I'm sure someone probably has a more technical response on gripping down on a 35" putter vs cutting it down to 34" (I'm interested to hear it if you do), but for me it feels far better balanced now that it's shortened. I've felt that with other 35" putters too, I just doesn't feel right to me to have that much of the grip above my hands. (Plus in CV19 lockdown it kept me busy for an hour 🙂
The grip on this Cleveland putter in particular (see photo in link in post #5 above) has a flat surface for your thumbs which tapers to a round grip the further down the grip you hold, so shortening it allows me to have more of the flat section in my hands, again this feels much better than gripping down.
COVID-19 Practice Plan Challenge day 5 drill (repeat) and day 6 drill. Today was also supposed to be a superspeed day but the yard was too muddy from recent rains to not worry about slipping so that’ll wait until tomorrow.
Repeated the day 5 drill with better success today, but still some work to do on this one.
Didn’t have any dimes so I used a pair of small ball markers. I did 15 reps; 5 with a short motion, 5 with a medium length motion, and 5 with a long motion. This drill wasn’t a problem for me, only hit the rear marker once during one of the long motions. Felt pretty good after this.
Give it another 30 years. Wait until you’re 62, live in Florida, and play 120+ rounds a year.
I can play 36 holes in 90°+ riding. I can’t do that very often walking any more, but I doubt that too many people would deem me medically unfit.
I enjoy seeing people enjoying the game, regardless of how they get from one shot to the next. Well, as long as they get there quickly!
this putter is a cool concept, but would definitely slow down pace of play, and it falls over in windy conditions. it would definitely help with lining up putts. but that being said, if your stroke was still shit, youre gonna miss left or right regardless of whether or not youre aimed at the hole. and if your read is shit, and your speed is shit, your putts are gonna be..... well....... shit. rick sheils does a good review of this putter and he seems to like it, but its not like he put it in the bag. it's also incredibly heavy obviously, so you are limited to that kind of feel when you buy a putter like that.