It’s a unique new golf product that is giving a new face to putting.
The newly launched L2 Lateral Line Putter allows a golfer to face the hole while putting for increased directional control, better distance control, minimal body movement, and more natural hand-to-eye coordination. Designed for amateurs and pros alike, this finely tooled precision golf instrument’s perfect weight, face loft, shaft anchor point, and center face balance deliver a consistent face forward stroke. Because the golfer is looking at the green with his/her head up, the L2 Putter allows a person to read breaks in the green much easier.
The Natural Approach To Putting A face forward stance is a natural approach to things we do every day.
“If you handed a pro a golf ball and asked him or her to roll it into the hole, they would face the hole and toss it,” says L2 Putter Inventor John Ambrose, “because that is our natural instinct.”
The L2 Putter uses this natural instinct.
“I have never been a good putter but have always been a good ball striker,” says Ambrose. “I’d play with guys who I was out-driving by 40 or 50 yards per hole, only to see them beat me in score by 5 to 10 strokes because they could putt. I discovered that all the moving parts you use in a full golf swing that make for a good shot, are the parts you don’t use for a good putt. It didn’t make sense to me, to line up a putt standing behind the ball, then walk up and turn sideways to make the stroke.”
Ambrose says seeing the redeeming qualities of minimizing moving parts for putting, and maximizing a clear straight on view of the target led to the L2 Putter’s lateral line style.
How does it work?
With hips and shoulders square, the golfer simply stands straight next to the ball with both feet pointing at the target on the green. The L2 Putter is rested lightly on the ground in address position. The non-stroking arm (left for right handers) is bent at 90 degrees at the elbow and goes across the chest. The anchor point of the extended length L2 Putter will be at the chest, near the armpit of the stroking arm. The stroking arm should hang naturally, relaxed and extended with the palm turned slightly similar to an underhand softball throw. This allows the shoulder to act as the hinge in the stroke, which minimizes twisting of the wrist. Like regular putters, golfers can grasp the L2 Putter in different ways to create a personalized feel for each individual user.
A putter is the one club that is used on every single hole and often contributes to half of the score. And yet with this being true – it seems that golfers will skimp on buying a quality putter and rather put the money into drivers that are used much less frequently.
The L2 putter ranges in size from short, medium, long, extra long and comes in right-handed and left-handed models. The L2 Lateral Line Putter sells for $250 (plus S&H) and will be available exclusively at pro shops nationwide or by calling 800.833.2495 or online: www.L2putter.com