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@  BingHogan : (31 July 2014 - 11:36 PM) T. Watson, best be pickin Tiger for the Ryder or nobody's watching...
@  BingHogan : (31 July 2014 - 11:34 PM) Bettinardi Wedges!? What's next, Bettinardi irons!? Let's hope so!!!
@  TWshoot67 : (31 July 2014 - 05:46 PM) ROBO I like this idea below, only problem for ho's is they will use them all...lol
@  ROBOPTI : (31 July 2014 - 10:44 AM) I am also going to talk to our web-guru to get icons made for all other OEM so every member can display their favorite brand ;)
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@  youngwaldo : (29 July 2014 - 02:28 PM) Good luck with LD low really low lofted heads.
@  ROBOPTI : (28 July 2014 - 10:27 AM) BIG THANK YOU to Callaway Golf for the LDA/KOD head giveaway ... Cuz everyone needs a 6* driver :lol:
@  rfdegen : (28 July 2014 - 09:48 AM) At 55, starting to figure out why PGA Seniors only play 3 days! After two weeks with a lot of golf, my aching body is tired!
@  Callaway_Anthony : (28 July 2014 - 08:50 AM) Congrats Slick and MWP on winning the X2 Hot Pro LD heads. Enjoy!
@  TheMechanic : (28 July 2014 - 07:21 AM) Superfast Long hosel on its way to BSG for some ROGUE Treatment ;-) cant wait!
@  J13 : (28 July 2014 - 05:54 AM) Enjoy the LD heads boys WE EXPECT VIDEO'S of you hitting 6ft high missiles !!!!!
@  slick : (27 July 2014 - 08:54 PM) Wow! incredible!!!! Stoked for the LD head. I'm playing the X2Hot Pro so this will compliment it perfectly!!!!! Thanks again BSG and Callaway for the giveaway. Feels strange actually being one of "the chosen" instead of the other way around!
@  Armyguy13 : (27 July 2014 - 08:50 PM) Dang! Missed the free 5.5deg driver by ONE!! Congrats Slick and MWP!
@  J13 : (27 July 2014 - 07:37 PM) I just realized I'm right 60% of the time everytime
@  TWshoot67 : (27 July 2014 - 01:32 PM) Would love to have the extra cash lying around to buy a set of Yoro MP4's with some Aldila Rip Tours.. yummy!
@  TheMechanic : (27 July 2014 - 10:46 AM) go for yoro craft MP4's they are sick
@  runkle87 : (27 July 2014 - 10:08 AM) supersoft
@  runkle87 : (27 July 2014 - 10:07 AM) Supersoft
@  TJR : (25 July 2014 - 10:09 PM) I will have a set of MP-4s someday. Maybe try a MP-4/MP-64 combo?
@  TJR : (25 July 2014 - 10:00 PM) Love my 64s! They're the closest I've found to being a perfect all-around iron (appearance, feel, forgiveness).
@  BingHogan : (25 July 2014 - 05:34 PM) Should read: are great... Duh!
@  BingHogan : (25 July 2014 - 05:32 PM) KBS V Tour is really good too, maybe a touch light but dispersion and feel is great.
@  BingHogan : (25 July 2014 - 05:31 PM) The MP 4 is a fine iron but there ain't nothin wrong with the 64 either!
@  TJR : (25 July 2014 - 03:42 PM) I've only hit a MP-4 6 iron in a simulator, but it felt great as to be expected! The only new release I've seen pictures of is the MP-15, which doesn't really interest me.
@  BingHogan : (25 July 2014 - 10:48 AM) Mizuno, where are those new MP 65's or ???. Hitting an MP 4 w/ KBS V Tour.
@  BingHogan : (25 July 2014 - 10:46 AM) Rusty!? 99% of them would be happy to be that rusty!
@  TJR : (24 July 2014 - 03:52 PM) It would be hard to argue that he isn't the greatest player of all time. It's only a matter of time before he breaks Snead's win record.
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 08:42 PM) That would still only be about 1/2 the wins of what Tiger will have when he hangs up the spikes.... But yet the haters will hate and that's life. Tiger still has 10 more years to win on PGA Tour .
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 08:39 PM) Well Dave we must be in the minority or too old to realize who's still one of the best golfers in the history of the game. When/ IF Rory and Speith have 50 wins in their careers then maybe I'll hold them in esteem with TIGER!
