The self-standing putter is no longer a gimmick after it was used to win a golf tournament.
Former major league baseballer John Smoltz has turned the self-standing putter from a gimmick into something more golfers may be considering buying.
Smoltz won the celebrity title at the 2020 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions last weekend using a self-standing putter.
If you think the video of Smoltz using the putter looks photoshopped then you’re not alone.
We too thought the self-standing putter was some sort of joke when we first saw it but this is very much a real golf product that is somehow within the laws of the game.
Needless to say, it’s now created a real stir with many wondering if it’s in the spirit of the game of golf by taking out the skill in lining up and correctly standing over a putt.
I don’t see how deskilling a game has long term benefits
Setting up a putter is fundamental to the skill of putting
As is reading greens
— Andrew Marchbank (@MarchbankAndrew) January 19, 2020