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#1 Shanks2424

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 06:00 PM

My son wants a new putter for Christmas. What are some of your recommendation. Currently he is using a rossa Daytona 1

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Driver- Titleist 909D3 8.5 Matrix HD7 Stiff
3 Wood- Titleist 904F 15* TT Dynamic Gold S300
Hybrid- Adams A12 Pro 18* Project X PXI 6.0
3-PW- Mizuno MP-32 TT Dynamic Gold S300
Wedges-Titleist Vokey Spin Milled CC 54/58 TT Dynamic Gold S300
Putter- Odyssey Tank 1 34 Inches Super Stroke Flatso 1.0
Ball- Titleist Pro V1/ Srixon Z Star
Grips Lamkin UTX Wrap 2 layers of Tape

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Driver- Cobra FlyZ 13.5 Cobra FlyZ Shaft White Lady Flex 36 in

5 Wood-Cobra F7 5/6 20* Acer Velocity Orange Lady Flex 34.5 in
Hybrid- Flynn Golf Velocity VTMax 27* Acer Velocity Silver Lady Flex
Irons-Flynn Golf Velocity VTmax Irons 6-pw Acer Velocity Silver Lady Flex
Wedges- La Jolla Junior SW 56* Acer Velocity Silver Lady Flex
Putter- Taylormade Rossa Daytona Tour 27in
Bag- Maxfli Junior Bag Blue/White

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#2 tiger1873

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 09:16 PM

Has he tried out any putters recently ? Putters are a very personal thing. One person may love a putter and second person will hate it and do poorly with it. Usually the first putter is something that comes in a set or is a hand me down and you go from there. Have you brought him to a golf store to try out putters? The combos are truly endless.

Have him try out a bunch and see if anything fits.  Even if you do that good chance you may go through a bunch until they find one that they actually like and do well with it.

Edited by tiger1873, 30 September 2018 - 09:19 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 09:28 PM

If you are going to putt with a blade anser shaped head, might as well get a PING.

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 11:43 PM

I have but the issue is they are too long for him to get a feel lol
What's In The Bag 2018
Brad's Bag (DAD)
Driver- Titleist 909D3 8.5 Matrix HD7 Stiff
3 Wood- Titleist 904F 15* TT Dynamic Gold S300
Hybrid- Adams A12 Pro 18* Project X PXI 6.0
3-PW- Mizuno MP-32 TT Dynamic Gold S300
Wedges-Titleist Vokey Spin Milled CC 54/58 TT Dynamic Gold S300
Putter- Odyssey Tank 1 34 Inches Super Stroke Flatso 1.0
Ball- Titleist Pro V1/ Srixon Z Star
Grips Lamkin UTX Wrap 2 layers of Tape

What's In The Bag 2018
Gavin's Bag (SON) 8 years old
Driver- Cobra FlyZ 13.5 Cobra FlyZ Shaft White Lady Flex 36 in

5 Wood-Cobra F7 5/6 20* Acer Velocity Orange Lady Flex 34.5 in
Hybrid- Flynn Golf Velocity VTMax 27* Acer Velocity Silver Lady Flex
Irons-Flynn Golf Velocity VTmax Irons 6-pw Acer Velocity Silver Lady Flex
Wedges- La Jolla Junior SW 56* Acer Velocity Silver Lady Flex
Putter- Taylormade Rossa Daytona Tour 27in
Bag- Maxfli Junior Bag Blue/White

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 09:37 AM

Putters in the junior market are hard. Can't find one the right length to truly try. We used to go to the store and find something in the 33 range and have her put some. Off course feel is off but can give you an idea. But I'm also the crazy one who believes juniors need putters that fit them not off the rack.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:49 AM

Something to think about: The USKG Jekyll putter head weight is 340g across all sizes (UL48, TS54, UL54, TS60, etc...) http://www.uskidsgol...hnicalSpecs.pdf

Most modern putter head's weight is within that 330g to 360g range (with many adjustable head weight options). So find a putter head that is appealing to your kid's eye and cut it down and slap their favorite style of grip on it.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 04:01 PM

My son who is now 8 has had good results with the Odyssey 1ws Putter, but has moved on to the spider.  We have two of these that are just sitting in a backup bag.  Both play  at about 25" and perfect for a 6-7 yr old.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 08:30 AM

View Postwildcatden, on 01 October 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

Something to think about: The USKG Jekyll putter head weight is 340g across all sizes (UL48, TS54, UL54, TS60, etc...) http://www.uskidsgol...hnicalSpecs.pdf

Most modern putter head's weight is within that 330g to 360g range (with many adjustable head weight options). So find a putter head that is appealing to your kid's eye and cut it down and slap their favorite style of grip on it.

I wouldn't just cut it off and slap a grip on it. You are changing the feel of it.  I would also add a counterbalance weight to get the feel where it needs to be. Granted some grips have these options available.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:11 PM

View Postdarter79, on 02 October 2018 - 08:30 AM, said:

View Postwildcatden, on 01 October 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

Something to think about: The USKG Jekyll putter head weight is 340g across all sizes (UL48, TS54, UL54, TS60, etc...) http://www.uskidsgol...hnicalSpecs.pdf

Most modern putter head's weight is within that 330g to 360g range (with many adjustable head weight options). So find a putter head that is appealing to your kid's eye and cut it down and slap their favorite style of grip on it.

I wouldn't just cut it off and slap a grip on it. You are changing the feel of it.  I would also add a counterbalance weight to get the feel where it needs to be. Granted some grips have these options available.

I've got two putters for my kid. One is a Ping cut down to 27.5" with a SS Flatso CoounterCore (50g) grip. The other is an older Never Compromise putter cut down to the same length with a Winn Pistol Grip (no counter balance weights).  I've never noticed a difference in his putting with either.

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