Geoff Ogilvy's The Man!
By Kickntrue on 3/2/09
As I predicted, Geoff Ogilvy won the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship this weekend. Instead of telling you all of the juicy details (he beat Paul Casey 4 and 3 in the final) I decided to focus on something interesting Geoff spoke about on the range this week with's David Dusek: New Putter Theory.
"Your central nervous system enjoys change," he told me. "The new putter theory is not BS, that's a fact and it works for everyone. So sometimes if my putting feels a bit flat, I'll change putters, but it's not like I'm completely changing putters. I just want to look at something new, something fresh. People might think you are just trying to escape all the bad karma in your other putter, but your brain likes change and it gets you excited about putting again."
It's a pretty interesting approach since most people want to find the one magic stick that works forever. That said, Ogilvy won't stray from the "Newport" look. He'll change metals and actual sticks, but they all need to look the same. Interesting concept. Thoughts are welcome.

New Putter Theory?

Here are a couple other links from the weekend that may be worth checking out including's Monday column "Tour Confidential" that is always worth a read.

Tour Confidential

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Kickntrue says:
I agree with the his "new putter theory" but my guess is it's a concentration issue. He is certainly in a nice place to be able to get new putters always made to look exactly the same. Us amatuers aren't quite as lucky!
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