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Golf is tough enough without having equipment that doesn't suit your game. Putting styles are unique to every golfer, so a standard putter can not be expected to work for everyone.

Conventional putters have rounded bottoms to hide the fact that the putter may not be flat on the ground. The problem is that the built-in loft of the putter could work against you, starting your putts off line.

 Harmonix putters are custom fit to your stance,  which ensures that the ball starts out on the intended path.

TIP #1
"Let The Clubhead Do The Work"

Gripping the putter too tightly eliminates the benefits of a well balanced putter. Keep a very light grip and you will feel the putter head do its work.

TIP #2
"Allow For Extra Break"

Missing putts on the low "Amateur" side of the hole is a common problem, which causes the ball to roll away from the hole.

Professional golfers play extra break so that if they miss, the ball is rolling towards the hole as it dies.

TIP #3
"Play The Ball Off The Toe"

Slippery, downhill putts, on lightning fast greens can cause you to make a tentative stroke, usually not finishing the swing, causing a missed putt.

Play the ball near the toe of the club to soften the action which allows for a more confident, complete stroke.

TIP #4
"Hit It Past The Hole"

How many times does your ball fall off to the side of the hole, just as it was about to go in?

Hit your putts firm enough to get one foot past the hole in order to keep it on line and sink more putts. Remember the saying, "90% of putts that are short, don't go in"!

TIP #5
"Use A Pendulum Motion"

Golfers that "hit" at the ball when putting are usually very inconsistent.

The putting stroke should resemble a pendulum. And be sure to follow through to eliminate decelerating during the stroke.

Tip #6
"How To Plumb Bob"

Before you can start to plumb bob with your putter, you need to determine what direction the putter head must be facing in order for the club to be hanging perfectly straight down.

STEP 1: Know Your Putter

To do that, look for something to compare with, such as a wall or side of a tall building. Anything that is straight up and down will do.

Holding the putter lightly at the top, raise it to so that the side of the object you are using is lined up with one side of the putter shaft (see figures 1, 2 and 3).

In this example, Fig. 2 is the straightest. 

Your results may differ, depending on your putter’s characteristics, but now you will know which way your putter head must face whenever using it to plumb bob.

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STEP 2: How To Plumb Bob

Stand behind the ball, keeping it directly in line with the hole. Raise your putter, holding it with the head facing the way you determined above.

If the hole is to the right or left of the putter shaft, that is the direction the ball will break.

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