Visitors to the 2017 Irish Golf Expo queued throughout the day to try one of the world’s newest and most advanced indoor putting experiences. Just eight days after the new integrated Zen Green Stage/PuttView product made its debut at Hanse Golf in Hamburg, Germany, queues formed at the 2017 Irish Golf Expo at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin on February 25th and 26th as golfers tested themselves on the adjustable Green Stage putting platform, guided by overhead visual ads from the PuttView.
At the touch of an icon in an app, the Zen Green Stage takes just seconds to recreate virtually any putt on the planet under 20ft (6.1m), including double-breaking putts, while PuttView shows you how to hole it with a host of visual aids. The combined system can also create a series of putting games of varying degrees of difficulty featuring animated targets.
“From the golf coach’s point of view, I believe that this system can enhance virtually any indoor putting lesson,” said Paul Dyer, Director Europe: David Leadbetter Golf Academy. “It helps you to teach both pace and green reading – two vital keys to successful putting – and its instant adjustability means that your flow is not interrupted while teaching. The addition of the PuttView visual aids to the adjustable Zen Green Stage has made this one of the world’s most desirable examples of new golf technology, especially for golf coaches and academies.”
Speaking at the Irish Golf Expo, parent Paul Burke said: “My six-year-old daughter Emily has been having weekly golf lessons for about 12 months. The animated PuttView lines really caught her attention, and she loved the way the Zen Green Stage can change its slope. In her own words, she thought it was awesome!”
PuttView co-founder Lukas Posniak summarised feedback from the two exhibitions: “Kids love it, adults love it, and nobody wants to leave until they’ve holed a putt on it. Absolute beginners improve astonishingly quickly on it, and golf coaches enthuse about the visualisation. The Green Stage and PuttView work superbly together: this is game-changing technology.”
The Zen Green Stage with PuttView is now on show at Zen’s studios in Sheffield, England, and the team will also exhibit at this year’s Scottish Golf Show at the SEC in Glasgow from March 24th to 26th.
Tour putting coach Phil Kenyon coaches Major winners on Zen Green Stage
VIDEO LINK PHILLIP KENYON speaks about the ZEN GREEN STAGE on the Home page or: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unWsbewm7bk
SHEFFIELD, UK When The Daily Telegraph recently reported how Major-winners were turning to Southport-based Tour coach Phillip Kenyon to transform their putting, eagle-eyed readers may have spotted a reference to golfs new secret putting weapon the Green Stage, by Zen.
With 2016 Major victories, late-season surges in form and stellar performances at the Ryder Cup all following recent sessions with him, many of the worlds best-known Tour superstars now turn to Kenyon when they want to improve their form on the greens.
And when they visit to Kenyon’s studio at the Harold Swash School of Putting, which is based at Formby Hall Golf Club in Southport, Tour stars regularly spend time on the adjustable slopes of the Green Stage.
The Zen Green Stage allows us to create any type of makeable putt on the planet, within seconds said Phillip Kenyon. If you collect data on both straight and breaking putts, you get a much truer picture of how the student carries his/her stroke patterns onto the green.
Green Stage creates the ideal training environment when working through stroke changes and drills.
The world-first, computer-controlled Green Stage developed and built in Sheffield by Andy McCague, Nick Middleton and the team at Zen Green Technology enables golfers to practice an almost limitless number of breaking putts to their hearts content, mastering the art of green reading in a comfortable indoor environment. The Green Stage, which is available in three sizes from 12 to 20 feet in length, takes seconds to adjust from one slope to another, and can offer golfers challenging double-breaking putts as well as all other putts in the scoring zone.
When combined with the other technology at Kenyon’s disposal, including SAM PuttLab, Quintic Ball Roll, GASP high speed cameras and software, and 3D analysis systems which measure the bodys movement, the Zen Green Stage is proving formidably useful in transforming pupils fortunes on the greens.
With the constraints of the British weather, it is hard to capture the right putting data outdoors said Kenyon. Having the Zen Green Stage at the studio here has been a big step forward for us. We can capture all of that date across each of the different putt types uphill, downhill, sidehill, and double breaks in a controlled environment.
The Zen Green Stage creates a much more effective putting coaching process he continued. We can see how a golfer tackles an emerging environment, typical of what they will find on the golf course, rather than simply assessing them on a flat surface. Green Stage enables us to create an ever-changing putting experience indoors which makes for a far more enjoyable environment for the golfers who come here to improve their putting.
Zen Green Stage has also allowed us to be more economical and cost-efficient with our floor space. Putting it into our studio was a great decision.
Green Stage co-inventor Andy McCague said: We are delighted that Phil Kenyon and his high-profile customers have found such incredible success on Tour in 2016, and we are proud that he has selected Green Stage to play such a pivotal role in his world-class putting studio.
Green Stage is not just a moving floor said co-inventor Nick Middleton. We have new sensing technology and some fun gameplay in development. Green Stage is completely changing putting practice, and we’ve put enjoyment right up alongside improved performance as our twin goals.