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 08:34 PM) Sorry MrParr1Noid, it was my auto spell check, I didn't even notice until you said that, No slip showing here.
@  petter7 : (23 July 2014 - 08:28 PM) Hmmm. Let's see…Tiger wins 5 times, leading money winner, player-of-the-year, #1 in the world, LAST YEAR!! And that was with a bad back!! Back is fixed with no more pain and he's still fit as any other tour player and he's washed up? LMAO
@  J13 : (23 July 2014 - 08:16 PM) Time will tell with Tiger but I hope Rory just doesn't disappear again for 2 years.
@  MrParr1Noid : (23 July 2014 - 08:15 PM) Then I suggest you re-read your response to me about 4 posts down. Your slip is showing .. :) .. Don't have time for your silly games either .. I"m out ..
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 07:56 PM) I don't know where you got shit 67 from shoot67 but it shows your mentality
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 07:53 PM) Tiger is far from done , he's got plenty of years to win b4 Champions Tour
@  MrParr1Noid : (23 July 2014 - 07:52 PM) I just have to laugh at that one TWshiit67, not about trashing Tiger but about Tiger's growning jowls like an old man.. :)
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 07:52 PM) Every time tiger doesn't win his career is over say so called experts then he rattles off 5 wins in one year, neither Rory or Speith have done that in any one season. And tiger diid it last year. Once Tiger plays a few more rounds he will win again.
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 07:49 PM) I just have to laugh at that one Mr Parr1Noid, not about protecting Tiger just laughing at GC proclaiming or anointing the next greatest every other week. Edit: Fixed Spelling,
@  MrParr1Noid : (23 July 2014 - 07:18 PM) Guys are so overly protective of Tiger. Tiger won't ever be the same (young) as he once was.. :) Guys like Rory and Speith are (younger) just coming into their game.. :) Tiger should be getting ready for the seniors tour cause he ain't never going to compete with these young guys again.
@  J13 : (23 July 2014 - 06:08 PM) haha agree TW. Speith is the new Rory?
@  TWshoot67 : (23 July 2014 - 04:24 PM) J- all it would take is for Speith to win his next outing or dare I say win the PGA and then he'd be the next great one! I mean he is 5 years younger then Rory!!
@  J13 : (23 July 2014 - 06:23 AM) I can't keep up with all of the "new" Tiger's in the game. I guess Speith is not in vogue anymore
@  ROBOPTI : (22 July 2014 - 11:20 AM) CALLAWAY V SERIES DRIVER PHOTO ON USGA LIST ;)
@  TWshoot67 : (21 July 2014 - 09:29 PM) Funny two weeks ago Adam Scott was the next coming of Tiger, now it's Rory again. neither can sniff what TIGER has done!
@  TWshoot67 : (21 July 2014 - 09:28 PM) J13 glad you said something, I have to laugh every time I watch or read anything from GC.
@  MrParr1Noid : (21 July 2014 - 08:14 PM) HossOnMoss, thanks for the welcome .. And? J13, when will Tiger be back .. LMAO .. :9:
@  J13 : (21 July 2014 - 07:50 PM) So all within a matter of days Rory is unstoppable, Tiger is finished, Fowler is now a rival of Rory?
@  drumdog : (21 July 2014 - 04:13 PM) Glad I could finally get on here. Not sure what my problem was, but now I'm here!
@  HossOnMoss : (21 July 2014 - 12:41 PM) Welcome to BSG MrParr1Noid...glad to have you here!
@  Dscvrr_St Louis : (21 July 2014 - 10:57 AM) Kudos to Fowler and Garcia for making a push and forcing Rory to play well to maintain his lead!!
@  ROBOPTI : (21 July 2014 - 10:25 AM) WHAT UP CREW ... BIG Congrats to Rory !!! Wouldn't you love to see him & Adam Scott show up at the same place with the MacDaddy A game going ... WOW
@  TWshoot67 : (20 July 2014 - 11:32 AM) Congrats to Rory on the win, also congrats to my man RF with a great showing in another major, should have one soon! Great playing boys!
@  MrParr1Noid : (19 July 2014 - 08:37 PM) Cool look'n site set up you all have here. Gracias for approving my new account @ BSG.. :thanks:

