First, let me ask this question. What putter do you use? Why did you choose that particular putter? What do you think about the belly putters?
So my wife decided to buy me a putter for Christmas. The nice thing is that it wouldn’t be a surprise as she took me to the store to try out as many as I liked. The fact is, I gave the hint that I wouldn’t mind a new putter and I
had secretly been trying a few out when I made it into the local golf stores.
I tried out a bunch of different putters and to make a long story short, I chose the Nickent Omen putter. Price was irrelevant because I decided that if the putter I chose was too expensive, I was more than happy to chip in to get the one I wanted.
I am a 5′ tall male, so just about any putter becomes a belly putter to me. I held on to my last putter (a Ping) for approximately 20 years and I guess I was using it as a belly putter before it was fashionable to do so.
Being all of 5′ tall and bending over slightly, it just became natural to anchor the putter to my stomach and then try not to break my wrists (my bad habit) while putting. I can’t say that I was deadly accurate but for a while it was the better part of my golf game.
Standard, Long, And Belly Putter
Anyway, long story short, I started to change out all of my 20 year old clubs in an effort to freshen and liven up my love for the game. I bought one of those Face Forward wedges and thus far I like it and now I have a new Nickent Omen putter. However I have a question for the golfers out there because the first time out on the course with the new putter was tragic. I’m hoping in some way you might be able to relate and offer some guidance by commenting on this post.
I golfed for the first time this year at 7:30am yesterday up here in Illinois. The weather here has been beautiful for March and this was another great day. However the greens were sopping wet and full of dew. I played alone and was just going to get in a quick 9 holes before having to go into work. The rest of my game was decent (still trying to get used to the Face Forward 56 degree wedge and not being able to judge distance too well) but my putting was horrific. I’m sure some of it was me but due to the dew (pun intended), a 12 foot put seemed more like a 25 to 30 foot putt. And the dew wasn’t consistent from hole to hole. So you could end up going to the next green and seeing all the dew but the 5 foot putt rifled 6 feet past the hole. In fact, I 3 putted on 6 out of the 9 holes I played yesterday. Besides crying, how do you handle a situation (the scoring part) where for all intensive purposes seems to be out of your control? I know its not the putter and for the most part I know it is not me, but I am really bummed out about my putting right now.