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#1 UnderPar18

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 09:02 PM

Would love to see some of your TP Mills putters. I know they could date back some time but I would love to see some new school and old school Mills!



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#2 meth819

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 10:35 PM

I've been working on this one for the past week.  I started hitting putts with the new Wilson 8802 in Golfsmith and fell in love with it.  Ever since then I wanted and old school blade putter.  Little did I realize I had my fathers old Spalding 1 TP Mills putter.  I decided to start my own rehab project.  I'm pretty much through sanding it (by hand, it takes forever).  I have a little more to do with the superfine sand paper to gloss it up a bit more.  I'm planning on using Liquid Gun Blue to get the black finish back and paint fill everything with a USA Red White and Blue theme and top it off with a white Lamkin EBL 3Gen Pistol grip.


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Posted 30 October 2015 - 07:22 AM

Love the Mills posts. Here's my Trad II.

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 01:01 PM

Had David make this one for me a couple months ago, Carbon Nellie with experimental clearcoat.


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Titleist 917 D2 GOGO 5 6S
   TEE CB5 4 wood Fubuki Tour
   Miura CB57's Nippon Modus 120
   Miura custom raw 50 54, 56 Nippon WV 125
   David Mills Custom torched  Heritage SS flow neck
   David Mills Custom Carbon flow neck Hertitage V2 with Nitride finish
   Byron Rincon DH89

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 01:52 PM

Here's a few I have in South Carolina.  I have a couple more in Chicago.
Absolutely LOVE Mills putters.  Awesome flatsticks.

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 02:00 PM

Nice collection!!!

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 04:24 PM

View PostT-MAC, on 30 October 2015 - 01:52 PM, said:

Here's a few I have in South Carolina.  I have a couple more in Chicago.
Absolutely LOVE Mills putters.  Awesome flatsticks.

Wow, just wow!

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 05:00 PM

I love TP Mills   :)

Heritage custom
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TPM 3 Spalding - first DIY refinish

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 07:54 PM

#12 with kickback hosel & bullet sole. David made it for me a few months ago. 3.jpg 1.jpg 2.jpg


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Posted 30 October 2015 - 09:15 PM

View PostBeCu_Ping, on 30 October 2015 - 07:54 PM, said:

#12 with kickback hosel & bullet sole. David made it for me a few months ago. Attachment 3.jpgAttachment 1.jpgAttachment 2.jpg

Love the #12 - this one is exquisite!

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 09:32 PM

These pics are awesome! T-Mac sweet collection!

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 10:25 PM

View PostT-MAC, on 30 October 2015 - 01:52 PM, said:

Here's a few I have in South Carolina.  I have a couple more in Chicago.
Absolutely LOVE Mills putters.  Awesome flatsticks.
I am drooling on the blue sapphire flow neck, think it's a Heritage not sure?, either way I love it
Titleist 917 D2 GOGO 5 6S
   TEE CB5 4 wood Fubuki Tour
   Miura CB57's Nippon Modus 120
   Miura custom raw 50 54, 56 Nippon WV 125
   David Mills Custom torched  Heritage SS flow neck
   David Mills Custom Carbon flow neck Hertitage V2 with Nitride finish
   Byron Rincon DH89

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 10:42 PM

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That is an awesome putter. Do you know the year it was made?

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 07:40 AM

View PostBeCu_Ping, on 30 October 2015 - 10:42 PM, said:

View PostBogeyDog11, on 30 October 2015 - 07:39 PM, said:

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That is an awesome putter. Do you know the year it was made?

Early 70's.


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Posted 31 October 2015 - 12:55 PM

View PostT-MAC, on 30 October 2015 - 01:52 PM, said:

Here's a few I have in South Carolina.  I have a couple more in Chicago.
Absolutely LOVE Mills putters.  Awesome flatsticks.

Love the "sisters" in the middle.  One of those is your gamer right?
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Posted 31 October 2015 - 04:38 PM

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Hand Made by Truett, Bottom stamps from David...Early 80's

Might be ready for a new home, as I am not a collector.  Don't want to bastardize it!

