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Center-shaft Putters-Which is the best?


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#1 clemsondds

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:22 PM

Just wondering which center shafted putter you think is the best and why.  Thanks!


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:03 PM

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:09 PM

^^^ Great looking flatstick....

my vote goes to the Seemore FGP2.....not exactly center shafted, but close enough, easy to align and great feeling putters.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:17 PM

Scotty Newport 2.6 I LOVE mine feels so so good

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:35 PM

Love my Scotty newport 2.6 heavy putter.


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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:47 PM

I love my Scotty 2.6

Although I do admire that Betti also :kewlpics:

What I like about the center shaft is that I get a 'no nonsense' feel at address.  I find that helps my eye.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:40 AM

The one thats my avatar. Kirk Currie II Deep milling, best feel, and when found, can go for about $50
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:50 AM

I've got a Yes Natalie I really like.  I definitely putt better with the center shafted putters.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:56 AM

Bettinardi Baby Bee.

aka "The Warthog".

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:03 AM

TaylorMade Rossa Itsy Bitsy Spider Center Shaft. Hard to find, but worth it. Mine is a one-off (from the tour) but the Japan models are similar.

As for why; it is uber forgiving and puts the best end-over-end roll I have ever seen. It just makes more putts for me than any other center shafted putter I have ever tried.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:48 AM

for me it's the grand daddy, the original Rife Two Bar cs mallet places a great roll on the ball.  The putter face grooves seem a bit exaggerated (or larger, more pronounced) versus the others that followed (TM's asgi, then subsequent Rife heads were smoother, etc).  I like the rugged feel of the original face.  Nothing was better although they did easily bend if accidently hit on the face.  I had to get rid of one due to that issue.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:14 PM

 ShortSticks, on 22 June 2011 - 10:03 AM, said:

TaylorMade Rossa Itsy Bitsy Spider Center Shaft.

Yet another putter I regret selling. :russian_roulette:

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:55 PM

Anything SeeMore - these are just killing it for me right now.  30 putts on average - about as good as I think an 8 handicap can expect.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:43 PM

I love the 2 ball centershaft. Added some weight and it is so easy to putt with. Just line it up and rock my shoulders and it tracks perfectly.  



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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:45 PM

Rife 2-bar hybrid centershaft. I am not an insert guy but I really like this thing alot! Rolls the ball sooo smooth I think rife has something with their technology!

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:32 PM

I cant line the centershafts up Ive tried but dont set up well with Me.Better try one out b4 you Buy

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:37 PM

Ping Pickmeup or Rife Barbados.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:32 PM

 NWS Alpine, on 22 June 2011 - 08:37 PM, said:

Ping Pickmeup or Rife Barbados.


Thanks! Wow quite the variation! Any more?

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:09 PM

 chamgel2, on 21 June 2011 - 08:09 PM, said:

^^^ Great looking flatstick....

my vote goes to the Seemore FGP2.....not exactly center shafted, but close enough, easy to align and great feeling putters.

I've been gaming the SeeMore FGP mallet for 9 months and my putting is better than ever. After some practice the alignment is so easy to check, then I just have to focus on speed. Much better than having to worry about both at the same time. It is just soooo easy to aim! :partytime2:

This is after playing with 4 different putters (both regular and belly), grips, shafts, etc, for the prior 2 years.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:54 PM

 Stinger82, on 22 June 2011 - 07:45 PM, said:

Rife 2-bar hybrid centershaft. I am not an insert guy but I really like this thing alot! Rolls the ball sooo smooth I think rife has something with their technology!

I agree. I play the same model and have never rolled the ball so well.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:57 PM

Dont forget taylor made corza ghost center shafted putter.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:11 PM

cleveland classic 5.5.. great putter BETTER price

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:17 PM

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:19 AM

 stiffdogg06, on 23 June 2011 - 08:17 PM, said:

Odyssey White Ice 2 ball. I love mine.


Great thanks.  Anyone try a center shafted fastback or nike method core 4i?  
Any other thoughts would be appreciated. Photos are cool too

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:52 AM

just started using a nike method core 4i center shaft and I absolutely love it
made me toss my scotty cameron circa 62 right back into my spare set of clubs

I cant say enough great things about the putter,
I love the center shaft alignment and the ball rolls so true off the face

the ball does leave a little faster than what I was used to on my scotty but once I made the adjustment I love it


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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:53 AM

 chamgel2, on 21 June 2011 - 08:09 PM, said:

^^^ Great looking flatstick....

my vote goes to the Seemore FGP2.....not exactly center shafted, but close enough, easy to align and great feeling putters.

It is a great putter but I like my PR M3 a little more.  

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:57 AM

 clemsondds, on 23 June 2011 - 05:32 PM, said:

 NWS Alpine, on 22 June 2011 - 08:37 PM, said:

Ping Pickmeup or Rife Barbados.


Thanks! Wow quite the variation! Any more?

If you like a blade stlye then the Machine putters are top notch or the Rife Trinidad.  The Ping Karsten C67 is really nice too if you like a lighter putter.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 09:11 PM

+1 on the Cleveland 5.5. Very nice putter.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:14 AM

 sbeduckman, on 24 June 2011 - 09:11 PM, said:

+1 on the Cleveland 5.5. Very nice putter.


Very cool.  I haven't seen this one in person.  Wouldn't mind trying it out.


Do you find cs putters are easier to hit 10ft and in or lag putts?  

Any others out there?  I had no idea there were so many cool cs putters out there!

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:08 PM

Any other opinions?  

I really love the looks of the Bettinardi 3C.  Just don't love the price.


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