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A Putter Thanksgiving

We are living in the golden age of putters in terms of quality, variety, technology and personal fitting options, which is something for golfers to be thankful for today.

Here are some other things that PutterZone.com is thankful for…

-Putter companies that make it easy for you to find out the fundamental specifications of each putter model: length, loft, lie and head weight. You’d think this would be automatic in the age of the internet, but for some reason it’s not. 

-On that note, putter companies that make it easy for you to customize length, loft, lie, grip and/or head weight at the point of purchase. Yes, it can create an inventory mess or logistical nightmare if it’s not done right, but it really benefits the end user. Certainly, putters costing above $200 should be able to accommodate some level of customization at the point of purchase (and thankfully, this is increasingly true).

-Putter companies that publish pictures of every angle of a putter—top, face and back—as well as grip and head cover. Again, with the internet, this shouldn’t be too much to ask. 

-Putter companies that know better than to place a bright logo at the bottom of the putter grip (below where the right thumb rests), thus avoiding unnecessary visual distraction. 

-Cleveland Golf, for creating the new Cleveland Classics putters (pictured here) for just $69 at a time when family budgets are tight. Don’t let the price fool you, these putters offer a ton of performance bang for the buck. 

-SeeMore Putters, Mizuno Bettinardi and others who earn their loftier price tags through superior quality. 

-PING Golf, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, for pioneering the modern putter era and continuing to embrace innovation.

-Rife Putters for making some of the coolest putters (with some of the coolest putter names) on the market. 

-The recent rebirth of Slotline putters, under the guidance of people who truly care about the brand’s roots.

-TaylorMade turning the spotlight on designer Kia Ma with its new line of premium Rossa TP by Kia Ma putters. 

-Stephen Boccieri of Heavy Putter, Bruce Sizemore of Sizemore Golf, Dick De La Cruz and Richard De La Cruz of De La Cruz Golf Designs and others who “think differently” when it comes to design and technology. 

-And lastly, for the men and women in military service who have dedicated themselves to protecting this great nation, so that we can live (and golf) in peace.

About Sean Weir

Sean Weir is the founder and editor of PutterZone.com, and the author of Putter Perfection, the definitive guide to putter fitting. Profile: Google+

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