Unfortunately, in most amateur golfers tested, along with the improvement in accuracy over shorter distances, there was a real decline in distance control when they used the Belly Putter from 30 feet and greater. But I’ll tackle the challenge of distance control next week.
I have my opinions on the Belly Putter, but the lawmakers will NOT be influenced by me. The arguments I have heard made for the retention of the Belly Putter talk to allowing amateur golfers to get more enjoyment out of the game, to sink more Putts from 12 feet.
If you want to sink more Putts in that 6 to 12 feet Putting zone with your ‘standard length’ Putter, then make an appointment to see me. Note, though, that there is no ‘standard size’ Putter. There are a variety of ‘standard’ lengths. One will work best with your size and posture. There is also a Lie Angle on the Putter that influences how likely you are to hit the ball straight down the target line. There is then your technique. It is easy to learn and easy to practice.
Take the time to set yourself up to sink more 6 to 12 foot putts. Contact me now.