Even the kids are going with the belly putter!
Golf Digest's December cover story on Belly Putting (with Web Simpson) got your attention--and got you writing, too. These two letters represent the long and the short of your views, you might say.
I had to chuckle as I read the Editor's Letter in this month's Golf Digest. Jerry Tarde warned "There's a 6-year-old somewhere taking up golf with a belly putter, so watch out." My 5-year-old son prefers to putt with my grown-up size putter and it's 35-inch shaft rather than the kid sized one that came in his bag. He naturally anchors it on his chest and grips it just like Keegan Bradley. He's not worried about the legitimacy of the stroke, he just loves hearing and seeing the ball drop into the cup. Cheers!
Santa Cruz, CA
A putting instruction article from Steve Stricker is long overdue. Look what he did for Tiger on Day 4 of the President's Cup. Tiger says that if Stricker has something to say about putting, he's going to listen. We're all ears -- or, in the case of your magazine, all eyes. Also, a good instruction article on putting conventionally in this belly putter age would be nice.
Bruce, great idea. Stricker does a lot of things well, on and off the course, but his putting has certainly been overlooked. Thanks for the suggestion. You might enjoy our slideshow on the variety of putting styes
that work for the pros.