Re: Are shorter putters better?You are correct. I just saw what popped up on Google. Confused myself, it was in fact a height for females I saw. Thanks.
I'm getting this putter on Monday
I'm going for the 33"
It's $350US though, but I deserve it, lol
When discussing traditional putters (not belly, etc), I think length depends on your putting technique.
If you go less upright to the ground, then a shorter putter of 32-33 would seem to fit.
If you go more upright, than a longer putter of 34-35 inches would be the better fit.
Personally, I lean towards more of the more upright, Zach Johnson style (patobriengolf.com), and use a 35 inch putter -- and have putted well in that manner.
There is no right or wrong - it depends on technique.
I never realized how a long putter is affecting my game
I just tested out my 35" and in my back-swing I hot the ground, not very good
I know everyone is different, but I think the point of putting is to have a nice smooth pendulum swing. I know that's obvious. But I've been golfing for years and I just really figured this out. And I'm really good at putting. But with this length change I think I'm only going to get better
yea, that's a better title
I tried to edit the title but I can't
I think people get the point, with all the great input from everyone
kind of off topic but I didn't want to start another thread
I better be getting my putter I ordered
the website says it was shipped, and my credit card was charged even before it was shipped. Even though they say it won't be charged until it ships.
Now My credit card is showing the roughly the amount I put on there to cover the putter
I'm phoning them on Monday (golfsmith.com)
I will be so disappointed if I don't get it. I check their site and there are no more LH 33"
someone say a prayer for me to the golf purchasing gods?, lol
there are only 2500 of these baby's made :(
I'm 5'10" with a somewhat positive ape factor (length of arms relative to height, and I play a 34" putter, though I could easily go to 33" I think. My theory of putting is to swing from the shoulders and try to keep the rest of the arm pretty still, so I want my elbows less bent so I want to be reaching a bit for my putter, as opposed to holding it in closer. This gives me a more relaxed feel and that works for me. So I think people should aim for as short a putter as they can use and feel relaxed.
But that's based on what works for me. Your mileage may vary.