Cleveland 2015 Smart Square Putters
- September 30, 2015, 4:04 am
- In Golf Clubs
Putting is all about alignment. If you can get properly aligned with your target time after time on the greens, you are going to make more than your share of putts. Most amateur golfers think their stroke or a bad read is to blame for missing a putt, but often it is a simple case of bad alignment. Have you ever missed a straight putt when you were sure you made a good stroke? Most likely, you were lined up to the left or right of the hole to begin with and you never even knew it.
To help golfers improve on this crucial area of putting, Cleveland has introduced the t2015 Smart Square Putters. This series of putters comes in a variety of head shapes, including mallets and blades, so you can pick the one that looks just right to your eye. The idea behind these putters is simple – there are two squares which are meant to be lined up with the ball at address. If you can line up the two squares with your ball and the target line that you have picked out, you can be confident that your alignment is correct. Of course, that doesn’t guarantee that you will make the putt, but you will be a big step closer to knocking the ball in the back of the hole.
It Looks Familiar
Most golfers will see the Smart Square putters and immediately be reminded of the Two Ball putters produced by Odyssey. Those putters have two circles that are meant to be aligned with the ball, rather than two squares. The different is subtle, but Cleveland claims that the squares will be more successful for alignment purposes (you will have to decide for yourself). Putters are a highly individual club – meaning that a putter which works great for a specific golfer might be terrible for another player. Before buying any putter, it is best to try it out for yourself.
Get the Right Length
It is crucial to but the right length putter, no matter which model you decide is right for you. The Smart Square putters are offered in a variety of lengths, so have yourself fitted for a putter and then use those measurements to make your selection. You want to be able to bend out over the ball in a relaxed posture with your arms hanging freely from your shoulders. If you feel cramped over the ball, the putter is too long. If you have to bend over uncomfortably far, the putter is too short. Finding the right balance will help you putt your best.
Will the Cleveland Smart Square putter help you make more putts? That is for you to decide. However, it is an interesting design that is certainly worthy of a closer look. Even if it doesn’t change anything about your stroke itself, simply aligning your club better with the target each time will allow you to make more putts – and that is the only thing that matters in the end.