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Center Shafted Putters - Why do I line them up Better?? What are my options

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#1 psgolf23



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:36 PM

So I may be the worst putter ever.

I usually play a newport style putter.  Today I went to hit a few different putters and it looks like I hit the center shafted putters the best.

Tried a model by Ping, Taylor Made and some no name putter and I found I was lining up the center shafted ones the best.

The Red Spider Tour with the shaft straight in was amazing.  

What are center shafted putters supposed to do?

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:50 AM

You might be left eye dominate? Less off-set is what a LED person needs. Ping Kinloch C, SeeMore, Odyssey are good places to start. ;)
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:45 AM

i also have a hard time lining up putters with a Neck -  I might gave one of those CS Odysee putters a try


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 12:54 PM

Are your eyes over the ball when putting? It is such a simple thing, but something that often gets overlooked.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:52 PM

View Post1Mordrid1, on 15 April 2018 - 12:54 PM, said:

Are your eyes over the ball when putting? It is such a simple thing, but something that often gets overlooked.

It's either this or the lack of offset or a combination of both.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 07:43 PM

I used to play a Scotty Newport Select 2.6 and a Golo S (both center shafted) ... and went away from it for some reason ... the last few years I have played a Bettinardi SS28, a Futura X7M, Evnroll ER2, and a Futura X5.5 ... among others I can't even remember (yes I have a problem).

Then recently had the chance to trade the Futura 5.5 for a Futura 5s (Center Shafted), and I have to say it just feels better in my hands. The ball consistently comes off the face where I want it, and the putter feels like it swings itself.

I hope I re-read this thread anytime I think of going away from a CS putter in the future ...


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:06 AM

Just picked up a Nike Method M4/10 center shaft putter.

Easy to aim, very nice weight (on the heavier side), well-designed grip, good sound & feel.

I always like to keep a center shaft putter around, just to help my eyes see the line better after using putters with too many angles and lines.  CS putters also help my stroke be less-mechanical.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:17 PM

First thing was alignment.  I am actually right eye dominant (contrary to what I've seen on some posts on here about being preferred by left eye dominant golfers).

I think it forces me to address the ball closer as the shaft is now in the middle of the putter rather than the heel.  This in turn allows me to line up better with my eyes directly over the ball.

Second thing was lie angle.  I've always had the heel of the putter off the ground (similar to Stricker's setup) and it never felt right.  My mishits would make me feel like the heel was turning over with the toe being the axis...if that makes sense?  My current putter now sits perfectly on the ground when I setup.  Can't say for sure if this is directly related to being a cs putter or not.
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