iron_archie_stillpic.cropThe Putting Arc started in the inquisitive mind of VJ Trolio, a young teaching pro at Old Waverly Golf Club. In the winter of 2002, VJ noticed that if the putter is swung perfectly “on-plane” along an inclined plane, that the putter head appeared to move on a curved path, when viewed from overhead.

Interestingly this curve was a very specific segment of an ellipse, and the formula for this ellipse was first calculated by Appolonius of Perga over 2000 years ago in 200 BC. The patent for the Putting Arc is based on this formula.


Great Putting Is Not A Mysterious Art… Great Putting Is An Arc!

  • The curve of the Putting Arc is based on the 2200 year old math formulas of Apollonius of Perga.

  • Proper use of the MSIII will help you create a putting stroke in which the putter head moves inside-to square-to inside on a very precise arc.

  • The Putting Arc is based on an ellipse created from a very large circle, so it fits most golfers.


Trolio-VJ-V.J. Trolio is a Putting Arc co-inventor. V.J. is the current teaching pro at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, site of the 1999 Women’s Open and the 2006 Women’s Mid-Amateur.

He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He played on the USM golf team. V.J. set the season low scoring average his senior year and was only USM golfer to qualify for the NCAA Championship.

Two time winner of the Assistant Pro Sectional Championship and finished second in the national championship in 2003.  V.J. has works with junior golfers, including two state high school champions in the last three years, as well as the Mississippi Junior State Champion in the 14/15 age group.

To learn more about VJ visit his website at