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At the time of choosing the best putter for your golf, you will surely have many questions, and one of them is to know if the blade head putter may be the right one for you. Let's see it.

What is the Blade Head Putter?

The blade head of a putter is the most traditional design that we can find in all golf manufacturers during its history, which dates back to 1900 to 1990, but today all manufacturers and players still follow it. playing. They are blade design heads with a smaller volume and a smaller sweet spot than other larger models. 

What to take into account when choosing a putter blade?

When a player wants to play a blade design putter, he must be a player with a very controlled movement and a very high quality of impact on the ball. To this we must add that it is very important to have the putter well adjusted in parameters with the lie, the loft, the swingweight, the length, the balance, the weight of the head, the type of grip, the weight of the grip and other parameters. to break down and talk about in future articles.

Types of Putters Blade according to your face

The putter head It is one of the parts that are of great importance in a putter, because it is the surface that is in contact with the ball and the one that is in charge of the turbulence with which the ball comes out. To say that they are usually made of different materials and that each year technology is in charge of making more and more of the ball come out as the player seeks and with less failure against off-center hits at impact.

Inserted Face Putters

Insert putters are basically metal putters with the metal face replaced with a lightweight non-metallic insert or an elastomer. The main advantage of using a lightweight insert is that the weight of the putter can be redistributed and added to the heel and toe of the putter, increasing MOI and offering more forgiveness.

Many believe that the drawback of these types of soft inserts is that they do not produce the sound of a metal face. Most insert faces are designed to promote a softer feel than traditional steel, although some modern inserts are designed to replicate the metallic sound and feel of steel in a lighter insert.

The plus side to inserts is that they allow you to play a firmer coverage ball and still have the same level of feel as if you were using a softer ball with a metal face.

Metal Faced Putters

The traditional material for the putter face is steel. But they have been used in the past and many are still in use today: bronze, aluminum, brass, copper, zinc, and titanium. The extremely strong and heavy nature of the metal club putter copes very well. Steel has a reputation for hard yet responsive face contact that gives these putters a solid, controlled feel.

A big advantage of a metal faced putter is the louder noise it produces. You can immediately hear the type of contact you made on the ball and this allows you to feel and hear where the center of your putter is.

Some metal faced putters also feature face milling which makes them feel and sound smoother since there is less material in contact with the ball. It may seem strange to have a rough face, but it helps performance, even if the feel isn't typically as smooth as an insert putter.

Grooved Face Putters

A recent development has been the appearance of grooves on the face of a putter (technology that was patented by Evnroll Putters). This may seem like the last thing you want, but there's a reason for it.

When a player putts with a putter with this type of face, what they are getting is enormous visual feedback. Since the ball tends to jump, slide, have a backspin that directly affects the roll of the ball.

Even when hitting the correct line, these effects are the main causes of missed putts. Therefore, the key to a more accurate putt is to roll forward immediately after hitting the ball.

Grooves on the face of a putter can help achieve this forward motion and keep the ball in line. Upon impact with the ball, the grooves grip the surface of the ball and simultaneously lift the ball out of its rest position and impart a rotational action on the top.

To complicate matters, grooved putters often have a metal face, but now there are some insert putters that have grooves as well. As with all putters, putter selection theory also has a solid basis of trial and error in selecting the best option for each player.

Types of Shafts for a Putter Blade

Many of the players must value this aspect very seriously since the shaft is one of the most important parts when selecting a putter since it depends a lot on the dominant eye and the placement of the hands in the stance. And it is something that, like when we hit a ball, the position of the stance will determine how the ball will come out and the direct influence that we will have biomechanically on the technical gesture. The shaft in the putter also directly influences the stance.

Centered shaft

Center shaft putters connect in the same way as a conventional putter but with the difference that they insert into the center of the putter head. The choice of a central shaft putter is said to depend largely on personal preferences, but that is not the case, since the quality of the player, the type of movement and the ability to see the target line in the stance mark much the tendency to choose this type of shaft

In our SAM PuttLab analysis, we found that over 85% of 14-36 handicappers are recommended center shaft putters to control the point of impact on the putter face.

Shaft in the heel

In these putters the shaft is connected directly to the head of the putter at the end closest to the player and usually causes the balance of the putter to also have more weight at the tip and in rare models face balance.

offset shaft

Another variation on some putters is an offset in the hosel, finding two types of shafts, single blend and double blend. This means that the hosel is folded back to move the bottom of the shaft forward of the putter face to bringing a player's hands in front of the ball through impact. Virtually all putters have some degree of offset (as do most golf clubs), but the example below is their standard offset, while the examples of center shaft and heel putters below have little or no offset. no compensation.

Examples of models from the manufacturer Scotty Cameron, not being current models in force.

With all that being said, how do you know if the putter blade is the right one for your game?

To know if it is really appropriate to have a putter blade we must take into account several things: 

  • The level of consistency of impact on the face.
  • Control over head rotation on the backswing and downswing.
  • dominant eye of the player
  • Height of the player.
  • Type of movement that we carry out in the complete movement in the putting technique.

If all this has not worked for you yet and you need to make a putter designed for you with an interest in reducing your strokes in the round, you know what to do, contact us and reserve your fitting and you will know exactly what you need and we will make you the best fitting you can can be offered in Spain.

We recommend reading the article about the best golf putter brands for this year.

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