But the goal of the pros is to have an “effective loft” — the loft of their putter as it sits at the moment of impact — of three to four degrees. An effective loft of 3-4 degrees is considered the ideal loft.
- 1 How important is loft on a putter?
- 2 What is the best height for a putter?
- 3 What angle should a putter be?
- 4 What is the best lie angle for a putter?
- 5 What is the standard putter loft?
- 6 Are lofted putters legal?
- 7 Who should use a 33 inch putter?
- 8 Is Scotty Cameron putter worth it?
- 9 What length putter do the pros use?
- 10 Can you adjust putter loft?
- 11 Should my putter be flat on the ground?
- 12 What is the ideal putter weight?
How important is loft on a putter?
Loft is needed on a putter because as the ball rests on the green it pushes down slightly into the grass. The loft is therefore needed to lift the ball up and on to the surface for an end-over-end smooth roll. Too much loft and ball will hop on impact and skid more before rolling out.
What is the best height for a putter?
Guidelines recommend a 52-inch putter if you’re 6 feet to 6 feet 1 tall and a 51-inch putter if you’re 5 feet 11 to 6 feet tall. If you’re 5 feet 10 to 5 feet 11, use a 50-inch putter and a 49-inch putter if you’re 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 10 tall.
What angle should a putter be?
The standard lie angle for most off-the-shelf putters is between 70 and 72 degrees. Some manufacturers advertise lie angle as the offset from 90 degrees, for example 19 degrees. The minimum offset allowable by the Rules of Golf is 10 degrees.
What is the best lie angle for a putter?
70-72 degrees is very common in modern putters. Older putters tend to be more upright at 72 or more degrees of lie. Using a putter with a lie angle not suited to your setup and swing can result in putts not going on your intended line (more on this in an upcoming post).
What is the standard putter loft?
Traditionally, the standard loft on putters is three to four degrees however out on Tour there is something called ‘effective loft’ which is the goal of delivering the putter with three or four degrees of loft at impact.
Are lofted putters legal?
By definition, the loft of a putter must not be greater than 10 degrees. Putters are permitted to have negative loft. However, a negative loft exceeding a magnitude of 15 degrees would not be considered “traditional and customary in form and make” (see Section 1a(i) below).
Who should use a 33 inch putter?
The length of the putter will be directly related to your height. If you are 6 feet or taller, you will need a 35 inch putter, 5’9″ to 6″ suggests a 34 inch putter, while 5’6 ″ to 5’9″ suggests a 33 inch putter. Customized putter are suggested for those above 6’4″ and shorter than 5’6″.
Is Scotty Cameron putter worth it?
For the golfer that can understand the difference between a great feeling putter and a cheap putter, a Scotty Cameron putter is worth the money. For a new player who doesn’t even understand how to putt yet, they are too expensive.
What length putter do the pros use?
The average height of a PGA Tour player today is 6′ and he uses a 33.5 inch putter on average. You guys are using a 35 inch putter on average because that is the “standard” putter.
Can you adjust putter loft?
Besides you should not be looking at the static loft of your putter, but rather the dynamic loft you create at impact. A forward press, or hands forward at address, changes the static loft by delofting your putterface. In the same way your ball position will add loft when it is forward in your stance.
Should my putter be flat on the ground?
The most efficient and simplest putting stroke is one in which the putter works straight back and straight through on the intended target line. The golfer should then be able to place his hands on the handle of the putter with the head of the putter resting flat on the ground.
What is the ideal putter weight?
Head Weight – Most putters are defined as standard at approximately 350 grams. Head weight will affect how a player squares up the face at impact. During a fitting, it is important to test both lighter and heavier head weights to see which type you respond to best.