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Check out these Artistically Designed Putters that Perform

By: Dr. Barry Lotz

With the advent of space age materials, computer aided design programs, engineers abounding (themselves being avid golfers) and entrepreneurs entering the putter business, the past 5 years have produced “innovative” and decidedly avante – garde putter designs. However, rest assured, these putters are finely tuned instruments that really deliver performance, feel and aesthetics.

Do not for one instant assume that these putters are totally useless or lack functionality. Many, while appearing to have no lineage whatsoever as far a putters are concerned, do in actual fact work and even win tournaments.
The Scotty Cameron Futura Putter is by far both the most intriguing and functionally designed work of art for putters and has already accumulated wins on Tour.

So without further delay, let us take a gander at the 4 putters, which really stand out amongst my 100 plus putters previously tested and reviewed:

TaylorMade’s Monza Putter

Mike Weir’s Masters victory in 2003 further solidified what is turning out to be another banner year for the top ranked driver and fairway woods company. Following on the heels of their remarkably well-accepted line of Rossa putters, TaylorMade has introduced their Monza putter.

Truly a work of art, the visual charisma, sleek and eloquent lines of this putter are second to none! The deep trapezoidal-shaped mallet style of this putter, together with its superlative alignment guide, exudes confidence. The Monza’s linear alignment system is made possible by the putter’s trapezoidal shape, into which is installed a pair of Tungsten-Titallium CGB (center of gravity back) pipes that are positioned perpendicular to the clubface and bisected by a white sight-line.

Due to these pipe’s length and weighting, a massive shift of more than 100 grams is moved from the front of the putter head to the rear. This shift of weight transfers the CG (center of gravity) well towards the back of the head, which in turn positively alters launch conditions by increasing the launch angle slightly while reducing backspin. The result is a smooth, nearly bounceless roll right off the putter face.

Additionally, these elements work together to provide a vivid and powerful optical tool that helps the player build a clear image of the target-line, and helping him or her to consistently 1) aim the putter face correctly, and 2) swing the putter head down the target-line, consequently rolling the ball with precision and accuracy.

The Monza is precision-forged of high-strength, 6061 aluminum and finished in a rich black color via a precision anodizing process that enhances durability and cosmetic appeal. Included is a distinctive-looking red-and-black Medallist grip with Diamond traction, made by Winn, and a new Rossa red-and-black head cover.

The Monza will be a godsend to those golfers who simply cannot use the Odyssey 2 Ball putter due to that putters reverse effect of alignment. The Monza will especially be exciting to those golfers who truly benefit from linear alignment. Moreover, both the set up and the feel, derived from the Rossa’s proven soft-yet-solid Titallium insert, are superb.

Street Price: $159.00

Tilteist’s Futura Putter by Scotty Cameron

The new Futura has been a concept that Scotty has been working on for over the last five years. The Futura is a unique design that features 75% of the weight in the back “horseshoe” and 25% in the face and body. This weight distribution gets the ball rolling immediately and performs like no other putter tested in the Studio. The sole was designed to never close when setting up and the top-line is shaped for a contoured look. Two plugs have been milled into the back of the face and stainless weights have been applied to create even more stability and give the putter solid sound and feel.

The Futura is very well balanced and offers superior ball alignment, unlike the Odyssey 2 Ball putter that can cause “eye confusion alignment”. Its head cover is itself a work of art, though it is rather bulky and cumbersome.

Street price: $285

Nike’s Oz Mallet Putter

The unique dual-density weighting places 66% of the club head weight in the rearward stainless steel ring. This positions the center of gravity deeper in the club head to reduce skidding allowing the ball to roll more quickly on a truer line. The lightweight aluminum front portion of the club head is 65% lighter than steel and contains Nike’s proprietary feel enhancing 6061 aluminum insert that is 73% softer than steel. The putter is face balanced and produces a great feel for those golfers appreciating a delicate touch. The Oz has a paddle style shaft and a double bend stepless steel shaft.

Street Price: $129.00

Ben Hogan by Bettinardi

The 2003 US Open Winner, Jim Furyk, won using Bettinardi’s Big Ben putter. Additionally, many of golf’s greatest players have used putters milled by Bettinardi to win tournaments all over the world.

With combinations of exotic materials, one-piece technology, and the patented honeycomb finish, Robert J. Bettinardi’s lines of precision milled putters are changing the face of golf.

In our testing, the touch, the feel and the looks of this new “Big Ben” putter drew accolades from all of our 25 testers. Due to popular demand and outstanding quality, the Ben Hogan Company has teamed up with the Bettinardi Company to produce the Ben Hogan by Bettinardi line of putters. Bettinardi will continue to design and manufacture their premier line of one-piece putters, albeit under the Hogan brand in the US. Bettinardi, however, does retain his name for the Japanese market. Tour introduction started in early 1999. Bettinardi putters have already produced 6 victories on the regular tour and 12 on the Japanese Tour, with hundreds of top tens and millions won in prize money.

