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#1 snkstaff

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

So here is my question. I went to get fitted for a putter and the pro had me test my eye dominance. He said I was extremely right eye dominant with a slight arc in my stoke. He recommend a anser neck style putter. Does this sound right?  I just have never putted very well with ansers so i was really surprised by the recommendation. Any input would be helpful.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:32 AM

I don't get the "extremely right eye dominant" comment -- people are either right eye or left eye dominant, period. To me, eye dominance affects the amount of offset needed to aim the putter accurately -- right eye dominance means more offset, left eye dominance means less or no offset (assuming a neutral ball position). So I would agree with the fitters recommendation of a plumbers neck style putter.

Hard to tell why you have putted well with ansers previously -- could be the putters you've tried are poorly fit, or perhaps they simply don't suit your eye. Having a putter that you find easy to aim and put a good stroke on the ball is critical, so I would try a number of putter styles to find one that best suits you.

Good that you getting fitted, though.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:54 AM

View PostPaulM26, on 20 April 2012 - 07:32 AM, said:

I don't get the "extremely right eye dominant" comment -- people are either right eye or left eye dominant, period. To me, eye dominance affects the amount of offset needed to aim the putter accurately -- right eye dominance means more offset, left eye dominance means less or no offset (assuming a neutral ball position). So I would agree with the fitters recommendation of a plumbers neck style putter.

Hard to tell why you have putted well with ansers previously -- could be the putters you've tried are poorly fit, or perhaps they simply don't suit your eye. Having a putter that you find easy to aim and put a good stroke on the ball is critical, so I would try a number of putter styles to find one that best suits you.

Good that you getting fitted, though.

Good points.  Eye dominance and offset affect how we set up to the ball, i.e. get our alignment actually correct.

I'd be interested to see the breakdown of what types of alignment folks use, vs. their eye dominance.  As a righty with left eye dominance, I'm trying a "blanked out" putter to keep my focus on the ball.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:11 AM

View PostPaulM26, on 20 April 2012 - 07:32 AM, said:

I don't get the "extremely right eye dominant" comment -- people are either right eye or left eye dominant, period. To me, eye dominance affects the amount of offset needed to aim the putter accurately -- right eye dominance means more offset, left eye dominance means less or no offset (assuming a neutral ball position). So I would agree with the fitters recommendation of a plumbers neck style putter.

Hard to tell why you have putted well with ansers previously -- could be the putters you've tried are poorly fit, or perhaps they simply don't suit your eye. Having a putter that you find easy to aim and put a good stroke on the ball is critical, so I would try a number of putter styles to find one that best suits you.

Good that you getting fitted, though.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

I have the same problem as the OP...right eye dominant, but always struggled with an Anser Style putter.  For me, the cure was the Seemore FGP/FGP2.  Never rolled a putter so well.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:51 AM

Sounds right. However, I am left eye dominant and use a Newport. When I get my dominant eye over the ball, my line is better.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:09 AM

Would would be recommended for someone with a slight arc and left eye dominance? I have tried 8802 styles but they force to much open and closing that doesn't feel natural to me. I use an Anser 2 now.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

tHAT EXPLAINS WHY I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A BETTER LONG PUTTER WITH 8802-STYLE BLADE PUTTERS!!!!  :yahoo:

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That's me, too. Always feel more comfortable with a half-shift (or less) offset. Tried a number of putter styles over the years (including 8802s) -- I now believe that a Zing-style head works best for me, and am looking to find the right combo of head weight/shaft/lie/loft to replace my TM Imola 8.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:43 AM

View PostPaulM26, on 21 April 2012 - 12:21 PM, said:

tHAT EXPLAINS WHY I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A BETTER LONG PUTTER WITH 8802-STYLE BLADE PUTTERS!!!!  :yahoo:

Right-handed, Left-eye dominant.   Strong-arc stroke.


That's me, too. Always feel more comfortable with a half-shift (or less) offset. Tried a number of putter styles over the years (including 8802s) -- I now believe that a Zing-style head works best for me, and am looking to find the right combo of head weight/shaft/lie/loft to replace my TM Imola 8.

Me too!! 8802-style putters suit my eye, but I have trouble missing short putts left. Had some success with a Zing-style (Cleveland Classic #3) but have now switched to a Rife 400 Mid-Mallet which is 'nearly' face-balanced.

This has immediately stopped the pulled putts and it really puts a great roll on the ball. I can line up the short putts and use a SBST stroke and I have started to hole a lot more longer putts as well!!
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