Talk me into or out of arm lock putting

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I've always been curious about the arm lock method and lately I've been thinking about switching/trying it lately. One reason being is I just don't feel confident with any of my putters for various reasons, I like the look of all of them at address but I don't like the weight, feel, impact, etc.

The other reason is physical attributes, I feel like the transition to arm lock would be fairly easy. I'm on the taller side at 6'3" and for traditional putter sizes I prefer min 35" ideally 36" or more for comfort and my stance so going to 40"+ wouldn't be weird for me, I naturally prefer heavier putters so a 400g head. I naturally put the ball forward in my stance so that part wouldn't be hard to fix either.


Being a lefty I'll need to get this custom made so it won't be a cheap experiment but it could help me quite a bit or be the worst thing ever.


So anyone in similar conditions try out arm locking and have it work or not? Anyone experiment with arm lock have any input/advice? Give me a reason to try out arm locking or not trying it at all.


And yes I'll be looking at getting some coaching for putting in general.

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Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S
Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - Miura KM-006LH - Toulon San Diego - and many more.
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  • Willian70Willian70 Members  438WRX Points: 83Handicap: 4Posts: 438 Greens
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    I have made the switch to arm-locking some what by accident. I won the SIK/LAGP giveaway for the arm-lock similar to BC. I have always been curious about the style because I could not get comfortable with a grip. My initial thoughts on the method are very positive. I have been practicing all winter with this set up and its very easy to transition from standard putting to arm-lock.

    Honestly it is a very stable and fun way to putt. Once you find a setup you are comfortable with its really cool to take all the variables out of putting. Confidence for me is sky high. I am 6'5 and using an armlock is very comfortable. I did a review write up on my SIK putter in the forum I'm sure you can search for if you are interested. If you have any questions let me know.

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    Good to hear and I'd be most likely buying a Sik armlock because they're probably the best at it just need to get it made in LH.


    If you have the link to your write up/review that would be great.

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    WITB - Lefty
    Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S
    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
    Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - Miura KM-006LH - Toulon San Diego - and many more.
    Balls: TaylorMade TP5X
    Bag: Ping Pioneer
  • swizbeatzswizbeatz Members  5800WRX Points: 265Handicap: +.6Posts: 5,800 Titanium Tees
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    I’ve been doing it for probably 6 years now and it’s amazing. Lot of people I play with can’t get over how many putts I make and have tried it, I’ve got 3-4 buddies that have stuck with it, and the ones that haven’t continue to use one during practice because they say it helps keep things still. Happy to help with any questions you have but I can’t say enough good things about it.

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  • 3_Jack_Par3_Jack_Par Winter is stupid Members, ClubWRX  6308WRX Points: 344Posts: 6,308 ClubWRX
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    Swiz is probably the best putter I know, and he's truly annoying to play against, because he is close to automatic inside 10 feet, and makes a lot of longer ones. He just about always gets it started on his line, and he's super consistent with the arm lock.

    I've tried the method probably 3-4 times now where I put an arm lock in play for some period of time, and it just doesn't work for me. I can't get comfortable with the amount of forward press that you have to use for arm locking, and it actually hurts my left wrist. I'm not sure if I have some weird anatomical reason that it doesn't fit my left arm, but I have not been able to have sustained success putting that way. However, after a putting lesson from swiz last spring, I've gotten a lot better on the greens, in part by applying some of the fundamentals from the arm lock method, using a standard length putter. I've found that by extending my left arm fully, setting up a bit more upright (my new Byron has a 73* lie angle to accommodate this), and concentrating on taking the putter back on the target line (instead of inside, with is the biggest fault I have), I've made some significant improvement in my putting. So, even if you try arm locking and it doesn't turn out to be the method for you, I think you can learn some things that can help your putting.

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  • Willian70Willian70 Members  438WRX Points: 83Handicap: 4Posts: 438 Greens
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    Ping 410 LST Tour 75x
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    Mizuno MP-64 x100
    Ping Glide 54, 58 s400
    SIK pro Armlock LAGP bryson shaft
  • MattM97MattM97 Members  1013WRX Points: 435Posts: 1,013 Platinum Tees
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    That's what I like to hear.

    I guess questions would be what's your set up, specs, how did you go about getting fit, etc?


