Browse by month
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- August 2012
- July 2012
- June 2012
- May 2012
- April 2012
- March 2012
- February 2012
- January 2012
- December 2011
- November 2011
- October 2011
- September 2011
- August 2011
- Bjorn Last Man Standing in Scotland
- Pete Cowen Biography
- The Importance of Custom-Fitting
- Video Tips #7: The 50 Yard Pitch
- Video Tips #6: Plugged Lies
- Video Tips #5: The Lob Shot
- Video Tips #4: Bunker Set-Up
- Video Tips #3: Pitching Basics
- Video tips #2: Chipping basics
- Video Tips #1: Short-game mechanics
- David Leadbetter Coaches Trilby Tour Winners
- July 2011
- June 2011
- First U.S. Win for Freddie J
- Tips to help your golf game this season
- Welcome to our new Facebook Page
- Perfect week for Callaway Staff Player Alex Noren
- Don’t miss our Hampton Court Demo Day
- What’s in your bag? Tell us and you could win
- New RAZR Hawk Drivers unveiled
- Trilby Tour 2011 in Full Swing
- Expert advice and fitting at Callaway Demo Days
- Custom Fitting Response Forms
Dave Pelz is one of the most decorated and sought after short game coaches on Tour, and he’s been using, testing and advocating Belly and Long Putters for over 20 years. Pelz is confident that with all the success they’ve had on Tour and all the advantages they offer golfers, Belly Putters will continue to be a fixture in golf. He’s done the extensive research and laid out in simple terms the advantages and disadvantages of Belly Putters, and why he strongly recommends these models to all golfers.
1. One of the main advantages of Belly Putters is that they minimise the most prevalent problem in amateur putting strokes: forearm rotation. Forearm rotation causes putter face rotation through the impact zone, which leads to putts starting off-line.
2. Belly Putters also eliminate the 2nd worst putting problem for most golfers: wrist hinge through impact. This flaw causes poor distance control, especially under pressure when the hand and wrist muscles get tight and lose feel.
3. Belly Putters are proven by testing to give superior performance on putts inside 10-feet.*
1. These models may be initially uncomfortable on long putts, resulting in poor touch for distance in lag putting. Many golfers leave long putts short with a Belly Putter due to loss of wrist hinge power.
2. If a golfer has difficulty in aiming their putter, belly putting will result in very poor short putt performance, as it is more difficult to manipulate the belly putter with the hands to compensate for bad aim.
Dave Pelz Recommendations on Belly Putting:
- Belly putting is not a fad that will disappear quickly. Dave Pelz has been using/testing/recommending Belly and Long putters in schools for over 20 years: Belly Putters have helped, and will continue to help many golfers to improve their putting.
- All golfers should try, and test, belly putting: If you hole more putts with a Belly Putter, you should putt with it on course! If you don’t putt better, don’t use it (no harm, no foul).
- When trying a belly putter, get one that fits you and allows you to putt with your hands in as close to normal position as possible. This will minimise problems you may have with long putts.
- If you putt short putts better with a Belly Putter, but long putts better with a conventional length putter, consider carrying both putters on the course and eliminate a long iron from your bag.
For more information on the Odyssey Golf Putter range, please visit www.odysseygolf.com
*vs. 4 other most common putting techniques in Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools.
Belly putters have become a major sensation this season on every major professional tour around the world and, as the #1 Putter in Golf®, Odyssey is poised to lead the category going forward. The belly putter boom reached the masses … more
With Thomas Bjorn leading after round one and a charging Phil Mickelson tied for the lead midway through the final round, it was a creditable performance at Sandwich from Callaway staffers chasing the Claret Jug. Phil pulled out all the … more