Wednesday, May 7, 2008

ABC Wednesday: "P" is for Putters and Putting


To continue with my golf theme of the week in honor of the Players Championship being in town, my ABC Wednesday choice this week is Putters and Putting.


In golf, the putter is the club used when on the green to gently roll the ball into the cup to finish out the hole. They are generally the shortest club in the bag (34-35 inches is standard length). The head of the club has very low loft - only 2-6 degrees - to get the ball rolling on the ground quickly after impact (they are not completely flat, or 0 degree loft, as some people think).

Nobody knows where the name "putter" came from or why it was applied to this particular club - and hence the stroke made when using it (putting) - but one good theory is that it derives from the Dutch verb "putten", meaning "to roll". The idea fits since the club is intended to roll the ball, as opposed to the other clubs which hit it into the air.


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18 comments:

ellen b said...

Florida, putters, and putting...perfect P post! Well done...

Neva said...

I like your choice for "P" though I don't play very well as all. and I had no idea about how they named the putter!....the things I learn in blogland...
Mine are up!
Neva 1
Neva 2

granmal said...

Somehow, I'm not surprised as this choice. How clever of you. Great choice.

Picturing of Life said...

i play golf only in PC game :D nice shots...

My P post in here Thanks

photowannabe said...

Excellent choices for the letter P. Its the first Putter I have seen. Great shots.

Blue said...

Good choice, especially in view of your theme this week.

Ida said...

I love the green fields, but Golf is not the sport for me..... ;)

Ida

imac said...

Great shot - Hole in 1.lol.

Pop over and see my Pot

RuneE said...

I am sorry that I can't tell you were "putter" came from - all I know about Golf is the car (we have one).

Andrea said...

You putted a perfect "P" post.

quintarantino said...

Since my skills at golf are none, I liked learning a little more about this sport.
I guess it must be relaxing to play, but not pretty sure!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice P and nice shots!

Have fun:)

kbbryant said...

The letter P has made for much variety this week! Thanks for the photos and good information on putting. I learned some things.

Kathy b

Texas Travelers said...

Great photos of putters in action.
Very appropriate.

"P" is Posted.
Come visit,
Troy

Petunia said...

I have never played golf. It looks a little bit slow for me...I like sports with more speed (Speedgolf!!!) I guess. But I have a friend who love golfing. Maybe I'll try it some day:)

leslie said...

Very good "entry" for the P day. Obviously you're a golf fan - hope you get below PAR next time you're out PLAYING. ;D

AVCR8TEUR said...

It sounds like you are a golfer yourself. I've never been any good so I'll stick with miniature golf.

mrsnesbitt said...

(Phew! Just catching up having spent a few days away on the motorbike catching some sunshine....sorry I am late)

Loved the information! There is just enough for me to memorise so I can impress others with my newly found knowledge! LOL!