    Also how long did it take you to feel comfortable with it and was there a period where it was frustrating learning or more come natural to you?

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    WITB - Lefty
    Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S
    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
    Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - Miura KM-006LH - Toulon San Diego - and many more.
    Balls: TaylorMade TP5X
    Bag: Ping Pioneer
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    WITB - Lefty
    Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S
    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
    Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - Miura KM-006LH - Toulon San Diego - and many more.
    Balls: TaylorMade TP5X
    Bag: Ping Pioneer
  • Hokie2k5Hokie2k5 Members  1208WRX Points: 122Handicap: 2.4Posts: 1,208 Platinum Tees
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    I bought an arm lock last summer on a whim after one of the worst putting tournaments I've ever had and it instantly felt incredible. Like it was cheating or something - my problem was I made or barely missed everything outside of 10' but when I got inside of 10' I was horribly inconsistent. I practiced & practiced with it and played a number of rounds and I never felt I got any better within 10' so I ended up bagging it and going back to conventional.

    My experience seems to be the opposite from what the majority of people experience - most people make everything inside of 10' but are horribly inconsistent on longer putts.

    I am not a great putter by any means but I'm better on shorter putts with a conventional putter so that's why I went away from the Armlock. I think it's a great method - it forced me to use my shoulders rather than use hands and that is a great thing for putting. It definitely feels awkward but man you put a good roll on the ball.

    The problem is there was almost nowhere for me to test the method and I had to bite the bullet and just buy a putter and try it. You being a lefty are even worse off - you're going to have to have a custom putter built just to try it.

    Good luck!!

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9323WRX Points: 1,475Posts: 9,323 Titanium Tees
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    There's a cheap armock made for lefty on ebay... It's custom length and I think only like, $90.

    I'm actually thinking about buying one myself as a lefty becausr I've tinkered with arm lock and really liked it. Issue was aiming felt a bit weird because of the shaft lean was a lot.

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  • MattM97MattM97 Members  1013WRX Points: 435Posts: 1,013 Platinum Tees
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    In the new Ping Heppler range they have an arm lock option and it is in LH. So I'm eager that to come to stores for me to try, I probably wouldn't buy since it's quite light for an arm lock but will give me an idea on how it feels.

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    WITB - Lefty
    Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S
    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
    Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - Miura KM-006LH - Toulon San Diego - and many more.
    Balls: TaylorMade TP5X
    Bag: Ping Pioneer
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9323WRX Points: 1,475Posts: 9,323 Titanium Tees
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    I played around with a 38" tank #7. Loved how stable it felt but aiming was tough and there wasn't enough loft because it wasn't designed to be arm locked.

    I'm always looking for the kuchar putter on ebay.

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    I would not be enjoying the game nearly as much if it weren’t for arm lock. I will say arm locks are really finicky to fitting. I think most people who had a bad experience trying it didn’t have a properly fit putter. I couldn’t imagine putting any other way.

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  • MattM97MattM97 Members  1013WRX Points: 435Posts: 1,013 Platinum Tees
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    This is part why I'm asking cause I don't want an ill fit putter, I'm sure I have several in my collection.


    Like mentioned I plan on buying a Sik armlock putter, so I'll contact then with what I need to get during my fitting then send that info to Sik. I may even ask for them to send the shaft uncut so I can do that in person.

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    WITB - Lefty
    Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S
    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
    Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - Miura KM-006LH - Toulon San Diego - and many more.
    Balls: TaylorMade TP5X
    Bag: Ping Pioneer
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    From what I understand the SIK guys, even over the phone, will get you fit. Sounds like you are considering doing it the right way and in that case, do it. I don’t think you will regret it.

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    Ping Glide 3.0 56 SS Steelfiber 110S 
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  • MaineMarinerMaineMariner Members  739WRX Points: 465Posts: 739 Golden Tee
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    I fell into and out of love with arm locking last summer. I bought the Odyssey Double Wide arm lock and went with an inch short (39") because I'm about 5'9" and that seemed to make sense. In retrospect, I probably should have gone with the standard 40". If you're much taller than me, I would think you'd be looking at 42+". For reference, I usually play my putters at about 33.5".

