Okay, many months ago I posted in a thread about an idea that I was getting a patent on. Several people wanted to know what the idea was. Now that I have my patent pending I will spill the beans. The idea came to me about 7 years ago while visiting Sun Valley and looking at the mansions and people with mega bucks. Also, having lived in Japan for over 4 years and seeing how nuts they are about golf and how space is so limited I thought this would be a great way for people to practice their putting. They have 3 and 4 story driving ranges with huge nets and those are great for practicing your driving and clubs, but there is no place to practice your putting.
The idea is a putting practice device where there is a computer terminal and an apparatus with actuators that move up and down. A user would be able to step up and select a course (Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, etc). They would then select a hole, the 14th for example. A map would appear and they could then select the pin placement (only legal areas would be available) and where they would like to putt from. The computer extrapolates that data set and the actuators create that lye. So the golfer can actually make the putt as though they were standing on the actual green. I also plan on including a quick menu for famous putts through history. You could watch how Tiger, Phil, Jack, etc approached the putt and mimic it. Please feel free to give me any feedback or ask any questions.