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 05:52 PM

View PostBogeyDog11, on 31 October 2015 - 07:40 AM, said:

View PostBeCu_Ping, on 30 October 2015 - 10:42 PM, said:

View PostBogeyDog11, on 30 October 2015 - 07:39 PM, said:

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That is an awesome putter. Do you know the year it was made?

Early 70's.
This one speaks to me. I got to find one. Really nice. Me likey.

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 06:18 PM

Spaulding TPM IV 2 .jpg Spaulding TPM IV.jpg Spalding Touring Pro Model

In the early 1970's, Spalding approached Mr. Mills to design putters. These early putters known as 'Touring Pro Models' were forged at Spalding and blackened by Mills. Although the records suggest the putters were gun-blued by Mills, it appears the finish was more a prime-paint finish. Gun bluing is a method to blacken carbon steel which is essentially a deep color rust coating. These early putters had the familiar dot cross face pattern along with TP's initials 'TPM' on the face at the heel and the words Touring Pro Model on the sole.
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Posted 01 November 2015 - 08:36 AM

I am going with a tradition xl with oil can finish. I'm pretty excited to try it out. I'm still looking to find somewhere where I can see all of the possible milling options though


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Posted 01 November 2015 - 10:26 AM

View PostGolfcat, on 31 October 2015 - 04:38 PM, said:

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Hand Made by Truett, Bottom stamps from David...Early 80's

Might be ready for a new home, as I am not a collector.  Don't want to bastardize it!

PR

Great putter.  Too bad David stamped the bottom.

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 04:20 PM

View PostSwjake83, on 31 October 2015 - 12:55 PM, said:

View PostT-MAC, on 30 October 2015 - 01:52 PM, said:

Here's a few I have in South Carolina.  I have a couple more in Chicago.
Absolutely LOVE Mills putters.  Awesome flatsticks.

Love the "sisters" in the middle.  One of those is your gamer right?

Hey buddy!
Yep, one of the sisters is in my gamer rotation.  They were Custom Hand Made sticks by David.  He only made 2 in this headshape, and I absolutely love them.  Kind of a cross between a Heritage and a Klassic.  Fantastic feel/feedback from them.  They were listed as DFM-1014 in the Mills registry.

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View PostT-MAC, on 30 October 2015 - 01:52 PM, said:

Here's a few I have in South Carolina.  I have a couple more in Chicago.
Absolutely LOVE Mills putters.  Awesome flatsticks.
I am drooling on the blue sapphire flow neck, think it's a Heritage not sure?, either way I love it

Are you talking about the 2nd one from the left?
That's actually a 1b w/ pocket 50th anniversary putter.  The Tribute '62.

Some pics:

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 10:01 PM

My Heritage... :))


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 12:12 PM

Why am I just now finding this topic? Easily my favorite one on here. Wish I had almost all of these.

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 08:57 PM

View PostBogeyDog11, on 31 October 2015 - 07:40 AM, said:

View PostBeCu_Ping, on 30 October 2015 - 10:42 PM, said:

View PostBogeyDog11, on 30 October 2015 - 07:39 PM, said:

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That is an awesome putter. Do you know the year it was made?

Early 70's.

Correction.  More than likely late 70's or early 80's.


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 12:32 PM

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My Mills proto LEFTY

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:54 PM

My TP Mills TRAD II XL
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Feel good and love it.

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 05:06 PM

So pretty haha. Would love to add a TP MILLS to the stable
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Posted 20 November 2015 - 06:31 PM

View PostScotch Golfer, on 30 October 2015 - 05:00 PM, said:

I love TP Mills   :)

Heritage custom
Softtail Cliff Collection
TPM 3 Spalding - first DIY refinish

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 06:46 PM

Here are some of my old Mills.... I loved them but a turn in financial fortunes and some health issues forced a sale.  I don't know if I will ever have a collection like this one again... some of them were customs made for me.

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My all time favorite, a Mini I had custom made - I've tried to find her and buy her back.  No luck.

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A Naked Heritage...

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My Mills Trigger green repair tool - still in my bag

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My current Mills... I was going to sell her but I like her too much... I think I'll learn to putt with her :)

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