Harvey Morris Penick was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002 under the lifetime achievement category for being one of the greatest golf teachers of all time. According to Penick, “Nothing is more important psychologically than knocking putts into the hole. Sinking putts makes your confidence soar and it devastates your opponent.” (Penick, H. (1997). The Wisdom of Harvey Penick. New York: Simon & Schuster.)
Let’s face it, putting is the scoring game and the right equipment can help you hear that spine-tingling sound when the ball rattles down the inner rim of the hole.
To illustrate, let’s take a look at the Carbite Golf ZG Offset Hosel Mallet Putter. As the name implies, this putter is packed with technology to help you put more putts in the hole and watch your golfing buddies cringe.
But what does each part of the name really mean?
• Carbite Golf ZG – Brand name of putter.
• Mallet – Putter shaped like a mallet.
• Hosel – the part of the clubhead into which the shaft is fitted and secured.
• Offset – the distance from the frontmost part of the hosel to the frontmost part of the clubhead. This helps get the ball rolling smoothly and on line. If you read the green right you know where the ball will end up.
• Offset Hosel – The purpose of the offset hosel is to help golfers line up with their eyes over the ball with a good line of sight. This type of club also helps keep the hands slightly ahead of the ball when the putt is struck, which is a putting fundamental.
With a full-sized, weighted and proper balanced club for the same price as a dinner at Applebee’s, you may want to add your name to the Carbite Golf ZG Offset Hosel Mallet Putter’s list of satisfied golfers.