INTRODUCTION: A new invention is designed to improve a golfer's putting ability on the green.
CUs Putting machine (2 shots)
GV & SV Woman uses machine, holes putt (2 shots)
CU Balls in hole, other fall in. SV & GV another putt goes in to hole
CU Deirdre Purcell, GV woman uses machine, holes series of putts
CU Robert Marsh talking about device
SCU & CU Three more putts, last enters hole
SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)
SEQ. 5: PURCELL: "This is the Putt-U-Right. It's patented in England, Ireland, the U.S.A., and it's designed to improve your putting stroke."
MARSH: "We're just setting the angle of the putter there now because each putter is slightly different ... You clear of it?"
PURCELL: "Of course, you have to leave it behind you when you take it out onto the golf course -- it's a training device. Now, how about those who've never held a golf club. O.K., but this is not the first putting aid. Is it not just another gimmick?"
MARSH: "Well, if you believe in the theory of a putt, a straight putt, has to go straight. The bars are straight and the only way you can swing the putter is straight and if you do that often enough it has to develop a straight line action in your wrist, that's the theory behind it."
PURCELL: "So the idea is that your muscles will remember the feeling of it?"
MARSH: "Yes, as they would when a golfer goes on. The person who plays golf, he finds it sticks a lot in the beginning. But when somebody like you goes on who hasn't played golf, you find it's quite free because you haven't developed this twist in your wrist. Here you go into the hole ... you hit it a little hard that time."
PURCELL: "The device will retail for about 20 pounds, or 40 dollars."
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REPORTER: DEIRDRE PURCELL
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Background: INTRODUCTION: A new invention is designed to improve a golfer's putting ability on the green. The inventor is Irishman Robert Marsh who claims the apparatus must develop a straight line action in the wrist -- a sort of muscle memory device. Top golfing personalities Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus have agreed to demonstrate the machine, guaranteed to help both the beginner and the experienced golfer. Deirdre Purcell of Irish Television has been on the golf course with Mr. Marsh to see the results for herself: