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:




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 (402) 598-1026

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


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

$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


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

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


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.



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

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


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

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


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)

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:

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!!


Stay tuned!!



  1. Try the Directed Force. 🙂

    Sent from my mobile device.

  2. Thank you Randy for your review; Art

    Sent from my iPad


  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!

  4. Randy, I have tried A LOT of center shafted long putters with 80* shaft angle. So far, my favorite is the Cameron Red X2 Long Putter at 48″. I am 6’5″ and find that the longer shaft works better for me and helps keep my back from getting sore. Although it is not made to be putted with a completely vertical shaft, I do have success with that technique.

    Keep up the good work promoting SS putting.

  5. Randy, I bought a GP after playing with a friend that made a lot of putts with it. It feels a little light and not a stable as I might like. Your feeling about the Juan as an alternative? And the Juan seems not to be held vertical at address. Your feeling about that? Thanks form the east coast. Lou

    • The Juan putter is quite good!!
      Tell Juan you found out about his putter on this blog and he will most likely give you a discount!!
      Thanks for reading the blog

  6. Thanks Randy. I read all your recommendations above and watched your 1 minute YouTube reviews as well. I did hear back from Bobby Schaeffer regarding his putter, however at this time it is only being produced in limit quantity for $495. Bit expensive for my budget just starting the face on putting journey. I spoke with Patrice Dionne about his GB Long Putter but he was very adamant about sellling me a 47” Putter. As I’m 5’ 9” and you recommended 42” or less shaft length I decided against going with GP. Believe it or not I decided to go with a 42.5” Thomas A92 Long Putter. $138 delivered and I felt the 443 gram weight head design would allow me to use on the vertical plan as you show with your Bow Tie Putter. I’ll let you know how it works out, even though in the beginnin, it will be hard to tease out the equipment anomalies.

    • John: I am 6.4 and have had a 50 inchThomas AT 91 for about 4 months. I have been very pleased with this new approach to putting and the Thomas putter. I have gone from average of about 38 putts to around 32 putts average with a few rounds under 30. What has been your experience with the AT 92? I have been looking at the AT 90 and trying to figure out if it might have some slight advantage over the AT 91.

  7. Hi Randy. Excellent info, thanks for taking the time to review the options. I have the STX but I’m having a hard time with the toe digging in when holding the shaft more vertical. Doesn’t seem like you have the same problem. Did you shave the toe on your STX?? Thanks so much.

    • Hi Darren,
      My toe is slightly shaved down so I do not have that problem.
      I hope that helps, and thanks for reading my blog.

      • Thanks so much for the reply. That helps a lot! I’ll shave mine down a little too then. Does this affect the legality of the putter?? I’m guessing not due to the fact that you’ve used it to win a ton of tournaments? Thanks again.

  8. Randy, thanks for the reviews. I am ready to commit to a switch to side saddle putting. After doing these reviews, which putter do you currently use?

    • Hi Jeff, I use a STX black faced side saddle putter. You can usually find them on Ebay. Let me know how it goes?
      I may have an extra I could get to you.

  9. Hey Randy,
    My name is Cody Carroll and I’ve recently began toying around with side saddle and I think I might give it a real go. I’ve always been a tinkerer with my putting. I shot the amateur course record at Philly Cricket putting conventionally, won the Florida High school state champ putting with the claw, and have shot 63 in a tournament putting lefty. With this said, side saddle is the first thing I’ve messed with that I feel really good about long term. 8; you could email or text me I do have a few questions for a player of your caliber that has stuck with it for over 20 years.
    Cody Carroll

  10. Hello Randy: Do you know anything about the Inazone Hefty side saddle putter? It is so much less expensive that the others I’m wondering if it’s any good. It’s hard for me to buy something off the internet sight unseen. Also, the shaft can be ordered as high as 84 degrees but isn’t the USGA limit 80 degrees? Finally, do you have an opinion about shaft height? I am 6’3″ tall. I have fooled around with a 50″ shaft but wonder if slightly shorter might be better … or is it strictly personal preference? Thank you.

