Belly and broomhandle putters for £25!

How to cure putting woes on a budget

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Palm Springs belly putter head
EZ2 broomhandle

Even though the threat of belly putters being outlawed for Tour and elite amateur events hangs over the game, as exclusively revealed on Goflmagic by former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher, manufacturers are still keen to promote longer versions of the flatstick as an aid to regular club golfers.

Most recently Palm Springs Golf has unveiled what it describes as ‘the UK’s most affordable belly and broomhandle putters’, as a way to solve our short game problems.
 
The maker’s claim is that ‘while most major club manufacturers charge more for their own long putters,’ Palm Springs is bucking the trend with its ‘ultra-forgiving and easy to use’ 43-inch 2EZ Belly and 50-inch 2EZ Broomhandle.

Both are priced at £24.99, so neither should break the bank, at least as an experiment.
 
Claiming face balance and alignment technology, both putters allow the golfer to gain more control over the clubhead and make a smooth, solid stroke eliminating the yips and the common causes of poor putting’ says Palm Springs’ Simon Millington.

He says: “Most major manufacturers still regard long putters as a flash in the pan and as a result availability is poor and prices high.

“But following the success of players like Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley and Bill Haas with long putters, we believe they are here to stay and that every golfer should have the opportunity of experiencing what they can do to their own game.
 
“There are thousands of golfers out there who struggle with putting and would benefit from belly or broomhandle putters and the Palm Springs 2EZ Belly and Broomhandle putters offer quality, feel and performance at a realistic price.”
 
For further information visit www.thesportshq.com

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I'm sure they'll get plenty of takers with people who are interested in 'just-giving-it-a-try'. But I wonder if at that price it's not just a normal putter head on a longer and more upright shaft? To get the balance right the head does need to be heavier when compared to standard length putters.

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 21:52

I bought a belly putter many years ago from GolfHQ,I think - it was a "Texas" belly putter, £20 or £25 can't remember. Has a nice, heavy head so was a proper belly (although a little on the clunky side, not unsurprising given the price).

So I wouldn't completely diss this. There are many cheap £25 and less putters on sale, extending a shaft and adding a bit of weight to head doesn't add much to build cost (I would assume).

My belly putter is slightly too long - I've sometimes toyed with getting it cut down and re-gripped to give it a proper go. I had some good initual results with the belly and then lost faith in it.

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 13:16