Join date: 2011-01-06
|Subject: Re: Difference between centre shaft and heel shaft putter Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:40 pm|| |
I like it addrsss opened with my offset shaft and the contact feel is much "feeling"
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Join date: 2009-06-18
|Subject: Re: Difference between centre shaft and heel shaft putter Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:59 am|| |
most people may not know that the key difference is one is onset and the other one is offset.
in most cases the stroke with the eye in the right place will not change very much but the position of the ball and alignment does make a lot of difference in ball impact and squaring of the putter face towards the target.
Join date: 2012-04-25
|Subject: Re: Difference between centre shaft and heel shaft putter Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:35 pm|| |
|it's really a question of what works for you. if it works for u, then dont worry about what others say about it. |
I used to really like centre-shafted putters (I had the seemore FGP putter), but overtime i found that my putting stroke changed and that heel shafted putters worked better. even with heel shafted putters, i started out loving straight-necked putters, but now i find that flow-necked putters work best
i guess the moral of the story is to stick to whatever works. if one day u find that doesn't work anymore, then try something else
Sorry, hijacking the thread.....
Bro, when you mentioned flow neck, are you referring to the likes of SC Calif Hollywood or Studio Design #2?
I used to game plumber neck, recently switched to Hollywood.
What other generic or common names used to describe the necks?
Join date: 2011-12-26
|Subject: Re: Difference between centre shaft and heel shaft putter Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:03 pm|| |
I have used a face balanced mallet putter, a answer style putter, and also a centre shafted putter in seemore. There is no putter that is more easier to use or harder to use.. You have to use a putter that suits your stroke so that you can square the putter face at impact.
I highly recommend you read up e seemore blog on "face balanced at impact" so you will realize the myth that face balanced putters in fact are also not really face balanced.
There are three putting strokes, in-in, in-straight, and straight back straight through. Which are u? A answer style putter is suitable to strokes that have an arc to it as the torque of the shaft offset will allow for the natural turning of the putter face to square at impact. Mallet putters are forgiving and suitable for all strokes, same as centre shafted putters because they are face balanced at impact.
I kind of think that this is also why Steve striker plays his putter with his heel raised so that he squares the face at impact on his stroke.