Dave Hamilton, President of Putting Arc Inc., has announced that a new MS-3D model of the Putting Arc will be introduced in February, taking the place of the Deluxe and MSIII models.
“It will have all the features of the Deluxe H/D at a much lower price point as well as the lighter weight, waterproof, durability and travel-ability advantages of the MSIII,” said Hamilton. “The new Ms-3Ds will be produced in the original flat black color of the first MSIIIs. This color creates much less glare in the sunlight. Many of these MSIIIs are still seen on the practice greens at PGA Tour events even though the black ones have not been made for seven years.
“The new Ms-3D will also have a feature requested by many of the top instructors who have given us their feedback–a fully adjustable, high quality, impact resistant mirror. This mirror will work for the original heel arc as well as the newer toe arc, and can easily be adjusted to check shoulder alignment and head movement during the practice stroke. For the first time, all of these important putting basics can be checked while making the pure, on-plane putting stroke used by a majority of the top touring pros.”
Hamilton says the name MS-3D is a perfect fit for two reasons:
“First, the actual surface of the Putting Arc is a three dimensional representation of the putter heel or toe path as it travels back and forth on an inclined plane. This plane was determined by the formula found on the top of every Putting Arc and we’ve found that golfers of all sizes have had success with the design measurements used to shape the Putting Arc.
“The vertical surface of the Putting Arc is the vertical extrusion of the putter path on this inclined plane, projected onto the ground. The formula for this arc was first developed by Apollonius of Perga some 2,200 years ago, and this math still works today as evidenced by the more than 1,200 professional wins since 2003 and the nine professional major wins by known users in 2013. Also, the PGA Tour’s all-time scoring record, which still stands today, was set by a golfer who used the Original Deluxe Putting Arc for only two weeks, then made every putt within seven and 58 of 60 putts inside 10 feet and under.
“Second, the new name also reflects the addition of the toe arc and the mirror to the original heel arc. So the MS-3D works on three different levels. The toe arc and the mirror allow the golfer to balance his or her stroke and not build any kind of radial force into the putting stroke, and to learn and constantly monitor shoulder position and head stability.”
Hamilton adds that the “Bridge Drill” of co-inventor V.J. Trolio is still the best practice drill since it is a non-contact drill with the immediate feedback of when the stroke might be off. Any of the older models can be used with this drill.
“I’m also happy to announce the MS-3D will be made in the USA,” Hamilton added. “This new product will not make any of the existing Putting Arcs obsolete, but instead will make them more useful.”
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