Posted by: randyhaaggolf | May 2, 2017

SIDE SADDLE PUTTERS REVIEWED

Please remember these are my opinions about these putters, and your preference could vary greatly on each individuals preference in length, height, lines, look, feel, angle preference, stability etc.

Side Saddle Putting is a unique way of putting, while looking a little abnormal to the general golfing public. But keep in mind that Dave Pelz once said in one of his putting books, that if he were to start a beginner putting, it would be using a FaceOn/SideSaddle method.

The key to success extends WAY beyond the putters listed below, its primarily about the technique one uses. Instruction is difficult to come by, and poor technique will result in many 3 and 4 putt greens, and a quick exit from this superior technique to getting the ball in the hole. For some GOOD instruction join my YouTube channel for updated instruction – look on YouTube for Randy Haag

Most find that the ability to tilt the putter more vertical, makes this technique easy and more consistent. This may not be true for everyone, but for most of those I have spoken to using this technique, its the case.

Below are my written comments on each of these putters:

 

INTRO TO PUTTER REVIEW

JUANPUTT

I give this putter an overall score of 8, I think its a very good option versus the other putters available. Juan provides instruction, and is always available to help his fellow FaceOn putting customers.

One model only, called the JUANPUTT

Available in left and right hand, with lengths of 31″-52″

Center shaft, Lie angle/79.5 degrees, one model only

Price: $275 includes Putting Trac, access to Juan over the phone, 40 minutes DVD putting instruction by Juan. 1000+ using the JuanPutt

juan@juanputt.com (402) 598-1026 http://www.speedstik.com

The Schaeffer

I give the Schaeff a score of 8 with the current model, but will re-reveiw once I get a putter with an aiming line on it.

Putter is still in Prototype phase. But will soon be out for the general public. One model only currently, with different lengths

All stats on the putter will be available at a later post. For more information contact Bobby Schaeffer at bobbyschaeffergolf@gmail.com

L-2

Overall rating at this time for me is a 5, as you need to maintain a significant angle when using this putter (no tilting up). But I am sure that many others will like this stye of putter. The L2 MOI MAXX is the only model that can be customized to 32′ – 42′ lie angle 70-78 degrees / head color/grip and shaft color.

information at L2putters.com

$179 purchased off webpage

750+ players have acquired an L2 putter, instruction offered by PGA Quarter Century Member Art Colasanti with over 40 years experience

THE ICE CUBE

This putter also gets an overall rating of 5, its an awkward putter, looks a little crazy, but I did make a few putts with it. Its weighting / look and balance are not to my liking.

cost $189 http://www.icecubeputter.com

1,000 sold so far and come with the amazing book, 7Days in Utopia (GREAT BOOK)

length 46′ 21 degree angle, SuperStroke Grip, Red sight line embedded in the putter

STX

My rating of this putter is also 8. I like that you can find these relatively easily on Ebay. There are three face colors Black is the softest, then green and red is the firmest face. They come in a variety of different lengths, and angles. Some have shaved the toe, in order to putt with the shaft vertical. This is often the technique that I use. I like the balance and stability of this putter, and I put lines on top of the putter to help me with my alignment. Worth trying one of these and can be found for $50-$150 on Ebay.

So Easy by Jack Koski

This old relic has served me well in the early years putting side saddle (1996-2004). I probably won 40 amateur events putting with this Koski “So Easy” putter. Jack I believe has since stopped making them, so if you can find one, hold onto it!!

I’d also give this putter an 8 rating, as its light, but very stable and makes the ball roll very nicely.

 

BOBBY GRACE

This is a very good putter for side saddle putting, and again I’d give it an 8 rating. The draw back is you really cannot tilt this putter vertical, but it features a very nice aiming line, and has good stability.

The cost is $350 for this F-35

http://www.mcssl.com/store/bobbygraceputters/catalog/product/d141678d7c6d4b9e8ed360ba10578f98

With its aluminum frame anodized in rich Black with bright lime green sightline and deep weighting (for higher inertia and a solid hit), now in 39”-43” (standard is 41” or 42”) with a Winn one piecs round grip

GP

The GP is another very nice, but small side saddle putter option. It creates a very solid roll that is important to making putts of any length.

GP putter costs $190 plus shipping

website is http://www.side-saddle-putting.com

Additionally PR Dionne Golf Club makes a side saddle chipping club, hmmmm I have not tried that technique yet. Patrice Dionne has some nice instructional videos for both side saddle putting and the side-chipping method. You can find all the other information on this putter on the website

Pendy

The Pendy is again another decent option for us FaceOn putters. What I liked about the Pendy is its stability back and through on the stroke. The balance was nice, despite the small head. Again I rate the Pendy with an 8 like the other good ones available.

They’ve sold about 200 putters with a price point of $180 plus $15 shipping, and are available in any type of grip preference and length. Has another putter out called the Sweeper, which I have not reviewed yet.

YouTube Brad Butler Sweeper Take One

Contact and email address for the Pendy is Brad Butler (Class A PGA pro in Phoenix) bbgolf@cox.net

Heavy Putter

The Heavy Putter I struggled with because it was very difficult to get any vertical tilt on it. I did make many putts with this putter, and you probably will as well. But for me it was a little too heavy and awkward. But please remember that everyone is going to like something different about each of these putters. For sure anyone with completely frayed nerves may love this putter, and its weight.

All the information on this putter can be found here: http://www.golf.com/equipment/boccieri-b3-m-putter-review-clubtest-2016

Bottom line is golf equipment has more to do with personal preferences than anything. Most all of the equipment out there is quite good, or they wouldn’t survive. Finding a good side saddle putter is tough, and I hope this was a good start in giving you some feedback into what’s out there.

There are many more Side Saddle putters out there I didn’t get to review. I write this blog for the love of the game, and to give back to the game that has been good to me. I am not being paid by any advertisers or club/putter manufacturers. I am JUST in search of the truth (Yes like Molder).

How you can me is SHARE  this blog with other (subscribe so you automatically get all my posts) and PLEASE let me know of other putters that are out there that the world should know about. Anyone that has a sidesaddle putter that wants it reviewed needs to write to me and send me a putter. I am very much an amateur blogger/video editor, and writer, so this is always going to be raw information coming to you as fast as I can produce it!!

LOTS MORE COMING SOON!!!

Stay tuned!!

 


Responses

  1. Try the Directed Force. 🙂

    Sent from my mobile device.

    • How do I get the Directed Force??
      Thanks

  2. Thank you Randy for your review; Art

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. Randy, I keyed the link to a 2014 blog entry you provided at the bottom of this article, and was shocked that you said you experienced the yips putting side-saddle (unless I misunderstood you). Sidesaddle was becoming my remedy for the yips. I thought side-saddle would immunized me. How are you making out now.

    • Thank you for your comment!

      Yes in 2012 I developed the yips with the side saddle putter, but keep in mind this was after I won over 100 amateur tournaments from 1996-2012. So all I can tell you is this method works, and is perfect for those with the yips. I now putt average with my eyes closed so I do not anticipate the hit of the putt.
      Keep me posted on your progress, and share the blog with your friends!


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