It's not you, it's the equipment:
3. Odyssey DFX 2-Ball Putter (Blade) by Callaway: The white discs of the two-ball alignment system on the top of the putterhead makes lining up putts simple and accurate. From seeing the line better, golfers feel more comfortable and confident over the putt. The weight is situated low and away from the putter face, creating a low center of gravity that helps reduce ball skidding and skipping.
4. Nike Blue Chip: There's optimal weight distribution in the heel and toe, and the soft, light Blue Chip insert made from aluminum (softer than steel) helps send putts on line at desired speed. This putter is designed for feel, forgiveness and reduced skidding. There is a single sightline on the flange.
5. Cleveland Classic Putter: The milled face provides (with optimum 4-degree loft) a perfectly flat surface resulting in a soft feel and true roll. The thick, soft top lines contribute to the putter setting up with a dead-square appearance.
6. PING and Cobra: Keep an eye out for these companies as they roll out new putters in time for the holidays.
Not to complicate matters, but today's latest technology can also be found in putters by Adams Golf, La Jolla, Nancy Lopez, Square Two, Ben Hogan, Mizuno, Never Compromise, Ram, Wilson, SeeMore and Teardrop.
How much do they cost? Well, to many golfers that's no object when it comes to putters being their magic pills.
Ah, what could've been if there had just been one more revolution of the golf ball.
Mark Marney is CEO of The Golf Warehouse at tgw.com, the world's largest golf e-tailer. His columns appear monthly at travelgolf.com and report about golf-product categories (like putters), emerging trends and "What's Hot, What's Not."
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