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  • Ryan Garrity

Strong Arc or Face Balance, what is for me?

When it comes to choosing a putter, one of the most important decisions a golfer must make is deciding between a strong arc putter and a face balanced putter. Both types have their own unique characteristics and advantages, and understanding the pros and cons of each can help golfers make an informed decision.

A strong arc putter is characterized by a high degree of toe hang, meaning the heel of the putter hangs lower than the toe when the putter is at rest. This design allows for a greater degree of face rotation on off-center hits, which can help golfers make more accurate shots. Additionally, strong arc putters are often preferred by golfers who have an arcing putting stroke, as the high degree of toe hang can help them maintain a consistent stroke path. Furthermore, strong arc putters usually have short slant necks which make it easier for the golfer to square the face at impact, making the putter more forgiving on off-center hits.

On the other hand, a face balanced putter is characterized by a low degree of toe hang, meaning the heel and toe of the putter hang at the same level when the putter is at rest. This design allows for less face rotation on off-center hits, which can help golfers make more consistent shots. Additionally, face balanced putters are often preferred by golfers who have a straight-back, straight-through putting stroke, as the low degree of toe hang can help them maintain a consistent stroke path. Furthermore, face balanced putters usually have double bend necks which make it easier for the golfer to align the putter face to the target, giving them more control on the shots.

In conclusion, both strong arc putters and face balanced putters have their own unique characteristics and advantages. Strong arc putters are better for golfers who have an arcing putting stroke and have short slant necks, while face balanced putters are better for golfers who have a straight-back, straight-through putting stroke and usually have double bend necks. Golfers should consider their own putting stroke, alignment preferences and the type of neck when choosing between these two types of putters.

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