Frequently Asked Questions

How will the SmartPutter help me?

Technically, there are four ways the SmartPutter will help you…

  1. The forward-facing stance allows you to read the green and line up your shot more naturally.
  2. Swinging the club in a two dimensional arc requires fewer body movements, fewer joints and muscles and less effort and coordination to make consistent strokes.
  3. The club grip and stroke action completely eliminate any wrist action in a putt (no more yips!).
  4. The mallet-style putter head is the most forgiving of any club.

The side benefit of playing with the SmartPutter is that making great putts on the green increases your confidence on the next hole. Success breeds success.

What kind of club is the SmartPutter?

The SmartPutter is a mallet-style putter. Mallet-style putters have the highest Moment of Inertia (MOI) which put simply means resistance to twisting. A putter that twists, even imperceptibly on impact, loses energy, distance and directional control. The higher the MOI in your putter head, the better chance you have of making putts. This is why mallet-style putters are universally recognised as the most forgiving. The putter length from sole to the top of the shaft is 935mm (36.75 inches). The shaft is a tapered hollow alloy shaft, directly bonded into the putter head. The grip is round with a flat at the front. At address the loft is zero degrees i.e. the face is vertical and the sole does not rest on the green. When struck from this position the ball dives into the hole and will not shoot over the top.

Can the shaft length be altered?

The stock shaft length is normally satisfactory for most users. It is unusual to have a tailored shaft length in order to use the club comfortably as may be the case with a traditional putter. That said, the alloy shaft is hollow and can be shortened or lengthened easily by players or pro shops. The existing grip allows an adjustment of up to 225mm (9 in.). An adjustment of this amount would not affect the integrity and its compliance with the Rules of Golf.

Can I use the SmartPutter club with a traditional stance?

The club is designed to be used facing ahead toward the cup.The club head and shaft are shaped and angled for the forward facing arm movement that swings the club in a simple arc toward the hole. The SmartPutter club an essential somponent of the SmartPutter technique which also includes the correct stance.

Why does the SmartPutter require a special stance?

Three reasons…

  1. You are facing forward toward the hole when you make a putt (for better vision)
  2. By facing forward you are able to swing the WonderPutter in a 2D arc (for better control)
  3. To comply with the Rules of Golf which require you to make your stroke without either foot touching, or being astride the line of putt or an extension of the line of putt behind the ball. (16.1e)

Is SmartPutter legal?

Yes. SmartPutter is designed to fully comply with the Rules of Golf proscribed by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Golf Australia and USGA.

The club is fully compliant with the Design Rules that apply to putters (Appendix II) and the approved stances that we guide golfers to use are also fully compliant with the rule that applies to putting on the green (16.1e)

The SmartPutter, used with the correct technique, complies with recent changes to Rule 14-1b.

Is SmartPutter a kind of hybrid belly putter or broomstick putter?

No. Belly putters and broomstick putters all use some part of the body as a pivot point for the club.

Although these putters have been ruled legitimate by the USGA controversy continues to rage about the fairness and legitimacy of these styles. It is irrelevant to include SmartPutter in any such discussion.

The only body contact the SmartPutter has is through the hand grip – as with any traditional putter. The grip and stance is different, there is no additional body contact and no fixed pivot point.

Playing with the SmartPutter eliminates all controversy and uncertainty around the legitimacy of your putting.

Sales Questions

How do I purchase the SmartPutter?

Visit our online store and select the SmartPutter version you want. You will see the product detail page where you can select any options available. Then click the “Add to Cart" button.

When you see your shopping cart you have the opportunity to modify your order if necessary. Before you can checkout you need to select your shipping destination (country and zip code) to lookup the correct delivery cost.

When this is complete click the “Proceed to Checkout" button where you will pay through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to use this system and you can use credit and debit cards to complete your purchase.

You will receive a transaction confirmation email and your SmartPutter will be dispatched with 2 working days.

Your purchase will create an account for you on teh SmartPutter website where you can access your User Guide and training resources.

Your prices are in US dollars. How is the exchange rate managed?

International transactions are always subject to fluctuating exchange rates. The ecommerce gateway we use is Paypal which allows you to pay our US dollar price in your local currency. Paypal will do the currency conversion for you based on its prevailing rate at the time. Be aware that credit card companies and banks may impose additional fees or rates on the transaction however these are impossible to predict and we have no control over transactional fees what so ever.

Paypal offers a very satisfactory and affordable means of making international transactions. It is reliable, trustworthy and very secure. If you utilise a Paypal account for buying and selling you can take advantage of other benefits as well

Can I pay with a credit card?

Yes. We use Paypal as our ecommerce gateway. Paypal allows you to pay with virtually any credit or debit card. You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay with Paypal. You will receive a payment confirmation from Paypal and your payment will appear on your credit/debit card statement as a payment to Paypal.

Will I get shipment tracking details for my SmartPutter?

Where tracking is provided by our delivery agents the consignment number will be provided to you so that you can track your delivery. Tracked shipping may be more expensive than un-tracked shipping and tracking is not available to every destination. Tracking may not be available to your destination.

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