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Poulter with Odyssey 7

File the following under “Only in the Web 2.0 World” or “Only Ian Poulter.”

As you may have heard, Ian Poulter is banishing his Odyssey XG No. 7 putter to the garage. For the upcoming Open Championship, the two-time winner on the PGA Tour wants a new flatstick.

And rather than talking to Scotty Cameron, Poulter took to Twitter to ask for a new flatstick.

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Not surprisingly, the putters have poured in for Poults. Some two days later, he tweeted the following photo.

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Perhaps Poulter should go the route of his fellow Brit-turned-Floridian, Lee Westwood. Westwood reached out to his South Florida neighbor Ian Baker Finch for some putting tips ahead of the upcoming Open Championship.

Then again, maybe the proprietor of IJP Design ought to design himself a putter in plaid, as that’s the “look” he tends to favor.

What do you think GolfWRX-ers? Was Poulter’s plea a pro move? Brilliant? Deplorable? The best way to get himself the putter that’s going to win his first major?

Should he stick with the Odyssey XG No. 7, which served him so well in the Ryder Cup?

Do you care if he putts with the double-sided rubber contraption from a mini-golf course?

Let us know your thoughts below, and click here to see what members are saying about it in the forums.

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  1. Daniel

    Jul 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    When did Bettinardi become a small putter company?!

    • andrew

      Jul 10, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      I bet they don,t even come close to taylormade and odyssey sales. you could count the players on tour using them on one hand.

  2. andrew

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Dang I was hoping a small company would get some exposure from him playing their product like piretti edel or bettinardi. not taylormade and odyssey

  3. lynxster

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Actually not a new idea…Lee Trevino did this in an newspaper interview after a poor putting performance in a US Open. He got somewhere around 50 putters including one from my former boss. He never got a response or a thanks, so at least IP had the decency to thank his benefactors.

  4. ski_co

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    PS – will not be greedy, I will pick one and send them on!

  5. ski_co

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Ian, please send me the putters you do not choose to use, thanks in advance.

  6. James Burton

    Jul 10, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Sent IJP a tweet about Bobby Grace. I can honestly say that there hasn’t been another putter in my bag since 2006. Weighing over 500g, the higher the Stimp, the better I putt. Helped Nick Price win The Open…maybe more magic could happen for someone else.

  7. Rick Mangles

    Jul 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Attn: Bettinardi and Scotty Cameron-

    I currently use a Snake Eyes TX1 putter and my putting is so good that people always want to know what kind of putter I use.

    Send me one of each of your putter models from the past ten years and I will test them out and endorese whichever one works best.

    Thank you.

  8. Ben

    Jul 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Instead of asking others, spending time looking on sites, and generally wasting time, he went right to the heart of the matter: “I don’t have time to look, and I’m sure I’ll miss something, so if you want me to sample your goods then send em’ over”.

    I wish I had that kinda pull!

  9. jim

    Jul 10, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Go for the Taylormade Daddy Long Legs putter. The counterbalancing is something unbelievable, just talk to Justin Rose about his blade version.

  10. Roger

    Jul 10, 2013 at 1:30 am

    A fantastic example of Todays Instant World and Over Night Delivery wwd
    Poulter is a great guy! Wish him the best.

  11. Ronald Montesano

    Jul 10, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Agree with Taylor…he is that “different” sort that the game needs, both in appearance, swagger and access. His reaching-out to companies and fans is truly how all professional athletes should engage their followers…it begins to break down the thick glass wall that separates them from us…the perfect end to this story would be that Poulty selects a putter from a fan and goes on to win at Muirfield.

  12. Taylor

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:54 am

    He is fun and a cool cat. Love this idea!

  13. Chris

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:53 am

    The guy has marginal ability but has turned it into fame and fortune. A classic overachiever.

  14. Jim Taylor

    Jul 10, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Hopefully he won’t be selfish and he will donate these putters to a good cause. It is a bit sickening that he needs so many putters sent to his house when he has the full compliment of the companies tour facilities at his disposal every week. Literally thousands of free putters can be found at any PGA tour stop each week…

  15. Sean

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    That’s who he is. Personally I might have been a bit more under the radar, but hey, that’s Ian.

  16. Kody

    Jul 9, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Hadn’t heard of Radius until now. They look pretty intriguing. Will read more.

  17. mbc

    Jul 9, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    It’s just Poulter being Poulter, love him or hate him, he is always just himself!

  18. Kris

    Jul 9, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I think it’s brilliant and saves his manager work. He’ll get a ton of putters, and maybe some small company will get lucky and have him use their’s to success. And knowing Poults, he’ll give away those he doesn’t want! Hope he wins a lot soon, he’s my favourite guy on tour.

  19. Paul

    Jul 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Poults loves social media! I think it’s funny and an interesting way to do it. Only a titleist player or tour rep on twitter might see what scotty says but I don’t see him sending him putters to try. Poor poults is going to have a lot of angry tweeters I bet

  20. Kody

    Jul 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I thinks it’s pretty awesome that he can make that happen. I sure wish I could have that easy of a time getting a putter. Heck he got faster response from those club makers than I do from my wife when it comes to golf.

  21. Matthew Smith

    Jul 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Radius Roll Putter will be arriving soon. Check us out at radiusroll.com.

    • J.

      Jul 9, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Love the Radius Roll putter already!! I just won it at a golf outing & I’m already practicing in my living room. Awesome concept! Also, it’s a local Chicago company with some great people!

    • Hunter

      Jul 10, 2013 at 12:31 am

      Reminds me of the old TearDrop putters. How would you compare your putters to those? BTW…the center shafted putters look great. IMHO they are a bit expensive right out of the gate but they look nice.

    • Chris

      Jul 10, 2013 at 11:31 am

      BOOO SMITH

  22. Steve

    Jul 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I wish it was that easy to get a new putter for me!

    • Adam Regula

      Jul 10, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      I have one too, looking to sell mine though, its a great putter but i got one already and dont want to make the switch

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