Selecting a putter can be a
daunting task. There are more ladies putters to choose from then any
other type of club. But how do you pick the one right for you? There
really is just one answer - try different putters out and see which one
feels best to you.
My husband's buddy ran over his putter on the course with the golf cart by accident. Yes, it was a bummer, but I think my husband was secretly excited to go to Golfsmith and buy a new putter. It was a good excuse to go pick out shiny new putters and play on the practice green in the store. That is the best way to pick your putter.
But there are so many!
There are many different types of ladies putters, but that's because everyone has different needs. That's why you need to pick up several types of putters and try them out to see what is going to be comfortable for you.
Are you more comfortable with a lightweight putter or a heavier one? Do you prefer an offset shaft (mine is offset and I like that because it helps me line up with the hole better). Do you need a long putter?
Again, the only way to find out is to pop into a golf retailer or pro shop and play around with different putters and see which one will get the ball in the hole for you.
Are they expensive?
Ladies putters can range anywhere from $20 to $400 and up. Do you need to go with an expensive one to improve your game? No, not necessarily! An expensive club is going to be a well-made club, but that doesn't mean its going to make your putts better. You may find a $20 putter that really feels good to you. BUY IT! Don't worry that its cheaper. If you can get the ball in the hole with it, then its going to be valuable to you on the green - and you'll save yourself alot of money!
If you do find a $300 putter that feels great and helps you putt with great ease, then if you have the budget, by all means buy it. It will give you confidence and lower your golf score!