What Putter YOU Should Use: All You Need to Know When Buying a Putter

Selecting the right putter is much more than a choice. The putter, crucially, is the most used tool during a round, playing a pivotal role in your scoring. This comprehensive guide looks into the nuances of putter shapes, lengths, and balances. We cover the differences between blade putters to mallet putters, and from toe hang putters to face-balanced putters, aiding in transforming your putting from a source of frustration into one of confidence and hopefully game improvement.

Putter Shapes: Blade vs. Mallet

The shape of the putter head plays a significant role in its performance, offering a blend of feel and suitability for various strokes.

Blade Putters

Blade putters, embodying the essence of tradition in putting, feature a slim, flat design. Ideal for players with an arced stroke, they offer the highest level of feedback and precision, perfect for those who value feel and consistency in their putting.

Mallet Putters

The mallet putter, known for its forgiveness and innovative design, presents a larger head with weight distributed along the perimeter. This design increases the moment of inertia (MOI), making it more forgiving on off-centre hits. Mallets are suited to a range of strokes from arced or straight-back-straight-through and often include alignment aids to help with aim.

Putter Lengths: Fit to Perfection

Putter length is vital for achieving a comfortable stance and effective stroke, with options available beyond the standard range to ensure the perfect fit.

  • Standard Length Putters: The go-to for most golfers, these putters support a natural, upright stance, fostering stability and consistency. Typically 34 or 35"
  • Belly and Chest Putters: Once a staple on tours, belly putters, and their longer counterparts offered a different approach to stability through anchoring, though changes in regulations have impacted their usage now.

Putter Balances: Toe Hang vs. Face Balanced

The balance of a putter head, whether toe hang or face balanced, can significantly influence its alignment with your stroke type, enhancing compatibility and performance.

Toe Hang Putters

Ideal for those with an arced stroke, toe hang putters have a centre of gravity that encourages the face to open and close dynamically, complementing the natural stroke path.

Face Balanced Putters

Best suited for golfers with a straight stroke, face-balanced putters promote a steady, square face through the stroke, aiding in consistent direction and pace.

The Right Choice at Compendium Golf

Choosing your ideal putter involves a blend of understanding your stroke style, feel preference, and the visual appeal of the putter. Whether it's the tactile feedback of blade putters, the forgiving nature of a mallet, the precision of a toe hang, or the steadiness of a face-balanced putter, the perfect putter should feel like an extension of your will.

At Compendium Golf (www.compendiumgolf.co.uk), we understand the importance of this choice. Our wide selection of putters is designed to meet the needs and preferences of every golfer, ensuring you find the putter that not only matches your technique but elevates your game. Moreover, our trade-in options allow you to part-exchange your current, old, or unwanted putter to offset cost and keep your equipment up-to-date, ensuring you’re always equipped with the best tools for your game.

Visit the website and explore our extensive selection of stock. With the right Putter, it could be one of the most significant tools to change your game. 

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