I look forward to contributing here @ BSG.. :thumbsup:
@  SirSaint77 : (18 July 2014 - 07:43 PM) Man Rory is ripping that driver with no fear. :yes:
@  TWshoot67 : (18 July 2014 - 02:47 PM) maybe the real bad weather will show up tomorrow... Tiger and phil will need some real bad weather and their A games to have any chance!
@  TWshoot67 : (17 July 2014 - 11:42 PM) Round 2 underway and sounds like Rain just started as first player tees off... Could be an interesting day :golf2: :badday:
@  TWshoot67 : (17 July 2014 - 03:47 AM) Watching some early morning OPEN Golf and pulling for TW and RF... :coffee: :golf: :golf:
@  TWshoot67 : (17 July 2014 - 01:19 AM) How many US East coast golf fans are waking up for THE OPEN 4:00am live coverage ESPN & ESPN3 for just Tiger! :yahoo: :yahoo: :golf:
@  J13 : (16 July 2014 - 05:39 AM) The Open is upon us !!
@  TWshoot67 : (14 July 2014 - 09:26 PM) Oh well I caved in, hard to resist especially when they are some one of a kind prizes.
@  TWshoot67 : (14 July 2014 - 07:04 PM) I'd enter this one 25 years ago when I had the swing speed to get one of those heads airborne for more then 50 yards.... :lol2: :lol3: :4:
@  TWshoot67 : (14 July 2014 - 07:03 PM) Nice Giveaway for the BIGHITTERS, Thanks Callaway & BSG! :golf: :golf: :golf:
@  ROBOPTI : (14 July 2014 - 06:07 PM) 2 CALLAWAY KINGS OF DISTANCE HEADS UP FOR GRABS - SEE DETAILS BELOW
@  petter7 : (14 July 2014 - 01:14 PM) I believe Mizuno measurements are without the grip on the club vs. Titleist with the grip installed.
@  HossOnMoss : (14 July 2014 - 10:42 AM) Correct. They measure differently and are actually the same length.
@  TJR : (14 July 2014 - 05:45 AM) Melonhead - 38" (Titleist) 37.75" (Mizuno) - difference is probably the way the clubs are measured.
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@  melonhead : (13 July 2014 - 09:56 PM) What is standard length for a 5 iron guys?
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@  TWshoot67 : (11 July 2014 - 11:18 AM) excellent, everybody loves giveaways... :thumbsup: :banana1: :banana1: :banana1:
@  ROBOPTI : (11 July 2014 - 10:48 AM) What a week !!! .. Couple really cool give aways coming ;)
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@  J13 : (09 July 2014 - 07:21 PM) you guys are insane :) Lets all chat more and start threads. It takes everyone to keep the place interesting!
@  TWshoot67 : (09 July 2014 - 07:13 PM) but I'm afraid to start a thread, people may make fun of me... :9: :crazy: :comp03:
@  Knudson81 : (09 July 2014 - 02:53 PM) I did my part today! Tomorrow I am thinking about starting one "Things smaller than ROBO's hands"!
@  J13 : (09 July 2014 - 02:36 PM) More people need to start threads. Simple.
@  ROBOPTI : (08 July 2014 - 10:56 PM) Nope .. LOTS of viewers & repliers .. but it seems NO starters ... strange - like people are apprehensive to start threads .. server traffic is high actually
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@  SOU812 : (08 July 2014 - 05:38 PM) My bad!! :spank: I know I read somewhere that she liked girls. But then again, EVERTHING on the internet is true!! :thumbsup: :lol3:
@  TWshoot67 : (07 July 2014 - 11:29 AM) I'd say she likes men!
@  TWshoot67 : (07 July 2014 - 11:28 AM) Ronda talks about sex on a few shows but here's a link from Conan
@  ROBOPTI : (06 July 2014 - 02:46 PM) You do realize her boyriend is her ring manager ... she shoots straight as an arrow
@  youngwaldo : (06 July 2014 - 02:05 PM) @Sou812 - Really?!? I didnt know that.
@  SOU812 : (06 July 2014 - 12:01 PM) @ROBOPTI - the only problem with that photo is that she like girls as much as you do!!
@  TWshoot67 : (05 July 2014 - 10:42 PM) So much for owning WEIDMAN 4 rounds to 1 on my scorecard! How about Ronda Rousey,,,DAMN!!!
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@  Houstonhacker : (05 July 2014 - 09:54 AM) In the past didn't the BSG for-sale forum have a left-hand section? Am I overlooking it?
@  BingHogan : (04 July 2014 - 09:41 PM) Garsen Grip - 24 putts yesterday, not bad... I'm going to sell theses things!

