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#1 macedan

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 05:29 PM

From what I can find on forums here it is almost unanimous that nearly everyone hates the TaylorMade Nubbins series. I am almost floored by that. I could not be separated from my B1S. I love the soft feel and I also feel as though I get excellent distance control.

So what is behind all of the hate for the nubbins? And if you like the Nubbins, or still game it, what is behind your reasoning to be of the minority (myself included) that actually enjoy it?

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#2 DeCuchi

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:00 PM

Wow talk about blast from the past.  I had a b9s long neck way back when they came out. It was ok. Wouldn’t buy one again though.  A couple of years ago I had a b11s that was excellent. I let a friend use it and haven’t seen him or it since. That one I do wish I had back.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:32 PM

 macedan, on 10 July 2018 - 05:29 PM, said:

So what is behind all of the hate for the nubbins?

Because it looks more like a basketball than a putter and it felt like you were hitting the ball with a hot pile of poo.

Most people couldn't stand it.

There are always a few people who are the "exception to the rule."  You happen to fall into that category.

Edited by Mikey Town, 11 July 2018 - 12:33 PM.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:44 PM

 macedan, on 10 July 2018 - 05:29 PM, said:

So what is behind all of the hate for the nubbins? And if you like the Nubbins, or still game it, what is behind your reasoning to be of the minority (myself included) that actually enjoy it?

When you're asking your psychologist about this, ask her why you still like the Pontiac Aztek and Beanie Babies so much, too. There's probably a perfectly good, deep-rooted explanation for it.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:31 PM

Worst putter i ever owned, the insert was actually resessed behind the metal frame about an eighth of an inch

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:27 PM

I still use my nubbins from time to time. TM was actually sued over the design for ripping off another manufacturer, so they were forced to stop selling these putters.

The shape and neck on my nubbins is the best and if I could find that in a TPM or a Ping Vault series, id buy it immediately

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:25 PM

i know a guy who still uses his faithfully and putts great with it.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:53 PM

WOW I use love these! but I was also like 12 at the time...and so gullible of marketing

the basketball face was so cool to me back then I use to walk into the pro shop and putt with them all the time ... thankfully I never bought one lol
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:36 PM

 vietnameeh, on 11 July 2018 - 03:53 PM, said:

WOW I use love these! but I was also like 12 at the time...and so gullible of marketing

the basketball face was so cool to me back then I use to walk into the pro shop and putt with them all the time ... thankfully I never bought one lol

Throw in a Wilson Invex and some VAS irons, then you really were the envy of your JV golf team back in the 90’s
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:41 PM

I have a mint one that sits in the corner of my room. Found it for $5 several years ago at an auction.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:42 PM

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I will admit, it is an ugly POS with an even uglier headcover but I have grown too comfortable with it to replace it yet.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:55 AM

that's sweet dude....total throwback.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:11 AM

 macedan, on 11 July 2018 - 10:42 PM, said:

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I will admit, it is an ugly POS with an even uglier headcover but I have grown too comfortable with it to replace it yet.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:19 AM

I totally forgot about these.  I've had a couple over the years.  I think I probably picked them up at thrift stores.  I know I didn't care for the feel much.  They worked just fine though.  I think I probably gave them away.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:22 AM

The Nubbins is the gold standard   :)


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:08 PM

 MattMo, on 11 July 2018 - 08:36 PM, said:

 vietnameeh, on 11 July 2018 - 03:53 PM, said:

WOW I use love these! but I was also like 12 at the time...and so gullible of marketing

the basketball face was so cool to me back then I use to walk into the pro shop and putt with them all the time ... thankfully I never bought one lol

Throw in a Wilson Invex and some VAS irons, then you really were the envy of your JV golf team back in the 90’s

You hit me in the feels just now LOL
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:29 PM

I only wish I knew how to change out the rubber insert

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 01:02 AM

Had a mate with a Nubbins, we always wondered if the Taylormade Brains Trust were sitting around deciding on a name and someone said, "come on guys, throw something at me, there is no stupid answer".

Turns out there was.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 06:56 AM

 cjaxun, on 12 July 2018 - 11:29 PM, said:

I only wish I knew how to change out the rubber insert

Have an old ping pong paddle laying around?

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:19 AM

I might sell mine in BST for $100


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 04:02 PM

I just hate the name! Nubbins?????

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:10 PM

 Mikey Town, on 11 July 2018 - 12:32 PM, said:

 macedan, on 10 July 2018 - 05:29 PM, said:

So what is behind all of the hate for the nubbins?

Because it looks more like a basketball than a putter and it felt like you were hitting the ball with a hot pile of poo.

Most people couldn't stand it.

There are always a few people who are the "exception to the rule."  You happen to fall into that category.

All true.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:30 AM

I won a junior tourney with the nubbins back in the day. that's probably why I still have it. If TM took this exact shape and made a modern day putter out of it, milled, I would buy it in a second.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 08:12 AM

The Nubbins probably had the longest tenure in my bag of any putter I owned. I do believe with a lot of the new face inserts its a very antiquated technology. I still have mine, but it hasn't seen a course in years.
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