Golfers regularly test the weight distribution of a putter by holding the shaft parallel to the ground. If the face points evenly to the sky, they often consider the putter to be, “face balanced.” The benefits of this weighting are a myth! This test would only be beneficial if someone played golf with the shaft at a 90 degree angle, meaning the shaft would be straight up in the air.
70 degrees is the most common lie angle for a putter at setup, which is the standard lie angle of every SeeMore putter. Since this is how golfers set up to the putter, the most effective way to measure the balancing of a putter is to show how it will naturally act in the impact position.
A number of center-shafted and straight-shafted SeeMore Putters are face balanced at impact. The FGP Original is the foundational model which features this benefit.
In December, I was on a putting green waiting to meet with the owner of a prominent facility in Manhattan. Of course, I decided to use my spare time to practice my putting with a FGP Original. A middle-aged, German gentleman was hitting putts with his wife watching on the side. They didn’t speak English and I don’t know any German, but the benefits of SeeMore break language barriers!
The wife saw the grip on my putter and said, “SeeMore” in her German accent. I made a putt, smiled and gave a “thumbs up.” I then pointed to the SeeMore while saying, “best putter” and I showed them the RifleScope Technology. They were laughing in amazement of how easy our system was to understand, even though I couldn’t communicate with them in words.
To close the deal, I showed them the “Face Balanced at Impact” trick. I stuck a golf tee in the tip of the hole at the top of the putter grip. I then held the FGP in the air with the tee, and took another tee to push the shaft to approximately a 70 degree angle, simulating a golfer’s impact position. The putter face of the FGP was still square to the target. I then simulated poor putting strokes by holding the tee at the top of the grip and starting with poor backswings, both inside and outside of a natural path. No matter what, the weighting of the FGP putter NATURALLY wanted to be square at impact.
Many of the high Moment of Inertia (M.O.I.) designs which claim to be “face balanced” when holding the club parallel to the ground, will fall open while conducting the face balanced at impact test. To see with your own eyes, make sure to watch Myth of Face Balanced Putters.
By the way, the German couple headed to the counter with the new FGP within three minutes of making eye contact with me. When considering which putter designs make the most sense for you, make sure to remember benefits of face balanced at impact.
As we turn the corner into a new year, belly putter mania shows no signs of abating. Indeed, many golfers remain anxious to bag a belly, inspired by the remarkable success of the belly putter in the later half of the PGA Tour's most recent season.
Among the major players in the surging belly putter market is the SeeMore Putter Company, led by the m1 ($350), a signature SeeMore model that could be considered the crown jewel of the company's belly putter portfolio.
Does the original SeeMore m1 get lost in translation to the belly putter format, or is it a smooth transition? Following is PutterZone.com's SeeMore m1 belly putter review.