    Fitting was the first hurdle. I pretty much instantly knew I needed it more upright. Odyssey is standard at 72 deg. I went to 74 and then 76 deg. and probably could have kept on bending it upright, but I didn't feel like messing with it more.

    Figuring out how to use the thing was the next hurdle, and once it all came together, it was really fantastic. I had to mess with my stance and ball position and grip until I figured out something that came naturally and launched the ball correctly. This took a while, but when it started to really click I started to putt excellently. Both lag putts and inside 10' were much improved.

    And then I just totally lost it. I'm not sure what happened, but whatever stance mojo I had working just disappeared and I could not get comfortable over the ball again. I started making AWFUL contact with the ball (basically thinning it) and just could not get it back. I have no idea what I did wrong, but I couldn't get back to the right feeling.

    In the end, I decided to go get fit for a conventional putter. So far so good on that front. I might go back to the arm lock one day in the future if I feel up to it.

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    My lag putting last year was awful, like left it super short or blew it past the hole but that was kind of the putter set up being too heavy. Now it's (Edel E-3) set up properly and rolling a lot better for lag putts on the practice green and short putts are getting a bit better. But it's just the feeling, it's all over the place, I'll put a nice roll on the ball but felt like a miss hit, I think has something to do with just how and where the weight was taken out from. I kinda wish the had their Classic line when I got fit, would probably feel a lot better. But the putter should do a lot better for me than last year, just have to ignore the feel possibly.


    I am aware of some of the issues with the arm lock but I'll do my best to work through them, I really want to drop my handicap this season after last year more for building a base and get back into golf after a long absence.

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    WITB - Lefty
    Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S
    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
    Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - Miura KM-006LH - Toulon San Diego - and many more.
    Balls: TaylorMade TP5X
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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members  2504WRX Points: 501Handicap: 3Posts: 2,504 Titanium Tees
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    My biggest problem with it is the complete loss of feel and finesse required for lag putting. For me, use of the hands and the ability to rely on them for feel, trumps all rigid technique ever written, IMO.

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    I've been seeing some say their lag putting became awful and others said it has improved. I guess it's something I'd have to experience to see how I adapt.

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    WITB - Lefty
    Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S
    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
    Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - Miura KM-006LH - Toulon San Diego - and many more.
    Balls: TaylorMade TP5X
    Bag: Ping Pioneer
  • RH82RH82 Alberta, CanadaMembers  2348WRX Points: 237Posts: 2,348 Platinum Tees
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    Do you stand tall at 44”? Curious because I’m 6’5” as well with longish arms and the 43” armlock felt too short.

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9323WRX Points: 1,475Posts: 9,323 Titanium Tees
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    Did anybody get fit for both traditional and arm lock? Did you find with arm lock the tire hang you needed changed? As a lefty, there's pretty much only one arm lock putter out there right now (Odyssey stroke lab #7) and it's face balanced. I've been fit a few times now and I'm solidly a 25-30* toe hang guy. If I use face balance then I need to have a really thick grip to try and show face rotation down.

    With arm lock though I figure the face should be opening and shutting a lot less and maybe I coukd get away with it...?

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  • Willian70Willian70 Members  438WRX Points: 83Handicap: 4Posts: 438 Greens
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    I’d say I’m more like kuchar in my stance than Bryson. I have the putter just short of my elbow crease. Anything above the elbow I believe is considered anchored. If I stand too tall the putter is in the middle of my forearm and it feels like I can’t control the putter head.

    putted around again today on some grass and it’s hard to explain the simplicity of the set up. I missed putts today because my feet were misaligned. I’m not sure if I’ll be clear in my explanation but it was as simple as adjusting my feet. It had nothing to do with anything else. I’m not sure how else to promote this style of putting if you struggle with over thinking, too handsy, overthinking rotating the putter head, toe hang, etc etc. armlock is so much fun and easy. Give it a try.

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  • iNeedMoreGolfiNeedMoreGolf RiMembers  293WRX Points: 131Handicap: 14Posts: 293 Greens
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    Im not really a fan of this. No hard feelings to anyone who is just my opinion. I just feel it actually complicates putting. I think more tour player would be using if it was so easy and accurate. I guess i just like old school putting. I do have a putter thats 35 inches and makes me stand a little taller which feels nice but thats all id go.

