August 28, 2020 at 01:28 PM
By Zack R., Team Titleist Staff
Zack R., Team Titleist StaffFairhaven, MA
Hi Team Titleist,
Putters are personal. There’s no question. But while you may know whether you prefer a blade to a mallet — or vice versa — did you know that neck design and position on a putter head directly affects your performance on the green?
For those who are unfamiliar, Scotty Cameron’s The Art of Putting breaks it down for us:
Everyone needs toe flow. In order for the putter head to move squarely along the proper arcing path, the toe of the putter must "flow" throughout the stroke. How and where the neck or shaft of the putter joins the head determines its toe flow.
Now, of course it isn’t a cure for the inability to putt, but if you haven’t been properly fit then you’re doing yourself a disservice on the green. I personally got fit last year and uncovered some numbers that compelled me to put a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 7, which features a single mid-bend-shafted, straight into the bag to match up with my more neutral putting stroke — and I’ve been hooping from all over the putting surface.
Tell us about your game, Team Titleist. Do you have more of an arced putting stroke? Are you more square-to-square? Next time you get fit for a putter, how much is toe flow going to influence your decision?
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