Putting Tips: Are you Face or Toe Balanced?

Two options for common putting techniques

Putting Tips: Check if putter is face or toe balanced

With the wrong putter in your hands you will have to make awkward set-up and stroke compensations to hole putts.

When choosing the right putter the first question you have to ask yourself is what type of putting stroke do I use?

Broadly speaking there are three common techniques: an arc putter who rotates the putter on an in-to-in path (A) and will suit a toe-balanced putter, or an in-to-square or square-to-square (B) path putter - both techniques that suit face-balanced putters.

You can check if your putter is face balanced or toe balanced by balancing the shaft on your forefinger. If the toe points down it is toe balanced and if the face points up it is face balanced.

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