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#1 Mr C

 
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:22 AM

Hi,

I'm getting real confused about the type of putter for I right handed player with left eye dominance. I know the best advice is to try out putters and see what works, but I am interested to understand the opinions regarding putter design that should 'in theory' suite RH left eye dominant players. Particularly around the hosel (offset or none) and placement (center or heal)?

Any suggested putters worth a try would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Steve
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:04 AM

The only information about thid subject that I'm aware of is on Rife Putters website. So quality information is there. Good luck.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 08:56 AM

i'm in the same boat that you are. right hand/left eye dominant. i consider myself an above average putter. here are the ones that i have tried with success: 8802, redx2, modena 8, spider, odyssey black series i #9. as you can see all over the board. i am going to check out the rife site as well and see what info is out there. IMO you have to go with what looks good to your eye and a putter that you don't have to think about mechanics. that is probably the reason why i have gone back to more of a blade/heel shafted putter. wanted to take out the perfect mechanics and just roll the f$#king rock. guess what? it worked - making putts from everywhere.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:53 AM

i'm in the same boat that you are. right hand/left eye dominant. i consider myself an above average putter. here are the ones that i have tried with success: 8802, redx2, modena 8, spider, odyssey black series i #9. as you can see all over the board. i am going to check out the rife site as well and see what info is out there. IMO you have to go with what looks good to your eye and a putter that you don't have to think about mechanics. that is probably the reason why i have gone back to more of a blade/heel shafted putter. wanted to take out the perfect mechanics and just roll the f$#king rock. guess what? it worked - making putts from everywhere.


You guys should feel lucky to be RH golfer and left Eye dominant.Most great players are this way
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:08 PM

funny you mention that. i agree - i am lucky. don't know exactly how it has benefited me because it is all that i know - but i definitely see things different that ALL of my right handed right eye dominant friends.

now if i was really lucky i would live in arizona like you and make a run at some real golf against some aspiring competition!
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 01:36 PM

i'm also right-handed, left-eye dominant...haven't checked out what rife site says, but from my experience i prefer heel-shafted blade to mid-mallet putters. i feel very lucky to own the bettinardi Tour EI Special, which has been by far the best putter i've ever owned. i just got back in from a round this morning where the putter got hot and i rolled in six birdies! not sure how the cross-dominants are supposed to impact golf, but i believe it made a big difference when i was younger playing baseball because my dominant eye would pick up the ball quickly. good luck finding the right putter!
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 03:38 PM

Its interesting because I usually figure its more about your stroke and what type of neck, weight, etc fits. Never really thought about left or right eye dominance.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:09 PM

Its interesting because I usually figure its more about your stroke and what type of neck, weight, etc fits. Never really thought about left or right eye dominance.



Yes, I've always thought so too, but it is very interesting to read about the subject - much of which comes from rifle or archery based material. It's curious what Rife Putters have to say about it, as I've always suspected the amount of offset to be related to eye dominance:

'Q. What is the difference in offset and Non-offset?
A.Sometimes, it is personal preference as far as the look of the putter is set up. For alignment purposes and for proper set up, the idea is to get the person's eyes to be directly over the ball, particularly the player's dominant eye. For a right-handed player who has a dominant left eye, the eye closest to the hole, we would typically fit them with a straight shafted putter because that puts their dominant eye over the ball. For a person who is right eye dominant, the eye furthest from the hole, we would give them an offset shaft. Putting the ball under the dominant eye helps the player line up the putt with more accuracy . Offset putters typically help golfers keep their hands in front of the ball at impact and promotes less break down in the wrists.'
[Rife Putters FAQ]

