Dear Mr. Ambrose, My name is Anton. I live in Australia I bought a traditional and the longer putter from you 2/ 3 years ago I love them , transformed my game I used to hate putting and I say again I absolutely was gripped with fear with putting but having used the traditional putter I actually love and look forward to putting :) to you sir I say thank you ever so much :) Now I love your product so much that I if I can would love to have the license rights to your product in Australia as well as Asia. If not Asia at least Australia :) Hope to hear from you soon again thank you you so much. Yours sincerely a very happy person
"For "facing the hole" putting (hence a generalization of that methodology] there are basically two styles or processes :
1. the L2 method (pendulum/gravity feed stroke) with an implement [putter] relative to that concept
2. the face on/sidesaddle method (basically standard equipment [putter], altered to allow for standing face on.
Having practiced extensively with both, and played enough on the course with both, I believe that the L2 approach is superior. If we take away the scientific reasoning and simply focus on the putting stroke and results, the L2 method is "simpler" and all about feel & trusting the putter, whereas the face on/sidesaddle method requires the "creation" of a stroke.
In comparison it really comes down to stroking versus hitting (in the same order therefore heavy versus light). The heavier weight allows for a pendulum action where the lighter weight means feeling the positions of the stroke and "hit".....
As you know I have expressed to you in the past my difficulty with shorter putts resulting from the weight of the L2. Some days when I don't feel as good with the putter I will turn around and putt side on,[conventional], with the putter anchored to my chest for short putts. That's successful and there are 2 points of it that interest me:
1). Even from the side on position I find the gravity downswing is perfect. I just feel I turn my shoulders back and let the putter swing down.
2). I am finding less and less need to switch - i.e my results on shorter putts are improving.
That's another reason I am not going to experiment away from L2 now. I want to give it a maximum chance and hence stop changing methods. The switch to side on for short putts is just a nice peace of mind ".