If you follow golf or play the game to any extent, you’ve probably come across one of those extra-weighted putters while warming up on the practice green or seen one in a member of your foursome’s golf bag. Heavy putters have been around for years and have gained a steady following among several Tour players. Recently, I borrowed a friend’s Mid-Weight putter made by Boccieri Golf and took it out on the course. Prior to this, I hadn’t really experimented with heavy putters except for a putt here and there in a pro shop or retail store.
The premise behind these putter models is that the additional, strategically placed weight assists in maintaining a square face through impact to reduce off center hits and increase consistency. The weighting works by forcing a golfer to engage more than their grip on the golf club. In order to keep the putter in line, the entire body has to engage (mainly larger muscles like your quads, biceps and core), which means the putter is under more control than traditional putters that are managed solely by the grip and shoulder rotation.
Weighing an average of 750 grams, the Mid-Weight Series is one of the lighter offerings from Boccieri Golf, which is the industry leader as far as heavy putters go. The Mid-Weight Series is a great option for golfers desiring to put a little extra weight into their putting stroke because it is lighter than previous Heavy Putter models yet heavier than most designs on the market. The Mid Weight Series is available in a five classic designs offered in a rich black "PVD" or silver satin finish, and features Boccieri Golf's innovative system of added weight in the head and grip.The Mid-Weight Series includes five models to suit any golfer’s style.
CX2- Classic blade design that is face balanced; plumbers-neck hosel with a full shaft offset.
H1/H3- Medium-size face balanced mallet; high MOI rating for forgiveness on off-center hits. Features a thin face to improve feel at impact; available in both heel (H3) with a double bend with half shaft offset and center-shafted (H1) models with a striking parabola channel alignment aid with a single long site line.
J2- Deeper flanged blade offers the forgiveness of a mallet with a sleek top-line; face balanced with a plumbers-neck hosel with a full shaft offset.
K4- Classic "toe-droop" blade with thin top line; short slant neck hosel with half-shaft offset.
L3- Traditional small face balanced mallet; heel shafted double-bend half-shaft offset, a unique three-line alignment system, center top line and two lower lines frame the ball, while thin-face design promotes crisper feel at impact, improves MOI.
To learn more, visit a local pro shop to try a Heavy Putter or visit www.heavyputter.com.