The Importance of Your Putter Length

Almost every golfer have their own set of golf clubs, you can purchase them either on your local sporting goods store, or an online golf equipments store. You may don’t think the putter you purchased is even a proper fit to your game. Anyone has his unique playing feature when they play the golf game. There is no one off the shelf set of clubs designed to fit every single golfer, or even the majority of golfers. If you took the putter measurements of 10 professional golfers, you would find that all 10 had in some way, different measurements including length, lie angle, loft, offset, weight, and design. All blended together with one single purpose in mind: to help the golfer make more putts.

Many golf pros may go through the frustration if they had to change their putting stroke to accommodate a different putter every time they decided to change their clubs, and most recreational golfers go about purchasing new clubs this way, they buy a club straight off the rack and then make the adjustments with their body to compensate for this new putter. The length of your putter has a direct effect on how you set up to your putt. If you are like the majority of recreational golfers, your playing putter that’s either too long or too short for your natural stroke. Using a putter that’s too long for you will set the ball too far away from your body. This affects how your eyes are positioned over the ball, having your eyes not over the target line, but inside of it. This will also cause your arms and hands to be much closer than you want to your body, not allowing your arms to hang naturally. This causes you to manipulate your hands and arms through the stroke to compensate for the length.

Without a putter in your hands, set up to address over a ball as if you were going to putt. Let your arms hang naturally in front of you as you reach out and grip and imagine putter in the most comfortable and natural feeling manner. This will set your hands in their most natural position…

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