Putting is one of the most important aspects of golf, and the putter is the most crucial club in your bag when it comes to putting. It’s the club that you’ll use more often than any other club on the golf course, and selecting the right one can make all the difference in your game. In this article, we’ll discuss how to choose a putter that is right for you.
- Determine Your Putter Length
The length of your putter is the first thing you should consider when selecting a putter. The length of the putter can have a significant impact on your putting accuracy, and a putter that is too long or too short can negatively affect your game.
To determine the right length for your putter, stand upright with your arms hanging straight down. The putter grip should rest on the ground near your feet, and the head of the putter should be pointing directly up. The putter’s length should allow for a comfortable and natural grip with your hands resting comfortably on the grip.
- Determine Your Putter Type
There are several different types of putters available, and each has its own unique design features. The most common types of putters are blade putters, mallet putters, and heel-toe putters.
Blade putters are the most traditional type of putter, and they have a simple, straight design. They are typically smaller and lighter than other putter types, making them easier to handle for golfers who prefer a more delicate touch.
Mallet putters have a larger, more complex design than blade putters. They have a more significant weight distribution, which can make them more stable and forgiving than blade putters. Mallet putters can also have a higher moment of inertia (MOI), which can help reduce twisting on off-center hits.
Heel-toe putters are a hybrid between blade and mallet putters. They have a larger, heavier head than blade putters, which provides more stability and forgiveness. However, they still maintain a simple, traditional design like blade putters, which can make them more appealing to golfers who prefer a traditional look.
- Determine Your Putter Head Design
The design of the putter head can also affect your putting performance. The two most common putter head designs are face-balanced and toe-balanced.
Face-balanced putters have a center of gravity that is located directly behind the face of the putter. This design can help golfers who have a straight back and through putting stroke.
Toe-balanced putters have a center of gravity that is located closer to the toe of the putter. This design can help golfers who have an arcing putting stroke.
- Determine Your Putter Weight
The weight of your putter can also affect your putting performance. A heavier putter can provide more stability and control, but it can also be more difficult to handle for golfers who prefer a lighter touch.
Conversely, a lighter putter can be easier to handle, but it can also be less stable and provide less control. It’s essential to find a balance between weight and control to find a putter that is comfortable and easy to use.
- Try Out Different Putters
The best way to determine which putter is right for you is to try out different putters. One Golf has various new and demo putters available for our customers to try out. Taking the time to try out different putters can help you find the right putter for your swing and putting style.
In conclusion, selecting the right putter can have a significant impact on your putting performance. By considering factors like putter length, type, head design, weight, and trying out different putters, you can find a putter that best fits your needs.