In association with: PING Europe & Titleist 'No1 Ball in Golf'
WORLD PUTTMASTER RECORD SMASHED!
Location: Nailcote Hall (Coventry) - Farmfoods BRITISH PAR 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS with Tony Jacklin
Event : Lee Westwood World Puttmaster Challenge (Aug 10-13th 2010)
Hundreds watched in amazement on Friday at the British Par 3 Championships at the fabulous Nailcote Hall Par3 course in Coventry, as teenage sensation AARON RAI beat all-comers to smash the long standing 'Lee Westwood World Puttmaster Record' with an astonishing 207 consecutive 3m (10') putts!
Used in daily practice by European No1 and World No3 superstar, Lee Westwood, and carrying his trusted name, the Lee Westwood Puttmaster is a simple putt training mat, that offers perfect putt alignment, whilst flushing out any inherent putting stroke errors and giving the player instant swing/stroke feedback.
You can use it indoors or outdoors, in fact you don't even need a ball to practice with it.
Puttmaster use their mat as a set-up aid and encourage existing players and non-golfers to attempt to sink as many consecutive 3m / 10' putts as they can.
Until Friday, the consecutive putt world record stood at 136 putts!
Aaron's Record Challenge began at 4pm and saw him standing tall at 5.30 with his blockbusting putting tally
A host of Celebrity stars and Pro's willed him on and Champagne corks popped as he sailed past the existing 136 benchmark and into the Record books with his 207.
Local lad Aaron, aged 15 and off a Handicap of 1, raved about Lee's Puttmaster as he was hugged by his watching father.
Said Aaron, "I couldn't believe how simply Lee's Puttmaster lined me up and kept me in a groove.
At first I thought it was like every other putt trainer that totally relies upon the 'aid' and without it you go back to your old stroke, but the Puttmaster is really special. It just gives you massive confidence!
I felt like I could have shot 250 putts at least, I watched Sir Bobby Charlton and 'Strictly Dancing's' Len Goodman practice their Record attempts and couldn't wait to have my turn"
"Awesome, really really awesome!....207 will take some beating!"
Terry Hateley-Lowe, the Lee Westwood World Puttmaster Challenge Tour Director was the first to congratulate young Aaron on his amazing achievement and was gushing in his praise for the new World Record holder: "Aaron remained calm and balanced throughout his Challenge attempt and although he had a few nervy moments, he remained solid and cool.
A little earlier in the day we thought we had a new World Record when local pro Mark Sparrow nailed 127 consecutive putts, but up steps this quiet guy and smashes the World Record to bits!
On behalf of Lee Westwood's Puttmaster and our associates PING Golf who supply all the putters and Titleist who provided the Record breaking PRO V1 match ball, we would like to congratulate Aaron but also invite anyone who thinks they can beat Aaron's 207, to watch out for the Lee Westwood World Putting Challenge as we tour the UK, step up,have a go and who knows you may just be the next World PuttMaster!"
So if you are wondering what is so special about this trainer simply ask you golf Professional for a demo or pop into your local American Golf superstore and ask for your Puttmaster, better still buy direct from us today - have it tomorrow!
Why don't you get your Puttmaster out on the practice green today...you could be tomorrow's world beater.
*Goes live online 25th August 2010
*Will show all the Tour Team demo days throughout the Uk & Europe and World Challenge attempts.