Honestly it is as important as the driver if not more.
The reason most dont get fit IMO is the putter is typically the shortest club in the bag and can be weilded pretty easily and the golfer can become convinced of the magic in the club when a few putts are made.
Butt,,,,, when on the green and the consistency fades so does the confidence and then magic wanes.
A fitting can tell you if the putter you chose is the right flat stix for you and or what changes can/ need to be made to keep the magic.
@ErikFb4da- after reading your posting and watching the fitness site Rick talked about, I am traveling by Carlsbad on business so I decided to call and set an appointment to be fitted! I know that my putting needs work and I am hoping that just like with my new clubs and woods that have helped my game thanks to getting fitted, I couldn't imagine being fitted for a putter would do anything but help and who better than Callaway themselves. Looking to try the new #7, #7tank, R-line and new Toulon Indianapolis putter! Doing this the later part on June, let you know then. Plus the custom shop will be doing putters come 7-1.
@ErikFb4da- you bet, can't wait to see how it turns out and see what they say about my putting stroke, which putter is going to work best for me and what length shaft should I be using? And that is just the questions I have in my head right now.
I think of it this way. We always feel we need to get fitted for the driver that will be hit max 14 times per round. So why isn't it a general practice to get fitted for the club that we hit more than any other club in our bag? Once I broke it all down over many beers and debate with friends i booked a putter fitting, it's amazing how the fitter broke down every item of the club and basically made it a custom club that fit every aspect of my putter swing. I have dropped my putts per round significantly.
@GeneMf961glad to hear you're getting hooked up with a tour of the Callaway mecca.
I wish I had a fitting before buying the White Hot RX #2 that I have listed in the Marketplace. It seems heavier than my old White Hot and I just can't seem to get use to it. We might be heading to St. Louis next week, going to take it with me and trade it in.