I'm trying to resist replacing my recently dusted off old clubs 'just because,' but my 20 yo Odyssey DF550 putter hasn't been very friendly so far. It's basically a full toe hang (5:00) heel and toe putter. According to Ping's categories, my natural stroke is a slight arc or IDTL. It's not a strong arc or SBST. Lots of articles explain why a face balanced putter might not suit a strong arc stroke, but I haven't found one that discusses any other case (like mine?). I've even found a few articles that seem to claim face balanced is good for everyone among other conflicting guidance (toe up?). Is there a consensus here?
FWIW I seem to tend to push/miss right when I miss, unless I deliberately let my left hand take over - which feels unnatural/uncomfortable.
Ernie lifted it because he thought it was embedded/plugged.
So, I can see how if you thought it was plugged, to where it pops out without any problem at all and you can feel the club slide under the ball without getting into the dirt/mud at all, that you could feel that you didn't replace it properly.
There's a big difference between a ball that's almost plugged versus one that's even 1/4" above the dirt/mud.
Mine has changed I believe. My pet annoyance is the fall weather season. The time of year where Ma Nature instructs all the leafy trees to shed, thus providing numerous hiding places for well struck balls.
I used to hit 3w over driver, and dropped my 3-5 irons to use a couple hybrids. It made me feel more comfortable at the time, and there's nothing wrong with that.
The issue was obviously my swing, particularly swinging steeply into the ball.