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PostSubject: noobie question on putter    Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:59 am

I am currently using a putter with a 'goose' looking 'neck' shaft. But sometimes I do face doubts if I align it properly.

Anybody who changed fm one type of ' neck shaft' to another and improve your putting? I am real shitty in my putting......in addition to many others.


PS:Pls pardon my lack of ability in using the right golfing terms to describe the shaft........
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:05 am

if you are set up properly and have confidence over your putt, you can putt with your umbrella and still make the putt.

a poor putter (or puttee) is one who do not know which line his or her putt will start or finish. the person usually have an inconsistent set up and posture and tries too hard to manipulate with the hands and push or pull the putt instead of stroking the putt.

its got nothing to do with the necks or the type of putter design. that is a matter of comfort and ease of alignment.

hopefully i have now confused you to the point that you may want to consider the new Zen umbrella as a choice...its very affordable.....haha

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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:40 am

Well, I changed to a gooseneck putter and I putt better...

I agree with DGman... confidence helps alot.

was using a heel toe weighted with mid slant hosel, if not wrong, somehow I think too much on the technical aspect of the stroke... With the new putter, it does not have much of an alignment aid but it makes/forces me to trust my stroke and aim. My putting somehow got better
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:50 am

After long time, I decided to sign up for golf lessons... Putting is my biggest weakness... I expect lots of fix to be done on my putting stroke or even equipment...

To my surprise my coach told me that my stroke is good.... my posture is also good.... I should keep that part....

After he told me that, my confident is getting better... so is the putting...

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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:40 am

DGman wrote:

hopefully i have now confused you to the point that you may want to consider the new Zen umbrella as a choice...its very affordable.....haha
DGman

There's a zen umbrella? I was just looking for a golf umbrella. Good timing Smile
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:15 pm

augustine..i was only teasing Duval about the umbrella..but Weesern and Taskie basically summed up what i was trying to bring across.

but seriously, when you keep putting short, its time to take a closer look at the putter length or the putter weight. If you are putting off line, having a try at other design may help you discover something that you have never thought about. a case in hand is a guy who have always used a mallet, one day he switched to a blade and discover he was able to not only aim better but stroke better too. and yes it was a demo Zen and i was playing with him when he shot a 79 despite having 4 bad holes.

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PS...there is no Zen umbrella. you better get yours from Tianma.
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:22 pm

Darn. They have pretty ugly umbrellas, almost as ugly as their golf bag, haha.
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:26 am

Thanks all for the comments.

I think I will try to get an economical putter with diff necks.....then decide which suit me best..

and then.....

Bukit Merah...awaits
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:30 am

To me, i have discovered the wonders of having the right model of putter grip. Really make a difference for me.
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:36 am

duffader wrote:
To me, i have discovered the wonders of having the right model of putter grip. Really make a difference for me.

Bro, good point! I think a lot of people neglect the putter grip portion of the putter and focus too much (or even solely) on the putter head itself. The putter grip is a key part of the putting IMHO. With a good grip which fits into your hands properly, it instills confidence and gives you better control of the putter.

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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:38 am

Technospaz wrote:
duffader wrote:
To me, i have discovered the wonders of having the right model of putter grip. Really make a difference for me.

Bro, good point! I think a lot of people neglect the putter grip portion of the putter and focus too much (or even solely) on the putter head itself. The putter grip is a key part of the putting IMHO. With a good grip which fits into your hands properly, it instills confidence and gives you better control of the putter.

Just have to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:00 am

thanks guys...I will get my current putter to change grip

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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:09 am

Bro DS...

Zero in on the issue
Evaluate what needs to be fixed
Now is the time for action

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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:13 am

Technospaz wrote:
Bro DS...

Zero in on the issue
Evaluate what needs to be fixed
Now is the time for action

Smile

TS is correct, the putter is the most used club anyway in the game of golf. Which means, its the most important one....
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:23 am

Duval_S wrote:
Thanks all for the comments.

I think I will try to get an economical putter with diff necks.....then decide which suit me best..

and then.....

Bukit Merah...awaits

The ZEN is calling out to you.
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:31 am

we have at least 300 putters in the shop...mostly of them stored up...they range from design in the 70s right up to current.

Duval, you can try out all of those and no need to buy putters, just help us clean up the storeroom after the mess that Alvin7379 and MC left behind.

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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:33 am

DGman wrote:
we have at least 300 putters in the shop...mostly of them stored up...they range from design in the 70s right up to current.

Duval, you can try out all of those and no need to buy putters, just help us clean up the storeroom after the mess that Alvin7379 and MC left behind.

DGman

free??? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:39 am

notice the word...try.....
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:41 am

DGman wrote:
notice the word...try.....

Hi Boss

can I try out those in the glass cabinet? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:41 am

Haha.. Eric.. Noted.. just 'trying' my luck...
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:55 am

yes Xavier, you can try your luck..

btw the glass cabinet is coming down soon.....

putting setup and aiming has a lot to do with the visual adaptation and preference. sometimes people do not realised that they cannot focus on a certain head for a full 18 holes. so the best thing to do is find a putter that you can be comfortable with.

the other thing to look out for is offset or onset in a putter. depending on your ball position and putting stroke, certain offset (plumbers or midslant) or onset (centreshaft) works better for a particular golfer.

all said and done, we evolve and thats why some golfers will find better success when they switch putters from time to time.

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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:00 am

Boss... My car got enuff space to house ALL the putters from your cabinet... I can offer to 'help' stock your precious putters as you undergo the next face-lift project at BFG!!! Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: noobie question on putter    Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:19 am

DGman wrote:
yes Xavier, you can try your luck..

btw the glass cabinet is coming down soon.....

DGman

Wah Boss... you finally had the cabinet made and now going to tear it down? Very "sah yang"...

I didn't know putting also got so many theories.... Will need your help on this area boss.... My putting cannot make it since day one. Must be my putter... heh...

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