Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War reenactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $9, you get a Shrink2Sink putting-improvement ring with free shipping from Par Five Golf Group (a $19.95 value).
A simple-to-use putting training ring that focuses a golfer's eye on the center 2 inches of a green’s 4.5-inch hole, Shrink2Sink can increase a practiced putter’s accuracy by more than 50 percent. Just as a donut fits snugly to muzzle a python's mouth, the precision-engineered, emerald-colored Shrink2Sink ring fits over any standard putting-green cup, reducing the hole’s dimensions during practice taps so that during real play, golf courses' end zones seem like massive black holes that pull putts inescapably into their event horizons.
Slip the compact Shrink2Sink into place to train eyes to zero in on the hole's center and send shots rolling smoothly down its gullet. With repetition and single-minded pursuit of an ideal putt, a better short game will become second nature, much like closing the refrigerator door after you step inside it to sleep.