Almost half of your shots are played with only one club: the putter. Yet strangely we practice putting less and spend less money on putters. Selecting the right club from the line of Technica putters can help you lower your scores.
Selecting a Grip Pick a Technica putter grip to your putting style and the club itself. There are the standard grip with a flat edge at a right angle to the blade, the textured and cord spiral grips and grips that are designed to compensate for elements of your swing.
Deciding Your Shaft Length Most golf shops rarely stock anything besides standard length 35-inch putters. Many golfers are don’t know the kind of difference in posture a longer or shorter Technica putters shaft can give. Golfers who have back problems may like a longer shaft that gives them a more upright position, but golfers who would rather bend down or have their arms hang vertically might be happier with a shorter Technica putter shaft in the 28-30 inch range.
What Type of Shaft? Shaft type is an important choice. Although flexibility in a Technica putter shaft probably doesn’t seem to matter as much as in an iron or metal-wood, given the lack of bend at impact. However, the shaft still conducts feel into your fingers and palms so you can assess pace and distance. Normally, shafts are made of steel but increasingly they’re made of lightweight graphite. The material will influence the speed of the club head. If you experiment with different combinations of shaft and club head you will find one eventually that transmits the desired feeling to your hands on the grip.
The Lie Angle of The Technica Putter Head Too many golfers play with the heel of the club on the ground and the toe in the air, this often results in a closing of the clubface upon putting. Find an angle that permits your feet to rest flat at address. If you would like to adjust the lie by bending the shaft, keep in mind that the rules of the game of golf don’t allow bends of more than five inches from the heel of the club.
What Is Loft? Loft s the angle between the clubface and perpendicular. Normally a putter will have between three and five degrees of loft. The purpose of loft is to make the golf ball roll along the correct line. Players who play slower on greens will usually to do better with more loft. Hand position also can matter. If a player has a forward press or keeps their hands ahead of the golf ball at impact when putting, they investigate more loft to counteract the de-lofting that tends to force a golf ball into the ground and cause it to bounce.
What about Matching Putters To Strokes? Golfers with a pendulum-type stroke, where the path of the putter is straight back and straight through, will probably benefit from a face-balanced type of Technica putter. Face-balanced means that when the Technica putter shaft is balanced on a finger, the putter face will point upwards. A right-handed player who often misses to the right and would like help closing the clubface at impact should seek out a face-balanced model. If he typically to miss to the left, a heel-shafted putter that resists closing may help.
Bald, Heel-Toe-Weighted, Mallet, Center-Shafted Putters A blade putter historically tends to have a head that is a rounded extension of the shaft. Heel-toe-weighted Technica putters have the shaft grafted on to the hosel, usually at an angle. A mallet putter is more solid looking, with the weight behind the clubface. Insert Faces Why do putters have insert faces? What are they for? Many manufacturers are putting insert faces on their putters in an attempt to improve feel. Many top players prefer them to help them judge both distance and pace. Additionally, they may help you match the feel to the type of golf ball you prefer.