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Best place to strike putts for best / straightest roll?

 tadlehmann ·  
tadlehmanntadlehmann Members  43WRX Points: 30Handicap: 8Posts: 43 Bunkers
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Sorry, WRXers - I feel stupid for asking this question but here goes...
I was watching a TXG video thisi morning (about the stability shaft) and they kept talking about trying to strike the ball slightly on the heel side (of an Anser like putter) for the best true roll - because it was presumably something with some toe hang and heel side of the alignment line would be on the center of gravity / axis. Is this correct?
I alternate between two putters - a YES! Pippi 12 (center shaft blade, some toe hang) and a Stroke Lab 7 (fangback mallet, face balanced) depending on how I feel on the putting green. I have always tried to hit the ball dead center on the putter face, but do I need to adjust that a little based on the putter in my hands?
I am a middling putter, and whether it's through bad alignment or an in-to-out stroke, I tend to miss more on the right than anything (unless I get handsy). Also tend to leave putts short more often than not. The only putting drill I do is with a mirror that has goalposts, in an effort to hit my starting line.

Any advice is well appreciated. thx

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PING G400 Max 10.5* / Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Blue 7S (built to 44")
TM V-Steel TP VSII 15* / Diamana Blueboard 83x
Adams IDEA Super Hybrid 22* / Matrix OZIK Program 7.1x
Cobra Fly-Z+ 4 & 5 irons / TT Dynamic Gold X100
Cobra Fly-Z pro 6-GW / TT Dynamic Gold X100
Vokey SM6 54* (F grind) & 58* (K grind) / TT Dynamic Gold S400
Odyssey O-Works Red # 7

will sometimes swap out the hybrid for:
Adams IDEA Super XTD 18* / Diamana Blueboard 83x
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  • jbrunkjbrunk Central IllinoisMembers  822WRX Points: 225Handicap: 11Posts: 822 Golden Tee
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    You can try ye ‘ol face tapping exercise to find the sweet spot on any putter.

    Go to 1:13 below.

    Posted:

    Late Summer 2020 WITB

    Ping G400 10.5° 1W Elements Chrome 6F4

    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 15° 3W HZRDUS Smoke 70

    Callaway Rogue 19° 5W EvenFlow Blue 75

    Ping G400 22° 4Hy NV 2KXV Green 85H

    Ping i200 5i-UW AWT 2.0

    Cleveland Zipcore 56.10 Mid 56.06 Low (testing)

    ******* CW2 CS Putter

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  • jbrunkjbrunk Central IllinoisMembers  822WRX Points: 225Handicap: 11Posts: 822 Golden Tee
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    PS. I love the Pippi 12 Black, great putter!

    Posted:

    Late Summer 2020 WITB

    Ping G400 10.5° 1W Elements Chrome 6F4

    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 15° 3W HZRDUS Smoke 70

    Callaway Rogue 19° 5W EvenFlow Blue 75

    Ping G400 22° 4Hy NV 2KXV Green 85H

    Ping i200 5i-UW AWT 2.0

    Cleveland Zipcore 56.10 Mid 56.06 Low (testing)

    ******* CW2 CS Putter

  • tadlehmanntadlehmann Members  43WRX Points: 30Handicap: 8Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    Thanks - that is very helpful. I was concerned that if heel side was where tapping created no twist, then I'd be hitting on the wrong part of the C-grooves (and I'm glad you're familiar with YES! putters and the Pippi 12 in particular). But dead center is the right spot!

    And yes - I was seduced by the Pippi. I love everything about this putter - but I'm trying to determine which one sinks more putts. thanks!

    Posted:
    PING G400 Max 10.5* / Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Blue 7S (built to 44")
    TM V-Steel TP VSII 15* / Diamana Blueboard 83x
    Adams IDEA Super Hybrid 22* / Matrix OZIK Program 7.1x
    Cobra Fly-Z+ 4 & 5 irons / TT Dynamic Gold X100
    Cobra Fly-Z pro 6-GW / TT Dynamic Gold X100
    Vokey SM6 54* (F grind) & 58* (K grind) / TT Dynamic Gold S400
    Odyssey O-Works Red # 7

    will sometimes swap out the hybrid for:
    Adams IDEA Super XTD 18* / Diamana Blueboard 83x
  • TwoheyTwohey SoCalMembers  505WRX Points: 117Posts: 505 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #5

    Similar to the vid above, dangle the putter using 2 fingers with light grip - just enough so it doesn't drop. Take a tee and tap the face with the pointed end. You'll find the spot where the head does not twist. Mark the spot and try to hit there.

    Posted:
  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  31008WRX Points: 7,293Handicap: NONEPosts: 31,008 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Aug 16, 2019 #6

    On -, @jbrunk said:

    You can try ye ‘ol face tapping exercise to find the sweet spot on any putter.

    Go to 1:13 below.

    He makes a lot of putts with that old circle T. A lot.

    Posted:
    TM SIM max 10.8 Fuji Ventus red 6x 
    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
    Artisan   53 59 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


  • greenj20greenj20 Grosse Pointe Farms, MIMembers  83WRX Points: 24Handicap: 17.1Posts: 83 Fairways
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    Pouring them in. Putter face tech is overrated.

    Posted:
    Driver: Epic Flash 9* 
    Hybrids: F8 One Length 5H, 4H, Speedback 3H
    Irons: Forged Tec Black One Length GW-6
    Wedges: Vokey SM 6 Jet Black F Grind 54*, 58*
    Putter: SC Newport 2 Custom
    Bag: Sun Mountain Phantom Cart
    Ball: Pro V1 Yellow -or- Bridgestone e12 Matte Green


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