It is an established fact that among all golf clubs, the golf putter is the one that is used the most. Mainly because this is used in the green area, where you are now aiming for more precision in your hits in comparison to the previous strikes you made. For this reason, it is quite important to know more about your golf putter, including its length, material and type in order for you to maximize your golfing experience. In choosing the right golf club, it helps a lot to know how its grip feels.
Both beginners and professional golfers have fallen in love with putters simply because it is the club that wins games and are customized the most. Putters are more diverse in type than any club in golf. They normally come in different styles of clubheads and lengths.
Putter clubheads can come with the traditional blade clubheads. It is slender and shallow. Traditional blade clubhead are preferred by low-handicapper golfers because of the feedback though they make very little room for errors. However, for beginners, they would normally want a golf putter that would allow them to make mistakes on missed hits and poor strikes. Heel-toe clubheads are shaped like the tradition blade but only with more weight at its heel and toe. It makes up for an easier swing and far more friendly hits. Mallet clubhead is the largest type of clubhead for putters. It makes hitting the target way easier and the force is maximized due to the weight of the club. Mallet clubheads can come in very peculiar shapes and sizes.
Conventional putters are within 32 to 36 inches in length and are the advisable length, both for the beginners and amateurs alike. Belly putter and long putter are quite longer than the conventional putters.
Technically, there are only three basic types of putters in golf though there could be a hundred and one variations of putter there is in the world today. The three basic types of putters are the conventional putter, belly putter and the long putter. Every different type of putter is used for a different reason.
Conventional putters are used more often than the other types of putters. These putters are used with quite a lot of discipline. Since it is slender and shallower than other putters, a golfer should use golf club with the least amount of wrist action. Golfers are called ‘yips’ if they tend to rattle in their insides during the grind outs and ‘handsy’ is the term used for those with a very shaky wrist. If you think you are the type of golfer that is either a ‘yips’ or a ‘handsy’, then you should probably switch to a belly or long putter.
Belly putters are easier to use because of the support that your belly could give in using this club. The abdomen can assist the golfer to balance every stroke and contribute in the stability of the swing. Belly putter comes at 41 to 44 inches in length and is positioned against the body. Since the belly putter has a thicker grip and longer length, it does not really allow you to have that much feel in your hits.
Long putters provide a pendulum like swing, ergo eliminating the shaky wrist effects. Golfers who use these long putters do not need to bend, since the length of the putter could suffice. These long putters come at 48 to 52 inches in length which spells less feel and feedback in your hits. However, for golfers who are really not that good in golf at the moment, this is your best and final golf club friend.