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Each neck is designed to deliver the shaft into a hypothetical extended line to a point in the club.  Picture the shaft extending into the sole of the putter in an imaginary line.  Center shafted putters, long plumbers neck (giraffe necks), double bends are built for more of a straight back and straight through putter stroke. As the exit point moves towards the heel, the toe hang increases and the putter is designed for more stroke arc.  Mid toe hang putter example is a standard plumbers neck putter.  A Del Mar style putter is on the far end of the spectrum. (Wide arc)

 

the win is determining how you open and close the putter so that the club is delivered back to square as often as possible.

 

Putting strokes can be changed to take advantage of different technologies i.e. torque free putters, however if your goal is to stay with your existing putting stroke and the feels from that stroke, a good fitting is unbelievably helpful to determine how you deliver the club from address back and then to the ball.

 

Side note: I highly recommend the blast golf device as a second opinion as it tracks the face angle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So necks do 2 things establish toe hang and offset, different necks can have the same toe hang but the offset could make a huge difference for someone. As for which is best for which stroke there is no guideline, people will say face balanced for SBST and toe hang for arc but I believe that's a huge farce. Best thing is either get fitted or trial and error in your house or on a putting green.

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