Lighter putter weight = more feel?
Posted 03 June 2017 - 01:27 PM
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Posted 03 June 2017 - 03:51 PM
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Posted 03 June 2017 - 06:16 PM
Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:25 PM
I recently picked up a Toulon SF, and was fortunate to end up with a weight kit, so I've been messing with the 7gr and 20gr sole weights. I thought I'd want the 20gr sole weight to bring the head weight in line with my Odyssey #9, but I feel like the beautiful 'click'/feedback that got me interested in the Toulon originally is much more pronounced at the 349gr set up. I still need to spend more time with it, but that's my feeling at this stage. I think there's a noticeable loss of feedback/feel in a milled face puitter, but less with an insert.
Edited by mandudebro, 11 September 2017 - 09:26 PM.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:49 PM
Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:43 PM
Light head with shorter shaft and/or heavy grip can make the stroke too active/ jerky., hard to repeat consistently.
The harder rubber and cord grips definitely do help with the feel, even with a deep mill metal.
Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:21 PM
More weight in the butt will calm your hands, improving motor controls skills and improve your feel.
This will provide a smooth, rhythmic stroke unconsciously and without thinking of any effort to swing the putter. Your stroke will be more consistent - better distance control (less quit and more acceleration), less push/pull (more square face) and more on-center hits.
A heavier head is typically a larger head with more perimeter weighting and more resistance to twisting
(enhansed MOI). But the heavier head weight still has to be comfortable to provide a smooth, consistent stroke and not increase your grip pressure (ie less blood flow, less feel).
Hope this helps
Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:40 PM
Replacing my heavier putters is going to be expensive, but I love the hunt.................plus I'm a damn HO.
Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:32 PM
Yesterday spent 1.5 hours on quick, short practice green with four putters of various weight that Ive been back and forth with this season. I ended up going back to my heaviest mallet that I'd used for a couple if seasons.
I just couldnt miss with it, regardless of distance (exaggeration).
Bad putting for me is 1.9 putts per green a round and average putting is 1.75 putts per green per round. Obviously, I'm trying to get as low as possible. Misses lately have been 3' or less with pulls due to hard push through at the cup...not good
Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:12 PM
The lighter the putter head, the more resistance there will be, and you will be able to "feel" contact more than you would with a heavier putter.
A lot more factors are involved in the overall "feel" of a putt, but a lighter or heavier head weight is definitely one of them.
Grips play a role too, as far a "feel" is concerned. While I was riding the 350-360g bandwagon I was also getting into the fatter grips. Most of my gamer Scotty's had the fat, WINN style Matadors. Once I pulled them off and replaced them with rubber Pistolini grips, it increases the sensitivity of the putter and my "feel" came back. Distance control improved dramatically.
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