Jump to content

Over the history of Professional Golf have any of the great putters been tall?


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 82
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Moe? Rockwell?  William the Conqueror?

Peter Oosterhuis won order of merit 4 or 5 times in a row.... think he was 6’5 at least....I remember him making tom weiskopf look short...weiskopf was/is ernies height   Anyhow, he cou

"Great" is such a subjective word and classification however I can say that my putting was considered the best part of my game, I spent over twice as much time, probably closer to three times on my pu

Posted Images

14 hours ago, bscinstnct said:


 

Good call on Ernie, he’s a legit 6’3 and could really roll.

 

Only like 4% of American men are legit 6’2 or more. Tiger is more like 6’ even. 
 


 

 

E81708AD-A8C8-4CB7-A2C2-A4E9A5111372.jpeg

Agree. Tiger is 6-0 with spikes on.  Checkout his club specs if you don’t think so.  He plays basically old standard length wedges up.  If he were 6-1 then add spikes he’d need arms like an orangutan or so much hip bend hed look like Keegan Bradley to play wedges that short.  

  • Like 2

 

Mizuno ST-Z 9.5 Diamana TB 70TX 

Titleist ts2 16.5 * Tensei CK pro Blue 80TX

TM Sim tour 19*  Aldila proto 95TX  

Titleist T100 4-pw MMT 125TX 

Vokey sm7 50 54 58 MCI 125 mild  

Cameron GSS 009  1.5 , sound slot , tungsten sole weights , head speed shaft. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Lark said:

I can’t see how being tall relates to skill in putting. Putting is about vision, tempo, feel, and coordination. 

Being tall makes it harder. You’re much farther from the ball and you have arms measurable longer to allow for more flip - or variables.   You’ll see a lot of younger talll players putt from a very stooped over stance to compensate for this  disconnect to the ball .  But as you get older the back won’t allow this as much.  

  • Like 1

 

Mizuno ST-Z 9.5 Diamana TB 70TX 

Titleist ts2 16.5 * Tensei CK pro Blue 80TX

TM Sim tour 19*  Aldila proto 95TX  

Titleist T100 4-pw MMT 125TX 

Vokey sm7 50 54 58 MCI 125 mild  

Cameron GSS 009  1.5 , sound slot , tungsten sole weights , head speed shaft. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, ThinkingPlus said:

Moe? Rockwell?  William the Conqueror?

Peterson ? 

  • Like 4

 

Mizuno ST-Z 9.5 Diamana TB 70TX 

Titleist ts2 16.5 * Tensei CK pro Blue 80TX

TM Sim tour 19*  Aldila proto 95TX  

Titleist T100 4-pw MMT 125TX 

Vokey sm7 50 54 58 MCI 125 mild  

Cameron GSS 009  1.5 , sound slot , tungsten sole weights , head speed shaft. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Yuck said:

Hal must have grown a few inches.

Yah, I shoulda talked to my father about it before I posted this as he played with Sutton, my dad's 6' and he said that Sutton MIGHT be 6'1", lol

 

Thanks for the correction👊

 

Cheers🍻

RP

 

  • Like 1

In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, ThinkingPlus said:

Moe? Rockwell?  William the Conqueror?

Norman is 6', MAYBE, lol

 

I'm 6'2" and he was at least a few inches shorter than me😊

 

Stay Well,

RP

In the end, only three things matter~ <br /><br />How much that you loved...<br /><br />How mightily that you lived...<br /><br />How gracefully that you accepted both victory & defeat...<br /><br /><br /><br />GHIN: Beefeater 24

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, bladehunter said:

Being tall makes it harder. You’re much farther from the ball and you have arms measurable longer to allow for more flip - or variables.   You’ll see a lot of younger talll players putt from a very stooped over stance to compensate for this  disconnect to the ball .  But as you get older the back won’t allow this as much.  

Just bend your knees a little. Or spread your feet more. 

Edited by Lark
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, bladehunter said:

Being tall makes it harder. You’re much farther from the ball and you have arms measurable longer to allow for more flip - or variables.   You’ll see a lot of younger talll players putt from a very stooped over stance to compensate for this  disconnect to the ball .  But as you get older the back won’t allow this as much.  

This Blade, is my hunch and the reason I started this. Oddly enough I was watching Nelly Korda in LPGA event yesterday and she recently went LL. She's long, lean and she struggles with the putter. So does Lexi who is pretty tall as well. Got me to thinking about the men's tour and if it was similar. Long and lean just seems like it would make putting more difficult for all the reasons you stated

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Lark said:

Just bend your knees a little. Or spread your feet more. 

Doesn’t work.  Bending the knees puts  more strain on the back.  It creates this tense area from upper thigh through your butt and  into lower back.  Wider stance will lower you a tad. But it’s not as much as you’d think.  1-2 inches maybe. 

