Depending on the speed and condition of the greens, the P3’s patented sliding body allows the body mass to be conjoined or moved away from the face. The difference in distance between a putt stuck with the face fully open or closed can be as much as 15%. This helps golfers keep a consistent stroke on different speed greens. i.e uncut or wet.
Shaft Length and Lie Angle
For every 1/2″ (12,7mm) we lengthen or shorten a golf club, the lie angle changes by 1 degree. Therefore, golfers must first establish their correct club or comfortable putter length so the lie angle can be set correctly. This adjustment is essential to remove all directional errors. See “Vital Geometry” below.
Weight and Balance
The”art” of the putting stroke is taking the putter back and through the intended line on a smooth and stable arc. Golfers often have problems keeping their arc on track. Also, many golfers take their putter back on a track inside or outside their intended line. The interchangeable weights supplied with our P3 model are very different in weight and play a major roll in eliminating tracking errors. If you prefer a “heavy” putter use 2 x 38g weights. For a lighter but still solid feel use 2 x Stainless 24g weights. Use one of each weight to bias the balance and fix those tracking errors.
The “Exploded View” below demonstrates all of the different adjustable features that are possible with the P3 Putter.
WHY YOUR PUTTERS LIE ANGLE IS CRITICAL
Most Golfers think their putter has a flat face. Believe it or not, putters normally have a loft angle of 3° 4° or 5°.
Let’s assume your putter has a loft of 4° and sits with its toe ¼” or 6.5mm in the air – that means your putter head is at an angle of 10° toe up from horizontal. All golf clubs including putters that sit with their toe up (or down) at impact change the direction the ball travels off the face as described below.
You have a 6 footer (2 metres) on a very flat and true green where you don’t need to allow for any borrow – just a dead straight putt.
You set your putter exactly square to the centre of the hole and stroke the ball with a smooth and perfect technique. MISSED! The ball misses on the low (left) side of the hole. This time you can blame your tools; the fault lies with your putter, and here’s why:
We already established your putters loft was 4° and sat 10° toe up at address. Each degree you tilt the face of your putter upwards or downwards from horizontal with its loft angle of 4° , you change the direction the ball travels by approximately 4mm per metre of travel. Therefore, the ball on your six footer moved 80mm or 3” to the left over the length of this putt.
The math: 4mm x 2 metres = 8mm a 10° = 80mm (3”)
You aimed exactly at the centre of the cup which is 108mm (4¼”) in diameter, leaving 54mm between the left edge and centre. So, by moving 80mm left, your putt missed the hole by 26 mm! (1”) Now you know why most golfers miss their putts on the low side. Unless of course they are using an Izulu P series putter!
All figures are rounded and assume a right handed golfer with a toe up putter. Reverse the detail for a left handed golfer and/or a toe down putter.
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