A Growing Sensation on the Green

| New York Times |

Following the lead of a growing number of touring pros, many recreational golfers are clamoring for a putter with an extended handle that sticks into the stomach, sternum or, as some prefer, the chin. Golfers are making the switch because it promotes a more consistent setup and removes the wrists from the stroke while still allowing for a pendulum motion.

“The belly putter is the great white hope,” said Steve Boccieri, the maker of the Heavy Putter.

Boccieri found himself writing orders in October for 800 putters from the golf retailer Golfsmith and 1,000 from Golf Town, Canada’s largest golf-specialty store.

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