We’ve all been there, out on the course, having a pretty decent game, when you finally reach what should be a simple putt when we start to make a fool of ourselves. The shot goes off to one side, and you start to get frustrated, take the putt again, miss again, and get more frustrated. The more frustrated you get, the more impossible it seems for you to be able to get the ball where it needs to go. Well, thanks to the slightly bizarre, mechanical-looking, multicolored Happy Putter, hopefully those days of frustration and embarrassing putts might finally become a thing of the past.
Happy Putter Background
The creator of the Happy Putter, Vikash Sanyal, welcomed criticism from nonbelievers on the course and planned for it during the initial design process of the Happy Putter. Vikash had the idea in mind that the way to make a name for himself in the golf industry was to stand out among the crowd, and he has definitely done that with the Happy Putter. But it’s not all about its outward appearance, the Happy Putter also delivers in its function, and we’re here with our Happy Putter Review to show you how it performed when we tested it out for ourselves.
So what makes this putter so unique? Well, when you think about the PGA tour, if adjustments need to be made to a player’s putter for whatever reason, be it the type of green that they’re working with or a problem they’re having with their stroke, they can take it to someone on-site and have it adjusted. The problem with this is that the process can be incredibly time-consuming, and if you’re just an average player, it can also be expensive. The first thing we’d like to mention in our Happy Putter review is that this is no longer a problem with this putter. It has 484 entirely different configurations, allowing you to make changes on the go. And the best part is it doesn’t matter if you’re left or right-handed, the Happy Putter can be configured to suit either type of player. One of the best features is that the Happy putter is manufactured in both a blade and mallet-style head, allowing you to further customize your putting experience.
Happy Putter Options
So for this next part of our Happy Putter review, let’s talk about some of the different options available to you and some of the settings you can change on the putter. As far as the offset, you can go zero, half-shaft, or full-shaft. The loft offers 3 settings, low, standard, and high. There’s also 3 options for the lie, flat, standard, or upright. The mallet model is slightly heavier than its blade-head counterpart, but there are also 3 different setting for the heel and toe, allowing you to choose from a light 3 grams, standard 9 grams, or a heavy 15 gram option. As we mentioned before, you can easily switch between left and right-handed putting, allowing the putter to be shared and customized to help both professionals and amateurs alike.
As far as the price goes, it comes down to the stock length. A standard 34 to 35 inch stock model will run at $280, while a custom 31-33 or 36-38 inch stock will be slightly more expensive, running at around $300.
So we’ve talked about it enough so far in our Happy Putter review, but how easy is it to actually make the adjustments as you go, and how do you even do it? Well, the process is actually quite simple. There is a single tool which fits into separate holes around the head of the putter. Inside of the cavity of the putter you’ll find the first screw, which controls the offset. 2 spacers are inserted, which can be moved and swapped around quite easily in a matter of seconds.
By unscrewing and removing the faceplate of the putter, you’ll find a plate set just inside of it, which is the next big feature of the putter. This shim allows you to control the loft of the ball, with the 2 different shims being used for standard and high loft. For no loft, simply remove the shim all together. Next on our list of features is a lie shim, which is a plate in the cavity of the putter just over where you modify the offset. The last set of screws in the heel and toe of the putter allow you to swap in the different weights between standard, heavy, and no weight.
Let me wrap up this Happy Putter review by saying that the putter performed perfectly on the course, but perhaps my favorite part was the app that released alongside it. I was having a bit of hard time figuring out which weights and modifications would help me out. But I got lucky in the fact that I wasn’t only trying out the putter, I was trying the Bluetooth-enabled one that worked with a stroke analysis app that really helped me improve my putts, making sinking some shots I thought would be impossible for me an almost effortless task. All-around it was a great experience, I would highly recommend giving it a try for yourself, and I hope this overview and Happy Putter review will help you make the descision.