Wednesday, August 15

I Broke My Putter

I broke my putter today. No, I didn't throw it. I didn't snap it over my knee or bend it a la Woody Austin.

(I don't throw clubs. If anything, they should throw me.)

A Slotline putter similar to the one pictured, I leaned on it while retrieving my ball from the first hole and the head snapped off just below the shaft.

I was shocked. I guess I wore it out.

I bought the putter in 1987 in the pro shop of Jackson Municipal Golf Course in Seattle. That's a lot of history with one putter. The last time I used it two weeks ago I made about everything I looked at, which is unusual for me.

Now I think I know why. It was our last hurrah.

I need a new putter by next Wednesday. Any suggestions?

The Armchair Golfer

5 comments :

Tom Blogical said...

Suggestions? Whatever feels comfortable, and don't turn your nose at trying any of them, even the used ones. Preferably, the one that makes the most putts! ;-)

You may even try looking for the same brand on eBay, if you really liked it a lot.

noisemaker said...

Maybe it's time for a belly putter. Seems like it's made a difference for our friend Sergio.

I read that Taylor Made is doing a limited edition run of putters that are the identical specs.

Who knows ...maybe you'll place second in your next golf outing.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Tom: Good advice. And I would NEVER turn my nose at trying a putter. Well, with one possible exception. See below.

noisemaker: I'll go the belly putter if you can guarantee me a second place in the British Open. Otherwise, I'm afraid my pride won't allow it -- yet.

lancer said...

I can maybe help someone with a few things but putting is not one of those things. The only way I've been able to make a 3 footer for the past couple of years is to misread it and then screw up hitting it. Good luck!

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