"You can be the world’s best putter, but if it’s a putt for bogey or par on every hole… good luck. "
"more games to play with putting and the short game, too, which makes it a bit easier for golfers to practice them."
Oak has very open pours. Imagine millions of soda straws glued together and then sliced diagonally.
I can't tell from your photos. Look at the wood closely and at an angle. Like this:
If it's oak, you'll see the open pours.