Did you know that STABILITY and MOI are directly related in your putting stroke? Let us explain.
MOI, moment of inertia, is resistance to twisting. It doesn’t matter if the the twisting (red arrows in the illustration below) is from an off-center hit, subtle unwanted face angle change from your hands and wrists, or even the yips.
How would a high MOI putter help? A high MOI putter resists and reduces ALL twisting. A high MOI putter is more STABLE than a low MOI putter; period.
STABILITY on an off-center hit is experienced as FORGIVENESS. A high MOI putter will twist less, and a low MOI putter will twist more due to an off center hit. Putter twist at impact will send the ball off line. The actual directional result is quite complicated, but twisting is not helpful. In addition to twisting off line, an off-center impact will result in a reduction of impact ratio. Less of the forward energy of the putter head is transferred to the ball; and the putt will not go as far as you intended.
So, a high MOI putter improves BOTH the DIRECTION and DISTANCE resulting from an off-center hit. Forgiveness on an off-center hit is important and beneficial.
But STABILITY in the stroke itself is even more important. MOI also resists the twisting (red arrows in the illustration above) from unwanted face angle change from your hands and wrists. A high MOI putter is more STABLE; and resists twisting away from square to the arc; it imposes STABILITY on the stroke itself. This is not just a theoretical improvement; it is real, and the improvement is substantial. Putter launch monitor testing of high MOI putters confirm that face angle variation can be reduced by more than 50% just by increasing the MOI of your putter. Read the last sentence again!
Every putter manufacturer is talking about stability. Everyone seems to know that STABILITY is a good thing in a putter. Obviously, no one wants an unstable putter. Manufacturers claim improved, increased, or enhanced STABILITY from combinations of materials as if it is magically produced. There is no STABILITY MAGIC. Putter stability can be measured and compared. Quite simply. The measure of STABILITY is MOI (moment of inertia), or resistance to twisting.
As explained, MOI and STABILITY are directly related. And if you don’t know the MOI of your putter, you should. A high MOI putter is more STABLE; period.
Jerry Kelly’s fantastic 2018 season continued Sunday with a 2nd Place finish at the American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge Golf Club. Using his Cure Putter, Jerry’s 2nd Place finish helped him regain the Top Spot on the Charles Schwab Cup List, a place he held earlier in the season. Jerry finished only one shot back of winner Scott McCarron. The 2018 season has been full of great highlights with Jerry winning the Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii coming on the heels of winning Rookie of the Year honors for the PGA Tour Champions. To go along with that, Jerry has eight Top-10 finishes (two Runner-up’s & two Top-5’s) in the twelve events that he has played and he leads the PGA Tour Champions in scoring average.
“We’re thrilled to have Jerry Kelly rolling our CX1 putter and happy to see him playing so well” said Jim McCarthy, CEO of Cure Putters. “Jerry’s a very talented player and a great ambassador for our brand. We’re very proud to be associated with him and wish him continued success down the stretch as he goes after the Schwab Cup Championship!”
This past weekend, Jerry Kelly used a Cure CX1 putter to capture his first win on the PGA Tour Champions at the Boeing Classic, held at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie, WA.
Kelly went wire-to-wire and set a tournament record at the Boeing Classic, shooting rounds of 65, 66, and a bogey-free 66 to finish -19 and clinch his first win on the Champions Tour circuit. Since putting a Cure CX1 in his bag, Kelly has seen his scoring average improve to 65.6 compared to his YTD average of 70.16. His putting stats improved as well, from a YTD avg. of 1.864 putts per GIR down to 1.594 putts per GIR with his Cure CX1 in play. His win earned him a paycheck for $315,000.00 and he climbed to the 11th spot on the Charles Schwab Cup Ranking.
“We’re thrilled to have Jerry Kelly rolling our CX1 putter and want to congratulate him on his first PGA Tour Champions win at the Boeing Classic,” said Jim McCarthy, CEO of Cure Putters. “Jerry’s a very talented player and we wish him continued success!”
Kelly birdied 4 of the last 7 holes at the Boeing Classic; shown above tapping in on 18 for the win.
