WATCH: Golfer pulls off incredible trickshot putt from the bunker – with a putter

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Bunker escapes can be a golfer’s greatest challenge.

This legend has just shown us a great way to get out of the sand with a putter.

It is all in the technique.

Have you tried anything like this before?

Watch a remarkable putter-based bunker escape.

Blade vs Mallet

Your putter could be the most important piece of equipment in your golf bag.

To help you get your scores down, it is imperative that you understand the primary characteristics of both blade and mallet putters, as well as the functions they are intended to fulfil.

This will enable you to choose which putter type is best for your stroke and game.

A blade putter is a favourite among golf “purists” because of its conventional head design.

Blade putters have a sweet spot that is closer to the heel and are significantly toe-weighted.

The reason for this sweet spot position is that the shaft attaches to the blade’s club head at either the heel or, occasionally, the centre.

Players with an arc in their putting stroke will usually benefit from blade putters because of their heavy toe-weighting and heel sweet spot.

The mallet putter of today has a larger-headed, flat-stick design.

Players may find plenty of stability and balance in their strokes since the heads come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and because of this, a lot of the weight is frequently spread away from the clubface.

With its bigger sweet spot and additional weight in the clubhead to prevent the putter from twisting during the stroke, the mallet putter’s “game improvement” design benefits players who find it difficult to strike the ball squarely in the face.

With more noticeable characteristics than a blade, including longer or extra lines, mallet putters may provide additional alignment assistance. Because of their greater weight, mallet putters can also help players who find it difficult to strike putts hard enough.

This is usually a matter of feel and stroke. Similar to a professional putter’s stroke, yours is unique, and it will dictate the type of putter that will work best for you on the greens. Just as with every other club in your bag, fitting and testing are important steps that you shouldn’t skip.

Because they want to feel how the ball responds off the putter’s face, feel players also typically choose blade-style putters. This gives them more control and confidence over their putting.

Don’t ignore the aesthetics issue when thinking about the problem. Each person will feel differently while positioning a blade or mallet-type putter behind the ball at address, so it’s crucial to think about what style makes you feel comfortable. A putter’s appearance may also inspire confidence.

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