The Cut : The Cut - Winter 2017
GOLF & LEISURE 93 This is also known as a ‘gated’ stroke. The putter face will open slightly to the target line in the takeaway then return to square for impact before gently closing in the follow-through. Generally speaking, blade head shapes and toe-weighted putters will suit this type of stroke. ARCED This is also known as the ‘straight back and straight through’ stroke. The putter face will stay square to the target line for the entire length of the stroke. Generally speaking, mallet head shapes and face- balanced putters will suit this type of stroke. SQUARE 22. DO I HAVE AN ARCED OR SQUARE STROKE? DIFFERENT HEAD SHAPES AND WEIGHTINGS ARE DESIGNED TO COMPLEMENT DIFFERENT STROKES. MID-MALLET As you’d expect, mid-mallets sit between the two extremes. They’re still reasonably compact to look down at but they’ll offer a bit more forgiveness than a blade. BLADE The classic narrow head is still loved by purists. Blades tend to offer the best feedback on your strike but the smaller head means they won’t be as forgiving on off-centre strikes.
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