Each week more and more Top Professionals from the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour are choosing to put a Cure Putter into play. This past weekend, on the PGA's Champions Tour, Rod Spittle used a Cure CX3 mallet putter to capture aT-6th Place Finish at Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic held at the Fallen Oak GC in Biloxi, MS.
"I've been using a Cure putter since 2014 and it's helped me immensely,” said Spittle. “Last fall I switched from the RX Series to the new Cure CX3 mallet and I've never putted better!" Spittle is currently Ranked 8th in Putting Average on the Champions Tour with a 1.686 average. This is his second Top 10 Finish in just three starts this season. His T-6th Place Finish earned him a paycheck for $54,400.00 and he is currently Ranked 16th on the Charles Schwab Cup Ranking.
"Rod’s off to a great start on the Champions Tour this season," said Jim McCarthy, CEO of Cure Putters. "He’s playing some of the best golf I’ve ever seen him play and he really seems to have the new CX3 putter dialed in. We're extremely proud to have him rolling a Cure putter on Tour and we’re excited to see what the rest of the season brings!"
Cure Putters recently launched their new Trade-In Program, powered by a sleek, web based, equipment appraisal engine that makes it quick and easy to calculate the value of any items you’d like to sell, from clubs to rangefinders and more. Select your items, complete the transaction and print a shipping label in just a few clicks of the mouse. Once you send in your gear, you’ll receive your funds via check or paypal in about 7 days. If you’ve ever tried to sell gear online before, you’ll be amazed how easy and painless the whole process is. You don’t have to upload pictures or write descriptions, no phone calls or emails to answer and most importantly, no haggling over price!
Whether you are a club pro looking to clear out last year’s inventory or part of the golfing population with a garage full of old gear, you can get top dollar for your trades and sell everything at once toward the purchase of a new Cure putter or anything else that catches your eye in Cure’s online store. Cure only requires a purchase of $50 at www.cureputters.com to qualify for the Trade in Program and if your Trade-In value exceeds your purchase, that’s just more cash in your pocket!“We’re very excited about our new Trade-In Program.” said Jim McCarthy, CEO of Cure Putters. “We’ve had some great success since we started this company and we’re always looking for new ways to serve our customers. We get to work with players from the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours every week and our technology continues to improve their putting. We get messages every day from professionals and amateurs alike, thanking us for making such a great putter and telling us how many strokes they are saving… It’s incredible. We’re passionate about helping players improve and enjoy the game more and our Trade-In Program will allow more golfers to put a Cure Putter in their bag and start making more putts!
Each week more and more Top Professionals from the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour are choosing to put a Cure Putter into play. This past weekend, on the PGA’s Champions Tour, Rod Spittle used a Cure CX3 mallet putter to capture aT-3rd Place Finish at The Chubb Classic held at the Twin Eagles GC in Naples, FL.
Spittle, who’s been playing a Cure RX Series putter since 2014, recently switched to the company’s new CX3 mallet putter which was just introduced at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show in January. Spittle ranked #1 in Putting through the first two rounds of the event and finished 4th in Putts per GIR for the tournament. His T-3rd Place finish earned him a paycheck for $96,000.00. He is currently ranked 18th on the Charles Schwab Cup Ranking.
“We’re thrilled to have Rod Spittle rolling our new CX3 putter and carrying a Cure Putters staff bag on the Champions Tour,” said Jim McCarthy, CEO of Cure Putters. “Rod’s a very talented player and a great ambassador for our brand. We’re just proud to be associated with him!”
About Cure Putters
Cure Putters is a golf putter manufacturer based in Jacksonville, Florida. Guided by the principle that "Form Follows Function", Cure Putters takes a no-nonsense, performance driven approach to putter design. Cure putters all feature an Extremely High MOI design, which is very stable and offers incredible forgiveness for much greater accuracy and distance control, even on extreme mishits. The adjustable weighting system allows a wide range of weight adjustability, allowing the golfer to find the perfect weight to suit their stroke and tempo. With a higher center of gravity, lower loft and deeper face that impacts the ball at the equator, Cure Putters deliver a superior roll - getting the ball rolling sooner, helping it stay on the intended line. Cure Putters' innovative design takes several problematic variables out of the equation and offers incredible forgiveness and control, resulting in a tighter shot dispersion. Golfers of every skill level will putt more consistently, build confidence and achieve better results with a Cure Putter.