tall guys and putter lenght

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  • sactownsactown Members  257WRX Points: 0Posts: 257
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    6' 4.5" and putt using 36" length putter. 150g shaft and 350g Byron. Perfect!
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  • klausdudeklausdude Members  591WRX Points: 92Posts: 591 Golden Tee
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    6'3" and currently experimenting with a 36 inch/350 gram putter with an upright lie angle because I really don't like to bend down so much with a shorter putter. Generally, I play with a 35'.25". Like some of the other posters stated, it's all about personal preference.
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  • CVGolferCVGolfer Members  48WRX Points: 55Posts: 48 Bunkers
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    I'm 6'3" and use a 34" putter shaft. Probably like many tall guys, I have longer arms which makes a 35" shaft seem like a driver to me.
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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6613WRX Points: 558Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,613 Titanium Tees
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    dclayton wrote on Jan 12 2009, 06:56 PM:
    I am 6'3 and feel like I am hunched over the ball when I am putting with a 35" putter. Anyone go longer, like 36-38"?? I really don't want to go to a belly putter.

    Thanks for the input.




    I feel exactly the same.



    I am 6"3" and use a 36" putter which is 1* up.



    I feel much more comfortable over the ball and, in truth, have putted much better since going to this length.
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  • yoonieyoonie Members  2346WRX Points: 1Posts: 2,346 Platinum Tees
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    i'm 6'3-6'4 and i use a 37" putter (it might even be 37.5"). I always had trouble with consistent sweet spot contact w/ the putter despite a fundamentally sound stroke, but it finally started to come around when I started gripping the club PAST the end of the grip, and bringing the toe way up (standard 35" newport 2 style putter). I was getting GREAT contact adn control, but it was a little uncomfortable and not as stable as it could be (since I was holding half grip, half air) and I would occasionally catch the heel b/c the toe was so high.



    I finally got the putter extended and flattened,and it's helped A LOT. The only thing is I'm gonna have to get it counterweighted, since it's too heavy for long putts (350g head). However, my putting stroke is a little justin leonard like in that my eyes set up well inside the ball, and i swing on a big arc, both of which necessitate a flatter angle and longer shaft, so this may not apply to more traditional eyes above/barely inside putters.



    At worst, you could try gripping past the end of the club to see if it feels any better. I think i got a little over an inch by gripping past the grip, and if you were to practice with your shoes off, you could probably simulate having almost 2 inches added to your putter.
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  • Ace In The HoleAce In The Hole What blocks growth is ignorance. Members  1562WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,562
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    6'2" use a 34 3/4" when I'm not using the belly putter.
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  • pirettigolfpirettigolf Members  545WRX Points: 50Posts: 545 ClubWRX
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    6'5 and play a 36" putter. Like others have said.....whatever gets the ball in the hole in the least amount of strokes.
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  • maggotmaggot Members  576WRX Points: 0Posts: 576
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    6'2" tall. 405g 33" Putter



    Anything longer feels wrong.
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  • Richie3JackRichie3Jack Members  1107WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,107
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    I'm 6'4" and use a 35" putter that fits me like a glove.









    3JACK
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  • 59Bassman59Bassman Members  241WRX Points: 0Posts: 241
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    I'm 6' 3" with 37 inch sleeves and I play a 35" putter currently. However, my local clubfitter has now twice told me I need to go to 36". I have a lot of lower back pain which makes practicing putting agonizing at times. Holding the putter one inch or so off the grip allows me to have a more upright posture that I think may help. I figure giving it a try can't hurt - I need to change the grip anyway.
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