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    No worries and definitely no hard feelings. Armlock was something I was interested in because there was a season on tour when a few people went and started trying it. I think bubba, Dufner, Webb Simpson had won, Bryson had won two in three starts (maybe) then odyssey released their own armlock. I’m still relatively new to golf (<10 years) so I’m still playing around to find things I like. Putting is very personal, equipment included. If I had started early in life playing with a traditional putter then I do not think I’d change to armlock unless I needed a drastic change to restart some bad putting or whatever. Many people on tour have been playing golf from an early age and therefore would imagine them changing to something that’s so different from the traditional impossible to fathom.

    At the end of the day, it’s a putter and putting style that could be helpful or could not. You never know unless you try. This time next year I could be posting about a new anser style high MOI putter with tungsten weights that I’ve changed to because my wife gave it to me as a birthday gift. But you can bet I’ll be converting it into an armlock!!

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    Ping 410 LST Tour 75x
    Callaway X HOT PRO 19* V2
    Titleist 910h 23* s300
    Mizuno MP-64 x100
    Ping Glide 54, 58 s400
    SIK pro Armlock LAGP bryson shaft
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    That's fair, I'm not completely abandoning traditional putting technique. It's more an experiment cause my putting honestly can't get any worse than it has been last year. If after a solid amount of rounds with the armlock works I'll stick with it, if I can't get it from the get go well then the putter will be on the classified pages soon after.

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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S
    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
    Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - Miura KM-006LH - Toulon San Diego - and many more.
    Balls: TaylorMade TP5X
    Bag: Ping Pioneer
  • alcap26alcap26 Charter Members  1379WRX Points: 142Posts: 1,379 Platinum Tees
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    Tried arm lock and not for me. Used a odyssey double wide and I guess it was too flat for me. Decided to go with a belly putter cut down to I believe 38 inches with extra long super stroke grip and I use the claw. I can use arm lock with it but the extra lone grip gives me plenty of room to claw that a conventional length grip does not. Good luck.

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    I tried it and it worked for a day or two like everything else.

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  • SheriffBoothSheriffBooth Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods  4496WRX Points: 287Handicap: 2.6Posts: 4,496 Marshals
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    I'm like 3_Jack. I gave it an 8 week experiment and simply couldn't get used to it. I had difficulty lag putting and found consistent alignment challenging. I was also not a forward press putter before, so this was a big change in feel at address and was uncomfortable for my left hand. Your mileage may vary.

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    Taylormade M6, 9.0*, Hzrdus Smoke 60 S
    Taylormade M5, 15*, Hzrdus Smoke 70 S
    Callaway Apex 3H, Kuro Kage S
    Taylormade P-790, 4-PW, Recoil 110 F4 +1"
    Taylormade MG 50, 56, 60 Recoil 110 F4 +1"
    Odyssey Armlock Doublewide, 42"
  • AucavemanAucaveman Members  161WRX Points: 71Handicap: 7Posts: 161 Fairways
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    Same with me. I think I made the first 12 putts I had. Not sure if I started over thinking it or what, but couldn't even get close after that. I had the square Betti kuchar model and couldn't get used to the offset. But in my mind I think it'll work (it prob won't), but I'll prob try it again at some point.

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  • 3_Jack_Par3_Jack_Par Winter is stupid Members, ClubWRX  6308WRX Points: 344Posts: 6,308 ClubWRX
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    In fairness, taking putting advice from someone whose username reflects their lack of success with the putter is probably not the most advisable thing you can do...

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    Ping G410 LST 9* (set to -1.5*), 44.5", Fujikura Ventus Black 7X
    Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Aldila Synergy Tour Green 80TX
    Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) HZRDUS Black 85X (or Srixon Z u45 18* Nippon Modus3 120x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x)
    Scratch SB-1 3-PW, Nippon Modus3 120x
    Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200 (sometimes)
    Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34"
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  • iNeedMoreGolfiNeedMoreGolf RiMembers  293WRX Points: 131Handicap: 14Posts: 293 Greens
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    I agree100%. Putting is all touch. Whatever gets you on your exact line and feels good to swing and be in a stance with. When you hit you putt with the right putter youll know its for you their's a big difference. Mostly comfort assurance confidence

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