Sunday, December 28

Carpet Putting with My Voodoo Daddy

DO YOU ROLL PUTTS across your carpet in the wintertime? Or are you one of the lucky ones who live in Florida, Arizona, or California where you can experience the real thing year round?

I’ve been rolling putts on the carpet in my small upstairs den, or my man cave as my wife and daughters like to call it. I stroke a Titleist Pro V1 given to me by Jack Fleck toward an empty refried beans can.

I hit putts to take a break from work or a chore, or when I’m thinking about something. It’s a form of therapy. I like to hear the click of the ball on the putter face.

Lately I’ve been carpet putting with a Never Compromise Voodoo Daddy Putter. My cousin gave it to me when I saw him in Indiana at Thanksgiving, and I’m surprised at how much I like it (at least on the carpet). It’s not the kind of putter I would have picked up on my own. (My regular putter is a 36-inch Ping Anser 4.)

Carpet putting is fun and a good way to practice your stroke. I wonder how many putts are hit by the tour pros in hotel rooms during the season?

−The Armchair Golfer


Bobbio said...

On the small chance that you don't like it, I have some cattle to brand.

14 STIX said...

I built myself a putting green this winter. It's awesome. I don't think I'll miss inside 8 feel all year. Here are the plans that I used:

Mad Hatter said...

California, but I do carpet put, I put to a hockey puck. Great Post Arm Chair.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Bobbio: Exactly. That's the way these types of putters look to me, too, which is why I mentioned I wouldn't have gotten it on my own. Putts good, though.

STIX: Wow. That's all I can say.

MH: I remember those Calif. days. Used to live in San Diego. But carpet putting is good anywhere.