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#1 rjcejka

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:44 PM

Just bought one. Arrived today.  Will practice a while and see if I'll put it into play. It's face balanced, center shafted, 345g, 80* upright, smooth face.....(it's call Legal Limits Putter)I'd been thinking about it a while and pulled the trigger, wanted to see if all this "difference" makes a difference.  I'm a 6 hdcp and currently putt with a Ping Ketch straight.  At the practice green tonight it seems better 6 feet and in, need lots more time and some practice rounds to report anything meaningful.....


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:51 PM

How are you using it? Is long or standard length?
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:25 PM

I'm using it standard length.  I usually put with a 34" putter but because this one is so upright I had it made at 33 1/2.  Still hitting it around the practice green.  Will play with 18 holes this weekend and post some comments.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:33 PM

I'm also having a putter bent much more upright to experiment with. i'm tall with shortish arms and my miss is right. thinking going a little more upright (75*) could be of help.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:44 PM

I own three putters bent to 79 degrees, including the one I use every round. After 20 years or so I got tired of seeing the toe of my putters hanging down (even though it serms to work fine for Steve Stricker).

Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 03:46 PM

I had initial success both on the practice green and with about 10 rounds then I got in a slump and at a critical spot in a tournament I choked with it.  Lost all confidence in it.  I really just need to pick one putter and stick with one technique but I can't find the right combination.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 05:14 PM

Conversely, I was fit to 62* lie. Anyone have experience bending milled putters this much from 71*? What's the lowest you could go before breaking it?

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:02 AM

I would be shocked if you could bend any putter more than 3-4 degrees flatter or more upright befire snapping the neck. I play 66* and it's nearly impossible to find putters I can bend to that lie angle. Only ways I see getting a putter at 62* lie angle is going with a custom putter from a boutique putter maker or a directed force putter since they drill the lie angle out for what you need

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:34 PM

^Thanks. The fitter said it's highly unlikely to bend that flat too, and he suggested the builder do 66* or close to that. I've played 35" plumber's neck blades forever and and the SAM lab showed I set the toe way too high and pull left too much. He recommended shorter length, flatter lie, and put a flow neck blade in my hands which worked much better. I think I'll try going 3* flat first with the new putter.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:37 PM

I feel like 80* might be okay for short putts, but I'd feel very handcuffed trying to hit anything over 10 or 15 feet.

I'm in 73* set up which works well for me. Just annoying buying used putters off the Bay because I need to pay my builder $10 to bend it for me. I'm hoping 2018 is the year I finally get into a putter I absolutely love. (haha yeah ok)

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 08:40 PM

Thevaporz I have a machine putter with a flow neck I bent to 63 but I had to glue it together as the screw  that normally holds the hosel and putter together didn’t want to hold well enough after bending it works just fine

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

View Postthevaporz, on 19 December 2017 - 05:14 PM, said:

Conversely, I was fit to 62* lie. Anyone have experience bending milled putters this much from 71*? What's the lowest you could go before breaking it?
I’m at 65. Cameron’s, Byron’s, all good. I wouldn’t try cast to 62 though.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 02:09 PM

View Postrjcejka, on 11 September 2017 - 07:44 PM, said:

Just bought one. Arrived today.  Will practice a while and see if I'll put it into play. It's face balanced, center shafted, 345g, 80* upright, smooth face.....(it's call Legal Limits Putter)I'd been thinking about it a while and pulled the trigger, wanted to see if all this "difference" makes a difference.  I'm a 6 hdcp and currently putt with a Ping Ketch straight.  At the practice green tonight it seems better 6 feet and in, need lots more time and some practice rounds to report anything meaningful.....

A great help to find the optimum angle (for every grip change etc.) are the CURE RX putters:

https://cureputters..../rx-series-2017

You can adjust them between 62 and 80 degree.

I got the RX5 and love it!

