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Jacopas
Amateur
 
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I am looking for a new putter. I am 6' , but I heard a 33 inch would be fine for me. Should
I go the blade route? My swing on the green is fairly straight with no arc. Thanks.
Mongo68
Legend
 
# 1    5/31/2018 10:22:34 AM   
Your putter is all about how it feels to YOU and how well you can putt with it. I am also 6' and use a 33" putter. The length has more to do with your stance when putting than putter length vs. golfer height.


OtterMan08
Legend
 
# 2    5/31/2018 11:30:06 AM   
I've told this story before. Last time I bought a putter I went to a store that had one of those square putting greens with a hundred or so putters lined up all around. I picked up every one and set aside any that felt good in my hand. Then started hitting a few puts with each. Narrowed it down from there to 3 or 4 and picked one of those. Didn't care about brand, grip, length, just looked for what worked. That was about 10 years ago and I haven't switched since then.


njgolfer
Legend
 
# 3    5/31/2018 1:31:49 PM   
I have two putters, circa 2009, which I use. A Odyssey White Hot Tour #1 and a Scotty Studio Newport. For the most part I play with the Scotty but will switch to the other when I want a softer feel as the Odyssey has an insert. Both however are "anser" style putters at the same length. Like it was mentioned, it is all about how it feels to you.


Jacopas
Amateur
 
# 4    5/31/2018 5:13:27 PM   

I have two putters, circa 2009, which I use. A Odyssey White Hot Tour #1 and a Scotty Studio Newport. For the most part I play with the Scotty but will switch to the other when I want a softer feel as the Odyssey has an insert. Both however are "anser" style putters at the same length. Like it was mentioned, it is all about how it feels to you.


Thank you


Jerry Goddard
Professional Champion
 
# 5    6/6/2018 5:22:41 PM   
Just an opinion. Get fitted for your putter. So many things to consider to putt your best. Face balanced, moderate or extreme toe hang, right eye or left eye dominant, stroke style. Putter weight and length, oversize grip, pistol grip, etc. and maybe even counter balanced. My favorite putter is a 33" Scotty Newport Two, which I got after attending a Pelz Short Game clinic where he advocates the shorter putter. I have 3 Ping blades, an Odyssey 2 ball belly putter and a couple of others. I finally got fitted, found out why my misses were 90% to the left, because I am left eye dominate. I have (try to) a straight back straight through stroke. I was fitted with a Ping CrazE, counter balanced with a black (heavy) insert. I'm still not a great putter, but at least getting fit eliminated some of my bad tendencies. Good luck.


Egor
Legend
 
# 6    6/6/2018 5:33:54 PM   
I've never been fitted, but I have a Newport 2 and wouldn't trade it for anything. I love the feel. Superstroke Slim 3.0 grip.

I'm 6' tall with a med-large or large grip (med-large is tight for about 3-4 rounds).

The length is something you should experiment with at a store and see what feels the best - I'm sure mine is a 34" and I wouldn't want it much shorter.


Chris Sassano
Professional Champion
 
# 7    7/15/2018 2:16:16 PM   
Putting is all about feel..... you say your stroke is straight back / straight thru... no arc then Face-balanced putters often have no hosel, but instead an S-bend shaft that goes directly into the putterhead. These putters are designed specifically for golfers who want to take the club straight back and straight through in a piston-like motion. Knowing the styles of hosel with effect the feel and stroke for individual preferences when selecting a putter. Copy and paced the link below

https://mygolfspy.com/how-to-choose-right-putter-hosel-shape/


# 8    7/16/2018 3:53:18 PM   
Whatever you do maintain your dignity and stay away from the long putter.



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Mongo68 Vincedaddy845 Egor njgolfer OtterMan08 Chris Sassano Jerry Goddard Jacopas