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Advantages of Center Shafted Putter?


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#31 DK<80

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 04:40 PM

For those of you who've been gaming a cs putter for a while....have you tried going back to a traditional heel shafted putter?

I went to PGA superstore recently to try some putters for fun and wow I couldn't hit any of them straight!  Grabbed a cs off the rack and it just looked better and I rolled the putts better.  Not sure if this is because the cs is right for me or if it just happened over time?

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:24 PM

View PostSCOTT4099, on 13 April 2018 - 01:13 PM, said:

Iím right eye dominant so does that mean I should sell my Scotty Cameron Newport 2.6 putter?
Definitely.



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:31 PM

Are you aiming it where you think you're aiming it?

That's the test.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:47 AM

View PostDK<80, on 13 April 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

For those of you who've been gaming a cs putter for a while....have you tried going back to a traditional heel shafted putter?

I went to PGA superstore recently to try some putters for fun and wow I couldn't hit any of them straight!  Grabbed a cs off the rack and it just looked better and I rolled the putts better.  Not sure if this is because the cs is right for me or if it just happened over time?

I picked up a limited SC 5MBS which is CS last year to help my putting. I read around here and online that if you putt SBST a CS putter will usually fit you well. It immediately helped my putting. Being a club ho I have tried going away from it a few times and its always a huge struggle. Saturday I played in a tournament with a Spider Tour to the tune of 40 putts. I mean I probably would have only had 39 with the CS, lol. But I do find I lose something when I go away from the CS putter. Its weird.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:59 AM

View PostKmac, on 16 April 2018 - 09:47 AM, said:

View PostDK<80, on 13 April 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

For those of you who've been gaming a cs putter for a while....have you tried going back to a traditional heel shafted putter?

I went to PGA superstore recently to try some putters for fun and wow I couldn't hit any of them straight!  Grabbed a cs off the rack and it just looked better and I rolled the putts better.  Not sure if this is because the cs is right for me or if it just happened over time?

I picked up a limited SC 5MBS which is CS last year to help my putting. I read around here and online that if you putt SBST a CS putter will usually fit you well. It immediately helped my putting. Being a club ho I have tried going away from it a few times and its always a huge struggle. Saturday I played in a tournament with a Spider Tour to the tune of 40 putts. I mean I probably would have only had 39 with the CS, lol. But I do find I lose something when I go away from the CS putter. Its weird.
i have to say - this man has owned so many different putter types, brands, styles, etc...if he says the CS putter was a better fit for him, i believe it.

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#36 DK<80

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:34 PM

View PostKmac, on 16 April 2018 - 09:47 AM, said:

View PostDK<80, on 13 April 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

For those of you who've been gaming a cs putter for a while....have you tried going back to a traditional heel shafted putter?

I went to PGA superstore recently to try some putters for fun and wow I couldn't hit any of them straight!  Grabbed a cs off the rack and it just looked better and I rolled the putts better.  Not sure if this is because the cs is right for me or if it just happened over time?

I picked up a limited SC 5MBS which is CS last year to help my putting. I read around here and online that if you putt SBST a CS putter will usually fit you well. It immediately helped my putting. Being a club ho I have tried going away from it a few times and its always a huge struggle. Saturday I played in a tournament with a Spider Tour to the tune of 40 putts. I mean I probably would have only had 39 with the CS, lol. But I do find I lose something when I go away from the CS putter. Its weird.

Relieved to hear I'm not the only one.  Sorry to hear about your 40 putts!  I owned a Spider Tour for a brief stint while I was transitioning into the CS and it was the sweetest looking yet worst performing putter for me ever.  I know there are great reviews about it but for a more SBST stroke, it felt like a heavy swinging door.  One that ALWAYS opened and closed!  Does put a nice tight roll on the ball though.

I am not in love with my Cleveland HB #6c. But I am afraid I will have to commit to it until I can afford a CS that I really want.  I have seen some sweet Bettinardi CS putters, saving up for one...
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- Cleveland HB #6c

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:37 PM

View Postgioguy21, on 16 April 2018 - 09:59 AM, said:

View PostKmac, on 16 April 2018 - 09:47 AM, said:

View PostDK<80, on 13 April 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

For those of you who've been gaming a cs putter for a while....have you tried going back to a traditional heel shafted putter?

I went to PGA superstore recently to try some putters for fun and wow I couldn't hit any of them straight!  Grabbed a cs off the rack and it just looked better and I rolled the putts better.  Not sure if this is because the cs is right for me or if it just happened over time?

I picked up a limited SC 5MBS which is CS last year to help my putting. I read around here and online that if you putt SBST a CS putter will usually fit you well. It immediately helped my putting. Being a club ho I have tried going away from it a few times and its always a huge struggle. Saturday I played in a tournament with a Spider Tour to the tune of 40 putts. I mean I probably would have only had 39 with the CS, lol. But I do find I lose something when I go away from the CS putter. Its weird.
i have to say - this man has owned so many different putter types, brands, styles, etc...if he says the CS putter was a better fit for him, i believe it.

haha I think I've had a different putter each time we have played  every time we have played

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:39 PM

View PostDK<80, on 16 April 2018 - 01:34 PM, said:

View PostKmac, on 16 April 2018 - 09:47 AM, said:

View PostDK<80, on 13 April 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

For those of you who've been gaming a cs putter for a while....have you tried going back to a traditional heel shafted putter?

I went to PGA superstore recently to try some putters for fun and wow I couldn't hit any of them straight!  Grabbed a cs off the rack and it just looked better and I rolled the putts better.  Not sure if this is because the cs is right for me or if it just happened over time?

I picked up a limited SC 5MBS which is CS last year to help my putting. I read around here and online that if you putt SBST a CS putter will usually fit you well. It immediately helped my putting. Being a club ho I have tried going away from it a few times and its always a huge struggle. Saturday I played in a tournament with a Spider Tour to the tune of 40 putts. I mean I probably would have only had 39 with the CS, lol. But I do find I lose something when I go away from the CS putter. Its weird.

Relieved to hear I'm not the only one.  Sorry to hear about your 40 putts!  I owned a Spider Tour for a brief stint while I was transitioning into the CS and it was the sweetest looking yet worst performing putter for me ever.  I know there are great reviews about it but for a more SBST stroke, it felt like a heavy swinging door.  One that ALWAYS opened and closed!  Does put a nice tight roll on the ball though.

I am not in love with my Cleveland HB #6c. But I am afraid I will have to commit to it until I can afford a CS that I really want.  I have seen some sweet Bettinardi CS putters, saving up for one...

Biggest issue with the Spider for me is distance control and the feel or lack of feel.

Also, I have to love my putter and love how it looks or I stray very easily. The Scotty was stupid expensive but its badass looking.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:36 AM

To resurrect this thread...

I'm still not sure what the benefit of the centre shaft is. I use one, and I have other putters. Since other posts here have talked about left-eye dominance and offset, I was wondering if anyone could say how either is connected to the advantage. Is it placement?

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:48 AM

I tend to like using center shafted putters without forward press. The Seemore works great for me because I can cover the red dot. Probably the only CS putters I would use.

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:09 PM

So the elimination of a forward press? I guess it depends on the loft anyhow...

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 07:41 PM

Iíve also been using a center shaft putter recently with success and Iím right eye dominant, but I also donít putt with a forward press.
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Posted 06 December 2018 - 07:26 PM

My son is scratch, he uses a TM original Spider SC putter, all his friends have the latest and greatest, Scottys, Bettiʻs
, etc.  He takes a lot of their money iʻve noticed.

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