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Well I'm a tall golfer (6'7) and was wondering what all the other taller golfers use.
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I'm 6'5" and use a standard Ping Anser 35" putter.
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37 inch Edel
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It totally depends on how you setup to the ball (bent-over or upright), and the length of your arms...

I've putted pretty well with putters ranging from 33" to 39" long.

I'm 6'5", but have 6'9" arms.

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I'm 6'6".  Have always used a 35" putter, but recently had a Ping belly putter cut down to 39" and I use it as a "normal" putter (not anchoring it).  I'm much more comfortable with it and my putting has gotten significantly better.  I also had a SuperStroke 3.0 grip put on it to accommodate my big hands.  I always felt cramped and hunched with the 35" putter and would get serious back pain during long practice sessions - the 39" putter allows me to assume a much more comfortable stance.

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If there's a golf store near you, try and find a Cleveland "Almost Belly" at 39 inches and just see where it feels natural for you to put your hands on the grip. If you're well down the shaft, then a standard 35 inch putter is probably fine. If not, maybe you need an extension. Or an "Almost Belly."

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Good idea. My local golf store is having a big demo day a the driving range so ill go try that out. Thxs
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