A standard putter is 35 inches long. Why, because that is the length of the bag sidewall.
Should you shorten your putter? Yes, simple logic would dictate the closer you are to the ball and the shorter the
length of your putting stroke the easier it is to see the putt and to repeat the stroke.
Most OEM’s and custom shops just hack the butt to length. That seems a bit cavalier (or is it just plain lazy?). Does
it matter? Do the OEM custom shops care?
Let’s look at the putter shaft dimensions of a 35 inch True Temper step-less 0.60 butt shaft with 0.370 tip.
Ø Parallel section of 0.60 inches at the butt, which tapers from…
Ø 0.60 to 0.56 at 10 inches,
Ø 0.55 at 11 inches,
Ø 0.53 at 12 inches,
Ø 0.52 at 13 inches, which continues to taper into a…
Ø 10 inch parallel tip section of 0.370 inches
The parallel sections at the butt and tip along with the taper of the shaft gives each shaft a unique vibration and
harmonic. A unique feel occurs when combined with grip, head weight and shape.
As you cut from the butt, every inch changes the relationship between the parallel and taper sections and the putter’s
frequency and harmonic. If you want to make that sweet bad boy into a hammer cut away!
Most modern putter grips are made to fit a 0.60 shaft and have a core diameter of 0.52 inches. BestGrip.com has
designed its putter grips to fit the 0.60 putter shaft. Our core diameter is 0.54 inches and our grips are tensioned to
Please note if you, or someone else has “butt-cut” your shaft into the tapered section, to get Bestgrips.com putter
grips to fit, you will need to build the shaft back to parallel (with tape layering to a minimum 0.56 parallel section).