BOSTON, Mass – If there’s one part of my game that needs improvement it’s putting.
After reviewing my 80-plus posted scores in 2019, the results show a grade no higher than “C,” despite a few flashes of brilliance in a few major events.
My putting goal in 2020 is modest: average fewer than 34 putts per round by making more five-footers and finish with a final grade of “B.”
Truth be told, I have used a belly putter about 18 years, with varying degrees of failure. I stuck with the long putter because of a two-decade, nasty history of the “yips” thinking you can’t “yip” with a belly putter. Unfortunately, I found ways to disprove that theory, with one wise guy commenting that my putting stroke looked like a “scissors” motion. Ouch!
Golf breeds copy-cats, but there are exactly zero decent players with a “scissors-like” putting motion, so it was time to change.
Earlier this year a colleague – Joe Wieczorek (The Media Group) – introduced me to a new putter from MLA Golf, a global player in high performance golf clubs and equipment. MLA stands for Multiple Line Activation.
With a great deal of skepticism and reluctance, I started practicing with a model called Target Series Adixion, conventional length (34 inches) and using the left-hand low technique.
By golly, after hitting thousands of putts over a six-week stretch, the MLA putter became my new best friend. I liked the way it felt, looked and especially the way it made contact with the golf ball. I committed to using it all season, and even though the dreaded three-putt popped up often, it wasn’t a deal breaker.
Writing a review on a new putter becomes serious business if you become captivated by its superior merits and this golf equipment review is not a bunch of babble: the MLA Adixion putter is the real deal for me.
Can a new putter change your attitude toward the game? Can a new putter that you feel comfortable with generate confidence? Can a new putter improve your scoring?
Absolutely, positively yes!
“Each of the MLA putters is effective at helping golfers make more putts,” said Valery Turco, marketing rep for MLA Golf. “We combined the patented visual alignment technology of our putters with the grip technology that P2 Grips offers to help golfers at all skill levels improve their accuracy and their distance control on the greens.”
Golf enthusiasts should agree that the Scotty Cameron-brand putter from Titleist is the gold standard of putters, but I found a new BFF in the MLA Adixion putter. Is there anything more miserable than spending four hours on a golf course using your putter 40 times?
So far those days are over due to my change to the left hand low method and to my new-found-romance with the MLA Adixion putter!