Putter Weight

 weissdabigman ·  
weissdabigmanweissdabigman Members  165WRX Points: 0Posts: 165
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How does one choose an appropriate weight?
Greetings all.

I'm known as the '3 putt King of Brooklyn'. While I enjoy the laughter that follows my putting performances, I'm looking to relinquish my title.

I'm looking to have a putter custom made and was wondering how does one choose the weight. How about shaft length? My biggest problem seems to be with long putts that never make it close to the pin, leading to the inevitable 3-putt. I currently have an Odyssey White #1.

Thanks to all.


  • jefffannjefffann pablo Members  202WRX Points: 0Posts: 202
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    when you 3 or 4 putt and sail the putter into a pond if it floats you need a heavier one.
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  • 502 to Right502 to Right Badds Members  8110WRX Points: 2Handicap: 8.3Posts: 8,110 Titanium Tees
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    My advice:

    1) Ditch the insert. Inserts are notorious for being inconsistent in distance.

    2) Proper weight can only be decided by you. Go to a golf store and sample a variety of putter weights. As an alternative, you can add lead tape to your current putter to see if something heavier feels good.

    3) In the absence of being able to sample other weights, I would recommend going with Scotty Cameron's stock set up for length and weight before the Studio Select line came out: 330 gram head at 35 inches, 340 gram head at 34 inches, and 350 gram head at 33 inches.

    Finally, good distance putting is the result of proper velocity control in your stroke--and weight only plays a small role in that (in my opinion). Technique is much more important. Take a look at the teachings of David Orr (you can google his name with putters) and that should point you in the right direction.
  • weissdabigmanweissdabigman Members  165WRX Points: 0Posts: 165
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    Excellent. I appreciate your helpful answer.

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