It is the moment of truth and everybody is watching. Will your ball launch be an embarrassment or not? That depends on your Touch, Line, & Tool -- You decide on Touch and Line and we will make sure your tool helps and never hinders your judgment, but we can do this only if your tool is a Quantum Golf Putter.
If your green reading judgment is good, and your putting technique is good, and your putter is not detrimental to your stroke or glide, then upon impact the ball should go into the cup, right? Whoa!...not so fast -- there are still a few things that can go wrong and detrimental impact twist is the first and worst of them.
The putting stroke consists of a Backstroke, Power Stroke and Follow-Through Stroke. The movement of the putter through these three phases define what a physicists would call a Plane of Movement. Any Waver or Wobble Deviation during the putter's movement along this plane is detrimental to putting performance.
Perpendicular Alignment -- Intuitive
A golf putter can benefit your putting performance by helping you to align your putter head such that it the impact surface is perpendicular with the plane of your putting stroke. The Quantum Putter does this in a very unique and intuitive way. As you look down the black shaft of the putter you will see a bright reflection line and when that reflection line lines up with the silver alignment aid on the top toe end of the putter head, your putter will have proper alignment, and all this happens even without you thinking about it. That is a major benefit!
When the front-to-back dimension of the golf putter head is excessive, as it is with old technology mallets; a golfer can all too often suffer detrimental lunge at the worst possible time - the instant of impact. How? During glide, a putter with excessive girth can lunge the front-end impact surface of the head upward as a result of the back-end making contact with the surface of the green, and that obviously destroys perfect impact. Mallet users have long since learned to avoid this by flattening their stroke, but that is a make-do-remedy and not a good solution to the problem. A better solution to the detrimental lunge problem is to eliminate it entirely, and that is what the new technology Quantum Golf Putter does. Quantum's F-B dimension is about a half inch so detrimental lunge is made impossible; whereas a typical blade is an inch or more, and a typical mallet can be up to four inches or more. Obviously eliminating detrimental lunge is a huge benefit for precision putting.
As the head of the putter glides over the surface of the green, detrimental leading edge bite can cause a loss of momentum just before impact resulting in a weakened ball launch that putts the ball short of the cup. In extreme cases detrimental bite can cause dreaded duffing, and nobody ever wants that. The cause of this putting performance detrimental is excessive sharp leading edge popular with many golf putter designers; many of which have excessive leading edges that are sharply designed to look high-tech -- most blade styles having about 4 inches of sharp leading edge and many malletes with their characteristically odd shaping sometimes much more. The Quantum Golf Putter with its unique glider, has less than a total of 1-inch of leading edge and what it has is rounded over to prevent bite; so it suffers not at all from detrimental bite, and that is a great benefit for precision putting.
Obviously as the tool maker, the only thing we can offer is the assurances that our tool will do everything to help your judgment and technique and nothing to hinder it -- and that is exactly what we promise to do. So What Benefits does Golf Putter Technology Offer? When you break it down there are five things a golf putter can provide to its user which either helps or hinders golf putting performance: 1) Alignment, 2) Stroke, 3) Glide, 4) Impact, and 5) Launch. . . .
Waver is lateral deviation off the plane of movement and it is detrimental to putting performance because it increases the uncertainty of perfect impact. The cause is physiological -- some of us are simply more "athletic" than others. But good putter technology can help to reduce waver. How? By increasing momentum. Momentum is what keeps physical objects moving in an expected direction, so lack of enough of it causes directional waver. It is a principle of physics that the more mass & velocity you have the more momentum you have. In the game of golf, field clubs do not suffer a stroke waver problem because of high swing velocity; but putters suffer waver greatly because swing velocity is so very low. The solution to this problem is to make the putter head more massive, because more mass will give it more momentum and therefore less detrimental waver. The Quantum Golf Putter has a very massive head, so it suffers no detrimental putting stroke waver..
Wobble is rotational deviation of the head while being stroked along the plane of movement. It is detrimental to putting performance because it increases the uncertainty of perfect impact. The cause is defective golf putter technology - asymmetry. Asymmetric golf putters have a hang preference which causes detrimental wobble. For example, so called "face balanced" putters prefer to hang face up; why? because they are actually out-of-balance toward the face. So called "toe balanced" putters prefer to hang toe down because they are actually out-of-balance toward the toe. A golf putter with a hang-preference will prefer to hang one way at the top of the backstroke and then want to rotate 180 degrees during the powerstroke so it can end up at its hang-preference at the top of the follow-through, and who knows how far along on this rotation journey it will be at the instant of impact. Only a golfers tight grip on the putter shaft can minimize this rotational tendency (wobble); but of course golf is a long and physically tiring game, so eventually the wobble will win over your attempts to minimize it, and that is when you begin to suffer the dreaded putting yips. The Quantum Golf Putter is symmetric so it has no hang preference, so it suffers no detrimental putting stroke wobble. .
Obviously it is the golfer's responsibility to decide upon the technique to use in putting the ball into the cup, not the tool that is used to perform the job. All the tool can do is assure the user that it will do nothing to hinder technique and do everything that might help. Accordingly, we as the tool maker cannot take on the responsibility for advising you on golf putting technique; nor can we advise you on judgment. But we can and do promise that we will make you a golf putting tool that you can trust to never hinder your golf putting performance and always help it in every way possible. . .
Most golfers know that the more loft a club has the more ball backspin it generates on impact - a nine iron generates more backspin than a three iron, for example. It is generally understood that backspin is detrimental to ball launch on the putting green, and it is also well known that the more loft on the club the more loft on the ball. So if we want no loft backspin on the ball when it is on the putting green, it would seem obvious that we want no loft on the putter. But the old technology blades and mallets being huckstered on the market today are all lofted - what sense does that make? The Quantum Golf Putter has a zero loft so it never generates detrimental backspin and that is a big benefit for precision putting.
