The Explosion of the Belly Putter

Belly putters have become the rage. Don’t believe us? Just check out a few comments recently from around the world of golf below. The Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop and our online store,, are busy ramping up inventory for the holidays in models from about 12 different manufacturers. We will have a new model inventory of about 50 belly putters to start 2012. Click HERE to check them out online or come into Haggin Oaks and demo them on our indoor putting green!

“Arkansas junior Austin Cook didn’t switch to a belly putter last spring because it was the hot trend on the PGA Tour. He made the change to improve his game. Cook saw immediate results in the postseason after making the switch. He shot 59 in his first round with the new flatstick. (Full disclosure: He was playing the forward tees at Arkansas’ home track, Blessings Golf Club.) He finished 14th at the Southeast Regional, then 10th at the NCAA Championship. ‘I just did it to help my game,’ Cook said. ‘Seeing other guys use it just reinforced that it was a good decision. It’s like when you get a new car. You think nobody has the same one, then quickly realize a lot of people do, too.’ ~ Golfweek MagazineClick HERE to read the full article by Sean Martin.

“Even more surprising than Phil Mickelson using a belly putter at the second stage of the FedEx Cup playoffs was a direct message that showed up during the weekend on Twitter. “I have a belly putter!” It came from Brad Faxon, who, when contacted Tuesday in South Korea for confirmation, had just been told by security that he and Jeff Sluman were not allowed to play cribbage in the hotel lobby because it was too close to the casino. “Can you believe that?” Faxon said. The ban on cribbage? Sure. A belly putter for the guy reputed to be among the best in golf with the short stick? Hard to believe. ‘I’m dead serious,’ Faxon said. Only a week earlier, he said the belly putter for most people was a ‘second, third, fourth or last resort’ when all else had failed, and that some USGA officials, no doubt, were turning in their graves for not ruling against the concept of anchoring a putter to the body. Faxon then called Paul Vizanko at the Scotty Cameron Putting Studio in California and ordered one.” ~ Excerpt from By Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer. Click HERE to read full article.

“Even teachers such as Dave Stockton, the hot guru of putting these days on tour, are either slowly accepting the belly putter or praising the putter as a better way to get a more consistent stroke for professionals and recreational golfers alike. And as long as pros continue winning with the club, recreational golfers are sure to follow. For now, there is no indication that the pros are tiring of the club. In fact, when the season starts up again in January, you can expect to see a flood of belly putters after golfers who are just now testing the clubs have two or three months to work out the kinks of the club in the offseason. The good news for the pros who want to use the club and recreational players who are convinced the club is the next great thing is that manufacturers are heeding the call and finally getting more of the clubs to a hungry market.” ~ by Larry Bohannan with The Desert Sun – Click HERE to read full article.

Click HERE to learn more about the belly putters currently available!

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