Jump to content

Distance Control Problems. Looking for a Soft Putter.


settling4birdie
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 29
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

I would look at the well putting mat or the puttout putting mat and the puttout tool. Those have helped my distance control considerably. Just a thought but a softer insert should feel softer but that doesn't necessarily translate into less distance I wouldn't think. That should be a stroke thing.

 

agree with this

don't think a soft putter will make it any easier to control your distance

the "softness" will do nothing to keep you from hitting too far, as it seems you think that it might

Yadi for President

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I tend to struggle with distance control with my miss being too far. I need some putter recommendations for a soft putter that is hard to hit too far. Ive tried the Ping Ketsch, Scotty, and now EvnRoll but I hit them too far. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Get a lesson. Practice the right drills.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

More likely your wrist are too active. Try putting with locked wrist. Not saying play with entirely locked wrist, but try it and see if you can dial in distance with 10-15 putts, might surprise you. If wrist are too active distance control is very difficult. Try a slight forward shaft lean, play with ball position, center and perhaps a ball forward of center. Let left hand lead the way without putter head swinging past it. With all that said, I am ham fisted too, lol. I have several Scotty Tei3’s that are my most used putters, very soft. Additionally, I prefer a soft feeling ball also, will never use a ‘distance’ ball if for no other reason cant stand the harsh feel off my putter. Video yourself from front view putting on phone, see if your wrist are breaking down. Assuming so, there is your distance control leak. Once I read Bobby Clampetts book, ‘The Impact Zone’, my putting really improved. Ironically the book is mainly about full swing, but really hammers in the forward shaft lean and quiet wrist, section on putting and chipping, but looks like it was mainly to take these fundamentals into full swing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Others have said it but I will repeat it.

 

A softer insert will not solve your problem. It’s a technique issue.

 

A softer insert will change the sound and “feel” of impact, but will not directly help your distance control.

 

Most people actually feel a softer insert actually makes the putter slightly “hotter” and makes the ball roll a bit quicker off the face.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I also agree with and perfectly stated by Jagpilotohio.

 

You want soft, get yourself a Bettinardi FIT Face putter. But this will not solve a distance control issue. The type of ball you use will also factor into how soft the putter feels.

Callaway Epic Max LS 11* - Fuji Ventus VeloCore Blue 6X tipped .5"

Callaway Epic Speed 5w, 18* - Mitsubishi MMT 70X

Callaway Epic Speed 7w, 21* - Mitsubishi MMT 70X

Callaway Apex TCB 4-pw - Steelfiber i110cw S hard stepped

Callaway Tour Issue (red buttons) Jaws Forged 52*@50, 56*@55, 60* - DG Tour issue S400
Toulon Garage Austin T25 - BGT Tour Black Shaft, Odyssey WhiteHot OG Rossie S, Odyssey double wide Armlock

Callaway Chrome Soft X

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You don't need a "softer" putter. You need a putter that you feel gives you (and your brain) the proper feedback to translate your stroke into creating the right amount of energy for the distance required in each putt.

A lot of times when a putter feels "soft", that will translate (in some people's brain) that you need to hit the putt harder than you really have to.

You just need to find a putter that feels comfortable for you................................and then PRACTICE with it.

The old saying......"Practice makes perfect" hits the nail on the head when it comes to putting.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Any Odyssey insert except Metal X. I constantly leave my #7 WHP short....

D - Ping G4410+ 9*| Ventus Black 6x

3w - Ping G410* @15.5*| Fujikura Pro 2.0 TS 8x

3h - Ping G410 19* | EvenFlow Black 85X or 5w - Cobra SZ 18.5* @20* | Accra FX2.0 380 M5

4h - 818 H2 23* | Ventus Blue 10x

5-GW Cobra Forged CB | Modus 120X

W - SM8 54/12 & 58/8 @59* | S400 Ti

P - Phantom 5.5 or Newport 2 Special Select

Ball - ProV1x

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You may be misunderstanding what is meant by a soft putter. A soft insert is only going to change the ball speed by a couple percent at most. Probably less than that. Not enough to matter at all for your problem.

From August 18, 2021 I will be away from GolfWRX for a while.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just learn a ten yard and a twenty yard stroke with a Ball you like.

That may take 30/50/70 practice putts or more, but that is a simple solution.

You just need to learn an Automatic Stroke and maybe a Shoulder Rock instesd of a Big Stroke ?

2020 18 July mid winterNZ
Ping Rapture 2006 10.5
Nike VrS 3wood
Callaway Razr Edge5 wood

MP100=33 9876 5/mp63
54     RTX2
60     RTX2
ProPlatinum NewportTwo
2002 325gram +8.NewGrip
Dont hesitate to buy one!






 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ive gone down this road too, couple extra thoughts you might have not considered... I would try a lighter weight putter. Seems counter to what you are thinking but could give you a better feel and speed control.

 

Also getting a counter balance grip or heavier grip could put more weight in your hands and help with distance control. I know Edel does this with their fittings when trying to get distance control dialed in.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I tend to struggle with distance control with my miss being too far. I need some putter recommendations for a soft putter that is hard to hit too far. Ive tried the Ping Ketsch, Scotty, and now EvnRoll but I hit them too far. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

 

Sounds as if you need a fitting. I don't think a softer insert will do what you want it to do. I'd focus on head weight and shaft, and counterbalancing. Whenever I have distance issues, I go back to my Edel (custom fit).

