Putter 101 - All You Need to Know About the Most Precise Golf Club
For those of you who are new to golf or have just never really understood the game, this blog post is for you. Today we're going to be talking about putters. Putters are arguably the most important club in your bag, yet they're also the most misunderstood. I'm here to set the record straight and give you all the information you need to know about putters. So let's get started!
What is a putter?
A putter is a golf club designed specifically for hitting the ball on the green. It's usually the shortest club in your bag, and it has a flat face with no loft. The loft is what determines how high the ball will go when you hit it, and since putters have very little loft, the ball doesn't go very high at all. That's why putting is often thought of as a game of inches because you're not trying to hit the ball far; you're just trying to get it close to the hole. And trust me, that's harder than it sounds.
There are two main types of putters: blade putters and mallet putters. Blade putters are typically shorter and lighter, while mallet putters are longer and heavier. Some people prefer one over the other, but it really comes down to personal preference. I would recommend trying out both types to see which one feels better in your hands.
Now that we've covered the basics let's talk about how to actually use a putter. The first thing you need to do is assess the situation. Take a look at the lie of the ball, the distance to the hole, and any potential obstacles in your way (e.g., a bunker). Once you've done that, you can start making your shot plan. First, decide where you want to aim (i.e., pick your target line). Second, decide how hard you need to hit the ball (i.e., choose your stroke length). And finally, make your stroke! Remember to follow through and keep your head down until after the ball has been struck. If you can do all of that, then you're well on your way to becoming a great putter.
Putting can be a daunting task but armed with knowledge and practice, anyone can master this precision shot. Remember these tips next time you're on course: 1) assess, 2) plan, 3) execute, 4) follow through, 5) celebrate! With proper form and execution, golfers of all levels can make more putts and lower their scorecards.