Understanding the importance of putter length

Length sets eye position

Stuart Taylor, PGA Professional, ProSports International is perfectly placed to explain, having recently returned from spending a day with the legendary Scotty Cameron in California: “The ideal putter length sets your eyes 1-2” inside of the target line to allow you to execute the proper arcing putting stroke while maintaining good posture and balance. (See the Path illustration)


“If your putter is too long, your set-up posture will be too upright with your eyes set too far inside the target line. For a right-hand golfer this results in a path that starts too far inside and putts pushed to the right.
“If your putter is too short, your set-up posture will be too hunched over with your eyes set too far outside the target line. For a right-hand golfer this results in a path that starts too far outside and putts pulled to the left.”

“I’ve never seen anyone’s putting being exactly like another guy. Tiger Woods to Arnold Palmer … everyone is different.”
– Scotty Cameron