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Putter fitting - worth it or not ?

Putter fitting - worth it, or nah...  

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  1. 1. Is paying to get fit for a putter worth it?



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I went through a putter fitting at the Club Champion near me this spring.

 

I thought it was well worth it. I have always been a poor putter, more 3 putts than 1 putts.

 

I do keep track of my putts every round and last year I was at 36.6, it was holding my scoring back.

 

In the previous 3 years I had tried an odyssey #7 a #9 and a ping Kinloch sigma g. So, basically the whole range of styles.

 

The fitting suggested I should be using a mid mallet, with 2* more loft than I was using. I was spot on for length and lie. So at least I had figured that out via trial and error.

 

I think the recommended putter for me was a scotty Newport 2 select (mid mallet).

 

I opted to order an evnroll er2 built to the lie, loft and length recommended. Club Champion, didn't carry evnroll so I couldn't try it there. But given the reviews on this site and overall buzz I wanted to try one. That the er2 was almost identical to the scotty made it an easy choice to pull the trigger.

 

Well, the early results are truly amazing. I have never made so many putts. My last two rounds were 29 and 26 putts. I have never enjoyed putting, now I literally expect to make every putt I take.

 

Are the results due to a correct fitting, evnroll magic, or devine intervention? Don't know, don't care. But I might amend my will to be buried with this putter.

 

 

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I went through a putter fitting at the Club Champion near me this spring.

 

I thought it was well worth it. I have always been a poor putter, more 3 putts than 1 putts.

 

I do keep track of my putts every round and last year I was at 36.6, it was holding my scoring back.

 

In the previous 3 years I had tried an odyssey #7 a #9 and a ping Kinloch sigma g. So, basically the whole range of styles.

 

The fitting suggested I should be using a mid mallet, with 2* more loft than I was using. I was spot on for length and lie. So at least I had figured that out via trial and error.

 

I think the recommended putter for me was a scotty Newport 2 select (mid mallet).

 

I opted to order an evnroll er2 built to the lie, loft and length recommended. Club Champion, didn't carry evnroll so I couldn't try it there. But given the reviews on this site and overall buzz I wanted to try one. That the er2 was almost identical to the scotty made it an easy choice to pull the trigger.

 

Well, the early results are truly amazing. I have never made so many putts. My last two rounds were 29 and 26 putts. I have never enjoyed putting, now I literally expect to make every putt I take.

 

Are the results due to a correct fitting, evnroll magic, or devine intervention? Don't know, don't care. But I might amend my will to be buried with this putter.

 

 

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My buddy won some $$ at the casino and was considering splurging on a new driver or a new putter.  He hits the ball right around 300 with his current driver with a little bit of a fade.  He wanted to try to play with the spin a bit so he wanted something adjustable....meanwhile he's a crappy ass putter....not sure what he has but he has said many times how he was able to stick it close and miss the short one.

Told him to go for the putter but did he listen to me... NOOOOO.... gets a Callaway DBD and now he's hooking that thing big time and it's in his closet.

 

Told him that he's not going to get much distance ... or enough for it to be worth it and he's already piping it with his current driver so what the hell is he thinking.  But it's an older Taylormade and he wanted something newer.

Stories like this help reinforce my belief that one of the BEST investments you can make in your game is to get fit for a putter and get a good one.... more than any other club in your bag - it is by far the most important.... yet the most overlooked.

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Paying for a poor putter fitting like most fitters do, no.

Getting fit for your putter? A big yes. Name another club that you hit 30+ times.

 

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Hmmm, I am always the one here to say get fitted, but with putters IMO it's a little different. Putting is all feel. An Odyssey putter may work for John but Dave says they feel like mush. Evnroll are excellent putters for a lot of people but I cannot make them work. A fitter could set up the perfect Evnroll for me but I still have to pull the trigger and roll the putt.

 

I really stand by trying the putter before you buy. If you could find an unbiased fitter that can break down your measurements and stroke then offer you a range of putters to try, that may be helpful.

 

With all the other clubs it's easy to see the differences. You can see launch angles, spin rates and distances on the trackman, but putting I don't feel like there's enough concrete evidence to show me that a fitter's recommendation is better than my own.

 

I'll leave you with this, I do feel like we don't pay enough attention to our putters. We spend hours researching drivers and irons. We demo clubs and compare stats between brands. But when buying a putter we knock a few putts on a controlled surface and then off to the register. So if getting a putter fitting gives you confidence in you stick than I say go for it.

 

Lol gosh, I really need to learn to type shorter responses.

 

 

 

 

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I am definitely in need for a fitting. I have been trying to make my Cleveland Huntington Beach #3 work for me/Forcing it to fit me. I have not had the success I've looked for with it and this is after boat loads of practice on the putting greens every week.

 

Goal is to go to Club Champion in the next month and get fitted. Fingers crossed it helps! If I can get my putts from my 2.4 average under 2, I will be in luck!

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