There are so many different types of putters on the market today that it can be frustrating to find one that suits you and your putting style. Knowing about the different styles will help you make the right decision when it comes to buying a putter.
There really isn’t a bad putter style. Each person’s style is unique and what’s great for one person isn’t necessarily great for another. You need to find the style that fits you.
Below you will find a list of the different types of golf putters. The list is in order of putter heads, followed by weight and balance. This should give you an idea about what kind of putter type you need to fit your own specific style.
Types of Gulf Putter Heads
The blade putter is a traditional putter. It’s used mostly by experienced golfers, but the beginner is more than capable of using the blade putter with a little bit of practice.
Blade putters are usually toe-weighted, meaning that the toe of the putter points downward. Generally, a blade putter is used by golfers that have an open-square-closed stroke.
With this putter you will notice that the shaft is right in the middle of the head. You will be able to gain some stability with this putter. This type of putter head will help you with your posture as well. It will keep your body aligned the whole way through your swing.
This putter head will help you keep the ball from twisting if you hit it off center. The design of the head is much bigger than any of the other head types. This feature helps you keep your focus when lining up your shot.
This isn’t a putter for everyone though, it’s heavier than most other putter heads since it’s so big. So, make sure to get a feel for it before you commit to this type of putter head.
The mallet head got its name because it’s shaped like a croquet mallet. The mallet head is completely hollow on the inside. You will have weights at the toe and the head of the mallet.
This means that you will have a larger sweet spot to work with. This is a great feature to have, especially if you’re a beginner. It will also reduce any kind of twisting if you would happen to be off center when you hit the ball.
Types of weight and balance
When you are looking at different putters you will notice that a lot of them have different weights and balance points. The easiest way to tell how a specific putter is balanced is by placing it on a table, or the palm of your hand.
Look at where the head of the putter rests, depending on where the heads at will depend on what kind of balance the putter has. Listed below you will find the different balance points.
A face balanced putter means that the weight of the head is evenly distributed. When you lay the putter in the palm of your hand, the head of the putter she lay perfectly horizontal.
There are two different balance points for toe hang putters. This first is a ¼ toe hang, and the second is full toe hang.
Again, to find out what type of balance it has, place the putter in the palm of your hand, it the head of the putter points ¼ of the way downward then you have a ¼ toe hang. If you see that your putter head faces downward then you have a full toe hang.
You need to base your putter on these types of putter heads and balances. Take the way you swing and your posture and compare it to the different putter heads.
Once you figure out what head is best for you then you can look at the different balances. Finding a putter that has the right head and balance will help you become a better putter.
You also need to make sure that you like the way the putter feels and looks as well. If you don’t like something about the putter type, then keep looking the perfect putter is out there.