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The PuttOUT Premium Pressure Putt Trainer is a quality upgrade on one of the best putting aids ever invented. Improved aesthetics and two added performance features.
From the moment I got my hands on one in 2017, the PuttOUT Pressure Putt Trainer [review HERE] has been my most-used training aid. It’s permanently set up on my PuttOUT Putting Mat [review HERE], and I use it almost daily.
After four successful years, PuttOUT’s signature product is getting an upgrade. The new Premium Pressure Putt Trainer has a new look and a couple of upgraded performance features. I was excited to see how PuttOUT could improve on my favorite trainer.
Set Up & Ease of Use
The new PuttOUT Premium sets up exactly the same as the original. Unfold it, push in the target hole, and set it down on the ground. You’ll be using it seconds after it’s out of the box.
If you’re not familiar with the PuttOUT Pressure Trainer, the concept is delightfully simple. The disc at the bottom of the ramp is the same size as the cup, so if your ball runs over that you’ve “made” the putt. The ramp serves as both a ball return and the home to the secondary target. To get the ball to stay in this little hole, it needs to be hit with perfect line and ideal speed (15″-18″ past the cup). If the ball lodges in the hole, you can putt a second ball to knock it loose.
The PuttOUT Pressure Putt Trainer has sold hundreds of thousands of units, which reinforces my statements about how effective it is. If you want to read more about that, check out the original review HERE.
In this review of the Premium Pressure Putt Trainer, I want to focus on the differences between the new and old models. Most obvious is the color. The Premium version looks…well…premium. The colors are cool and the black ramp looks sharper than the transparent original.
Another difference is the way that the target is opened. On the original, there was a hinge; on the Premium, the dot gets pushed in (see above). This was done so players could see the target, even when it’s pushed down.
On a more practical note, the “cup” at the bottom of the ramp now includes three “micro targets.” The three small black dots allow you to set up for a breaking putt or work on visual cues beyond “straight in.”
Finally, the biggest addition to the Premium Pressure Putt Trainer is the alignment rod hole (see below). The new ramp is taller and features a hole where you can balance an alignment rod to provide a visual cue for alignment and set up. This can serve as a substitute for a putting mirror if you want to get your eyes directly over the ball, or it can aid in aligning yourself to the target.
The PuttOUT Pressure Putt Trainer is, hands down, the training aid I have used the most, still use the most, and have stuck with for the longest time. It’s fun, it’s easy to use, and it delivers meaningful feedback. There’s nothing more you can ask for from a training aid.
The PuttOUT Premium Pressure Putt Trainer retails for $40. If you already own a Pressure Putt Trainer, I don’t think the Premium is a necessary upgrade, but if you’re buying a new one, I’d get the Premium for the added features and the heavier, more stable base.
PuttOUT has yet to release a product that didn’t impress me, and the new Premium Pressure Putt Trainer is no different. The new version has meaningful upgrades while not losing the addictive fun of the original.