Many golf putter designers have embodied texturing on the impact area, claiming that somehow improves ball launch. But what texturing really does is bite into the ball surface which slightly increases impact dwell and results in slightly increased ball skid at launch. It is not enough to worry about, but it does no good either, One golf putter on the market has a smooth hard impact surface which eliminates dwell and skid entirely -- the new technology Quantum Symmetric Golf Putter.
It is a principle physics that when force is applied to an object some distance offset from its point of security. the offset force (torque) will cause the object to rotate. When we apply this principle to a golf putter, ball impact is the force and the point of security is where the shaft is installed into the head. So if the shaft is installed into the head at the heel end of the head, and the ball impact force is applied to the center of the head, as is typically the case with most golf putters on the market today, the ball impact force will cause the head will rotate (twist). Of course, head twist is problematic for precision putting because it launches the ball off intended line with side-spin, So now that we know the cause of problematic impact twist. the cure becomes obvious. The point of security needs to be located at the point where the force is applied, then there will be no rotation whatsoever. In other words a properly designed golf putter needs to be center shafted, and one putter on the market today is -- the new technology Quantum Symmetric Golf Putter.
Many golf putter designers who little or nothing about physics, believe that padding the impact area will somehow reduce annoying shaft vibration. But what padding actually does is dampen impact so less reverberation is felt, but this has no effect on shaft vibration, Of course if impact is dampened this must be overcome with a stronger stroke, but that results in more reverberation, so the net effect is nil. The only way to eliminate annoying shaft vibration is with perfect shafting. Padding it would seem does nothing, but is that really true? No, it isn't because there is an unintended consequence to padding -- Touch Uncertainty.
Touch Uncertainty is an unintended consequence of impact padding, and it is devastating to putting performance. Pictured is a padded putter about to impact a golf ball. Will the ball be impacted by the center of the soft power dampening pad, maybe. But more likely it will be impacted by the top or bottom margin of the pad where the surface is rock hard and transfers full launch power. No way to tell which from one putt to the next. That uncertainty of touch is devastating for putting precision, and for what? A useless attempt to mitigate shaft vibration. Much better to have the entire striking surface rock-hard and smooth so touch is reliable, and there is one golf putter on the market with such reliable touch -- the new technology Quantum Symmetric Golf Putter.
COMPARE GOLF PUTTERS PUTTING | Blade? Mallet? Symmetric?
Shaft vibration upon impact is annoying; but by the time you feel it, the ball is long gone on its way toward the cup, so it is really not factor in putting precision. But being annoyed does have a detrimental effect on well-being and therefore your overall performance. So, for that reason we should try to solve the problem. When a physicist analyzes an impacting tool, he sees a grip, a power vector, and a business end. Whenever the business end impacts an object, the impact will felt up the power vector to the grip; but the power vector would have no cause to vibrate. Only if the actual shaft is not coincident with the virtual power vector, would there be cause for vibration. So now that we know the cause of shaft vibration, the cure becomes obvious. The actual shaft must be made coincident with the virtual power vector; in other words, it must be perfectly straight and vector precisely into the center of mass of the head, One golf putter on the market today, suffers no vibration problem because it is perfectly shafted -- the Quantum Golf Putter.
Physics is difficult for many, so the best way to convey the concept of problematic head twist is by analogy. Would you play tennis with a racquet that looked like this? Then why would you play golf with a putter that looked like that?
Physics is difficult for many, so the best way to convey the concept of annoying shaft vibration is by analogy. Would you play baseball with a bat looked like this; then why would you play golf with a putter that looked like that? Or would you play pool with a cue that looked like this; then why would you play golf with a putter that looked like that?
As the impact face of a golf putter makes contact with the ball, momentum from the putter is transferred to the ball and that causes it to be launched toward the cup. But a few things can happen at the instant of impact that can hinder intended launch including...
IMPACT TWIST + ANNOYING VIBRATION + TOUCH UNCERTAINTY
Golfers today have a choice of thousands of golf putters on the market today, but it really boils down to Ping Anser Style Blades, or Odyssey Style Mallets, or now the new technology Quantum Symmetric Golf Putter. When comparing golf putting IMPACT there are 3 factors to evaluate. The new technology Quantum Symmetric Golf Putter scores perfect 3/3 while typical blades and mallets score a miserable zero. Of course, this evaluation is only one part of overall golf putting evaluation, but with IMPACT failure, nothing else much matters.
Moment of Inertia, is the measure of the rotational inertia of a body— the higher it is, the more the body resists change in rotation. So when applied to golf putters, "higher moment of inertia" means more resistance to head twist. In effect high moment of inertia is a good thing, but it does not solve the twist problem. The twist problem can only be solved with proper putter design as described in the previous paragraph -- with proper putter design, moment of inertia, high or low, does not even the equation at all. It's use in marketing golf putters is a gimmick intended to confuse golfers into thinking that mallets have a great "forgiveness" benefit over blades.