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Anyone else putt better with a cheap putter?


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#1 Tko22

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:52 PM

I have 2 Cameron’s (NP 2.6 and a GoLo 5), a Ping Sigma Kushin, a Giannini, a newer Cleveland and a couple of Nike’s Method putters, and I putt best and consistent by far with a cheap “PowerBilt” TPS Triad mallet. The Tour SNSR grip cost more than the putter. That thing is more than face balanced + a degree or two! I recall buying it when a K-Mart closed up.

Dang it!

Any others putt better with an off brand, cheap putter?


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#2 danattherock

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:29 PM

I would compare its lie/loft to your other putters just for fun.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:22 AM

The best putting of my 20 years of golfing was with a $15 Wilson center shafted mallet I found at Walmart about 10 years ago. For some reason I gave it up and I haven’t putted we’ll since. I’m still on my quest to find the right putter.

Edited for spelling.

Edited by Arlin964, 12 August 2018 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:03 AM

The cost of the 14 clubs/shafts in my bag is well into the thousands, and I bought my putter brand new, at MSRP, for less than $90.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:04 AM

Yes, haven't found anything better than my original Ping Anser which I picked up for $20.  Every now and again I'll play with the new putters at Golf Galaxy and the only one recently that has made me go "hmmmm" is the Tommy Armor Impact 3 which only costs $99 I believe.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:41 PM

View Postbspn, on 12 August 2018 - 07:04 AM, said:

Yes, haven't found anything better than my original Ping Anser which I picked up for $20.  Every now and again I'll play with the new putters at Golf Galaxy and the only one recently that has made me go "hmmmm" is the Tommy Armor Impact 3 which only costs $99 I believe.

I've tried The TA Impact 3 on real greens, and it's a great value in a face-balanced mallet. This putter also tied with a very expensive Evnroll in a "most wanted mallet" competition on another website.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:52 PM

I putt terribly with everything, and I’ve tried everything.

....But I Putt LEAST terribly with my old beat to hell ghost spider slant neck I found at Golf galaxy used for $60 3 years ago.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:01 PM

The hole doesn't care about $$$

PowerBilt for the win
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:29 PM

A Cleveland Huntington Beach #1 knocked out my custom Scotty and I traded in the Cameron.
Driver: Adams Speedline Fast 11, 9°
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Irons: Ping i200 3 iron, Ping iE1 4-PW
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:01 PM

Does $99 count as cheap? I presume it does. I used a Cleveland Classic 1 putter from 2009-2016 until I got the PING TR Anser 66. That Cleveland over that 8 year span felt better than any PING, Odyssey, Scotty or Taylormade putter that I rolled.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:42 PM

I picked up a 10$ Spaulding TP Mills TPM 1 that is butter. Not my Gamer but I seem to putt more consistently with it.

Edited by artsmart73, 12 August 2018 - 08:47 PM.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:44 PM

Yep...just recently I downgraded to the $450 Scotty Squareback.  So much better.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:07 PM

View PostDavePelz4, on 12 August 2018 - 07:44 PM, said:

Yep...just recently I downgraded to the $450 Scotty Squareback.  So much better.

Same here...my custom $1500 to $2200 GSS Piretti's have taken a back seat to my
cheap $615 Piretti Savona 2 Elite. Something about that mid mallet, slant neck,
with 4:00 toe hang that works for me.  

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:20 AM

No.
Contents of bag subject to change.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:46 PM

Bought a Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball Blade from another player for $30.

Shot its share of Sub-30 rounds and still rolling great.

Key is < $30 LOL

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 07:26 AM

View Postartsmart73, on 12 August 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

I picked up a 10$ Spaulding TP Mills TPM 1 that is butter. Not my Gamer but I seem to putt more consistently with it.

Agreed.
I collect old Spalding TPM's. None of them cost me more than $20.
They all feel beautiful to putt with. Every bit as good as the Scotty's, Machine, Lajosi and Ping putters I have.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:33 AM

View Postartsmart73, on 12 August 2018 - 07:42 PM, said:

a 10$ Spaulding TP Mills

Is that Quebec dollars?

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 02:00 AM

LOL buying expensive putters has nothing to do with putting performance.  If the glove fits...
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 02:58 AM

No, sadly Im unable to bag anything that cost less than £200 !!
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:02 PM

Ok, I used to think who needs an expensive putter?  I've been putting with what is basically a Wilson Augusta tear drop model for 40 years.  Well this year I broke down and bought an Evnroll ER3.  I hate to admit it, but I'm putting a lot better with the new technology.  It really is more consistent and I'm making about 1-2 putts more per round (mostly in the 12-20 ft range) than I used to and the 3 putts are significantly down.  The only caveat is that I struggle with the new putter getting the ball to the hole from over 25', but I'm also not running it by like I used to either.

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 02:28 PM

I rotate between a Mizuno Mills, Ping MgBr Dalehead, and Cleveland Classic and putt just fine with any of them (Though the mizuno is my favorite :) )
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 08:19 PM

Don't know if it qualifies as "cheap" but I putt better with my O-Works #2 than any of the other dozen or so putters I own, most of which are significantly more expensive. It kind of ticks me off in a way because it's easily the least sexy putter I own. I mean, even my O-Works Black 2W is better looking, but the Versa paint scheme suits my eye so well and the overall simplicity of the design lends itself to the most natural and technically sounds putting stroke I can make.
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 05:06 AM

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:42 AM

Cheap is relative when you are talking SC vs discounted TM or Odyssey putters. I buy these instead of the Scottie’s.
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:59 AM

I would say my best putting over the past 5 years have been with 2 Cleveland Classics I bought new for under $100, and an old Ping Anser reproduction from the 90s I bought used for $30.  Of course I used to putt with an early 1960's Bullseye for many years, I got it free out of a lost club bin at a course I worked one summer.  It was really old when I found it, they said it had been there for years, and I could just have it.  I used it pretty much for the next 15 years and putted really well with it, then the internet happened and I had to have a Scotty Cameron, and then, you know........ Probably should pull the Bullseye out of the closet again.....

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:42 AM

I'll admit,  I've never purchased a 'fancy flatstick' thinking it was going to hole more putts.   My putting results seem to ebb and flow throughout the season.
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Posted 16 August 2018 - 09:36 AM

I'm currently gaming a Leading Edge at 45".  I'm pretty sure I have more cash in the lead tape I have on it then what I gave for it in the first place.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 12:21 PM

I putt with an old putter, but would never put with a cheap one. Big difference between old and cheap. A Big 5 Wilson with a crooked grip is cheap, an old Ping is not cheap, even if it cost next to nothing in today's market.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 12:28 PM

Been putting best with this "naked" Ody #2 compared to my customs.  Picked up used for $75...even the headcover is more expensive than the putter.

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