Many golfers recognise the significance of custom-fitting their equipment to match their unique needs and techniques. When it comes to putters, the principle remains the same. The objective of a putter fitting is to address individual biases and ensure that all aspects of the putter are precisely tailored to the individual. In a thorough fitting session, various factors must be taken into account, including aim, face control, rotation control, acceleration tendencies, and more.
One of the most pervasive myths in putter fitting is the erroneous belief that your stroke can be easily categorised to align with a specific putter profile. In simpler terms, this misconception suggests that a stroke with minimal arc and face rotation necessitates a face-balanced putter, while a stroke characterised by a more pronounced arc suits a putter with greater toe hang. Other specifics aside (length, loft, lie angle etc) and as mentioned before, a putter fitting should ultimately centre on mitigating biases and CANNOT be generic.
In the studio I have a large stock of demo putters from many of the major brands, including -
Scotty Cameron, Ping, EvnRoll, TaylorMade and Odyssey.