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Obvious case of putter envy.:D

 

5'11" however, I have four putters 33", 35" and two that are belly putters.

 

 

Normally I use the 35" but tomorrow I am using a belly putter. The interesting thing is that it really makes me no difference what putter I am using as long as I have a few putts before the round to gauge the speed. I am using a longer one tomorrow because I can stand up straighter and relieve pressure on a pulled hamstring. I used it today and it was a lot more comfortable. Full swings are not bothering me at all but putting is distracting.

 

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Fairway:   :ping-small:  G425LST 3w on Adilia Rogue 80S

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Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP T5 Black 5 ES21 54° & 60° on KBS Hi Rev 2.0 

Putter:    :EVNROLL: ER5B

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Ping 36"

Height 5' 10

 

And lately I have been gripping down 1"

Whats in the bag:

 

Titleist 910D2 10.5 Graphite Design Y7-S

Adams 1600 proto 14.5 Graphite Design AD DJ

Titleist 910F 17 Ust Tour Black

Titleist 910H 22 Diamana Kali

Adams Idea Pro A12 4-9 KBS C Taper

Titleist Vokey SM4 46 degree w/ DG Spinner

Mizuno MP R12 50-54-58 DG spinner

Ping Redwood ZB

Ball Nike 20XI-X

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Height:5'6

Putter Length: 33, but I choke down all the way to the bottom of the grip. i just measured it, and from the top of my top-hand in my grip it is 25 inches.

Inside My Blue Callaway Warbird X Golf Stand Bag:

Driver:Nike SQ 10.5* with Graphite Design Y6+

3W:Cobra S2 14*

4W: Nike SQ Dymo 17*

3H and 4H: Taylormade Rescue 19* and 22*

5H: Cleveland Mashie 23*

6H: Adams a3os Hollow-Back

7Iron-Sand Wedge:Callaway X-20 Series with Callaway Steel

Lob Wedge (60*):Cleveland CG-12 Black Pearl with Cleveland TRaction Steel Wedge Flex

Putter: Odyssey Versa #9

Golfball: Callaway Hex Black Tour

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Quick question. Does putter length matter? Can't you just choke down to where it feels comfortable and use it that way?

 

I choke way down like FLV does.

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6' tall

35" Putter

 

I choke down a couple inches

Ping I20 8.5* - Aldila NV 65g S
Adams XTD Super Hybrid 15* - Stock Fubuki S
Adams DHY 21* - Stock Matrix Ozik White Tie S
Mizuno MP58 4-8 Irons - Fujikura MCI 100 S
SCOR 42,46,50,54,58* - SCOR/KBS Genius S
STX Robert Ingman Envision TR 35", Iomic grip

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I'm 5'11", I use a 33.75"... Probably going to go down another 1/4" to a 33.50" as I feel when I don't choke down a little my arm position doesn't feel natural.

 

Quick question. Does putter length matter? Can't you just choke down to where it feels comfortable and use it that way?

 

I choke way down like FLV does.

 

Yea length matters in the putter, it can help you as a guide getting into a natural address position repeatably. Choking down on the club has a down fall that you might not grip it in the same spot every single time while on the course, might be a touch higher or a touch lower, there is no real guide to where you hands sit on the club. With the shaft a given length you always have the reference of the end of the putter to grip the club.

 

A correct putter length for the player can be used as a guide to repeatably and easily get into their natural posture. Custom fitting for a putter is probably more important then any other club in the bag IMHO.

Callaway Epic Max 12.0 (-1/N) @ 44.50" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-7 Stiff

Callaway Epic Speed 18.0* @ 42.75" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-8 Stiff

Callaway Mavrik Pro 23.0* @ 40.00" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 95 HYB Stiff

Sub-70 639 Combo (5-P) w/ Nippon Modus 3 125 Stiff, Standard Length, Weak Lofts (27-47, 4* gaps)

Callaway MD5 Raw 51-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 55-13 X-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 59-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 63-09 C-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

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5'11

34" but choke down a little bit

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Yea length matters in the putter, it can help you as a guide getting into a natural address position repeatably. Choking down on the club has a down fall that you might not grip it in the same spot every single time while on the course, might be a touch higher or a touch lower, there is no real guide to where you hands sit on the club. With the shaft a given length you always have the reference of the end of the putter to grip the club.

The pad of my right index finger touches steel, everything else is on the grip, so I'm consistent. Like you said though, it makes sense that if you don't choke down the same every time it can screw you up....thanks.

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:titelist-small: TS2 Driver Hzrdous Smoke Shaft (Stiff Flex)
:titelist-small: TS2 Hybrids  Mitsubishi Tensei Shaft (Stiff Flex)
:mizuno-small:  MP-59 5-PW; KBS Tour (Regular Flex)
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The pad of my right index finger touches steel, everything else is on the grip, so I'm consistent. Like you said though, it makes sense that if you don't choke down the same every time it can screw you up....thanks.

