November 21, 2018 at 01:32 AM
By george t
george tOld Lyme, CT
As the days get shorter and opportunities to play become fewer, I’ve been reviewing my game this past year. While lack of rounds and practice time was the biggest bane to my game this year, my putting was hands down my weakest link.
I’ve just returned from a four day weekend in Myrtle Beach, where I struck the ball as well as I have all season, only to be let down by my putting. One round in particular, I hit 15 greens in regulation, with maybe 10 legitimate birdie chances. While I won’t complain about the 3 I converted, I did have 3 three-putts. This is the story of my game in 2018.
I’ve had many putters over the years, and while I won my club championship using a California Fastback, I feel most comfortable putting with mallets. In the past, whenever I’ve shopped/bought a putter, it’s been after demoing a few in some showroom and selecting what I thought felt good and rolled well. But I’ve never had someone evaluate my putting stroke to at least point me in the right direction.
I totally understand and accept the Indian not the arrow argument, but I’d like to know how the TT community selects their putters. FWIW, my miss is typically leaving the ball short. I’m thinking a heavier putter may be on the horizon, but just not sure which one.
Don OMadison, WI
December 07, 2018 at 02:33 AM
I have 6 Cameron putters, but I am loyal to only one of them that makes it into my bag. The other 5 lean against the wall in our front room which has a goldf theme. I bought the first one just because I could. Then I added a Red X that a friend wanted to sell (have never used it on the course). Next came a miz Scotty Cameron, just to add to the collection. Finally I put some time into a selection and bought a Newport 2 Notchback. After several months I realized I kept missing the same putts over and over. I then went to a fitting with a certified Titleist fitter. We spent time on what appealed to my eye. He then factored on my stroke. I am now the proud owner of a Newport 3 and have been draining more putts than ever. There is nothing better than standing over a putt and knowing you have given yourself the best chance to make it with the putter in your hand.
The sixth one? I won it at a recent golf tournament in a raffle. I don’t really have a use for it and thought about trading it in at PGA for something else, but my wife said I should just add it to the collection. She said if I wanted something else, I should just buy it. Yep.....I married a good one!
El banditoBonny Scotland
December 10, 2018 at 09:27 AM
I bought the futura X5 after being fitting for it,
because it looked nice and different from majority of all the other putters out there.
Then the X7 came out slightly bigger brother, will that went straight into the bag haha
Now the concept cx-01 is out,
I’m in two minds to buy one.
Henry OBoothwyn, PA
Richard PLorraine, QC
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