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Anyone else putt better with a cheap putter?


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#61 artsmart73

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 05:22 PM

View Postp3ga, on 12 January 2019 - 06:12 AM, said:

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.

I hit a #12 Spaulding that was a religious experience.

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#62 artsmart73

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 05:26 PM

Currently playing around with a SC Coranado 2, picked up as a rust bucket for 70 bones but sent off to BOS for some work. So yeah maybeIMG_1547936783.743389.jpg
910 D2 9.5* Rip 60 2.9
910 Fd 15* ahina
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MP 57 5i PX 5.5
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MP 59 7i-8i PX 5.5
MP 15 9i  PX 5.5
SM6 47*F08  SM6 52*F12
SM6 56*M08  SM5 60*K
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Posted 20 January 2019 - 02:07 AM

Surely when it comes to putting, price doesn’t matter. It’s finding something you’re comfortable with that gets the ball in the hole and practicing.

I currently use a 2014 fastback I’ve had since new, but regardless of what I use it’s the 15 minutes I spend practicing three nights a week in my hallway that makes the difference for me. My last twenty games I’ve averaged 30 putts a round and it’s just from practicing rolling a ball into a tee peg.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 05:15 PM

I'm a Ping user and game with a steel Zing 2 but I have a Spalding High Efficiency I that I picked up a few years ago when I was getting back into the game. It was 3.99 at the Goodwill and it still does the trick.
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Fairway: PiNG i15 15.5 3 Wood, UST Mamiya AXIVCORE 79 Series Tour Stiff
Hybrid: PiNG i15 20 degree, UST Mamiya AXIVCORE 85 Series Tour Stiff
Irons: PiNG Eye 2 Black Dot, JZ
Wedges: PiNG Tour 52,56 degree (2006)
Putter: PiNG Zing 2

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 08:37 AM

I remember when I first started to golf buyinh a nomad brass mallet putter for $25 from our pro shop. I probably was the most consistent with that, than anything else. I wish I could remember what it was called. I did buy a bettinardi (Hogan) and have had it ever since...

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#66 James the Hogan Fan

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 08:46 AM

Guilty!

I got this from a thrift shop because I was amused by it, and for giggles hit a putt across the floor. For 10 feet it followed a line in the floor tiling. That got my attention, so I putted back on a different line. Same effect. Straight to the register and $7.95 later I had a new MacGregor putter from a long time ago. The only thing that kicks it out of the bag is a similar styled Hogan that is an inch longer.

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Golfing in Finland -------------------------------------------------Golfing in USA
Driver: Titleist 908 D2 (9.5) ------------------------------------- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha (2014, 9.5)
3 wood: Cleveland hi-Bore (15) -------------------------------- Adams Tightlies Tour 14.5
2hi: Callaway BB Diablo (18)
Irons 3-E Hogan Apex Edge Pro/Apex 4 +5/8" ---------------2-E Hogan Apex '99, Apex 4 +1"
Wedges: Titleist 5612 and Iron Nelson prototype 59° ------Macgregor VIP black 52 56, Stan Thompson stainless
Putter: Macgregor Autograph Jackie Pung -------------------Hogan Princess

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 11:52 AM

Mine is a secondhand Yes! Pippi-12 Black (center shaft), $30. Just two rounds so far, at the end of the season, 34 & 29 total putts (my only sub-30 round). Compared to Bettinardi iNOVAi 3.0 CS $300 new, avg 1.9 putts per hole for the season.  Only rounds over 2.0 were with a Studio Stock 2 (paid $200 new, later traded).
The Yes! might not see much time in 2019 either, having just acquired THREE new center shaft mid-mallets. #itsadisease But Pippi will remain my wet weather & travel putter.
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Posted 26 January 2019 - 12:21 PM

Absolutely! I still putt with an old Ping Eye-2 I got 7 or 8 years ago from my grandad which I think you can pick up on ebay for less than $60 now. It's a brilliant putter and nothing has even come close to replicating or replacing the feel I have with it.
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