When golfers are putting poorly, they usually look to their equipment as being the cause. But most of the time it is not the equipment. Most of the time it is the golfers lack of confidence in themselves than it is the club itself.

Now you see PGA Tour players with long putters, belly putters, two ball putters. Some of the putters have a crazy looking putter heads and grips.

Then you also see different grips such as the “claw grip”, left hand low, and God knows how many others.

You see these things so frequently because players lose confidence in their ability, not because they are having equipment issues.

When it is time to get a new putter, there are only a few things that really matter. The most important thing is to pick a putter that is easy for you to line up. Reread that sentence about five times. It is that important.

If you can’t line up your putter properly, you can’t putt well. Mine has three lines on the top of a fairly small semi mallet head.

Once you have a putter you can line up, you can make the small adjustments required to adapt the new putter to your stance and address.

It is individual unique adjustments that make a new putter spur one onto improved putting. It is the result of doing something just a little out of the normal.

Sometimes that’s all it takes to get out of a putting funk. But the truth is, it’s never the putter’s fault. Keep that in mind before you go out spend a bunch of money on something that will probably not help you in the long term.

After selecting your new putter you want to practice with it on an indoor putting mat to get a feel for the putter before putting on a practice putting green.

Good luck with your selection.

Filed under: Putting Mats

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