I Am Shocked About The Results of This Golf Poll!

I ask questions all the time on Twitter and generally I have a good sense as the answer. Well, that was true until now; I asked a question about a player’s favorite golf shot and I can say that I am surprised as to their response. Let’s just say that this would have been my last choice! Continue reading

Lead or Trail Hand While Putting

The putting grip is the most important and personal of all grips. It is both a strength and weakness depending on how things are going on the greens. When putting, I try to keep equal pressure with both hands and swing my putter with my shoulders. This technique works for me and produces the solid even contact I desire with the flat stick. Continue reading

What Size is Your Putter Grip?

In the past 10 years or so, golf equipment has changed dramatically. The technological advancements are staggering and I find it difficult to keep up with all the changes. A quick look at Golf.com shows that 90 new clubs were released in 2017. Of course this number is spread across all the manufacturers, but that is a ridiculous number! In the mix of all this change over the years, smaller, less noticeable changes occurred and one of them was the size of the putter grip. This might seem like an inconsequential change, but I think this ‘behind the scene’ difference is a game changer. Continue reading

Blade or Mallet Putter?

I recently went putter shopping. I have used my current putter for about 25 years. I purchased it with my Mom in Nova Scotia and as such has great sentimental value. I have putted well with this club, but decided it was time for a change. Basically, I have lost the feel for my old putter and decided to open the purse strings for a new one.

I have always felt that putting is the great equalizer and after 25 years, it was time for a change.  Before everyone asks why change if my putter was working, the quick answer was that I notice an increase in my flat stick scores, so it was time to change. Continue reading

Buying a New Putter

Putt Centre

My 20-year-old putter.

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. Continue reading