All throughout my years in high school and college I had no problem hitting the ball a long way, and my irons have always been my bread and butter. But my putter, umpf, I was terrible with the putter. When I would stand over a five foot putt, I had zero confidence that I could make that putt.
At one point I had a staff bag with about twenty different putters, none of which I had any confidence in. Then by chance I ran into a SeeMore FGP putter at Golfsmith in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2010. Always wanting to learn more, I watched some videos by SeeMore ambassador, Pat O’Brien on the Rifle Scope Technology. Within one year I went from having a 1.98 putts per GIR to 1.85 putts per GIR.
In 2012, I got the opportunity to visit with Cody Hale and the guys at SeeMore HQ in Franklin, Tennessee. While there, they put me through a very thorough fitting where we looked at the best length, lie, head style, material, and grip. I ended up coming home with the mFGP model at 37″ long with a 71 degree lie angle. The biggest difference was the milled 303 head had a softer feel then my original FGP, this gave me better distance control.
I played some of my best golf in 2013 with a +2.4 handicap for most of the year. Putting was the biggest reason for this great year as I averaged 1.52 putts per GIR. That number has leveled out over the years but I have never had a year over 1.77 with my mFGP putter.
WHY DID SEEMORE FIT ME THE BEST?
My biggest swing fault with a putter has always been shutting down the toe through impact with a slight arc. By utilizing their Rifle Scope Technology as a training aid I was able to neutralize that fault. Using the shaft to hide the red dot has got to be one of the simplest ingenious moves by a club designer I have seen. The center shaft look also fit my eyes from the very beginning, giving me confidence in putting. By getting a proper fitting in 2012 I was able to fine tune the club to my swing.
WHY MIGHT YOU NOT LIKE A CENTER SHAFTED PUTTER?
A center shafted putter is not the most forgiving of putters. The reason for this is the MOI ( https://form-golf.com/2019/05/24/moi-heard-of-this-pt-1/ ). SeeMore uses their patented RST technology and face balanced weighting to counteract the natural unforgiveness of a center shafted putter.
There is a reason that this putter is still in my bag while all my other clubs have changed many times in the past seven years. The feel is great, the look is clean, and the stats speak for themselves. The only thing I would change and might down the road is to have one that fits me with a deeper flange so that I can pick up the golf ball with a sweep.
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