Edited by bladehunter

 

Mizuno ST-Z 9.5 Diamana TB 70TX 

Titleist ts2 16.5 * Tensei CK pro Blue 80TX

TM Sim tour 19*  Aldila proto 95TX  

Titleist T100 4-pw MMT 125TX 

Vokey sm7 50 54 58 MCI 125 mild  

Cameron GSS 009  1.5 , sound slot , tungsten sole weights , head speed shaft. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, OrangeGravy said:

This Blade, is my hunch and the reason I started this. Oddly enough I was watching Nelly Korda in LPGA event yesterday and she recently went LL. She's long, lean and she struggles with the putter. So does Lexi who is pretty tall as well. Got me to thinking about the men's tour and if it was similar. Long and lean just seems like it would make putting more difficult for all the reasons you stated

Oh it makes a difference.  Also does with full swing and clubs.  It changes swingweight , total static weight.  Takes you eyes away from the ball and line , and the longer the lever , the more slop in it so to speak.  
 

tall folks don’t have extra visual capabilities.    If you’re short ( say 5-6 to 5-9 ish. ) Get two steps up on step ladder and look down at a golf ball. Does it look easier to control or strike form up there ?  Nope. 

 

Mizuno ST-Z 9.5 Diamana TB 70TX 

Titleist ts2 16.5 * Tensei CK pro Blue 80TX

TM Sim tour 19*  Aldila proto 95TX  

Titleist T100 4-pw MMT 125TX 

Vokey sm7 50 54 58 MCI 125 mild  

Cameron GSS 009  1.5 , sound slot , tungsten sole weights , head speed shaft. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, bladehunter said:

Oh it makes a difference.  Also does with full swing and clubs.  It changes swingweight , total static weight.  Takes you eyes away from the ball and line , and the longer the lever , the more slop in it so to speak.  
 

tall folks don’t have extra visual capabilities.    If you’re short ( say 5-6 to 5-9 ish. ) Get two steps up on step ladder and look down at a golf ball. Does it look easier to control or strike form up there ?  Nope. 

I tried going with a longer 38" CB putter this summer due to 3 bad discs. It's more comfortable, but my eyes would way inside where they need to be for me. I putt best with a 33", but it's brutal if you're having a tight back day. I'm 6', longer torso than legs. A 6'5" guy and me sitting in a chair look the same height! 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

By this logic, I'm surprised Rory isn't a great putter.

 

Maybe there's a small link but I'd bet other factors are more important.

 

Also surprised people have Phil as a great putter.  He's a great player and won a ton (can't win this much being a bad putter).  But if Phil had 1/2 of Tiger's conversion rate on 3-6 footers in majors on Sunday he'd probably be pushing 10 wins in these events.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, agolf1 said:

By this logic, I'm surprised Rory isn't a great putter.

 

Maybe there's a small link but I'd bet other factors are more important.

 

Also surprised people have Phil as a great putter.  He's a great player and won a ton (can't win this much being a bad putter).  But if Phil had 1/2 of Tiger's conversion rate on 3-6 footers in majors on Sunday he'd probably be pushing 10 wins in these events.

I would consider Phil streaky.  He was very good at times, and hard to watch others.  He was hot more often than a lot of other pros, but certainly not as consistent as Tiger.  I'll tell ya this though, he made more big putts under pressure than Faxon or some of the other greats.

  • Like 3

I pick 14 of the following:
Ping G400
Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood
Ping G 400 4 hybrid
Ping G 4-U
Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS
Grips NDMC +4
Odyssey Pro #1 black
Hoofer
ProV1x-mostly
ECCO Biom Hybrid 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, dlygrisse said:

I would consider Phil streaky.  He was very good at times, and hard to watch others.  He was hot more often than a lot of other pros, but certainly not as consistent as Tiger.  I'll tell ya this though, he made more big putts under pressure than Faxon or some of the other greats.

I have always felt Phil had a good stroke, but was not always a great reader of greens.  He seemed to especially struggle reading shorter putts.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, agolf1 said:

By this logic, I'm surprised Rory isn't a great putter.

 

Maybe there's a small link but I'd bet other factors are more important.

 

Also surprised people have Phil as a great putter.  He's a great player and won a ton (can't win this much being a bad putter).  But if Phil had 1/2 of Tiger's conversion rate on 3-6 footers in majors on Sunday he'd probably be pushing 10 wins in these events.

No.  We didn’t say that short equals better.  Just that tall equals challenges especially in aging with a short putter .  Think of it this way. If Rory were 6ft 5 , he maybe so bad at putting he’d be a teacher not a player.  

  • Like 1

 

Mizuno ST-Z 9.5 Diamana TB 70TX 

Titleist ts2 16.5 * Tensei CK pro Blue 80TX

TM Sim tour 19*  Aldila proto 95TX  

Titleist T100 4-pw MMT 125TX 

Vokey sm7 50 54 58 MCI 125 mild  

Cameron GSS 009  1.5 , sound slot , tungsten sole weights , head speed shaft. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, OrangeGravy said:

I tried going with a longer 38" CB putter this summer due to 3 bad discs. It's more comfortable, but my eyes would way inside where they need to be for me. I putt best with a 33", but it's brutal if you're having a tight back day. I'm 6', longer torso than legs. A 6'5" guy and me sitting in a chair look the same height! 

