Counterbalance Weighted Putting
As Rule 14-1b becomes reality one of the options is counterbalancing your putter by putting extra weight in the grip end of the putter to promote greater stability in the stroke, improving your sense of control.
As some players on the PGA tour are experimenting with different ideas since the banning of anchoring the putter takes effect the first of the year 2016.
I have watched players like Adam Scott go back and forth on the anchored putter but still hasn't seemed to have found answer yet. Keegan Bradley has gone to same style of putter but has made it shorter and added counter balancing in the grip and it seems to be working for him.
Due to the rule change counterbalancing seems to be the thing to do. Simply put the farther away your hands are from the weight of the putter the less control you have. By putting weight under the grip or in the butt end of the club the control is regained. This added weight increases the overall weight of the club and Moment of Inertia (MOI), so that it feels more stable throughout the stroke with less twisting at impact. Some common faults with putting, pull and pushed putts, poor distance control, off center hits, and jerky putter path can be improved with counter weights.
Some manufactures are producing some counterbalance weighted putters and are increasing the overall weight of the putter so your hands feel more connected to the putter head. The resulted added weight will provide more stability and slow down your stroke. A smoother more consistent stroke hopefully will result in more putts made.
So how much weight? Through proper club fitting and adjustments your favorite putter can be fit to your most favorable settings. Refer to a previous blog post on the Five Putting Variable in Putting Fitting.
There are several weighting systems out there for counterbalancing this pictures is just one of them. By having a Professional Putting Fitting you can experiment with different weights for the proper feel and stability needed to improve your putting.
Remember the Five P's for Improvement.
1) Professional Instruction
2) Properly Fit, Quality Equipment
5) Positive Attitude
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