Why a Heavy Putter Head Could Help Your Putting Stroke Senior Putter Tip (Video)
Why a Heavy Putter Head Could Help Your Putting Stroke Senior Putter Tip (Video)

Something to consider with your ‘Putting maybe, the fact that your Putter that you are using at the moment might be a little bit on the light side for you. So if to get to the subject it’s a case to say well if everything is going well, you don’t need to actually look at this video could do you? But if the Putting is not doing well what benefit would a heavier Putter do for you? Well let’s go down the avenue first of all of what a light Putter would do. If a light Putter was too light for your hands, then what will tend to happen is you’d basically have that sort of swing which is wavering around, a bit like a figure of eight like over here at your side, moving all over the place, because it’s just too light. Imagine you holding a garden cane, and putting it down the length of a Putter and as you swing it back. I can assure you, just let this stick in my hand, try to take this back straight; you can see it going all over the place. And I’m not doing it on purpose, it’s impossible to kind of think right, but it goes straight back here and straight through. It’s too light, so if you’ve got a light Putter and you’re struggling, a part from the obvious of wavering about, I would also encourage you to be guessing a little bit wristy, a bit corky a bit hingy with the wrist and all those things mean, less consistency.

So what I want you to do is if you find yourself in that sort of area of Putter being too light and basically inconsistent with your Putt, then consider a heavier Putter. A heavier Putter will steady the ship, if you imagine a heavy weight in your hand like a sledge hammer, then I say to you swing it back, because it’s so heavy, you’d have to go back, slow and deliberate, so for straight away we steady the swing, there’s no wavering about, because the weights in the Putter is now working muscles in a different position for you. The bigger muscles are now coming in to – well, it’s now up here, its upper half of the, the upper arms going backwards and forwards, there’s no wavering around. If you think well I’m quite happy with my Putter, I have had it a long time and all the rest of it, maybe consider going to your pro, getting to cut the Putter down, by cutting the Putter down will increase the weight of the Putter, so you might think aright, that’s alright, by cutting it down by maybe an inch to two inches you can always go back and have another inch cut up, if its not right. But by doing that, it will make the Putter heavier, if the Putter is heavier its going to steady that ship, much, much better, So, if you’re over that ball and its heavy, this Putts will tend to go back straight and straight through, if its light you are going to tend to go more like this. So a heavier Putter, there are so many more benefits, it steadies the swing, the tempo is smoother, the stroke is smoother. There’s nothing really I would say that is negative about using a heavier Putter, but if you like what you have got, go to your pro, then you take an inch off, put a new grip on, it will feel heavier for sure or even maybe consider having a slightly fatter grip, which again will change the weight of the Putter, okay? But there are a few little tips for you, but I think a heavier Putter is definitely something that I sell off from my PJ shop to one of my golfers, and I would definitely recommend you considering, maybe that option of taking a heavy Putter on to the Putting green together with your own and see the difference. I think there’s more benefits that we have, enjoy your golf.
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Something to consider with your ‘Putting maybe, the fact that your Putter that you are using at the moment might be a little bit on the light side for you. So if to get to the subject it’s a case to say well if everything is going well, you don’t need to actually look at this video could do you? But if the Putting is not doing well what benefit would a heavier Putter do for you? Well let’s go down the avenue first of all of what a light Putter would do. If a light Putter was too light for your hands, then what will tend to happen is you’d basically have that sort of swing which is wavering around, a bit like a figure of eight like over here at your side, moving all over the place, because it’s just too light. Imagine you holding a garden cane, and putting it down the length of a Putter and as you swing it back. I can assure you, just let this stick in my hand, try to take this back straight; you can see it going all over the place. And I’m not doing it on purpose, it’s impossible to kind of think right, but it goes straight back here and straight through. It’s too light, so if you’ve got a light Putter and you’re struggling, a part from the obvious of wavering about, I would also encourage you to be guessing a little bit wristy, a bit corky a bit hingy with the wrist and all those things mean, less consistency.

So what I want you to do is if you find yourself in that sort of area of Putter being too light and basically inconsistent with your Putt, then consider a heavier Putter. A heavier Putter will steady the ship, if you imagine a heavy weight in your hand like a sledge hammer, then I say to you swing it back, because it’s so heavy, you’d have to go back, slow and deliberate, so for straight away we steady the swing, there’s no wavering about, because the weights in the Putter is now working muscles in a different position for you. The bigger muscles are now coming in to – well, it’s now up here, its upper half of the, the upper arms going backwards and forwards, there’s no wavering around. If you think well I’m quite happy with my Putter, I have had it a long time and all the rest of it, maybe consider going to your pro, getting to cut the Putter down, by cutting the Putter down will increase the weight of the Putter, so you might think aright, that’s alright, by cutting it down by maybe an inch to two inches you can always go back and have another inch cut up, if its not right.

But by doing that, it will make the Putter heavier, if the Putter is heavier its going to steady that ship, much, much better, So, if you’re over that ball and its heavy, this Putts will tend to go back straight and straight through, if its light you are going to tend to go more like this. So a heavier Putter, there are so many more benefits, it steadies the swing, the tempo is smoother, the stroke is smoother. There’s nothing really I would say that is negative about using a heavier Putter, but if you like what you have got, go to your pro, then you take an inch off, put a new grip on, it will feel heavier for sure or even maybe consider having a slightly fatter grip, which again will change the weight of the Putter, okay?

But there are a few little tips for you, but I think a heavier Putter is definitely something that I sell off from my PJ shop to one of my golfers, and I would definitely recommend you considering, maybe that option of taking a heavy Putter on to the Putting green together with your own and see the difference. I think there’s more benefits that we have, enjoy your golf.