Cutter Putter

New Ways to Putt 
Here's What the Pros Have Said

How to Putt Consistently Well… Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

Dave Pelz, world famous putting and short game wizard, author of Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible, and originator of the Dave Pelz/ESPN World Putting Championships, proved the fallacy of the rule that "practice makes perfect” when it comes to putting. At one time, Pelz began an intensive practice schedule that included a 4-hour session on the putting green every single day for a full year. Did his putting improve? Dave claims that a year later, he was a worse putter than he was before.

Many golfers and golf teachers agree. To putt well every time, you must have the putter face square and send the ball traveling on the right line and at the right speed to compensate for the bumps on the green.

The real problem with putting is that we attempt to do it from a position and with equipment that are both remarkably ill-suited to the task. You can see a graphic example of this when you take a ball with a stripe around its middle and place it so that the stripe is lined up with the target. Then stroke it so that the line doesn't wobble along the path. It’s not easy, is it?  

Now try this with a Cutter Putter. You will see how much easier it is facing the hole with a split grip.

An Independent study conducted at Indiana University confirms that facing the target line with a long split-grip putter improves accuracy by 68%.

The study also confirmed the added visual benefit of looking directly down the target line before making the stroke. This is the only head position that lets us use our binocular vision for depth perception during the actual stroke—a prerequisite for accurately seeing the line and calculating pace.

The question everybody wrestles with is: Why don't more golfers putt facing the target if it's that much better? 

Until recently, there hasn't been a putter properly designed for this technique. But lack of exposure is the main reason.

You probably won't see well-known golf professionals putt (straight arrow) facing the line on TV until there's a manufacturer able to pay their endorsement fees.