I played my first round of the year last week and shot a 76. To be honest I was quite happy with that. My ball striking and drives were good but my putting was just a little short of horrible. I didn’t 3 putt but unfortunately did not make anything outside 4 feet. It was on the 16th hole when my playing partners said “Man you hit so good and straight, if only you could putt” My other playing partner (my brother) then said why don’t you try a BELLY putter.
So that got me thinking. “To belly or not to belly” If you watch the PGA tour you will notice several players using a belly or long putter. You may also know that the USGA and R&A are studying the use of these putters because of the anhoring of the putter against the body which of course is unlike traditional putters. Therefore these putters may be banned from tournament play.
My take is that if helps recreational golfers have more fun and putt better than why not. In the last couple of days I have tried a belly in the golf shop and haven’t decided if I may take it on the course. I personally don’t like the feel of it against my body but then again I need to make some more putts.
Let me know of your experiences with a belly putter. Positive or negative and if you have made the switch.