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:23 PM

View PostUhit, on 22 December 2017 - 02:09 PM, said:

View Postrjcejka, on 11 September 2017 - 07:44 PM, said:

Just bought one. Arrived today.  Will practice a while and see if I'll put it into play. It's face balanced, center shafted, 345g, 80* upright, smooth face.....(it's call Legal Limits Putter)I'd been thinking about it a while and pulled the trigger, wanted to see if all this "difference" makes a difference.  I'm a 6 hdcp and currently putt with a Ping Ketch straight.  At the practice green tonight it seems better 6 feet and in, need lots more time and some practice rounds to report anything meaningful.....

A great help to find the optimum angle (for every grip change etc.) are the CURE RX putters:

https://cureputters..../rx-series-2017

You can adjust them between 62 and 80 degree.

I got the RX5 and love it!
I tried one from Legal limit putter.  http://www.legallimitputters.com/   Would love to get my money back.  The quality was poor, had epoxy gooped all over the spot where the shaft went in the putter head.  It was supposed to be part of a package deal where you buy the putter and get training videos on how to use an upright putter similar to a belly putter, some techniques the inventor came up with but the videos never arrived and come to find out they were never made, total false advertising, I called them on it then they pulled the video piece off the web site.  Big joke.  Would love to get my $190 back or get the videos and give the putter and the technique a go.  It's crap with a regular grip and stroke, maybe with their technique it works but I can't get it to work on my own.

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 04:24 PM

You can take any putter with a 90* bore, meant for standard double bend shafts to produce a typical low 70's lie angle,.....and instead, install a "broom-stick" or long putter shaft, that is designed for a 79-80* lie angle when installed.  They have enough length to their parallel butt diameter, to cut them down for a 'regular' length putter.

Golfworks has them


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 11:07 PM

View Postrjcejka, on 22 December 2017 - 03:23 PM, said:

View PostUhit, on 22 December 2017 - 02:09 PM, said:

View Postrjcejka, on 11 September 2017 - 07:44 PM, said:

Just bought one. Arrived today.  Will practice a while and see if I'll put it into play. It's face balanced, center shafted, 345g, 80* upright, smooth face.....(it's call Legal Limits Putter)I'd been thinking about it a while and pulled the trigger, wanted to see if all this "difference" makes a difference.  I'm a 6 hdcp and currently putt with a Ping Ketch straight.  At the practice green tonight it seems better 6 feet and in, need lots more time and some practice rounds to report anything meaningful.....

A great help to find the optimum angle (for every grip change etc.) are the CURE RX putters:

https://cureputters..../rx-series-2017

You can adjust them between 62 and 80 degree.

I got the RX5 and love it!
I tried one from Legal limit putter.  http://www.legallimitputters.com/   Would love to get my money back.  The quality was poor, had epoxy gooped all over the spot where the shaft went in the putter head.  It was supposed to be part of a package deal where you buy the putter and get training videos on how to use an upright putter similar to a belly putter, some techniques the inventor came up with but the videos never arrived and come to find out they were never made, total false advertising, I called them on it then they pulled the video piece off the web site.  Big joke.  Would love to get my $190 back or get the videos and give the putter and the technique a go.  It's crap with a regular grip and stroke, maybe with their technique it works but I can't get it to work on my own.

Well, those putters are not adjustable, and really don´t look like high quality products.

The CURE RX putters are adjustable (lie angle and weight), and very well crafted.

100 bucks more than the Legal limit putter...
...and worth every penny!

I have set my RX5 to 74 degree, and every other putter I have, that I was able to adjust to this angle, works also fine (for me).

Even if I would change my putting grip, I can simply adjust the RX5 - no need for bending the shaft.

...and they are also available with black PVD shafts - with, and without offset!

...and the RX5 has the highest MOI on the market - and I am no salesman... :idhitit:

Edited by Uhit, 23 December 2017 - 10:12 AM.


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 08:22 PM

There is a DF broomstick available on the BST that has lie angle of 79*.

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