Guidelines for Laser Optics v.I

 Package includes:

  • High power green laser with continuous On/Off button
  • Mounted to 3-legged laser platform. Laser is calibrated to project a point perpendicular to the base of the platform. Front leg is adjustable to control the vertical position of the laser point.
  • CR123a 3.0v lithium battery
  • Target Backboard

 General steps to assess aim on a straight putt :

  1. Select a straight putt at a length of 8-10 feet. I typically have my student select the straight putt.
  2. I then instruct my student to step through their normal routine to execute a putt. If they normally use a line on the ball, have them use the line, etc.
  3. When they are set at address, ready to stroke, and acknowledge that they are aligned to the hole, I secure the putter with my left hand, move the ball, square the laser to the putter face, and project the pointer.
  4. The laser is calibrated to project a horizontal point that is perpendicular to the laser base. The front leveler leg is designed to control the vertical height of the laser point. SAM PuttLab users find this helpful to calibrate their system. For outdoor use, simply remove the front bumper leg. With the platform squared against the putter face, and back legs secured on the ground, simply tilt the front end up and down to trace the path on the surface of the green, or use the Target Backboard.
  5. I typically repeat this process at least three times to establish consistency and trend. Normally, if someone aims left, they consistently aim left, and vice versa. I have my student close their eyes on each attempt. I do not want them to see the results until I have established a trend. If you allow them to look, they of course will attempt to improve their misalignment on each following attempt.
  6. I also observe their body and eye-line alignment. Typically, if someone aims left, their body and eye-line is aligned left, and vice versa.

Advanced – repeat the same process for breaking putts. Have your player identify their aim point, whether a spot located in their perceived path, or a linear spot near the hole (example, two inches left of hole).

Recalibration – Occasionally, the accuracy of the laser may be altered due to a strong jarring, such as dropping it laser side down on concrete. The laser can easily be recalibrated. First, remove the lens cap and check to see if the brass leader is loose. If so, there are two parts that can be tightened. First, unscrew the aluminum base and remove it from the barrel. Next, tighten the bottom aluminum housing. Re-insert and tighten the laser into the barrel. If the laser is still inaccurate, using the four #10 set screws on the sides of the laser housing. To move the laser to the left, unscrew the front left side set screw ¼ turn and tighten the front right side set screw ¼ turn. Repeat until you achieve accuracy. I use a 4’ builders T-square. Square the T to a wall, square the laser against the same surface and run the laser up and down the edge of the 4’ ruler. Very easy and very accurate.

Guidelines for Laser Optics v.II

 Package includes:

  • High power green laser secured in laser mount
  • 1 - "Gripper" Tripod
  • 1 - Pipe Tripod
  • CR123a 1400mAh 3.0v non-rechargeable lithium battery.
  • Wireless ON/OFF remote control with CR2026 3.0v lithium battery
  • H3 Hex Key

*Note: Pipe tripod provides more versatility for controlling characteristics of the solid line projection.

Usage tips:

  • The laser with mount can be easily removed and attached to any tripod. A taller tripod may allow for more advantageous projection angles.
  • You can use the tripod as a hand-held device, or fold/rotate legs to form a 3-leg pedestal. The two side buttons can be depressed to tilt laser base up/down.
  • The laser can be removed from the mount using the H3 hex key. The set screws are located of the bottom of the mount. The only time I can think this might occur is if the laser needs to be removed for repair or replacement.
  • Project start lines, entry lines, and laser “chalk line”.
  • The wireless remote should operate effectively from +6-8 feet. To initially operate, remove the protective material by pulling. The wireless receiver is located on the back end cap. Point the remote directly at the receiver for best results.
  • Strategically turn laser on/off to hone and assess visualization skills.
  • Ideal conditions are early morning, late afternoon, overcast skies, and shadows. I personally prefer projecting shorter start lines or cup entry lines and allow the imagination to visualize the complete path. Shorter lines can be seen in brighter sun conditions.

Here is an interesting notion… Accuracy and distance control are key factors to making putts. The straighter a putt, accuracy trumps distance control. The more break, distance control trumps accuracy.

 A few helpful Laser tips about lasers...

  • To replace battery, simply unscrew the button end of the laser barrel. Positive end points outward.
  • Standard  non-rechargeable CR123a 3.0v battery is used.
  • CR123a is a common battery and can be found in most retail stores that carry batteries. An excellent online U.S. supply source is
  • NEVER point a laser pointer of any power at anybody. Do not point at aircraft.
  • Avoid "mirror like" (specular) targets and NEVER - NEVER stare into a pointer! Also, NEVER view a laser beam using an optical instrument, such as binoculars, microscope, etc. 
  • These laser pointers are not toys and should not be used by juveniles. 
  • One should NEVER use a laser pointer above 5mW. The green laser incorporated in LASER OPTICS v.II is no greater than 5mW.

Example of the "Gripper" Tripod and Pipe Tripod.

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