A Golfer’s Guide for Choosing the Right Putter

“It’s a marriage. If I had to choose between my wife and my putter, well, I’d miss her.” Gary Player.  

Leave it to a legend like Gary Player to summarize the importance of a good putter with a little wit and character. Choosing the right putter is a vital part of the game of golf. Selecting the right wood to play on a golf course in South Florida might differ from a wood that you may use on any other course, but you will use your putter on every course, regardless.  

Finding the best putter will drastically improve or hinder your game. Here are a few tips to consider while you are on the hunt at local golf pro shops for the right putter.  

How’s It Hanging? 

Length is extremely important when choosing the right putter. Ideally, the putter should hang directly down, so that your eye is directly over the ball while the putter is just off of the ground. Spend time at the golf pro shop testing out putters before visiting your favorite golf course in South Florida.  

Balance is Key 

When you putt, you are using momentum to push the ball. Choosing the right putter with the best balance for your stroke style will make a huge difference when the putter connects with the ball and the momentum pushes the ball forward.  

– Toe balance putters are the right choice for about 90% of golfers who have a traditional stroke.  

– Face balance is best suited for golfers who use a straight-back-and-through stroke.  

If you are not sure which golf stroke is best for you, consider going to a golf school in South Florida and speaking to an instructor.  

Try Them Before You Buy Them 

Be sure to really test out your putter at the pro shop before you take it out to your local golf course in South Florida.