GOLF PUTTERS PUTTING | Blade? Mallet? Symmetric?
When the leading edges of your putter head bites into the nap of the green during glide, the stroke power is lost and probability of sinking the putt is nearly nil -- we all know that a putt which lands short of the cup is never sunk. That makes this problem the next one that needs to be solved.
Glide is one of the four aspects of putting (stroke, impact and launch are the others) and it is our opinion that it is the most important for overall putting performance, Good glide requires good stroke momentum which is a function of mass; this so as to mitigate the detrimental effects of the four glide problems: Bite, Drag, LungeDrift. But we should not be satisfied with mitigating problems when they can be eliminated, and that is exactly what our patented Glider does. Here we will discuss GLIDE DRAG.
If you have ever duffed a putt, you experienced the extreme result of the Glide Bite Problem -- it is embarrassing and obviously devastating. But even a lesser result hinders putting performance because it adversely effects your intended putting touch and even your intended line. Touch is adversely effected because stroke momentum is unexpectedly diminished. And your intended line can also be adversely effected when bite is more on one end of the putter's striking face than on the other. The cause of glide bite is sharp leading edge, so the cure is obvious -- round-over and minimize leading edges. Many if not most of the putters on the market today embody sharp edges because designers believe that give a more high-tech appearance, and many mallets, especially those with odd wings and openings have excessive leading edges which makes matters worse, One golf putter embodies a patented glider virtually eliminates leading edge and that slight amount which remains is rounded over, so it suffers no bite problem whatsoever -- the Quantum Golf Putter.