How Sidesaddle Putting Can Improve Your Putting Stats!

The sidesaddle putting method can improve your golf game because it:

  1. Promotes a more consistent set up, as the putter is positioned behind the ball on the same line every time.
  2. Encourages better alignment, as the putter face is easily visible from the side.
  3. Reduces wrist action, which can lead to less inconsistencies in the stroke.
  4. Increases confidence, as the putting technique becomes more stable.

Putting without anchoring the putter to our body becomes effortless with the Side-Saddle technique utilizing the GP putter. Throughout the putting stroke, the putter head remains square to our target line, showcasing the legality of this side-saddle method in 2024 for any global golf tournament. Its simplicity makes it easy to master. The GP putter strictly adheres to USGA rules, ensuring a flawless pendulum stroke design. Check out our enlightening videos for surprising results. Feel free to download the USGA letter in PDF format.

Measurement for the GP putter:

Our aim is to enhance your putting success by suggesting guidelines tailored to your height. Since March 2007, these measurements have consistently proven effective for various heights. The longevity of our business indicates that we must be doing something right! Yes we have LEFT and RIGHT handed GP putters. Yes, we offer 14 different lengths of the GP putter because one size doesn’t fit all.

  • 40 inches long if your height is 4’6″ or 4’7″ and 137 cm to 141 cm
  • 41 inches long if your height is 4’8″ or 4’9″ and 142 cm to 146 cm
  • 42 inches long if your height is 4’10” or 4’11” and 147 cm to 151 cm
  • 43 inches long if your height is 5’0″ or 5’1″ and 152 cm to 156 cm
  • 44 inches long if your height is 5’2″ or 5’3″ and 157 cm to 161 cm
  • 45 inches long if your height is 5’4″ or 5’5″ and 162 cm to 166 cm
  • 46 inches long if your height is 5’6″ or 5’7″ and 167 cm to 171 cm
  • 47 inches long if your height is 5’8″ or 5’9″ and 172 cm to 176 cm
  • 48 inches long if your height is 5’10” or 5’11” and 177 cm to 181 cm
  • 49 inches long if your height is 6’0″ or 6’1″ and 182 cm to 186 cm
  • 50 inches long if your height is 6’2″ or 6’3″ and 187 cm to 192 cm
  • 51 inches long if your height is 6’4″ or 6’5″ and 193 cm to 197 cm
  • 52 inches long if your height is 6’6″ or 6’7″ and 198 cm to 202 cm
  • 53 inches long if your height is 6’8″ and up and 203 cm and up

There are several reasons why someone might choose to use the sidesaddle putting technique, including:

  1. Comfort: Some players find that side saddle putting is more comfortable for their posture and arm position.
  2. Better aim: Side saddle putting can allow for more precise aim as the player can look directly down the target line.
  3. Less wrist movement: The technique minimizes wrist movement, reducing the risk of wrist breakdown and improving consistency.
  4. Style preference: Sidesaddle putting is a personal preference and some golfers simply prefer the style.

What to improve your score? Work more on your putting!

The percentage of made putts from 8 feet in golf can vary depending on several factors such as the skill level of the golfer, the condition of the greens, and the type of putter used. On average, a tour professional can expect to make about 50% of their putts from 8 feet, while the average amateur golfer may make closer to 30-40%. However, these are just rough estimates and actual numbers can vary greatly.

How did I start putting sidesaddle? 

It began when I noticed my alignment wasn’t quite right while using a small putter in the conventional way. It seemed that my aim towards the center of the hole from a 4-foot distance was off. This realization left me frustrated with my putting game. During one practice session, my brother observed my setup from 4 feet away on a straight-line putt. He asked if I was aiming for the center of the cup, to which I confidently replied ‘yes.’ Surprisingly, when he held my putter in place for me to take a look, the putter head was actually pointing left of the hole. (To clarify, I putt left-handed using a conventional style, although I naturally right hand.) I practiced a putting drill to improve my alignment issues. The goal was to consecutively sink three putts from distances ranging from 1 to 6 feet. If I missed a putt, I had to start over, aiming to achieve 18 successful putts in a row. After spending numerous hours on a traditional putting drill, I felt the need for a change. I turned my attention to the sidesaddle putting technique. Like many others, I visited a golf store in search of a putter. As a natural right-hander, I found several long right-handed putters at the store. I tried multiple options until I discovered one that felt right and made the purchase. Although my putting game improved significantly, I encountered a recurring issue due to the design of the putter head and the lie angle of the shaft.

Because I preferred the putter shaft to be upright, ensuring the putter head stayed square to the target line, the design flaw caused problems. The toe of the putter head would touch the green, altering the direction of my putt (sending it off at a 2 o’clock angle instead of straight ahead at 12 o’clock). Despite knowing the sidesaddle technique was right for me, the putter’s design and lie angle remained problematic.

To resolve this, I returned to the store in search of a putter that would work better. Simultaneously, I searched online for the perfect putter. However, I was becoming increasingly frustrated. It was then that my brother provided valuable advice: since I had invented the rollNpour, why not create a putter specifically designed for the sidesaddle putting stroke?

His suggestion resonated with me. After more than 17 years of selling the GP putter and gathering feedback from numerous customers, I knew I had created something truly valuable. I transformed the weakest part of my game into the strongest by switching to the sidesaddle putting stroke with the GP putter.

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sidesaddle putting putter head for the GP
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