How to Bend loft and Lie on a Putter 2019

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well we better make some putts better

than that I mean come on

so where'd you just see a whole bunch of

missed putts for a whole bunch of

different reasons however you know other

than length and grip and the way that

you look at it some of the simplest

corrections can be made with where the

loft rely adjustment you just saw where

I did a review on the golf mechanic

evolution to putter bender

now it's an updated version what I

already had with the digital display

which you know allows for a little more

precision so what we talked about is

well how do we how do you make bends

right how do you make those bends so

that that that sole you know typically

want the sole flatten down on the ground

you don't want it too much in the area

to want to too much toe down you want

the right amount of loft based on how

you putt right based on how you putt and

based on the conditions of your putting

in all right so if you are putting in a

an area that is very hairy then you

might want a little more loft so you can

get the ball up and on or if you're very

very manicured you might wanna get the

ball rolling as fast and quickly as you

want to and you would lower the loft

that's what we're looking at so how do

you do that therein lies the trick how

do you make those bends well using the

bending bar that we talked about earlier

in the review there's the large block

and there's the small block has the non

marring internals that are replaceable

as you can see they've got the little

screw head in there all right so that

you don't Mar the finish right a lot of

these very expensive putters come with a

different finish on them they will be

you know darker in color that could be a

whole different paint job for that

matter then the other side is is that

you have this shafts that go into the

putter now we need to talk about that

for just a moment when you have there

you know there are several different

kinds of ways that it that the shaft

actually installs into a putter when you

have a a plumbers neck when you have a

plumbers neck very much like that right

the old anser style

everybody's got tribute to the answer

hence plumbers neck that normally is an

insert that goes inside the hosel that's

a standard issue insertion much like any

other stick and glue job right so that

that would be one sir

be one way of doing it another way is

what they would call an over the hosel

kind of setup and this over the hosel is

that you know there's nothing for the

shaft ends right there and that's where

the putter begins which means that

there's a bit of more putter sticking up

into this area and that shaft goes over

the putter or over the hosel alright

because that would technically be the

hosel right this whole thing so it goes

over that now in a lot of cases and some

other manufacturers that's called a

flare and a flare what means is it gets

down to here and it gets bigger in order

to look good in the style of the putter

that's there okay but it can happen on a

it can happen on a putter like this

where there's a bigger neck or it can

happen on a putter where there's no neck

all right you can tell that this one

because it's got this little ferrule

that acts as a well hex has a medium

between the two so it makes it look a

little bit cleaner that's the whole idea

so what you have is there's a a piece of

this putter head that sticks up about

that far over the hosel right those are

super easy to bend however there are

kinds where the putter the shaft goes

straight into the putter head they go

straight into the putter head now

depending on the type of shaft that you

get right this one just happens to be

what they used to call a ski pole and a

ski pole was for the taller putters and

they were very brutish I mean these

things were these things were very very

stout and he just went from insertion to

boom and it was just really big those

things are massively hard to bend and

when they're really really stiff really

really hard to bend you really run the

risk of denting them or even breaking

them for that matter now the other ones

that go straight in there that are just

regular yeah those things are a little

bit easier to bend but the same issues

still apply right you could dent them so

you got a real it because you're bending

shaft you're not bending putter you got

to be really really careful and when you

see models that are like that you're not

going to get you know oh a pin you bend

at four degrees or anything well no

right not without doing some serious you

know either damage or it's going to come

out looking super ugly and you don't

want either one

so you might get a degree or two all

right a degree or two out of that and

that's about as far as you want to go

otherwise you've room you run the risk

of ruining the structural integrity all

right we don't want to do that because

well you're replacing a shaft and we

don't want to do that either so you're

gonna be careful that double Bend

putters same way right they can go into

the thing like that and it's already

been bent so there's already been stress

put on it and you just you can bend and

you're always been as close to the

