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side saddle putters - what putter are you using?


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#511 ScratchyDawg

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:54 PM

Those of you who are using the BG F22 and doing well...or maybe just a general question...

Do you sole the putter flat and play at the 80 angle? Or do you try to let it hang at 90 degrees with the heel off the ground?

I tend to miss a lot to the right when I let it hang, but the stroke feels so much better than when I try to sole it flat.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 08:56 AM

View PostScratchyDawg, on 04 November 2018 - 08:54 PM, said:

Those of you who are using the BG F22 and doing well...or maybe just a general question...

Do you sole the putter flat and play at the 80 angle? Or do you try to let it hang at 90 degrees with the heel off the ground?

I tend to miss a lot to the right when I let it hang, but the stroke feels so much better than when I try to sole it flat.

I try to play the putter as close to 90* as possible.  Thats why I struggled with the Juan, because the design just didn't allow it to be held at a 90*.  I've got a LFI and a F22 and the tri-sole allows it to be held more at 90*.
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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:37 AM

View PostScratchyDawg, on 04 November 2018 - 08:54 PM, said:

Those of you who are using the BG F22 and doing well...or maybe just a general question...

Do you sole the putter flat and play at the 80 angle? Or do you try to let it hang at 90 degrees with the heel off the ground?

I tend to miss a lot to the right when I let it hang, but the stroke feels so much better than when I try to sole it flat.

I don't think there's necessarily a "best way" here.  It all depends on what works for the individual.
I've experimented extensively with both methods....
and for me, I like to sole the putter.  It makes the putter feel more stable to me.

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 04:42 PM

I've been doing better letting it hang at 90 degrees. I really focus on stabilizing the top of the putter. I feel like I'm just taking it back and letting it swing like a pendulum. I was draining them from all over.

Side note...today was the first time I felt a little weird while practicing. I overheard a guy telling his buddy to watch me putt. His buddy said "yeah, but that's illegal". I just kept my mouth shut and kept rolling them in.
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:57 AM

View PostScratchyDawg, on 06 November 2018 - 04:42 PM, said:

I've been doing better letting it hang at 90 degrees. I really focus on stabilizing the top of the putter. I feel like I'm just taking it back and letting it swing like a pendulum. I was draining them from all over.

Side note...today was the first time I felt a little weird while practicing. I overheard a guy telling his buddy to watch me putt. His buddy said "yeah, but that's illegal". I just kept my mouth shut and kept rolling them in.

A pretty common reaction when someone hasn't seen a sidesaddle putter before.
My experience has been much like Bluedot's: good golfers/pro's see the good stoke, high handicappers only see someone doing something weird.
I used to be self conscious about my SS method when I first started and was paired with people I had never golfed with before....
but now I've been doing it for so long (going on 6 yrs), I don't even think about it.  As you said, I just go out and make putts!


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 05:48 PM

Hey guys, new to this thread and about 5 months into sidesaddle. Looking to go full time in 2019. Just wanted to share my custom milled (by a friend) tugboat as well as my stroke!

I have just recently started looking at my target as of 3 weeks ago.




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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:04 PM

@rawdog
A different kind of SS stroke.
Most of us have the left hand on top of the putter so it can be used like a pendulum.
Your stroke reminds me of this:
https://www.youtube....h?v=kAR3khoopik
Whatever works!

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 10:29 PM

View PostBigEx44, on 16 November 2018 - 09:04 PM, said:

@rawdog
A different kind of SS stroke.
Most of us have the left hand on top of the putter so it can be used like a pendulum.
Your stroke reminds me of this:
https://www.youtube....h?v=kAR3khoopik
Whatever works!

That's a video and stance I have not seen. Mine is patterned after Bryson's technique. I like the shorter shaft for more control. I tried similar grip to that in the video you linked, and I didn't feel as stable (she does it well).

I like to feel my right hand is hanging and my palm open (even if it isn't in reality). Thumb points toward the hole. Left hand just acts as a stabilizer.

But it's still a work in progress so perhaps I'll keep working on different grips.

Cool stuff!
Cobra LTD Driver
Aldila Rogue Black, 9.5* @44.5"
In1Zone Single Length Fairway Woods

Graffaloy ProLaunch Axis Blue @41.5" 5W = 19*
Graffaloy ProLaunch Axis Blue @41.5" 7W = 23*
Cobra F7 One Length Irons
Nippon Modus 105 Stiff @ 36.5"
6I = 24*   7I = 29*   8I = 34*   9I = 39*   PW = 44*   GW = 49*   SW = 54*   LW = 59*
Odyssey #9 HT Metal X Milled @33.5"
Maxfli SoftFli

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 05:21 AM

Yea, stick with it.
Getting the right putter, grip, and stance takes a little experimentation.
But once you have it...it's great....because then you don't need to think about any mechanics during the stroke!

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Posted Today, 05:18 PM

View Postrawdog, on 16 November 2018 - 10:29 PM, said:

View PostBigEx44, on 16 November 2018 - 09:04 PM, said:

@rawdog
A different kind of SS stroke.
Most of us have the left hand on top of the putter so it can be used like a pendulum.
Your stroke reminds me of this:
https://www.youtube....h?v=kAR3khoopik
Whatever works!

That's a video and stance I have not seen. Mine is patterned after Bryson's technique. I like the shorter shaft for more control. I tried similar grip to that in the video you linked, and I didn't feel as stable (she does it well).

I like to feel my right hand is hanging and my palm open (even if it isn't in reality). Thumb points toward the hole. Left hand just acts as a stabilizer.

But it's still a work in progress so perhaps I'll keep working on different grips.

Cool stuff!

This is an interesting approach, I always wondered why like Bryson tried this vs the "traditional" side saddle method he had previously used, but its all whatever works!  As someone who's side saddled for 2 straight years, I'll never question what anyone does with a putter if the ball goes into the hole more often than the previous way they did things.

Why did you keep the putter more CB in length?  Was that by design or just trying something and might cut down to more standard length in the future?

What are the specs on the custom putter?  Length, lie, loft, headweight?

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