There are various aspects to consider when fitting for the correct putter. In this article, we will discuss the first critical aspect commonly referred to as toe hang !!

Putter fitting is a balance of art and science. It puts the right brush in the painter’s hand to create a masterpiece.

Let’s talk about the major fitting and design components of putting. I want to explain why a putter wants to move the way it does and why a player might react to it differently.


Toe Hang

If you have always heard people talk about the toe hang of putter but still do not understand what it means, let’s go ahead and clarify: toe hang is the position in which the toe of the putter points if the putter is allowed to hang naturally.

We have found that finding the proper toe hang for your stroke is essential to squaring your face at impact.

We like to think about it like this: if a shaft were to enter the putter through the heel, it would take more effort to rotate the face closed. If a shaft were to enter the putter through the middle of the putter, the face would feel much easier to rotate closed. As we define the different types of toe hang, keep in mind that more face balanced designs release easier and more heel-shafted designs cause the face to stay more open at impact for players who have average to minimal face rotation in their stroke.

These are the five most common categories of toe hang styles:

The reason that the toe hang of a putter is so critical – and one of the first design features addressed – is that it is the only characteristic that directly relates to the way the player squares the face at impact. Motion capture technology, high-speed cameras, and physics tell us that putting is almost completely ruled by face angle at impact.