As the head of the putter glides over the surface of the green, detrimental drag can cause a loss of momentum just before impact resulting in a weakened ball launch that putts the ball short of the cup. Detrimental drag is a function of the amount of putter head sole area that comes into contact with the surface of the green during glide. Most old technology blades have about 4-square inches of sole area, and most old technology mallets have up to four times that amount of sole area; so detrimental drag is most profound in mallets. New technology Quantum Golf Putter, because of its unique glider has less than a half inch of sole area that comes into contact with the green during glide; so it suffers an insignificant amount of glide friction -- that is a great benefit for precision putting.
New Symmetric Technology Golf Putter -- A QUANTUM IMPROVEMENT!
Isn't it interesting that golf putter benefits turn out to be nothing more than the absence of golf putter performance detriments? Golf putters currently on the market today suffer almost all the above described golf putting performance detriments, so if you what to make a quantum improvement in your golf putting performance it is easy -- just toss your old golf putter into the trash heap of defective design and replace it with a new Quantum Golf Putter which benefits your golf putting performance by eliminating all the detriments. Next I suggest you learn about the new symmetric technology Quantum Golf Putter FEATURES.
Obviously it is the golfer's responsibility to decide upon the LINE and TOUCH used in every putt, not the tool that is used to perform the putt. All the tool can do is assure the user that it will do nothing to hinder touch or line judgment, and do everything that might help. Accordingly, we as the tool maker cannot take on the responsibility for advising you on golf putting judgment; nor can we advise you on technique. But we can and do promise that we will make you a golf putting tool that you can trust to never hinder your golf putting performance and always help it in every way possible. . .
The momentum transfer from a hard smooth surface of a putter head to a golf ball is ideal. Groves and Pads diminish momentum transfer but that can be overcome by stroking the putter stronger. But what cannot be overcome is the uncertainty caused by an imbedded pad on the striking face like pictured at right sidebar, Why? Because the soft pad is surrounded by hard surface on top and bottom edges, so when you impact the ball perfectly it will have lesser momentum transfer, but when you hit the ball on the top or bottom edge it will have increased momentum transfer -- that uncertainty of momentum transfer is detrimental to your putting performance. The Quantum Golf Putter suffers none of that uncertainty; with it you get perfect momentum transfer every time and that is a great benefit for your putting performance..
Many golf putters on the market today, feature parallel alignment aids, but those putter embodiments do little or nothing to help your putting performance. Why? Because aligning your putting stroke with your intended line involves putting technique, not putter technology; and deciding your intended line involves putting judgment, not putter technology. This is a minor benefit, which at most shows you where to hit the ball with the head. .The Quantum Putter accomplishes this with two little lines that do not distract you from the job at hand.
Some golfers who try to be proficient at the most important part of the game, realize that ball skid on the putting green is detrimental to putting precision. This is a minor detriment, but for the purist who wants perfection, it needs to addressed. Yes it is ideal that when putting on the green, the ball should come off impact with a topspin roll as soon after impact as possible, and ball skid is detrimental to that objective. So what is it that causes launch skid? A physicist knows it as "impact dwell" and it is a trait wherein the impact surface of the putter prevents the ball from rolling during the instant of impact. Ironically golf putter hucksters have gone far to increase impact dwell as a way to cover annoying impact vibration which is another different result of asymmetric design. Their efforts have given rise to embodiments like pads, groves, and other impact surface shaping which increase impact dwell. but are detrimental to your putting performance. The Quantum Golf Putter impact surface is hard and smooth and suffers no impact dwell, so it suffers no ball launch skid.
Even after impact there are some things that your putter can do to you that will cause you to miss the cup: Even when your green reading judgment is good, and your putting technique is good, and your putter is not detrimental to your stroke or your glide or your impact; old technology blades or mallets can cause you to miss the putt in three ways: Detrimental Bounce, Detrimental Backspin/Sidespin, Detrimental Skid, or Uncertain Momentum Transfer.
Every golfer knows that field clubs are designed to loft the ball up into the air, and that is accomplished with the loft angle of the impact face of the club. But on the green the ideas is to roll the ball and not loft it up into the air for a bouncy loft that is detrimental to putting precision. So why do putters embody loft angles on the impact face? Good question. The answer is simple -- they shouldn't. The Quantum Golf Putter has a zero loft angle on the impact face so it always launches the ball with no detrimental bounce and that is a big benefit for precision putting.
The patented glider embodied in the Quantum Golf Putter functions like tread on a tire - it holds your intended lind during glide just like treaded tires keep you from skidding out of your lane. But that is not all: it also eliminates detrimental leading edge bite, eliminates detrimental trailing edge lunge, and minimizes detrimental sole drag.
Alignment became the rage when Odyssey started huckstering their "Two Ball" and touted it as the end all of golf putters. Why? Because according to them its unique alignment aid and shaping was supposed to forgive ordinary golfers. Of course that was all huckstering, but it did make alignment aids a hot topic ever since. The truth is that you do not need forgiveness, you need a good putter..
Do you remember when we discussed golf putter technology, we showed you how to detect whether or not your current golf putter would twist open upon impact? if you need a review, just click HERE. It is simple -- when you have an asymmetric miss-shafted putter, ball impact will always twist your impact area open and that will cause ball launch to be miss-directed with adverse side-spin -- none of that is good for precision putting! In case you have ever wondered, this is why so many putts end up right of the cup (if you stroke right-handed). Hucksters try to tell you that "high moment of inertia" solves this problem, but no amount of inertial can stop a force that is applied a distance away form the the pole of symmetry. The Quantum Golf Putter is symmetric so it never twists upon impact, and that is a huge benefit for precision putting.