The Physics of Putting with Precision Fittings

Putter Fittings

 

Einstien Physics

Golf is physics. Analyze the physics, not conventional philosophy

 

The best putter is one that fits. We’ve made one that fits all – literally! Read what we’ve reinvented, with the golfer in mind, like Adjustable Interactive angles (AIA).  It’s the physical way to change the physics.  Everyone likes options with their devices, now one can have options with our putters.

 In a nutshell, putter fitting is the physics of angles between the putter and the player. Everyone being different requires physics and interaction between angles that adjust to the player. Rigidity in conventional putters is what it is. Get used to it! With an Arrowhead Putter, it’s never been easier to alter physics to get the putter to fit precisely, to any stroke.  Were talking shaft angles, lengths, counterbalancing,  grip offsets, and lie angles.  We have covered every aspect of the fitting process, to let all golfers enjoy precision fittings.  The vast majority of golfers do not get a fitting for a putter.  The most important club in the bag.

To set up the club to fit a particular stroke is a process. To get the correct fit requires careful observation and tweaking with both the putter and the golfer at times. Pro golfers routinely look for the best way to get the job done. When a change in equipment or technique is indicated, they adjust their game and stroke particulars as needed. They play with common equipment, but it is often tweaked to their liking and to their performance stats. Professional or amateur, custom fitting creates better golfers.

The Arrowhead Putter takes up the task head-on to give the golfer a custom fit putter in moments. With a common Allen wrench, the physics between interactive angle adjustment and the individual golfer is mastered.  Arrowhead Putters can be unconventional because they make custom fittings readily available.  That is what putter fitting is all about – to make the putter fit the player.

Still unconvinced?  With today’s smart phones and cameras, it would be in golfers’ best interests to actually film their own swings and to use our laser aim and stroke device. From the ground view, one doesn’t notice what is going on at impact with the ball.  Watch what conventional putters do on impact. You’ll find hyped-up validation for loft, one being the ball needs to be lifted out of depression. A ball can easily roll out of a deemed depression.  Loft is necessary for all clubs, except the putter.  An airborne putt can still find the bottom of the cup, however a properly fitted putter is going to give roll ASAP.  It’s all about speed and friction.  There is no friction happening with airborne putts.

The video reveals several makes and models that need serious help to get decent roll at impact. They were all played as designed. Friction with the green controls distance. An airborne ball has no friction! To get roll ASAP is all about eliminating loft. Arrowhead Putters has negative 2. The face makes contact at or just above the equator of the ball. Conventional putters have positive loft. There is no option to make contact below the equator, unless a forward press is added to the set up, by the golfer.

Our laser accessories offer golfers the option to see how they interact with shaft angles or grip preferences. They come pre-aligned and fit into the cavity of either our mallet or blade putters. They use a line laser and have an on-off manual button. It can be taken on or off in seconds.  The laser is the easiest way to “see” what is going on with one’s swing mechanics!

Watch the video on how the laser works.   Laser training with Arrowhead Putters

See the Light, a laser light!

See the Light, a laser light!

Arrowhead putters views shaft angles

The middle images show from left to right forward press, neutral, and rear pressed. It has no affect on the loft.

The image above shows three settings of shaft angles: forward pressed, neutral, and rear pressed. Whichever shaft angle is used has no influence on face loft. Conventional putters do not offer these options. Individuals should  play a conventional club as designed.  As they are produced for the masses,  the masses of golfers are not likely to think or play on particular putter the same.  That is why custom fitting is important.

A grip set open.  Open promotes a lower shoulder.  Where one wants to finish the stroke

A grip set open. Open promotes a lower shoulder. Where one wants to finish the stroke

 

The image above shows the grip on crooked, or more like open on purpose.  If you watch a pro putt, they will always finish with a low trailing shoulder.  Playing our grips open, promotes a low shoulder at set up.  Just one of the advantages golfers need to get better.  Our grips are not set to be any one set up.  The width can be played vertical, or horizontal, and between is open to various degrees.

Our grips offer adjustments in length and grip offsets, as well as counterbalanced.  Our grip weights are more than industry standards.  The whys are simple, it is easier to control anything when the weight is in hand.  Its basic physics.  Imaging swinging a 10 pound sludge hammer.  The weight at the bottom of the hammer is hard to control.  Place the weight in hand and its night and day easy.  The same physics apply to a putter.

One of the first thing golfers notice with our putters is how smooth the stroke is, and how smooth the ball comes off the face.  Videos show and tell all.  If a golfer notices something that isn’t quit right, the putter is not adjusted to their preferred attack angle.  In this video below, notice at impact, the shaft angle is rear pressed.  It still gives optimal ball roll at impact.  To use this attack angle with conventional putters is going to be an extremely lofted ball at impact.  Something that should be avoided.  It doesn’t matter how the player wants to swing it, its up to the golfer to set it up to their likings.  Next week they may want to try something else.  Its seconds away to change the shaft angle.  One of the most important features with our putters.   Conventional putters are what they are, get use to it or one may suffer the consequences of poor putting.  There are no particular techniques that work for all golfers.  Every one has their way to play.  Our goal is to let the golfer keep their swing, and adjust the putter to them on a personal level.

As you know, near all club manufactures have the means to let the golfer try different shafts in moments to get fit with drivers and irons.  Not so with putters.  Go figure!  It’s a rigidity  standard which  isn’t address.  The shaft itself is not all that important in a putter, but the angle offset is very critical in how we address the putter!

The club used the most, desired to be used the least!  Putter fitting is critical to use it the least!

IFR Instant Forward Roll

instaroll video

Odd duck claw rear pressed

Odd duck claw rear pressed

Vedeo below is an odd way to putt.  It takes a rear pressed shaft angle to accomplish it.  The loft remains at -2.  My preferred way to attack the ball.  The advantages are the shaft angle stays aimed at the center of the axis, the golfer, making the face angle stay one line as long as possible.

Left low claw, the odd duck claw