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 1. Field of the Invention
 The present invention relates to a putter as used in the game of golf, and, more particularly, to a shaft configuration and construction enhancing putter head feel and thereby improving overall putting prospects.
 2. Description of Related Art
 A golf putter is for the most part used in producing a rolling movement of the golf ball on or around a golf green which is closely clipped and typically provided with a smooth surface although just as typically with a sloping or undulating surface. Success in putting requires primarily careful observation of the green surface to determine the probable speed of ball rolling along a determined line to get the ball in the hole, or at least so the ball will end up so close to the hole that not more than a second putt is assured. To accomplish good putting, nothing is more important than having good “feel” of putter head all during the swinging of the putter to make a shot, striking the ball and moving along the selected line of ball travel. Although exact definition of “feel” may be impossible, it is essentially a rapport or sensation felt in the hands and forearms that exists between the player and the putter while making a shot that causes him to feel that he has struck the ball with the exact amount of force calculated to achieve the most desirable results. With this “feel”, the player has increased the odds in favor of holing out a putt.
 In accordance with the practice of the present invention there is provided a golf putter promoting enhancement of use rapport. The putter shaft has a continuous taper beginning with a relatively small cross-section upper or grip end that increases to a larger cross-section lower end at the point of securement to the clubhead. The putter shaft interconnects to the putter head via a connector received within the larger open end that engages the clubhead and the opposite end of the shaft is interconnected to the grip handle via an insert that fits within both the shaft and the grip handle. A first shaft embodiment includes a hollow tapered metal tube with a solid graphite core throughout the shaft interior except for the end portions. A second shaft embodiment includes a further hollow metal tubular core included within an outer tapered shaft providing a measured amount of additional stiffness.
 These and other objects of the present invention will become more readily apparent upon reading the following detailed description and upon reference to the attached drawings in which:
 With reference now to the drawings and particularly
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 The lower or large (D2) end of the shaft
 According to a second embodiment of the shaft, the hollow shaft
 For the ensuing description of a third shaft embodiment, reference is made to
 Although the invention has been described in relation to preferred embodiments, it is to be understood that those skilled in the golf club art may contemplate modifications that come within the spirit of the invention as described and within the ambit of the appended claims.