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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:00 PM

hi all,

wondering if it is possible/ recommended to extend my putter shaft? Or am I better of buying a whole new one of desired length?

 


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:17 PM

hi all,

wondering if it is possible/ recommended to extend my putter shaft? Or am I better of buying a whole new one of desired length?

Ping has an adjustable putter....or you can just learn to putt properly...


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:33 PM

I like my current putter but just want to try a longer shaft to see if I can get a bit more bend in my elbows to help consistency...


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:36 PM

I like my current putter but just want to try a longer shaft to see if I can get a bit more bend in my elbows to help consistency...

How does that work?

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:53 PM

bent elbows leading to having the top half of my arms stuck to my torso and therefore aiding me to turn with my core muscles rather than swinging the putter with my arms.....at least that is the theory


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:08 PM

Michelle Wie's new putting stroke has these elements. Not sure if she lengthened her shaft, if anything she may have shortened it.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:39 PM

Muffin, aren't you supposed to rock your shoulders, rather than turn the core?

 

Just bend over a bit more and you'll need to kink your elbows more to compensate.

 

Yes, you can put extenders into the shaft.  As there's no flexing of the shaft required for putting, the concept of the shaft being weaker from extenders is not applicable.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:46 PM

OB, I tend to agree. If Muffin is going to have any success with that concept then the technique will need to be what Wie does. I guess I will need to explain why.
To ensure there is no manipulation of the putter head during the stroke the putter shaft has to stay on plane. It really doesn't matter if the shaft plane line is inside to out, outside to in or parallel with the ball / target line, the important element is that the shaft stays on the shaft plane line.
What is the shaft plane line? Imagine a straight rail suspended about a foot above the ground and resting up against the underside of the putter shaft at address. A shaft on plane will slide along and up and down the rail on both sides of the ball.
If the shoulders turn during the stroke this won't work. The shoulders need to rotate vertically in order to keep the shaft on plane and the right forearm keeping its position with the left forearm. A shaft plane line that is not parallel to the ball/target line will produce a glancing oblique strike so the ball will not roll as far as the same strike with a shaft plane parallel to the ball/target line.
Hope that explains it.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:52 PM

Iggy, I don't wish to argue with your considerable expertise in this matter.  But I would like to point out that some other 'experts' claim that the putter head transcribes an arc (like any other golf swing) and the putter face should always be square to the line of the arc.  At the point of impact, the ball then travels on a tangent to that arc line.

 

I can see both working but, to me, the straight line direction of putter head appears to have better odds for success.

 

Perhaps Muffin wants to try the arc method?


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:35 PM

OB, the putter head does arc both horizontally and vertically even though the shaft slides along the plane. As it slides along the plane line, the lie angle of the shaft causes the head to arc horizontally. Because the putter head travels further than the point of origin ( shoulder or the hands) the head arcs vertically as well. Try it along a broom handle etc and watch what happens.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:05 PM

bent elbows leading to having the top half of my arms stuck to my torso and therefore aiding me to turn with my core muscles rather than swinging the putter with my arms.....at least that is the theory

you could also bend over more.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:06 PM

you could also bend over more.

oh and ignore advice on this forum about putting.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:20 AM

thanks for the pointers fellas....i'll try a few mods in my stance first to see if it helps my consistency...

i had found something before I went away on holidays but cannot seem to get it back or recall what it was...

i might still explore extending the shaft by an inch or so....


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:25 AM

just to add...its not that i am having significant issues with the direction of the ball, that may suggest issues with my putter swing arc/plane....my problem is that i am inconsistent with the distance control...which is why i am trying to do as much as i can to take the hands out of the equation....


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