The history of the “Putter”
A modern Putter has typically 1 or 2 degrees of loft. The Putter we will supply you with will typically have 7 degrees of loft. In the era of hickory shafted clubs there was little mechanised green keeping, and the grass was often cut by hand with a scythe. Greens tended to be much more furry than those of today, and hence more loft was needed on the club face to get the ball moving.
Nobody knows for sure why the club used to hole out is called a putter, but there is a theory that it comes from the Dutch verb putten meaning “to role”.
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