What does Jason Day play? How about other tour stars?
We queried TaylorMade and Never Compromise about the putter specifications used by top players on the professional circuits and discovered exclusive data that shines a vivid light on the benefits of putter fitting.
And these benefits are not just for the pros—more than ever before, they are available and applicable to the average recreational golfer as well.
What The Pros Play
Day’s TaylorMade Ghost Spider is 35 inches long with a loft of 2.5 degrees and a lie angle of 71 degrees. Interestingly, Justin Rose is three inches taller than Day, but plays with a shorter TaylorMade putter at 34.75 inches with a higher loft of 3.5 degrees.
Never Compromise also shared specifications on several players who use their putters. Two of these players are exactly six-feet tall, but while one uses a putter that is 34.5 inches long with 5 degrees of loft and a 71.5 degree lie angle, the other plays one that is 34 inches long with 3 degrees of loft and a lie angle of 69 degrees.
As you can see, these putter measurements from the PGA Tour are all over the map from player to player. But that is also the common thread—very few professionals use putters that feature the “standard” specifications offered at retail.
In other words, the professionals employ putter fitting as an essential part of their game, because they know that an ill-fitting putter never helps, and will only hurt.
The New Era in Putter Fitting
But the average golfer is still stuck with a so-called “standard” putter, right? Wrong. Not anymore.
Indeed, as detailed in PutterZone.com’s new putter fitting guide, the same personal fitting options employed by the pros are now widespread at the point of purchase.
For example, Never Compromise recently launched a “My Custom Putter” feature that enables you to select from a variety of personal fitting options. The SeeMore Putter Company and Piretti Fine Putters are among other companies that also enable you to choose a custom length, lie angle, grip size and more. Meanwhile, TaylorMade and others offer adjustable weighting technologies.
The bottom line is that there’s no longer any excuse not to seek a better fit for better results on the green. There’s a reason why the professionals are fit to putt—and why you should be, too.
P.S. Putter fitting isn’t rocket science. There are some simple steps you can take to achieve a better fit. You just need to know what to look for. On that note, you may want to check out Putter Perfection, the acclaimed new putter fitting guide by PutterZone.com.
P.P.S. Following are specs on additional professionals:
Sergio Garcia – TaylorMade
Putter Length 33.5”
Putter Lie 70
Camilo Villegas – TaylorMade
Paula Creamer – TaylorMade