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Anyone else putt better with a cheap putter?


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#31 Jmm96

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 12:54 PM

Yes. I bought a Golfology Octagon milled ZW1 at Goodwill for $3. It's quite beautiful and has weight in the shaft - very heavy.

Never putted better in my life.

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#32 Sean289

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 01:28 PM

I am not sure if it classifies as cheap but the PING TR Anser 1966 which cost me new, less than half of the price of the PING Vault 2.0 Dale Anser, did noticeably better than the Vault Anser across 4 rounds of head to head on the 18 hole par 2 golf course that was loosely set up on the putting green of our club.
The Vault Anser looks, feels and sounds better but the TR Anser just flat out performs better for me. For the record, I am a PING guy and I would like to game the Vault Anser but I cannot ignore the results I see.
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 04:52 PM

Here’s $25 wonder. The Winnpro OS grip cost as much as the putter did lol.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 04:59 PM

I got my Scotty for $100 Canadian, does that count? :)
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Posted 17 August 2018 - 05:21 PM

I have at least a dozen putters.  None cost more than $20.


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 03:10 PM

It's so much about how comfortable you feel with the putter, regardless of how much it costs. Heck, Brandt Snedeker putts lights out with his Odyssey White Hot Rossie which you can find for like $25.
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 06:55 AM

View Postbazinoz, on 14 August 2018 - 07:26 AM, said:

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.


Quick update. On the back of this thread I dug out and used my Spalding TPM 7 today. Best round putting I've had in ages.

It might stay in the bag a few weeks (or one of it's brethren).

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:33 AM

I have gone back (again) to an old, dinged up Rife Hybrid 2 Bar Mallet.  It just rolls the ball beautifully.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 11:39 AM

View PostDeacLaw05, on 19 August 2018 - 09:33 AM, said:

I have gone back (again) to an old, dinged up Rife Hybrid 2 Bar Mallet.  It just rolls the ball beautifully.

I’ve putted great with these every time I’ve picked one up at the store. Definitely on my must own list, but not sure if I want the blade or mallet version.
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:47 PM

Picked up a pristine Odyssey Protype #3 at GG for $23. How sweet it is...

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 03:39 PM

My putting mirror cost more than my putter. I average 32 putts. Expensive putters are for tarts.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 06:24 AM

Yep. Ray Cook SR100 (heel shafted #9 type). After a gift card, paid $17 out of pocket ($40 retail). Down to 31 putts per round. Dropped 4-5 strokes per round with it.

Switched from a face balanced 2 ball putter. The type of putter has more to do with the improvement than the cost. But I will say, it's not a bad putter.
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 07:29 AM

I go back and forth between my circa 62(picked up used for 100) and my Rife Aruba($14...miss raiding preowned racks).  I think its more a matter of switching putters reminds me of all the success I had with it in the past, so I putt with greater confidence.  When I switch, I notice how different the grip feels and my hands slide back into the worn position for my putters have distinctly different grips.
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#44 TheRaven

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 08:06 AM

I rotate between fancier putters and plain old Ping Ansers and I see little difference in the results. I'm either rolling the ball or not.
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Bag:  Ping Pioneer
Ball:  Bridgestone e6

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 11:29 AM

I putt great with an old Wilson. It is a Geo Low Original 600 Forged, a replica of the one Nicklaus used in many victories. It was an average price when new in 1980, maybe $40-50, but is worth very little today. I would use it still, but the grip is non-conforming. Just a simple leather grip, but the way it is made with a flat section on the front and round section at the top became non-conforming in 1988. I have had it 38 years, so I don't want to change the grip.

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#46 Joe Duffer

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:35 PM

View Postbroomsticker, on 16 August 2018 - 09:36 AM, said:

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 09 January 2019 - 04:47 PM

The Ping G2i Craze putter in the bag was probably introduced around 2010, has thousands and thousand of putts in it so the CPS (cost per stroke) is significantly under $.01/putt.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:09 PM

Cheap these days is anything below $200.00 so yes.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:58 PM

Wilson Infinte Northside - $30 (new)
Rife Aruba + Pure mid-size grip - $45 (new)
Nike Method Converge Counterflex B1-01 - $30 (used)

Do I putt better? No clue because I don't see a reason to pay steep prices. I'm not risking buyers remorse when I miss a few.

Edit: I usually putt better than my playing partner which is all that is necessary most days. 😊

Edited by rrowe, 10 January 2019 - 07:11 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:04 PM

View Postjt2gt, on 17 August 2018 - 12:28 PM, said:

even the headcover is more expensive than the putter.

Have the same "problem." Felt a bit weird until I realized my wife stores chapstick and floss in her handbags.


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#51 sheldonjhacker

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:10 PM

Cost doesn't matter at all.  Whatever putter you use the most...will make more putts over time.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:31 PM

View PostDavidv, on 09 January 2019 - 08:09 PM, said:

Cheap these days is anything below $200.00 so yes.

I`m guessing the OP meant an off brand, something other than Ping,Odyssey,Scotty...

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:30 PM

I have been golfing for about 40 years, I have only owned 2 putters and I think they add up to a grand total of about $50.  A ping answer I have had since the mid 80's and a Taylormade Rosa I bought off ebay for probably $30 in the late 90's. That being said, I was at our local PGA store last weekend and stroked a couple balls with a Scotty Newport and drained the first 3 from 25', so......

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:31 AM

Recently picked up a Mizuno TP Mills Workshop III at Goodwill for $6.99.  It's rusty as all hell, but on the verge of being the full time gamer.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:14 AM

View Posttsbrewers, on 10 January 2019 - 09:30 PM, said:

I have been golfing for about 40 years, I have only owned 2 putters and I think they add up to a grand total of about $50.  A ping answer I have had since the mid 80's and a Taylormade Rosa I bought off ebay for probably $30 in the late 90's. That being said, I was at our local PGA store last weekend and stroked a couple balls with a Scotty Newport and drained the first 3 from 25', so......
So... LOL! Sounds like it will be three putters over 60 years. You can maybe pick up a Scotty for a reasonable price. Of course, while one can get Ping Ansers and Taylormade putters for good prices, they certainly are not "cheap"...


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:22 PM

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Sweet spot the size of a BB - keeps your attention on staying steady and making a good stroke.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:58 AM

Just picked up a Rife Iconic Vault 001 putter for £59 brand new in wrapper.  Pretty chuffed.  Was close to commissioning a bespoke putter from Scott Readman Concepts here in the UK but this little beauty ticked all the boxes and ended up saving a fortune.  Love the sight dot and the phantom finish.  Nice roll grove tech as well.  Can definitely find plenty of brand new old stock on ebay with a bit of trust and patience!

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:12 AM

View Postbazinoz, on 14 August 2018 - 07:26 AM, said:

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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A good strike (and you'll know when it is one) with a #7 is a religious experience.

I've went back to the future, putting the NC Sub 30 / 30 back in the bag last season, and have been a lot more consistent on the greens. While the putter itself is ok, finding a installing a [Lamkin Deep Etch] grip that works with- instead of against - me and the putterhead is even more important.
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:43 PM

Turns out the old Cleveland classics from the 2010’s have a look, feel, and balance that works best for me. About to clear out the rest of my putter stock.
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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:10 PM

MG Golf sells a Anser/Newport style putter for $29.95.  I have a whole closet full of pricey putters but this one keeps finding its way back into my bag.  There's just something about it that makes me keep going back to it.  Their oversize grip is one of the best I have tried and much cheaper.


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