Buying a new putter is something I have thought about for some time. My current putter is about 20 years old and I think the inset face is starting to break down. I was feeling an inconsistency off the face that I will have to look at this spring.
I like this putter because it is a toe-balanced blade with a center shaft mount. It is heavier than most putters and has served me well through the years. Additionally, and more importantly, it fits my eye very well.
I have tried all types of putters at the golf store, but none pop out at me when making contact. I seem to put the same with all types and weights, however this controlled environment is not really a great place to test a new club. I wish I could take a demo putter out on the course, but unfortunately my course does not have such a service.
I am not going to launch into a how to buy a putter because some websites have already done this. Here are a couple of sites that you should check out before buying a new putter:
Here is a video by Mark Crossfield that may also help:
Buying a putter is a very personal thing and understanding the different designs, lengths and weights is critical to picking the club that will suit your game. An important point, one which I never thought of, from the video was that putters should be fitted. I will need to find a fitting place before I make my purchase.
Finally, I want to put a shout out to Pete Robbins from White Dragon Golf Putter. Pete is a long time reader of The Grateful Golfer and he invented his own putter. I am not affiliated with this product (nor have I tried it), but thought if you were looking for a new flat stick, the White Dragon Putter might be worth looking at.
Have any of you purchased a putter lately? If so, helped you make your choice?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!