So I'm currently playing a 34" length putter. But over the course of the last several months, I've been experimenting with getting a premium stance/address posture such that I could do the following:
1.) Left and Right Forearms and Shaft all in the same line when the putter is soled behind the golf ball.
2.) My hands are directly underneath my shoulders.
3.) My palms are facing one another on the putter grip.
4.) My thumbs are down the grip (left hand higher than the right).
5.) My eyes are right over the golf ball - or just inside.
6.) The ball position is in the center - or slightly forward of center of my stance.
- The putter is in the middle of my stance and the ball is like 1" forward of the putter.
7.) The putter shaft is straight up and down - or slightly forward pressed.
8.) My elbows rest on my rib cage such that as I bend at the waist - my hands fall directly under my shoulder sockets.
9.) My upper back is fairly straight (bend from the waist).
10.) My weight is on the balls of my feet.
11.) My shoulders are very square to my intended putting line.
12.) My feet are also square to my intended putting line.
When I really dial this setup - I make a very nice controlled stroke. The challenge that I have found is that to get into this premier position, my current 34" putter - I nearly have to grip it down at the steel. I'm 5'8" tall... And when measuring from the palms of my hands horizontally - to the ground.... I'm getting a measurement of ~ 28".
Looking at this - I believe I should be able to cut the putter length down from 34" down to 31" or 30"... Has anyone done this type of mod with any success on their putter?
Back in December of last year, I ordered a 75g counterweight kit - and have yet to install it. I'm thinking I'm going to go and get my putter cut down tomorrow to 30" - and have this counterweight installed with a new grip. Any thoughts or input from the forum before I go and do this? Would like to hear from you guys as I want to make sure I'm not doing something that I will regret.
(This is my last ditched effort to salvage this putter I'm using - and if this doesn't work - then I'm going to get an Edel putter)