putter as you possibly can you don't

bend above the double bend that doesn't

buy anybody anything because now you can

turn the double bend right and you have

run the risk of and it's really soft in

that neck of the woods so you could

really really really damage the shaft

okay so how do you how do you really

apply the pressure to that well that's

what we're going to talk about now okay

as you see we're going to put in a

left-handed the left-handed putter and

Odyssey one and what I'm going to do is

I'm going to take off the block first

and then that way what we can use is the

the long arm I really like the long arm

better all right and then what will

happen here is you run the run the arm

up into it and then what it does is it

rests into the cab back of the cavity of

the putter and it puts it up against the

face block and that's what we want is up

against the face block then we'll run

down our hold down unit the little with

the read longer arms I like the the

knurled knob and then you're set then

what we'll do is we'll put the gauge on

it because I've already got the gauge

turned on and we clamp that in one of

the very nice pieces of this particular

putter and then we'll apply the bending

on it now based on what we've seen you

know you got to make sure that size is

correct or that size is correct and you

want as close as you can so that it

doesn't slide in this particular

instance this is the one that's better

now if you want to flatten it you pull

it towards you if you want to upright it

it goes away from you you want to use


right very rarely do you get away with

that unless you have to study it and

you're really pushing a lot on it but

these are putters you shouldn't have to

do that you get up in here and you make

this you make this turn you make this

bend now what you're going to do is

you're going to be able to see it on

here on the on the display when it what

you'll have is some muscle memory

there are metal memory and when you go

up you all I've been all the way up and

you'll come back and look almost the

same you're like well what's happening

well one of two things are happening one

you don't have it in the jig tight

enough and it's been moving with you the

putter moves with you and it does happen

or it's very it's a very hard steel and

it feels like you're moving it and then

it's coming back you're gonna actually

you know you can feel the metal giving

when you've done this for a while now

the other part is if you want to make

more loft you will pull down it makes

more loft and if you push away it makes

less loft same concepts right use both

hands feel it measure it feel it measure

it feel it measure that's what you do

now let's say you've got let's say

you've got the other one where the shaft

goes into the putter we'll take this guy

out first and this is my Peretti one of

my first putters and we get it just so

happens I can get it into the back I

could have used the other model the the

block but I as I've said before I prefer

that and it's a much more solid it's a

much more solid hold down we get to hold

down on top of it now could I use the

could I use the silver one and use the

smaller one well I could but it's kind

of sloppy and I want to move upward on

so what I and when you do stuff that's

on shafts you want to grab as much as

you can if you grab little you really

run the risk of Benia just imagine you

know bending a piece of wire right it

makes it it's an easier when you're out

here on the edges it bends easier this

way you get in here it tends to crinkle

so what do we use these are what would

be the typical bending bars that you

would receive with a machine this one's

for large gap

maybe like the dual the dual bends maybe

or a large you know where the the length

of the bends or the length of the neck

is a little longer or what I tend to use

the most of is this one where it's very

close now you go ahead Jim that's not

much bigger than the other one well it's

as big as the big block and it's a

little bit easier to manipulate so for

this one for going up I would be in here

and I would pull up like that and you

see how much I'm being able to move this

and that's not doing a thing to it and

I'm really moving this up here and I'm

in it'll go right back to where it was

but this is what I would use right this

one you could use in that same fashion

but you see you get a little bit more

and you see how much more easier it is

to move but again you know you got to

watch where it's actually applying the

force keep an eye on that because it's

going to be really easy to dent that if

I can't harp that one enough so you have

plumbers necks you got over the holes

and you've got into the into the putter

heads and the basic movements is to feel

right to feel the metal or the shaft

giving you should be fine for there and

then you got to make more putts so

hopefully I'm helping you with this one

and if you do put some show notes down

and put into comments in the show notes

have you ever had your putter bent

before has it helped hey do you do it on

your own you need any advice on what's

going on just put it down there and let

me know and as always let's see your

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