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#1 A.Princey

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:29 AM

Hey all,

I've been using counter weight(75ish grams) in all my putters for a couple years now and have noticed some advantage and disadvantages. The weight is not always at the end, with some putters having the weight more towards the bottom of the grip, near the shaft.

How many people would never go back to traditional weighting and what are your successes and/or failures thus far using this setup?

The one glaring advantage to me is my steadiness and smooth tempo on short putts, no wavering of the putter head on short strokes anymore. Feel and lag has been the tradeoff.

Who's using them, and who can't get along with them???

Edited by A.Princey, 14 February 2018 - 02:24 PM.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:24 AM

I will not go back. Wish I had gone to counterweight years sooner. Am a devoted disciple of the Edel fitting system. I was a pretty good putter with standard builds, have always been comfortable on the greens, but I am even more comfortable with a heavy, balanced build. A 370 gram head, 100 gram grip (and perfectly round) with another 30 grams in the shaft under my lower hand.

Not only have I not lost feel, it feels great. Often if you dont like the feel, more weight in the shaft balances the putter and helps, not less weight. And my lag putting is better because I stroke it more smoothly and therefore more online because I am not “hitting” the lag putts.

Standard length (33.75 for me) as I cannot putt with a long putter. I don’t see any disadvantages. I am seeing more putts go in, not just close.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:31 PM

The extra weight, static weight, calms my stroke so much. I think my multiple putter rotation affects my feel more than anything, gotta use one for most of the season to get in a groove. Short putting is lights out though. 32.5" for me.

Edited by A.Princey, 15 February 2018 - 02:32 PM.

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Byron Morgan DH89 32.5"(or any of 10 other putters...)

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 02:54 PM

I just had my first putting session with a self-made CB putter. It's awesome inside six feet thanks to the stability but long putts will definitely require some practice and getting used to.

Even if the long putts ended up slightly worse when it came to distance control, the stability did help in keeping the ball on the correct line.

The directional accuracy and better chances of making shorter putts should easily offset any possible distance control issues though.

I extended my 35" to 37" and added 140 grams evenly at the top 8 inches from the butt. The feel is closer to a Scotty Cameron cb than an Odyssey Tank. In a Scotty you feel the weight below your hands whereas the Tank feels like the weight is more evenly balanced.
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:04 PM

Every time I'm in the LGS, my best results are with an Odyssey Tank #1 variant, yet I haven't pulled the trigger. Perhaps the red O-Works Tank will finally convince me to purchase.

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