So I've been putting with a center shaft Putter for the last five years have not had bad results have been able to get up and down usually with no problem. Recently I have been fighting pulls, decelerations, distance control and just a little bit of everything so my confidence is shot. I had a golf teacher noticed that I was hitting the ground before the ball this past Tuesday, and mentioned that could be causing my deceleration and causing the face manipulation I tried working with it will be ball position during my round. And I proceeded to miss 5 2 foot putts for par. Now to the reason for the post I went recently and rolled a few Odyssey putters, really like the feel soft feel of the odyssey O works. What I'm wondering is maybe I am lining up wrong with the center shafted putter, causing most of the issues with hitting the ground before tomorrow. My question is would it be smart to go to a Crank Hosel setup? I'm looking at the V line Fang CH. I have noticed that when I set up and I'm practicing my pre-routine, and then move into the ball my my hands are way back to get behind the ball and then I have to reposition again my body, so I'm just thinking with th center shafted I have noticed that when I set up and I'm practicing my pre-routine, and then move into the ball I move my hands way back to get behind the ball and then I have to reposition again my body. , so I'm just thinking with a CH this might help. Sorry long-winded but very frustrated Right now.
As a confirmed CS putter player. What I picked up about the message was "moving the hands behind the ball"
Why? The CS and straight shaft allow for a slight press or neutral set up. It sounds as if you might by lofting the putter and when doing that is most any model you run the risk of hitting behind the ball.
That said: I have switched to the Indy putter. I fond as of late that I am arcing the putter a bit more and the INDY with the MR setup is working out well. I see the ball better and the reaction off the face is apparently in my wheel house.
Using a double bend shaft will natural place your hands over the ball. Oddessey likes to bend the shaft back to the face in some models. So make sure the putter is proper length, have some one stadn behind you to make sure the putter is soled properly and have fun making putts.