We know the right driver loft increases distance off the tee. We know the right wedge loft makes up and downs easier. But what about putter loft? It’s not spoken about enough, but the loft of your putter massively affects your distance control and accuracy on the greens.
Too little loft causes the ball to skid too far along the surface of the green after impact. Some Pros call this a “hot putt” because it comes out too fast, too quickly. Sure, sometimes you get lucky and it fires into the back lip of the hole. But luck alone isn’t going to improve your putting.
The best putters impart topspin to get the ball rolling true very soon after impact. This makes it a lot easier to control the distance of your putts. Putt with the right loft for your stroke, and you can do the same.
Improve your roll
To get your ball into a smooth, end-over-end roll after impact, we need to make sure your putter loft is working with your stroke to give you the best dynamic loft. That means getting fitted or having your stroke assessed, or – ideally – both.