Welcome back to the Edel Golf Podcast.  This week we’re going to talk about one of the biggest misconceptions out there when it comes to putters.  That’s the widely held perception of toe hang vs. face balance and arc vs. straight back, straight through putting.

There’s been a lot of misinformation about this with some of the big EOM’s and we’re here to hopefully correct some of that information so that you can become a better putter.

What’s perpetuated this myth perhaps more than anything else is the notion that “toe hang is better for arc putters and face balance is better for straight back, straight through putters.” 

If you think about a toe hang putter, like an 8802, the notion that a putter wants to open on the way back and close on the way through “makes no sense… that putter actually wants to fan more open on the way through…”  What actually happens with most players that use toe hang putters is that they have a left-aim bias issue.  The end result is that these players end up with a putter that’s more of a band-aid for poor aim, rather than addressing aim as the root of the problem. 

In reality, “these players are better off with a face balance putter…”  Conversely, straight back, straight through players are actually better off with more of a toe hang putter.  It’s completely the opposite of what the industry’s teachers and manufacturers often espouse. 

At the end of the day, it’s our mission to help golfers of all levels develop a better understanding of their golf games through scientifically-based information.  The truth is that a lot of the big OEM’s continue to perpetuate misinformation in an effort to keep you coming back for more. 

We hope you’ve found this podcast helpful and we can’t wait to have you back again for the next one!  Thanks for tuning in!