    • Hi Kevin,
      The Heavy Side Saddle putter I reviewed in my Side Saddle putter review in the past. I rated it as ok, not great (too heavy) I think the length of your putter is a personal preference thing, however I think that 50″ is pretty long, and a shorter putter may work better for you!!
      Let me know how you come along with it

      • Randy … thanks … just want to makke sure we’re on the same page … I asked about the Inazone “Hefty” putter and your comment was on the “Heavy” putter. Are we talking aboyt the same putter? Also, could you address my question about a greater than 80 degree shaft angle? The guy who sells the club recommends 84 degrees and says the USGA doesn’t pay attention to the angle but I am leery about buying an illegal club. Thanks again.

    • Eric, great video
      Looks like a great stroke! I may use this video on a future post if that is ok?

      • Randy,
        Sure. Feel free to use it anytime. Us sidesaddle putters need to unite!! LOL. Sidesaddle putting saved my short game and your success with it was an inspiration for me.

    • Eric, how tall are you and what length putter are you using? Thx

      • I’m 6’0″ and use a 46″ inch putter.

  11. Eric Bessette, how tall are you and what length putter are you using? Thx

  12. The Rebel by Comfort Zoneis the only marking on this putter I found in a golf shop on Hilton Head. It’s shape is basically Styx like. It has four small holes down the center & four half sized golf balls inserted in them, ala the very popular 2 & 3 ball putters. The biggest advantage is the shaft is inserted in the opposite side of normal with a legal bend that allows it to be completely upright. It even stands by itself on the green allowing for getting the correct line several feet behind the putt. I love it! I can’t find it on the net anyplace. Have you heard of it?

  13. Randy, I came across your website and have enjoyed your knowledge shared on side-saddle putting. I am curious on your opinion on face loft when tilting the shaft vertical. Do you feel a 0 degree loft putter is necessary due to the “right shifted” aim when tilting a putter with 2-3 deg loft? Or, does the setup, perhaps recommending a forward press, negate the slight right alignment that happens when tilting to vertical ? For example, does an STX putter have 0 degrees loft ? And if not, do you make adjustments ..?. Thx!

    • Hi Lonnie,
      I honestly don’t know how much loft if on my STX putter, but the forward lean should reduce it to zero or even a negative amount. I have found that forward press puts a much better roll on the ball and eliminates the skid. You seem very knowledgable and I hope you will stay in touch with me, and share my blog with others. My best- Randy

      • Thx for the thoughts Randy. I love the technique. I am left eye dominant / RT handed and I feel like I want to lean/push my head to the right when going straight vertical. I’m in limbo trying to find a comfortable setup and going back and forth between putter being flush (80 deg) and vertical stroke. An interesting tinker perhaps, I took an old Natural Golf ‘Thing’ putter (rounded bottom), bored to 80 deg and 48” shaft. Great way to go vertical but completely lacks forgiveness in the head 🙂

  14. Hi Randy, love the blog and I’m really intrigued by the idea of trying side saddle putting. I’m relatively new to the game (about 5 months) and wondered if you had any advice on sourcing a side saddle putter here in the uk? I’ve not had much luck looking on eBay and because I’m very new to this, don’t want to spend around $200/300 on a putter that I may not get along with. Love to know your advice, and keep up the good work!
    Best wishes, Harry

    • Hi Harry,
      You should do an internet search for Side Saddle putters, there are a lot of good ones out there. When I come to the UK in late June, I will give you a SS putting lesson! Best Randy

      • Hi Randy, that sounds great, I would like that very much! I’ve done several searches, but having difficulty finding anyone who ships to the uk

  15. How about the Blaze putter from Bomar Putting Company? Just read their product page and the putter looked unique and heavy with a cylinder in center and two smaller cylinders on either side of center.

  16. I’ve been using a STX TM (mallet) putter and love it.

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