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Re: Mallet v. Blade putters
Posted by Susan Briske, LPGA on 6/21/2007, 7:59 am, in reply to "Mallet v. Blade putters"
Hi Jan, putters are purely personal and you should try many before you buy. You simply cannot buy a new pair of shoes before you walk around the store in them or you may be disappointed when you get them home. The putting stroke arcs depending on the length of the swing which is determined by the length of the putt itself. Yes, optimally we want the easiest tool to keep the face square at impact. The shaft design is just as critical in assisting the face to square up; ie, center, or heal shaft design will produce a very different feel. Please do your self the service of "test driving" many before you decide. Reputable golf shops allow you to putt on an actual putting green and then fit you properly to length and lie angle before you invest. I see many women students who are using a putter that is too long. Most standard putters come in 34 - 35 inches which is typically too long for a woman who is 5'5" and shorter. Talk to your hands-on professional in your area who will let you try before you buy.
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