golf?
One day, we were talking about our occasionally dreadful putting and the fact that the average golfer takes more strokes with a putter than any other club in the bag. We were certainly proving that point. It was clear that improving our putting skills could have a big impact on our scores.

Research and Development
We concluded that improving our putt line targeting and accurately aligning to our chosen target point, was where we needed to be. After many months of research - reviewing products and techniques – analysing and testing multiple prototypes – we came up with the PuttBANDIT – an alignment golf ball marker designed to more accurately target the chosen putt starting line.

Results?
Using PuttBANDIT prototypes, we both saw our putting become more reliable - three putts were much rarer, two putts became the norm, and one putts happened a little more often. Our scores dropped and our handicaps started to fall.

If the PuttBANDIT was improving our scores, it could work for other golfers too. But it had to be legal for play and conform to the rules of golf, so we asked the R&A to examine the PuttBANDIT for compliance. After a few design iterations, it passed. Now all we had to do was manufacture a few thousand and promote them.

From idea to reality
After climbing up and falling off many steep learning curves with regard to CAD, injection moulding, materials science, 3D printing, CNC laser cutting, precision die-casting and much more, PuttBANDIT ball markers are now helping to improve the putting performance of UK golfers from Shetland to Cornwall.

Customer-led innovation
Our research programmes include testing prototypes with ‘Test Teams’ during product development and annual customer surveys. This helps us validate designs, get performance data, and encourage enhancement requests. This data-led ethos has now expanded to market research with the first Putting Survey of UK golfers.

These insights will drive future designs and new product innovations to help golfers improve their putting skills.

Putt well.

 

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Neil and Paul Hart

Designed to align

Tested to perform, examined to comply

Save putts while complying with the rules

News, views and golfing stories

A golf ball stopped short of the hole and a golfer in the background raising his arms in despair

Putt Better in 2024 – Never up, never in

How often do we pay attention to ball speed friction factors on the green or are we too focussed on the slopes? In our previous blog, we reviewed the most frequent putting issue of UK golfers - ‘Leaving putts short’ – as revealed by the PuttBANDIT UK Putting...

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Golfer on his knees on a golf green after leaving a putt short

Putt Better in 2024 – Don’t leave it short

Failing to get the ball to the hole was the most frequent issue experienced by 71% of 1,200 golfers in the recent PuttBANDIT UK Putting Survey. We looked at the data and discovered the green reading observations, viewpoints and putting methods that reduce the...

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What’s your biggest putting issue?

Last month, PuttBANDIT published the first large scale nationwide survey of the putting issues of UK Golfers. Over 1,200 golfers took part revealing their most frequently experienced putting problems. The big issues Our respondents told us that ‘Leaving putts...

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Male golfer crouching on a golf green to line up his golf ball.

UK Putting Survey 2023 Report

The top putting issues of UK golfers and how to reduce them We surveyed 1200 UK golfers about their most frequent putting issues. We asked how they missed their putts and the green reading, speed control and putt aiming methods they used to try and sink them. By...

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Two golfers walking onto golf green

The PuttBANDIT story

Dreams of putting glory
For two brothers, with many prime golfing years behind us, sinking the putt that wins The Open or Ryder Cup, had become an extremely remote possibility. But that doesn’t mean we’re not ambitious when it comes to golf.

How can we improve our golf?
One day, we were talking about our occasionally dreadful putting and the fact that the average golfer takes more strokes with a putter than any other club in the bag. We were certainly proving that point. It was clear that improving our putting skills could have a big impact on our scores.

Research and Development
We concluded that improving our putt line targeting and accurately aligning to our chosen target point, was where we needed to be. After many months of research - reviewing products and techniques – analysing and testing multiple prototypes – we came up with the PuttBANDIT – an alignment golf ball marker designed to more accurately target the chosen putt starting line.

Results?
Using PuttBANDIT prototypes, we both saw our putting become more reliable - three putts were much rarer, two putts became the norm, and one putts happened a little more often. Our scores dropped and our handicaps started to fall.

If the PuttBANDIT was improving our scores, it could work for other golfers too. But it had to be legal for play and conform to the rules of golf, so we asked the R&A to examine the PuttBANDIT for compliance. After a few design iterations, it passed. Now all we had to do was manufacture a few thousand and promote them.

From idea to reality
After climbing up and falling off many steep learning curves with regard to CAD, injection moulding, materials science, 3D printing, CNC laser cutting, precision die-casting and much more, PuttBANDIT ball markers are now helping to improve the putting performance of UK golfers from Shetland to Cornwall.

Customer-led innovation
Our research programmes include testing prototypes with ‘Test Teams’ during product development and annual customer surveys. This helps us validate designs, get performance data, and encourage enhancement requests. This data-led ethos has now expanded to market research with the first Putting Survey of UK golfers.

These insights will drive future designs and new product innovations to help golfers improve their putting skills.

Putt well.

 

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