Face the Hole Golf: Side Saddle Putting

Josh Babbitt | The Hackers Paradise
March 1, 2023

Side Saddle putting. Even the name of it brings polarizing thoughts of legality in the game of golf. But it isn’t new, is legal, and while it might look a bit different than the norm, could be an alternative to help you on the green. A new company called Face the Hole Golf, is hoping to bring it to life, and we put it to the test.

For some transparency, to me personally, this is an idea that makes a lot of sense. Different without a doubt, but at the same time, viewing your line from behind seems like a simple way to have more consistency. Having tested some side saddle offerings in the past, I was pretty excited to put this putter in the bag and bring it on a recent trip to see how it fared. This would be jumping in cold, straight from unboxing to Ballyhack Golf Club for multiple days of trial.

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