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#1 bd59

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:41 PM

I'm considering going back to a blade putter. I've been trying mallets for the last few years but I'm having a hard time seeing the line and trusting it.  If you were gonna spend the money on a good one, which one would you choose??


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#2 Nard_S

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:24 PM

Mallet guy here.I just picked up a nice but not perfect Bettinardi BB2, really like it.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:30 PM

Check out the Bettinardi BB Series - some great options there and they put out awesome limited releases. I game the QB8 myself, but have tested out BBs and you will not be disappointed.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:37 PM

Uhhh depends on a lot of factors:

1) Budget
2) Preferred feel (insert/milled... soft/firm)
3) Stroke type (some blades have more toe hang than others)

With that in mind, there's really no reason you should spend a bunch of money on what's essentially still an experiment for you. I recommend any of the Odyssey #1 style putters, or #1W. Also, any Ping Anser from like... the past 20 years.

If for some reason you like to spend money, the Betti BB1 is a really nice putter, but with the stock grip it feels MEGA firm. Scotty's are abundant and the Newport will fit the bill just fine. Also, the new brand EVNROLL are excellent putters and feel very soft, and come in a Anser style blade or a thicker #1W style. Highly recommended if you can/want to spend >$300.

Edited by Z1ggy16, 12 September 2017 - 01:37 PM.

Driver: M2
3w: XR16
Hybrid(3): JPX-850
Hybrid(4): 816H1
Irons: RBladez 5-PW
GW: MD2
SW: MD2
LW: MD2
Putter: O-works #1
Ball: '16 ProV1
Bag: Sun Mountain 2Five/Sun Mountain Sync
Shoe: Puma Biodrive

  

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:46 PM

View PostZ1ggy16, on 12 September 2017 - 01:37 PM, said:

Uhhh depends on a lot of factors:

1) Budget
2) Preferred feel (insert/milled... soft/firm)
3) Stroke type (some blades have more toe hang than others)

With that in mind, there's really no reason you should spend a bunch of money on what's essentially still an experiment for you. I recommend any of the Odyssey #1 style putters, or #1W. Also, any Ping Anser from like... the past 20 years.

If for some reason you like to spend money, the Betti BB1 is a really nice putter, but with the stock grip it feels MEGA firm. Scotty's are abundant and the Newport will fit the bill just fine. Also, the new brand EVNROLL are excellent putters and feel very soft, and come in a Anser style blade or a thicker #1W style. Highly recommended if you can/want to spend >$300.

Thanks. I've tried to get along with the O Works 7s but it's too soft for my liking.  I've been tempted many times to try a ER2 but just haven't pulled the trigger yet.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:54 PM

View Postbd59, on 12 September 2017 - 01:46 PM, said:

View PostZ1ggy16, on 12 September 2017 - 01:37 PM, said:

Uhhh depends on a lot of factors:

1) Budget
2) Preferred feel (insert/milled... soft/firm)
3) Stroke type (some blades have more toe hang than others)

With that in mind, there's really no reason you should spend a bunch of money on what's essentially still an experiment for you. I recommend any of the Odyssey #1 style putters, or #1W. Also, any Ping Anser from like... the past 20 years.

If for some reason you like to spend money, the Betti BB1 is a really nice putter, but with the stock grip it feels MEGA firm. Scotty's are abundant and the Newport will fit the bill just fine. Also, the new brand EVNROLL are excellent putters and feel very soft, and come in a Anser style blade or a thicker #1W style. Highly recommended if you can/want to spend >$300.

Thanks. I've tried to get along with the O Works 7s but it's too soft for my liking.  I've been tempted many times to try a ER2 but just haven't pulled the trigger yet.
If you feel the O works line is too soft, then you'll definitely want a milled face putter. Check out the Odyssey metal insert face putters where it's the typical insert but has a very thin metal mesh over it if you want something cheaper. Also the Cadence line from Ping I think makes a blade, and that should feel much more firm. My Cadence Ketsch TR putter was pretty darn firm feeling. With a high compression ball you got a very pronounced "click" at impact.

