Half of golf is fun; the other half is putting.
It wasn’t that long ago that Steve Flesch was putting “very poorly.”
You wouldn’t have known it last week at the Masters. The southpaw was dropping par-saving putts in the throw-up range and beyond like it was no big deal.
According to a piece I read in The Tour Van, Steve replaced his belly putter with a Never Compromise Exchange 5 putter three weeks ago.
“I can be a decent putter with the belly putter,” Flesch was quoted as saying, “but I'm not going to be a great putter and run the tables with it. I just kind of made a commitment and said, I'm going back to the short putter and, hey, I might have some struggles early on, but I'll get my feel back.”
Steve won twice in 2007, both times with the belly putter. Still, he saw its limitations and made the change that put him in contention at Augusta.
“I think you can significantly reduce your feel, especially on short, breaking putts from five, six feet,” he said about his banished belly putter.
−The Armchair Golfer