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#1 hammer1

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:52 AM

I am 5' 7'' tall and use a 30" putter so I can let my arms hang naturally--just like they do with any other club.  Then all I have to do is rock my shoulders.  I think the yips and poor putting in general come from putting with bent elbows.  How many other short putter users are out there and what is your rationale?

Edited by hammer1, 19 April 2012 - 07:53 AM.

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#2 indyvai

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:21 AM

I tried a 30"er many years back and found that for me the straight arms felt really unnatural... I felt how Bubba looks putting... lol!

I think the yips reside more in the wrists and upper body and not in the elbows... at least from my experiences...

I'm at 34" now... down from 35"... slightly less elbow bend... but I'm also 6'-2"

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:13 AM

I'm 6' and I use a 34". Love the control it give me.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:13 AM

I much prefer short putters and a feeling that my arms are hanging naturally. Almost straight. I'm 5'11" with long arms and have putted my best with putters no longer than 33 inches.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

I'm 6'5" and my putter is 31.5".  Best putter I have ever owned (in fact have to sell the Betti I just picked b/c it doesn't fit as well), just was this length at the store and was draining everything with it and is the only time this actually translated to the course.

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