 

I do the same exact thing. It gives me a consistent length, while also giving me better control and a smoother, more consistent stroke.

Inside My Blue Callaway Warbird X Golf Stand Bag:

Driver:Nike SQ 10.5* with Graphite Design Y6+

3W:Cobra S2 14*

4W: Nike SQ Dymo 17*

3H and 4H: Taylormade Rescue 19* and 22*

5H: Cleveland Mashie 23*

6H: Adams a3os Hollow-Back

7Iron-Sand Wedge:Callaway X-20 Series with Callaway Steel

Lob Wedge (60*):Cleveland CG-12 Black Pearl with Cleveland TRaction Steel Wedge Flex

Putter: Odyssey Versa #9

Golfball: Callaway Hex Black Tour

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Yup, that is good as long as you have a reference point then you are fine. The right reference point on where the hands go onto the putter makes the putter like a yard stick and always puts you into the posture where you can see the line of the putt the best. I won't get too heavily into the putting fitting and sight line thing, I know what I know from working with Burnt Edges Consulting.

Callaway Epic Max 12.0 (-1/N) @ 44.50" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-7 Stiff

Callaway Epic Speed 18.0* @ 42.75" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-8 Stiff

Callaway Mavrik Pro 23.0* @ 40.00" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 95 HYB Stiff

Sub-70 639 Combo (5-P) w/ Nippon Modus 3 125 Stiff, Standard Length, Weak Lofts (27-47, 4* gaps)

Callaway MD5 Raw 51-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 55-13 X-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 59-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 63-09 C-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

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I do the same exact thing. It gives me a consistent length, while also giving me better control and a smoother, more consistent stroke.

 

I also choke down but only far enough down to get my elbows straight when I take my putting position. My constant is that my elbows be reasonably straight and my eyes fall on the ball directly so that I can see the line.

 

I have no idea of how long my putter is. I just need it long enough so that it does not disappear into the bag.

 

 

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I'm 6'2" tall and my answer style & mallets/semi-mallets are 35"..My heel-shafted blades(Scotty Napa, Yes Sophia & WS 8802) are 32" & my two bellys' are 42"....

 

Fairways & Greens 4ever....

 

Well I forgot to talk about the design and weight of my putters lol... I also use Answer style putters that have a full shaft offset neck...

~ Scotty Cameron Newport 2 (Carbon, old sucker), about 330g head

~ YES! Callie-f (304 Stainless), about a 355g head

~ SeeMore DB-4 (Carbon), 350g head

 

All the same length and same style of putters weight just changes between them plus the materials are slightly different so MOI is a little different. The Cameron comes off the most dead, SeeMore is in the middle, YES! is by far the hottest face putter I have used.

Callaway Epic Max 12.0 (-1/N) @ 44.50" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-7 Stiff

Callaway Epic Speed 18.0* @ 42.75" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ-8 Stiff

Callaway Mavrik Pro 23.0* @ 40.00" w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 95 HYB Stiff

Sub-70 639 Combo (5-P) w/ Nippon Modus 3 125 Stiff, Standard Length, Weak Lofts (27-47, 4* gaps)

Callaway MD5 Raw 51-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 55-13 X-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 59-11 S-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

Callaway MD5 Raw 63-09 C-Grind w/ Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

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I'm 6'1" and use a 34.25" putter and choke down to where my right hand is 1/2" from the bottom of the grip. I like how it counterbalances just touch is why I don't cut it off some more, and I also like how the Pistolero that's on it rests in my hand when choked down that far.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

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5'11" all my putters are 35" although I do choke down a bit

Callaway razr x tour 5-pw

titleist 585h 24 &21 hybrid

Heavy wedge 52 gap wedge

Nike sv sand and lob wedge

Callaway Diablo Octane tour Driver

Adams F 11 3 wood

Seemore ci2 or Bettinardi studio stock 2

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  • 4 weeks later...

6 feet

34 inches i do choke it down to about 0.5 inches frm the end of the grip too as i have a crouching stance.

 

i have a Ping My day,B60, Odyssey White Steel #5,TM Spider,Yes! Tracy 2, SC studio select Newport 2, Sc Select Newport 1.5

 

I thought i had a slight arc thats why ive alws used plumbers neck with a lil bit of toe flow but somehow the Yes tracy 2 with the flare neck gives me the best result. still experimenting with the NP 1.5 when im totally confident ill put it in the bag

Taylormade RBZ2 TP 9.5 Fuel 60

Ping i20 3 wood Aldila Nv

Adams Dhy 18*

Mizuno Mp59 4-p KBS Tour S

Vokey 50* 55* 60*

Scotty Cameron Select Newport 1.5

Ball - Z star XV

Oakley Stand Bag

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