There's just so much choice in the market today, and I'm finding it tough to decifer what suits best. I'm starting to feel the way Swanry30 does, and just want to go back to basics with something that looks simple and clean at address.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:54 PM

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jack would tilt his head so his dominant eye could focus carefully... there is a bit to this and as it applies to putters and putting there seems to be one thought floating around that should to be credited to Mr Stockton and his recent work with various LPG player and Phil... so as I understand this the comment is no amount of technology (moi/face balanced etc) will make a poor putter a great one..all the great putters have used essentially the same equipment and a good stroke is a good stroke... learn to use a forward press if you like but most importantly open the face and close it down on impact... and if you are already putting well don't mess with it...I was taught to play by a former lpga tour winner and within the first 6 lessons she tested my eyes and explained a bunch of things about this dominent eye thing to me and why it is important... seems any good coach would be able to do this... Anyway, if you need to get your putting in order..buy a new toe weighted, half or full offset weapon from any of the great names that make putters and go to work with the arc and a boomerang in your garage! ... then there is Fax who says he putts well cause he really likes to "make 'em" (my kinda guy) he has three "identical" cammies he keep fairly meticulous records to see which one performs the best...like it's the putter...well it does help... as Butchie says, "make a change. any change. If you are changing putters make it a dramatic change." ... we should all practice a little with a bullseye!
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:32 PM

Once I'm finally lined up it doesn't matter which eye is dominant. I just make the stroke and keep my
head completely still well after impact, without looking at anything in particular. Just sorta looking
down towards the ground. Gotta keep the head rock steady through impact, IMO.

Hit the sweet spot with a square face along with a still head and putts will be made. Especially the short ones.
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:39 PM

I am RH and left eye dominant. While I stroke every type of putter the same with just strong putting fundamentals and practice I do find my my alignment easier with a non-offset type putter with a inline shaft. I currently play the Odyssey Black i 9 which falls under this putter type. I have also had alot of success with the SeeMore FGP series.
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Posted 21 November 2009 - 11:48 PM

Once I'm finally lined up it doesn't matter which eye is dominant. I just make the stroke and keep my
head completely still well after impact, without looking at anything in particular. Just sorta looking
down towards the ground. Gotta keep the head rock steady through impact, IMO.

Hit the sweet spot with a square face along with a still head and putts will be made. Especially the short ones.


think this deserves an underlining.. the head needs to stay still... maybe not until the ball is in the hole, but any replay of Tiger putting will show the amount of time he takes after impact when his head is motionless... has a rhythm to the everything. 1, 2 and 3, 4... then he looks up...or is it 1, 2 pause and then 3... playing Dixie double 4 time. for you Knophler fans..Sultans of Swing
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 10:01 PM

What I have read is, for a right handed player:

(1) If you are left eye dominant---generally best results are obtained aligning your eyes inside the putting line and using an inside---square---inside stroke.

(2) If you are right eye dominant---generally best results are obtained aligning your eyes over the putting line and using a SBST stroke.

I believe that Scotty Cameron published test results which showed this. Crenshaw, Faxon, and Leonard obviously line up inside the line and use an in to in stroke very effectively.

Of course we all know that each player is different, and generalities are just that---generalities.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 12:20 PM

What I have read is, for a right handed player:

(1) If you are left eye dominant---generally best results are obtained aligning your eyes inside the putting line and using an inside---square---inside stroke.

(2) If you are right eye dominant---generally best results are obtained aligning your eyes over the putting line and using a SBST stroke.

I believe that Scotty Cameron published test results which showed this. Crenshaw, Faxon, and Leonard obviously line up inside the line and use an in to in stroke very effectively.

Of course we all know that each player is different, and generalities are just that---generalities.

Texsport



I've started practicing with a inside - square - inside stroke and I'm finding this more natural than a SBST that I have previously always worked on. I need to get fixed up with a toe weighted putter. The odyssey black series i #9 looks nice and I intend to try it out asap! If anyone any recomendations for a good toe weighted putter please let me know!

