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What should Putter Length Be?

post #1 of 21
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I am looking at buying an Odyssey Long Putter off of craigslist, but I was wondering what length I should definitely have. I am 6'2 and weigh 200 lbs. If it is too short I am not going to be able to buy it. Any inofrmation would be greatly appreciated!
post #2 of 21

Re: What should Putter Length Be?

Sounds like you should be using a 35" But you can easily have an extension put on...

...Just last week I got a great deal on a 34" Scotty Cameron, so I bought it, and had it extended to 35" a few hours later. The next day, a 1" extension, a new Scotty Pistol Grip, and voila a sweet 35" Scotty with the heavier weighting of a 34"

If it is a good deal, pick it up.

Good luck!


edit: Just reread to see that you are going with a "long putter" which I assume means waist or chest putter length putter. So disregard my post. Sorry...
post #3 of 21

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Dude really you should go to your pro shop and try one.....these are really hard to guesstimate, as some people play of their chest, others of their belly button...is what you fell more comfortable with.

I've played with a range of putter from 33 to 36, until I finally settled on 34". but depending on the weight of the putter i can easily go to 33 or 35....like I said test a few and get a feel for it.
post #4 of 21
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Re: What should Putter Length Be?

Ok i am sorry that I did not get more specific. It is a LONG PUTTER. I can't buy it if it is too short for me. The seller says it is 48 or 50 inches. Does anyone with experience with a long putter know if that will be Long enough for a 6'2 person.
post #5 of 21

Re: What should Putter Length Be?

Originally Posted by Termduke View Post
Ok i am sorry that I did not get more specific. It is a LONG PUTTER. I can't buy it if it is too short for me. The seller says it is 48 or 50 inches. Does anyone with experience with a long putter know if that will be Long enough for a 6'2 person.
That's a Belly Putter not a regular "type" putter. I'm 6'6" and use a 35" putter with no problems.
post #6 of 21

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Man these things are crazy expensive....$299!!!!! I went to GG last night (instead of the Irish pub across the street) and tried out a 2-ball long putter...I actually like the feel, but seem very heavy. The one I tried was a standard belly putter (44" I think) and it fit well for me, but I'm 5' 11" on a good day ;)

Hope that helps
post #7 of 21

Re: What should Putter Length Be?

In general, the putter should simply be an extension of your hands when you take your normal putting stance. Most putters are too long and cause people to stand too upright - but to each his own, as Ray Floyd is a great putter and uses I think a 36".

I'm 5'10" and have a 34" Scotty and I choke down maybe an inch which gives me a little more control, I feel.
post #8 of 21

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Ernie Els is 6'4" and has resently started using a 35.5 putter so it's what works best for you. I'm 5'11" and have a 34" putter myself.
post #9 of 21

Re: What should Putter Length Be?

Originally Posted by Termduke View Post
Ok i am sorry that I did not get more specific. It is a LONG PUTTER. I can't buy it if it is too short for me. The seller says it is 48 or 50 inches. Does anyone with experience with a long putter know if that will be Long enough for a 6'2 person.
Again there is no way for anyone to answer this. There are so many variables that play into it. Why not try it out first? If you can't try that exact one, go to a golf store and try some different lengths

Body types even among those who are 6'2 vary far to much for a uniform length to work for each height. If your height is in your legs then you need a long putter to get to your belly, if it is in you torso and you have short legs the putter could be shorter
post #10 of 21

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jesus no one's answering this guys ACTUAL question. people he's not talking about a damn regular length (33-36in) putter. Termduke...best thing you can do to determine if it's long enough for you is to grab two yard sticks (this sounds a bit ridiculous but works) and tape them together so that they are combined the complete length of the club you're looking at on craigslist, and hold it as you would your putter...if the LENGTH feels comfortable and that's all yo'ure going on as your buying decision, then you've solved your problem. I wish you luck.
post #11 of 21

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Originally Posted by Gioguy21 View Post
jesus no one's answering this guys ACTUAL question.
That was nice of you letting Jesus know that no one is answering this man's question, but do you think Jesus cares?
post #12 of 21

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Originally Posted by jlh1508 View Post
That was nice of you letting Jesus know that no one is answering this man's question, but do you think Jesus cares?
He might. You know he wants all of his children to be using the proper length flatstick.
post #13 of 21

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Originally Posted by jlh1508 View Post
That was nice of you letting Jesus know that no one is answering this man's question, but do you think Jesus cares?
WWJPutt???
post #14 of 21

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Originally Posted by jlh1508 View Post
That was nice of you letting Jesus know that no one is answering this man's question, but do you think Jesus cares?
jesus cares about everything
post #15 of 21

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The religion thread got locked up over a month ago.
post #16 of 21

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Originally Posted by nike_golf View Post
The religion thread got locked up over a month ago.
tell that to the person talking to Jesus
post #17 of 21

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Originally Posted by Gioguy21 View Post
Termduke...best thing you can do to determine if it's long enough for you is to grab two yard sticks (this sounds a bit ridiculous but works) and tape them together so that they are combined the complete length of the club you're looking at on craigslist, and hold it as you would your putter...if the LENGTH feels comfortable and that's all yo'ure going on as your buying decision, then you've solved your problem. I wish you luck.
About the only good and useful advise in this thread.
post #18 of 21

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I really thought the advice of letting Jesus know what was happening and seeking His opinion was good advice also.
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