Tical21 wrote:Yes, it helps the wrist, but it also eliminates the most difficult part of putting, which is keeping the putter on it's intended path. With a belly or long putter, you basically only need to worry about the speed. Your anchor automatically keeps the putter on line. Legal cheating IMO, but I'm a guy who still putts with a bullseye, even though I would be a better putter with something else.
When you lack certainty about a putt, the first thing that goes is a couple degrees of open face on the follow through of the putt. Leaves you short and wide usually. The belly putter attempts to take the hands out of the equation, and the hands are where the open comes from.
Golf is science, putting is voodoo. My best rounds are not when I am striking, they are when I am putting well.
Personally, I am highly opposed to the long putter.