The whole line of putters from EVNROLL are awesome. The only reason I don't game one is because they don't make a putter with enough toe hang for my stroke. I tried them all out and they feel wonderful and when I forced my swing to be more of a SBST, it was very good. However, my normal day to say stroke has a much more pronounced arc, so I need a blade with ~45-60* hang. The ER2 has I think 23*? I've begged them to look into producing a putter with more hang... Odds are at some point they will.

If you happen to need a lot of toe hang like me, check out the #9 from Odyssey.

Edited by Z1ggy16, 12 September 2017 - 02:55 PM.

Driver: M2
3w: XR16
Hybrid(3): JPX-850
Hybrid(4): 816H1
Irons: RBladez 5-PW
GW: MD2
SW: MD2
LW: MD2
Putter: O-works #1
Ball: '16 ProV1
Bag: Sun Mountain 2Five/Sun Mountain Sync
Shoe: Puma Biodrive

  

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:12 PM

If you like anser, anser 2 or zing style heads then you must test the new Cleveland Huntington Beach collection.
For $100 and some customization options, you get sharp looks for those classic styles with a nice stainless deep mill (feels like medium) and a great lamkin stiock grip.  I just got the #3 and it is my gamer, as good as any blade out there ( and I have my share of customs).  Worth a look

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:07 PM

anser 2 vault wont dissapoint
Driver - Taylormade M2 2017 460, hzrdus t1100
3 wood - PXG 0341x, Oban Kiyoshi Purple
6 wood - Callaway Epic 5w 19*, MCA Tensei ck blue 70
4 hybrid - Callaway Apex 4H, MCA Tensei 80 Blue
5-6 iron - Titielist 718 cb, Nippon NS PRO 1050GH
7-9 iron - Titielist 718 mb, Project x LZ 5.5
PW - 46* Vokey sm6 F grind, Project x LZ 5.5
GW - 50* Vokey sm6 F grind, Project x LZ 5.5
SW - 54.5* Vokey sm6 S grind, Project x LZ 5.5
LW - 59* Vokey Wedgeworks V grind, Project x LZ 5.5
Putter - Titielist Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5m , Matador White Large

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:13 PM

odyssey rsx milled 001 also a very good firm feeling option
Driver - Taylormade M2 2017 460, hzrdus t1100
3 wood - PXG 0341x, Oban Kiyoshi Purple
6 wood - Callaway Epic 5w 19*, MCA Tensei ck blue 70
4 hybrid - Callaway Apex 4H, MCA Tensei 80 Blue
5-6 iron - Titielist 718 cb, Nippon NS PRO 1050GH
7-9 iron - Titielist 718 mb, Project x LZ 5.5
PW - 46* Vokey sm6 F grind, Project x LZ 5.5
GW - 50* Vokey sm6 F grind, Project x LZ 5.5
SW - 54.5* Vokey sm6 S grind, Project x LZ 5.5
LW - 59* Vokey Wedgeworks V grind, Project x LZ 5.5
Putter - Titielist Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5m , Matador White Large

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:19 PM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:20 PM

View Post6squared, on 13 September 2017 - 08:12 PM, said:

If you like anser, anser 2 or zing style heads then you must test the new Cleveland Huntington Beach collection.
For $100 and some customization options, you get sharp looks for those classic styles with a nice stainless deep mill (feels like medium) and a great lamkin stiock grip.  I just got the #3 and it is my gamer, as good as any blade out there ( and I have my share of customs).  Worth a look

2nd this, I put the #4 in play and have never putted better, came from many years of mallets and never intended to switch but wanted to see how the deep milling felt and just started draining everything,  birdied 7 of first 10 holes with it.

Edited by Liveoz, 13 September 2017 - 10:21 PM.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:27 AM

Picked up an Odyssey rsx blade, I like it since it's pretty soft and makes a nice louder sound at impact. Plus the leather grip is fantastic!

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