Father, Wannabe Golfer, Observer of Peeps


Primary Bag:

Callaway Epic Speed 9/TPT Golf Shaft ● Mizuno STZ 3, 5 wd/Motore F3 6 ● Ping G425 20.5 HY/TPT Golf Shaft ● Mizuno MP-20 HMB 5-PW Accra ICWT95 ● Artisan 50, 55, 59/Nippon 105 ● Odyssey 10S 2Ball ● Options: Epic Speed 4, 7 wd/Riptide 60/70, Mizuno T22 Copper Wedges and Mizuno ST-G22 Driver - From THP-MIzuno 2021 Experience

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wilson 8803 and a s*** ton of reps. Any putt over 12-15 feet just try and stop it in a two foot circle. There's no science to putting imho, just feel and experience. I always liked the story of tiger practicing stopping balls on the foul line in Stanford's basketball gym to get ready for his first trip to Augusta. Find your own version and That'll fix your distance issues good :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's funny, I was about to start a thread on putter MOI as it relates to distance putting. I used blades for years, but struggled with hitting putts way past. Switching to a mallet (Evnroll ER5) I rarely hit it too far anymore, but am more likely to hit it not far enough. Today in GG I tried the ER10, their highest-MOI model, and found the effect even more pronounced. Putts went straight as the dickens but it took a fairly emphatic stroke to get it to the hole once past 10-15 feet. I was kinda tempted, despite it being ugly as a bucket full of rectums, but not sure I could get a 30-footer to the hole. Switching to an ER2 or the like, it seemed again that it took more care to modulate the effort and not roll it too far. I theorize that, for me, the rotation of the face with a blade adds pop to the stroke, which, if you're good, is accounted for with feel and artistry. A higher MOI design resista or at leaat does not encourage this rotation, so there's less pop and the 6-foot comebackers are less likely, at least if you have hands of stone like me. But if you're faced with a 50-footer you'd better shower down on it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To the OP, please quantify what "too far" means - one foot, three feet, ten feet beyond the hole?

 

And what are you playing now? What grip is on it? What ball do you play?

 

There's many great suggestions in the preceding posts, but you could easily go down a rabbit hole, purchase a new putter, and be right back at the same place with distance control issues once the honeymoon wears off.

 

And I get it if you've lost confidence in the current flatstick & just want [need] to buy a new putter.

Phil

I saw Brandel Chamblee drinkin' a piña colada at Trader Vic's
His hair was perfect

[size=2][i]- Warren Zevon, Werewolves of London[/i][/size]



[size=4]All the clubs I've ever owned.[/size]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I use a Pro V1 ball and sometimes a Z star. My putting isn't all together atrocious sometimes its not that bad its just on longer putts I tend to over roll em. Im looking for a putter I can put a good thwack on it and it wont go too far.

 

You didn't mention what style of putter you use, but if you use a blade I suggest you try a mallet. I don't find that insert material does as much for distance control as the way the toe closes and how that works with your stroke.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2021 Fortinet Championship - Discussion and Links
      Please put and questions or comments here
       
       
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #1
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #2
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #3
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #4
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #5
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #6
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #7
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #8
       
       
      New Ping putter - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      New Bettinardi putters & Cover - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Ping Putters - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Cameron putter and new ball marker - 2021 Fortinet Championship
       
       
      Sneds - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Peter Uihlein - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Charles Howell, III - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Scott Piercy - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Brandan Steele - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Mito Pereira - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Kevin Tway - WITB -2021 Fortinet Championship
      Joseph Bramlett - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
       
       
       
      • 18 replies
    • 2021 Tour Championship - Discussion and Comments
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Tour Championship
      LA Golf putter shafts - 2021 Tour Championship
       
       
       
      • 25 replies
    • 2021 BMW Championship - Discussion and Links
      Put any questions of comments here
       
       
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #1
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #2
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #3
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #4
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #5
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #6
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #7
       
       
      Cameron T-11 & T-11.5 putters at 2021 BMW Championship
      Mizuno Pro FliHi and 225 irons - 2021 BMW CHampionship
       
       
       
      • 18 replies
    • 2021 Ping i59 irons & Glide Forged wedges in hand comparison pics!!!
      In hand pics of the new 2021 Ping i59 irons and Glide Forged wedges...
       

       
      Ping i59 7 iron
       

       
       
      Ping i59 PW
       

       
      Ping i59 Comparison Photos

       

       

       

       
       
       
       
      PING Glide Forged Wedges

       
      Ping Glide Eye Toe Wedge
       
      • 99 replies
    • 2021 The Northern Trust - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #1
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #2
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #3
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #4
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #5
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #6
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #7
       
       
      New Cameron for JT - 2021 The Northern Trust
      New Cameron putters for Garrick Higgo - 2021 The Northern Trust
      New Odyssey putter covers - 2021 The Northern Trust
       
       
      • 6 replies

×
×
  • Create New...