I just spent the last 4 days playing golf at Edgewood Tahoe and Schaffer’s Mill in Truckee with my buddy Brad. We had a very spirited match each day with enough $$$ on the line to make the 2-5 foot putts a real challenge.
Unfortunately for Brad the challenge was his, putting with left hand low, he constantly complained that he could not see his line, and never felt confident with where he was aiming, even on the short putts.
He grabbed my putter a few times after a short miss and made it with my side saddle putter every time. My back-up STX side saddle putter will now be in his bag next week when we play again. He is well aware that it will take some time to calibrate his speed on the longer putts, so he’ll take out his 4 iron and keep two putters in his bag for now. I’ve done this in the past as well. Perhaps I will hit a 4 iron once or twice a round, as opposed to the 5-10 putts you may have in the 2-5 foot range.
It’s way more important to make those short putts than to have that one club in your bag that you may not even use during a round of golf. So for starters a two putter bag makes sense when converting to side saddle (FaceOn) putting, as you will really struggle on the longer putts, but will fill the cup up on the shorter ones.
The fundamentals are very important, so watch this short video on how I set Brad up with the putter and how he did the first time he tried putting this way.
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