I had a putter lesson yesterday and he asked me to show him a few strokes. When I did he said here try my putter. Going from my lefty O Pro#7 to his righty Ping something I made a better stroke and sunk putts.
He said I should get either a new grip or add weights to mine.
I have the SS3.0 and really like it. I just put it on this year and hate to toss it.
He said to get either a 50g end weight or a 75g shaft weight.
Thoughts? (And don't say play righty)
Are you talking about weight under the grip? 50g or 75g is a lot to add as a counterbalance if you are not messing with the head. I wouldn't recommend adding more that 20g to the grip unless you are gonna add a lot of weight to the head as well.
@rlloyd I'll somewhat disagree with @NaydelmanCG. I use a Pistol GT 1.0 grip on all my putters and utilize a 50g weight in each one. The extra weight in my left hand completely stabilizes my stroke. I'll never not use a counter weight again. Part of what you need to understand is its more about the grip diameter than the weight. If you had 2 different grips that weighed the exact same but one was much larger than the other they would feel completely different on the putter and the head weight would seem much lighter with the larger grip. The grip you are using is fairly large and makes the head feel lighter. Don't let the small cost of a grip dissuade you from trying something.
@NaydelmanCG you're welcome. Depends on the putter I'm gaming (I rotate) but they are generally 350g +- 5g. This year I predominately used a 350g putter but also used a 345g for a good stretch as well as 360g a few times. Been using the same grip for over 2 years since it was released and have it installed on all my putters. Using that grip changed everything for me. Ironically I swapped from the same grip as the original post mentioned. I was shocked at the difference on how the head feels in relation to grip diameter.
@PC98 Got it. Yeah I couldn't agree more. Really large grips also slow down face rotation, so if your putter is deisgned with toe-hang, a fat grip can actually prevent rotation and causes the right-push with the putter.
I myself use a putter head that is 365g with a 20g weight below the normal-sized grip. My grip itself is a bit heavier than yours, so I actually think that our total wieght in the grip is very close. I find that unless I added the 20g to the head as well (stock weight is 345g), it would feel too head-light.
Intersting stuff...the great thing about putters is that there is no wrong answer! Whatever works...stick with it!
Do you know if can just add this to my grip? https://superstrokeusa.com/product/75g-weight/ or the 50g
Looks like i could just cut the end open and pop/screw this in. Quick and easy no new grip needed.
I have the O White Hot Pro #7. Not sure the weight on it. I can't seem to find the specs on it.
Maybe it's time for a new putter?
@rlloyd you cannot just add that particular weight, you need a specific grip type that has the threads in the end. Look for the countercore grips. You will have options for 25, 50, and 75 gram weights. I've tried them all and found the 50 works best for my stroke. You'd likely only need a 75g for a Tank type heavy putter weighing more than 370g.
If the weight is sold separately then I might as well try cutting a hole in the end. If it's getting destroyed taking it off why not! I could try the 50g in that and see how I like it.
Have you tried the flatso 3.0?