The Putter: The Key to Success on the Course
Last week, we highlighted the importance of the short game while focusing on wedges. This week, we are shifting our focus to a spotlight on putters as they are instrumental to the success of your short game. It's the club that can make or break a round, turning a potential birdie into a bogey. In this edition of "Tee to Green," we are going to delve into the composition of putters, important aspects surrounding putters, and additional advice regarding short game. Ultimately, we hope to equip you with some information that will better inform you on the topic of selecting a putter.
The Composition of A Putter
Though seemingly straightforward, the putter’s design is anything but simple. Understanding the anatomy of a putter is crucial to appreciating the nuances that make it a precision instrument for golfers.
1. Head Design
2. Face Inserts
Additional Components of A Putter
1. Weight Distribution:
2. Alignment Aids:
3. Center of Gravity (CG):
Personal Fitting for A Putter
Generally, seeking out a personal fitting when selecting a new golf club will ensure that your golf clubs are equipped to best suit your style of golfing. The three primary elements to consider when being fitted for a golf club are:
Assessing whether your stroke is straight-back-straight-through, slight arc, or strong arc. Each of these stroke types are best suited for different putter heads. This is important information to identify.
Ensuring the putter's lie angle matches your posture and stroke to reduce off-center impact. This is important to consider because this can affect a golfer’s risk at hitting off-center hits when using the golf club.
Finding the optimal length for your putter to maintain a comfortable and consistent setup. Comfort is vital when selecting a new golf club.
At Golf Superstore, we are proud to be a Top 100 Fitter. If you would like more information on a personal golf club fitting, we highly encourage you to call us at 855-643-1800.
The Mental Game
If you’re a regular reader, you will know that I emphasize the importance of mental games while on the course. Beyond the physical aspects, putting can also be a mental challenge. Confidence, focus, and the ability to read the greens are as crucial as the equipment in your hands.
Adding A New Putter To Your Arsenal Can Improve Your Game on the Green
The putter, often considered the most personal club in a golfer's bag, is crucial to success in your golf game. Choosing the right putter involves understanding your stroke, analyzing the design and technology behind each club, and ultimately finding the perfect balance that translates into a reliable and confident putting game. As you step onto the green, taking with you the right knowledge and equipment, we wish you the best of luck as you improve your efforts within your short game.