Putters: Which one is right for you?

For an average golfer, putting strokes result in 70% of all shots located on the scorecard. You use your putter on every hole, so how do we go about finding the right one for you?

First, let’s examine length. The length of the putter is very important. When you set up to a putt, you should be able to drop a golf ball from your lead eye, and the golf ball should hit the golf ball on the ground. If the putter is too long, you’ll be standing too far away, and if it’s too short, you’ll be too far over the golf ball. It’s very tough to see the line the putt is going to travel if your eyes aren’t located almost directly over the golf ball.

Next is the grip. If you get really wristy in the golf swing, get a bigger grip. This will help you rock the better back and forth and reduce wristy putts.

Lastly, let’s look at the head of the putter. For players who take the club back on a straighter line, rather than more of an arc, a mallet or larger putter head will help reduce rotation in the swing because of the larger mass located in the head of the putter. If you bring the club on a bit more of an arc, a blade-type putter will be the best bet.

For a quick putting clinic and to see which type of putter best suits your game, follow the link down below. Also, don’t forget to download the Swing Essentials Golf App and let us help you with your golf swing today!