Same here. But opposite body type.    I play 34.5 . I’m 6ft3 with long legs.  I’ll grip down to 33 or less on most short putts.  And play it full length for long lags where speed is more important than line.   But it’s a challenge to practice a ton.  With long legs I have to bend quite a bit from the waist.  Since  you can’t really shorten your legs.  

Edited by bladehunter

 

Mizuno ST-Z 9.5 Diamana TB 70TX 

Titleist ts2 16.5 * Tensei CK pro Blue 80TX

TM Sim tour 19*  Aldila proto 95TX  

Titleist T100 4-pw MMT 125TX 

Vokey sm7 50 54 58 MCI 125 mild  

Cameron GSS 009  1.5 , sound slot , tungsten sole weights , head speed shaft. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Jack was avg height but his putting stroke was so cool...

especially early in his career, jack said he and grout wanted him to feel like he had a line on the putt like a billiards stroke...

 


 

-Chris 

63F8C608-4CAB-4562-AE07-B165FBC28A07.jpeg

Srixon Z745 Japanese Tour 430cc Tour AD-DJ7 XX
Srixon zU45 (2,3) KBS Tour 130X White Pearl 2* up
Srixon JDM Z945 (4-PW) KBS Tour 130X White Pearl 2* up
Cleveland 588 DSG(52,56,60) KBS Tour 130X White 2* up
dumbest putter ever...backstryke with tons of lead tape

Link to post
Share on other sites

Not really on topic...Seve, probably one of the greatest putters ever, was just above average height (1.83m) but used to crouch down very low:

 

 

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Fubuki ZT Stiff
Callaway XR Speed 3W Project X HZRDUS T800 65 Stiff
Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 21* Hybrid Aldila RIP Stiff
Cobra King CB/MB Flow 4-6, 7-PW C-Taper Stiff
Wilson Staff PMP wedges 50/54/58 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
Radius Classic 8

Link to post
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.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Discussion and Links
      Please put any question or comments here.
       
      Links to the galleries...
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #1
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #2
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #3
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #4
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #5
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #6
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #7
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #8
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #9
       
      Adam Svensson with new model of Puma golf shoes - 2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry)
       


       
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #1
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #2
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #3
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #4
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #5
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #6
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #7
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #8
      2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry) - Tuesday #9
       
      Adam Svensson with new model of Puma golf shoes - 2021 Wichita Open (Korn Ferry)
       

       
        • Like
      • 4 replies
    • 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       

       
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #1
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #2
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #3
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #4
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #5
      2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree - Tuesday #6
       
       

       
       
      Bryson Nimmer's Bettinardi putter - 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree
      Dustin Johnson's got the putter try-outs going on - 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree
      Scotty Cameron putters - 2021 Palmetto Championship @ Congaree
       
       
       
       
        • Like
      • 35 replies
    • 2021 Memorial - Discussion & Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       

       
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #1
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #2
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #3
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #4
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #5
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #6
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #7
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #8
      2021 Memorial - Tuesday #9
       
       
       

       
       
       

       
      Piretti putter & cover for Hideki - 2021 Memorial
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Memorial
      New Odyssey (play like a kid) putter over - 2021 Memorial
      Bettinardi putters & covers - 2021 Memorial
      Ben An's Cameron putter - 2021 Memorial
       
       
      • 27 replies
    • 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge  - Discussion & Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       

       
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #1
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #2
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #3
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #4
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #5
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #6
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge - Tuesday #7
       
       

       
      2021 Charles Schwab Challenge winner will get this Power wagon
      Eric Compton testing Axis 1 putter - 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge
      Cameron putter and new cover - 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge
       
       
      • 7 replies
    • Phil Mickelson Winning WITB from the 2021 PGA Championship
      Phil Mickelson's Winning What's In The Bag? 
       
      Driver: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond (6 degrees @5.5 , green dot cog) Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X (47.9 inches)
      2-wood: TaylorMade “Original One” Mini Driver (11.5 degrees) Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X
      4-wood: (Sunday only): Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (16.5 degrees) Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X
      Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (16) (Thursday-Saturday), Callaway X21 UT Proto (19 degrees @20.5, 25), Callaway Apex MB ‘21 (small groove) (6-PW) Shafts- 16* MCA MMT 105 TX, KBS Tour V 125 S+
      Wedges: Callaway PM Grind ’19 “Raw” ([email protected]*, 55-12*, 60-10*) Shafts: KBS Tour V 125 S+
      Putter: Odyssey Milled Blade “Phil Mickelson” SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour
      Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X (Triple Track)
      Grips: Golf Pride MCC
       
      Link to more pics on the front-page... https://www.golfwrx.com/654804/phil-mickelson-witb-2021-may-pga-championship/
       

       
       
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 86 replies

×
×
  • Create New...