CJ Goecks: Hey, CJ Goecks here on behalf of golfswing.com, coming to you from beautiful Stone Bridge Country Club in Dallas, Texas.
I'm creating a video system or series here for really putting and beyond.
I really wanted to start off very, very basic.
When I was dating my wife, and I asked her and I took her out to the golf course and I said, "Hey, grab your putter." While she comes to me with her pitching wedge.
She's like, "Well, that's what has the P on it." After having thinking of that, I'm like well, maybe we need to start off super basic to just explain what the putter is.
The putt here, is designed with a really, really flat surface.
It's designed with three to four degrees of loft.
Why loft? Well, that gets the ball slightly in the air and gets the ball rolling on top of the grass.
When you are on the putting green, as we are here, this is a very, very smooth surface.
I want you to understand that when the design and build a putting green, a typical putting green will cost anywhere 50 thousand dollars to build.
So, they're very meticulous about what goes into this.
They want a smooth of a putting surface as possible.
Understand that the P is your pitching wedge, sometimes it will be a PW but typically the putter is something that is a little bit different shaped than any other club.
It looks like this, it's the shortest club typically in your bag.
It's designed to get the ball rolling a lot more flatter.
Every other club has a lot of loft on it and it's designed when you hit down on it, to get the ball up in the air and flying through the air.
So, understand, the putter is used on the green, or very close to the green and it's designed for the most control and the most precision in the game.