Which is more important to you when choosing a putter

PingPonchoPingPoncho PingPonchoMembers Posts: 1,396 ✭✭
edited Jan 6, 2019 5:28pm in Putters #1
Strong arc stroke (based upon what others say, I should be choosing a toe hang putter but my left eye dominant says center shaft which makes it face balanced)



Left eye dominant (I seem to putt more on line with a center shafted which also eliminates a lot of putters available)



Like heavy putter (which usually eliminates a lot of putters)



Which criteria makes the putter better for you if you have the same issues I have?



Which item over rides the others and you choose that 1st and hope for the rest ?



I find lighter putters do not give me the stability when taking back the putter. I think I like the shape of the putter than Phil uses but think it is not that forgiving and usually not heavy enough and thus I eliminate putters like that.



I putt on fast greens and I truly feel a heavy putter is much better on them than a light putter.



Since I miss more putts to the right but after testing I believe I correct them better using a center shafted putter.



Thinking about the Cure CX2 putter center shafted and it is heavy and I can change the weights if necessary (too bad a lot of putters do not offer that ability).



Anyone fighting these same issues or am I alone on the green?

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  • cargo8cargo8 Members Posts: 76 ✭✭
    Have u tried plumbers neck? That should probably be the way to go for alignment over center shaft if you're looking for toe hang + left eye dominant



    For weighting - lead tape opens up lots of possibilities. I like to put it in the cavity of the blade so it's not so noticeable and doesn't cover the sole (no catching etc)



    If you have a strong arc, I think face balanced are pretty tough / really not ideal. If you have a good consistent stroke back/thru u can get away with using a heavy arc putter but don't think it's as easy the other way around.
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  • Rk5Rk5 Members Posts: 70 ✭✭
    I am also left eye dominant and for some reason (there's bound to be some science) I putt much more on line with a putter with no sightline, might be worth looking at too.



    Agree with the comment above that you can use a heavy arc putter with a good straight back and through stroke but not so much the other way round.



    Have you ever tried the Spider tour with the flow neck? The no sightline one could be worth a go!
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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,108 ✭✭
    I'd suggest a Golo 5S. Center-shafted, but not face-balanced. Nice little head and easy to add weight.
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  • MaximilianMaximilian Members Posts: 1,385 ✭✭
    Center shafted putters, even the ones that are completely face balanced, tend to flow and rotate more effortlessly compared to a double bend face balanced putter. So if they feel good to you and you find you aim them well, I wouldn't worry too much about that.



    But if you still want more toe flow, maybe look something like a SeeMore FGP (can be made very heavy if you like), or if you feel even more adventures, maybe a Flux Unity putter might be right up your alley!



    All of that said, toe hang, offset, weight etc. etc. isn't totally scientific and doesn't always work out the same way for everyone. Trial and error is unfortunately still king in my opinion.
  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,197 ✭✭
    edited Jan 12, 2019 8:52am #6
    The heavier the head the more toe hang matters for me. That being said, I prefer lighter headweight and somewhere close to face balance, but 1/4 hang is ok if light enough.



    The look at address is huge too, I prefer to see the heel some, so slant necks with good offset just feel right. Seeing the entirety of the topline makes center contact way easier and helps my SBST better.
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  • Big LBig L Members Posts: 754 ✭✭
    I am left eye dominant (only when I putt, figure that one out haha). And have putted best with center shafted blades. Played for a while with an old odyssey white hot belly putter (center shaft blade) cut down to 36”. It has some toe hang and went left hand low with it. Currently back to a conventional grip and gaming a Yes! Pippi-12 which as a bit more toe hang but I’m putting well with it
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  • ryan.hryan.h Members Posts: 6
    Check out the Odyssey O-Works #9. Great weight, toe hang, and feel
  • Scotty1140Scotty1140 Members Posts: 4,463 ✭✭


    I'd suggest a Golo 5S. Center-shafted, but not face-balanced. Nice little head and easy to add weight.


    +1
  • rt_chargerrt_charger Ball Hitter Members Posts: 132 ✭✭
    edited Jan 14, 2019 6:01am #10
    From what you've put here - I would choose a heavy putter first and foremost for the following reason: Putting a confident stroke on the ball is the most important thing when putting, so to have a putter that gives you the best rhythm is crucial. Eye dominance, now that's more an alignment issue - what I think you need to do is find as many different hosel designs and alignment aids as you can find and see what looks best to your eyes. You would find that there is one hosel design that you like the look of the most, and an alignment aid the same - I would go with that one, despite any supposed recommendations: putting is confidence so if you have a flat stick you like looking down at, you will be more confident with it. As for toe flow, take that with a grain of salt - if anything the more toe flow, the harder it is to square the putter up at impact, which is why people gravitate to face balanced - because you can square them up easier, not because of some SBST or slight/strong arc hooey. For me, I don't use a face balanced because I don't like mallets, I prefer the look and feel of a traditional anser style blade.



    If you want a recommendation, have a look at seemore putters - their alignment aid is helpful to someone who has troubles with aiming, plus they are center shafted. Another big bonus is they technically don't have any toe flow and sit 'toe up'. This means they are nicely balanced throughout the stroke, regardless whatever stroke you might put on it.
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  • OrlandogolfguruOrlandogolfguru OrlandoGolfGuru ClubWRX Posts: 2,000 ClubWRX
    Why not go get fit? Edel does a great fitting and you don’t have to buy their putter.
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  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members Posts: 6,800
    edited Jan 14, 2019 7:41am #12
    I am left eye dominant but putt right handed.



    First, I look at aim



    I tend to aim blades amd center shafted blades to the left, and find I aim a putter where I think am aiming it by focusing on the back of the mallet to aim - generally using the entire putterhead, not the face to aim.



    I typically aim a heel shafted putter better, but it also depends on sightline or not having a sightline. Have done well with some center shafted mallets.



    Weight helps - have a 370g putter but a heavier grip so the swingweight is about D8-9. Heft with balance.
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  • artsmart73artsmart73 the art of golf Members Posts: 865 ✭✭
    edited Jan 14, 2019 12:34pm #13
    I would say fit your stroke first then what fits your eye
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