It’s pretty hard to lose your putting putter. Yes, it happens but I’ve lost a lot more Firebirds than Wizards and it’s not even close. My putters will last multiple seasons and then some. My buddy Tim still putts with a Wizard he has had for like 8 years. So when do you replace a putting putter?
Every disc ‘seasons” as it ages. It flies a certain way when its brand new and pretty and flies differently 12 months and 100 rounds later. Normally, a disc that seasons is much more valuable to our bag than a new one. The flight of a well seasoned mid or fairway driver is so nice that you’re absolutely bummed when you inevitably lose it. But does your actual putting putter break this trend? I think so.
I used to replace my putter when it became a pancake. When it’s warped and bubbly looking. And I think that was a mistake. It’s easy to assume “I just suck at disc golf”. yea, this is the case often and I need to practice but waiting to replace my putter is a mistake I’ve worked to correct. I’m not a pro, I don’t putt like Matt Bell. My putting motion is pretty consistent but not at the level of a touring professional. I do get into funks and struggle for periods of time. However with experience I can tell when my putter is not flying consistently anymore. For me, it’s when I am constantly missing right. I am expecting my putter to finish and it doesn’t. It’s straightened out. It’s lost the stability it had when it was new. I need a new one.
Typically I have found that one putter will last roughly one season for me. I cycle my putters when I put the new one in the bag. The old putter becomes my straight approach throwing putter and the third in line (it I still have it in the bag) would become my slow turnover throwing putter. As we all know, plastic is not consistent, so when to change and cycle the putters in my bag varies a bit but on average it’s one new putter a season.
How often do you replace your putter? Let me know in the comments below.