Toe Weighted Putter
What is a toe weighted putter? Well it's all to do with positioning of the
weight in the putter's head. When you rest the shaft across your palm, if the
toe of your putter falls closer to the ground than the heel, it's toe weighted.
The weight in the toe means that the face has a
tendency to rotate from open to close as you swing through the ball. This is
exactly what you want if you have an open-square-closed putting stroke, but
awful if you're trying to produce a straight-back-straight-through stroke with
the face square to the target throughout.
... on toe weighted putters
Which of these types of stroke you use should dictate what kind of putter you
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Toe weighted putter vs. Face balanced putter?
This is probably the biggest question you should ask yourself before you buy a putter. Although you should find the putter that you feel most comfortable with, the balance will always be there either helping the shape of your stroke or hurting it.
I know which I would rather have!
If you look to swing your putter on an arc with it opening to the line of the putt in the backswing and closing on the through swing, you should definitely have a toe weighted putter.
If you are trying to keep the putter square throughout and don't want to see your putter going inside the line on the back and through stroke, then you're better off which a face balanced putter.
Which of these two methods is best? That's for you to decide - "different strokes for different folks", as the saying goes.
The one thing that occurs to me is that the vast majority of the great champions since I started watching golf in 1988 used toe weighted
models. In my memory only one player - Padraig Harrington - has won multiple major championships with a face balanced putter. There may be others (email me if you know different!) but he's the only one I know.
Whichever you choose - I wish you all the luck on the greens!
Best-Putter.com's independent reviews of toe weighted putters
Nike Method 001
A minimalist anser head that looks just a little lightweight. The roll is pure and the feel is good.
Nike Method 004
Face balanced version of the Method 001. Favor this putter if you're trying to produce a straight-back-straight through stroke.
Odyssey Black iX 1
Perhaps Odyssey's best effort yet to eclipse the Scotty Cameron and Ping Ansers.
The Anser is the putter that has been copied a thousand times - now available from Ping at a variety of prices.
Ping Redwood Anser
The design which has won more pro events than any other, now with top quality materials.
Ping Karsten Anser
Unbeatable on price and right up there for feel and design.
Ping Anser G5i
A hideous beast to look at, but beautiful to use.
Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 Center Shaft
The classic shape, different hosel ... but same awesome feel.
Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Studio Select
The affordable Scotty Cameron.
TaylorMade Rossa Kia Ma Daytona
Good looking Anser style putter - Part of TaylorMade's resurgence as a designer of high quality putters
TaylorMade Ghost TM-110
Beautiful square-designed Anser with great aimlines - well worth a look!
TaylorMade Rossa Daytona
Well constructed Anser style putter - excellent if you're after a good putter at a lower cost - gunmetal color looks classy - feels good too!
Yes Tracy 2 (C-Groove)
In our view the classiest Yes putter - anser-style head with the amazing C-Groove for a terrific roll.
Yes Donna (C-Groove)
Wide bodied anser-style head with the amazing C-Groove for a terrific roll.
A straightforward heel and toe design with great roll from the C-Groove
Is a toe weighted putter not for you? Read our article on choosing a putter to find out what is!
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