Street Price: $199.00

In conclusion and without any doubt whatsoever, putting is the most critical golf skill that needs to be acquired to become not only proficient in putting, but to be a good/low handicapper. Putting is about aiming the putter correctly and rolling the ball on the intended line.

Yet, after all is said and done, all the articles written, usage endorsement paid to pros, putting is the most elusive skill for a golfer to acquire.

Confidence in your golf game is built from understanding the correct techniques and how these lead to improved putting. Of course, as Gary Player is fond of saying, “the harder one practices, the luckier one gets”.

Try the belly putter, the tall putter, left-handed, switch putting, or any of many types of grip options, cross-handed, the claw, ten-fingered, reverse overlap, or split-handed. Find out what works for you, then enjoy the great game of golf to its fullest.

Golf is more fun when you are the best putter that you can be, whatever the technique and putter used to achieve your goal.

Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the California Golf Writers Association, and serves both as a Consultant and Mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers” and his current book, “How to Build Business Relationships Through Golf” is in the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s best seller list.

He can be reached at or


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Whisker Shoe Laces

Really? Yes indeed.

Whiskers Enters U.S. Golf Market with Array of Color Pops, Cool Patterns on Shoelaces
Whiskers has launched men’s and women’s premium golf-specific shoelaces in nearly 20 color pops and unique patterns, expanding beyond its immensely popular bespoke laces for sneakers, casual and dress shoes, and boots.
The Made-in-the-USA golf laces coordinate in style and color with famous golf footwear and apparel brands as well as palettes of college and professional sports teams.  Made of ultra-durable poly-nylon tech weave with high-grade aglets, they are available in classic and athletic profiles, flat and oval shapes, and 30- to 45-inch lengths.  Best sellers include navy and light blue, orange and white, berry and black, green and blue, and purple and pink.  A pair is $15 and a set of five is $60.
The company’s entry into the $84B golf economy is timely and massive.  Through August 2021, golf rounds are up 11.3% over 2020, with millennials – who especially relish self-expression – representing one of the fastest growing golf segments.  Sales of golf equipment, apparel and accessories rose 37% over the same 12-month period.
Golf style trends also align with the company’s mission to create a Whiskers “movement” and its vision to become the world’s most iconic, inspirational, aspirational and ubiquitous premium golf lace and accent brand.  Golfers are paying more attention to how they look, supported by a new crop of young, causal Tour players and influencers injecting tremendous fashion energy into the golf landscape.  Easing of traditional dress codes at country clubs also contributes to Whiskers’ market opportunity. $39.99 as shown.

In addition to a robust e-commerce business, programs underway include a seamless ordering portal for golf shops; special edition socks around major tournaments and other events; presence on the feet of PGA and LPGA Tour players; and collaborations with golf footwear and apparel brands.
The brand is uber-popular as evidenced by rave reviews from major fashion and lifestyle media, as well as customer testimonials.  Widely recognized as a “here-to-stay trend,” Whiskers’ laces are becoming collectors’ items and are available on scores of websites, select specialty shops and at

Make Winter time Productive For Your Golf Game

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If you live in an area where winter means cold temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and wind, your golf game may be tucked safely in the back of your mind.

While that’s understandable it is still a time to prepare for when the weather takes a turn for the better.

Here are some suggestions on how to make your winter productive for your game...

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This Month’s Featured Web Site Featured Golf School


If you thought the Orient Express was high class, then you will love Rovos Rail. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard our reconditioned wood-paneled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Golf safaris are also available

Professional Golf Teachers Association

PGTAA graduates have access to positions as golf teaching professionals including head professionals at

both private and public country clubs, golf schools, driving ranges, golf learning centers, indoor facilities, high schools and college coaches. Custom club makers have added golf teaching as a new dimension to their businesses. Graduates can also expect to hold positions as managers of both public and private golf facilities within the US and internationally.

A magazine’s review of the PGTAA


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Having problems with your swing? – Fix your slice! by Johnny Miller

I recently was examining swing sequences of some of the greatest players in history. Knowing that some of these players favored a draw as their standard shot while others preferred a fade, I sought to identify swing features within each group that would explain their respective ball-flight tendencies. Something profound emerged that I think will benefit all golfers, especially those cursed with a wicked slice.

What I found was this: Virtually every accomplished fader of the ball–from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods–displayed a straight left arm at the top of the backswing. Conversely, those who preferred a draw–players like Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones–maintained a slight bend at the elbow.

This discovery is great news for most slicers, as they tend to do by accident what intentional faders do on purpose. In this article I’ll explain why the dynamic works, and how a simple swing change will make a powerful draw your standard shot.

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This area of is designed to help everyone improve their golf game, pros and novices alike. Here our two Pro’s, Geoff Greig and Mark Immelman, explore different aspects of the golf swing and game improvement techniques.

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