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 01:30 PM

I've started practicing with a inside - square - inside stroke and I'm finding this more natural than a SBST that I have previously always worked on. I need to get fixed up with a toe weighted putter. The odyssey black series i #9 looks nice and I intend to try it out asap! If anyone any recomendations for a good toe weighted putter please let me know!

Steve


Steve, I belive you actually need a heel weighted putter, but the more toe hang---the easier it is to release the toe.

The toe hang has more to do with the shaft position relative to the sweet spot. that's why heel shafted putters frequently have 6:00 toe hang.

Some players, including Tour players, use putters with adjustable sole weights. To increase the toe release, they put a slightly heavier weight in the heel side.

This is just like adding lead tape to an iron or wood club. Lead tape toward the heel helps the club to rotate around the shaft. Lead tape near the toe makes it harder to close the toe.

A little experimentation is always good and good luck with the new stroke!

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:12 AM

You guys really have me thinking now. I am right handed left eye dominant. I have putted with the spyder for a while, but finally took it out of the bag about 8 months ago, because I couldn't stand the bulky look.

I am now putting with a 35" Yes Abbie forged. When I first started out with the putter I putted great. Over time I have added lead tape to the bottom of the putter and back of the face. My days are in and out on putting well, but I am wondering if the lead tape is helping or hurting me?

I rather a heavier putter.

I have really tried to copy Steve Strickers putting stroke. I like to get my eyes right over the putter head and almost set the putter on its toe at address. My putting stroke is straight back and straight forward. I also use a cross grip/2 thumb grip.

I wonder if I need to go to a straight shaft putter with all of this said?

One problem I do have is a flip my wrist at some times at impact, which gives me a nasty bounce at times. I have gone to the Yes putter because it has the less of loft of the putters I have seen. 2.5* is what I have and it appears most putters are 4*.

What are your thoughts?
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:43 AM

If you really want to study Cross Laterality, study this carefully---but be careful!

http://pages.prodigy...htm#Hemispheric

Here's a discussion about shooting rifles and pistols by cross dominant people.

http://www.professio...read.php?t=3109

It seems that you can aim with either eye, but if you use your non-dominant eye, it seems to help if you close your dominant eye during aiming.

If this is true, left eye/ right handed putters might put their eyes over the line and aim with their left eyes closed. :blink:

Here's a recent Golf Digest article on putter optics/aiming devices.

http://www.golfdiges...r?currentPage=1


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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:29 PM

I'm really thinking about giving the Scotty Cameron Studio 2.6 a try. Only thing that putter is a little toe weighted I think. If I go through with the purchase I plan to send back to Scotty Shop to get lofted to 2.5 and get some site lines added.
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:07 PM

Once I'm finally lined up it doesn't matter which eye is dominant. I just make the stroke and keep my
head completely still well after impact, without looking at anything in particular. Just sorta looking
down towards the ground. Gotta keep the head rock steady through impact, IMO.

Hit the sweet spot with a square face along with a still head and putts will be made. Especially the short ones.



But how do you know you are lined up correctly???
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:17 PM

I got interested in this subject last spring after reading several forum messages and a couple of articles on the web. I, too, am right-handed/left-eye dominant, and the different sites (can't remember now) recommended no offset putters. I purchased a SeeMore FGP and have never putted better. I sent my brother-in-law to the same places (I know one of them was a small putter company), and the visual tests told him half offset. He picked up a half offset Yes!, and his putting got better almost instantly. The discussions seemed to point to better alignment based on dominant eye over the ball (as some posted earlier).

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 02:50 PM

But how do you know you are lined up correctly???



You could try one of those lasers which you attach to the putter.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 03:24 PM


Once I'm finally lined up it doesn't matter which eye is dominant. I just make the stroke and keep my
head completely still well after impact, without looking at anything in particular. Just sorta looking
down towards the ground. Gotta keep the head rock steady through impact, IMO.

Hit the sweet spot with a square face along with a still head and putts will be made. Especially the short ones.


But how do you know you are lined up correctly???


When I hit it and it goes in the hole!! :D
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