I just picked up a Golo s (straight shafted). I love it so far, but have only been practice putting. I'll game it today. Here are my observations so far:
1. Yes, the Golo does remind me of the old Red X line, but its dimensions are larger. I'd have preferred a completely symmetrical head, but this one seems closer to it than the old Red X's.
2. This putter has significant toe hang for an almost center-shafted putter. Actually, the hang is more than my Ping Anser Milled No.2. See attached pic, showing toe hang.
3. I'd have preferred full face-balancing. I used to putt quite well with a Yes! center shafted Natalie, and was hoping to employ the same straight back, straight through stroke with this putter. Obviously, Scotty just won't cater to golfers with that stroke. So, if I'm to keep this putter, I'll have to adjust, and use a slight arc (like I do with my blade putters).
4. (Not really an "observation.") I removed the stock shaft and added a Pistolero, but purchased a stock select shaft just in case the Pistolero does not work out. This grip is experimental for me at this point, but so far I love it.
5. I like the finish, and don't notice a "bronze" tinge. It certainly is not as dark black as, say, a Black Satin Redwood, for example. I coated it with gun oil because I am out of silicone. I hope the finish holds up and does not wear off.
6. I like the black sightline. It is distinctive enough from the rest of the finish that it could be used. I really am not a sightline fan anyway (you might have seen my previous postings of my custom Ping Wrx Redwood Zing without any sight aids whatsoever). So, understated is good for me.
7. The milling is much deeper than any other Cameron I have owned. It really softens the hit, and this putter feels buttery soft, but solid, at impact.
8. The headcover does not fit. They might have given me one for the blade Select models, and are working with the Titleist rep to get me a new one. We'll see.
I can adjust to this putter, but think it might be a little quirky. It seems to have a high MOI (hence the solid feel). At the same time, it is not forgiving of a bad stroke. In other words, you can't put this putter on auto pilot, and must be careful to get it on line. I think this is due to the center shaft with toe hang. If you are looking for a more "forgiving" putter, you might like the regular, heel-shafted Golo better. Time will only tell, but I might end up doing just that.
That's it. If anyone is interested, I'll post a more detailed review later.
FYI, I am 50, with a 3.4 index (up from +1 five years ago, when I was younger, lighter, and played more), and a very good putter.
zanna5910, on 20 April 2012 - 01:21 PM, said:
Well, I finally got to try out both the newport and golo side by side, and my overall impression: disappointed. Let me explain:
1. It appeared to me that both finishes kind of look bronze in color to me. I expected much more of a deep matte black, but it almost has a bronze matte tinge to it. Is it like this outside? I was in a big box store. The color was kind of reflective as well.
2. I think the black site line is a huge miss. If i picked up a golo, i would definitely have to change the paint fill to white. The black is awkward at best to line up with the base color.
3. The combination of #1 and #2 above i felt was distracting to overall lining up the putt.
4. The pistolero grip was pretty thin for me, found it hard to feel solid on the grip.
5. I didn't like the rounded back edges of the newport, seemed kinda cartoony or something. I would go with a NP2 over the NP.
6. For the GoLo, i wish it had a top line. That would really help line this thing up right. Guess I would have the SC shop add it.
If I was going to pick between the 2, i would pick up a golo, but would definitely have to fix the grip and paint fill for starters. The best thing about the putter though is its feel. That deep milling is super nice.
Anyone else feel this way?
Unfortunately, I think I'm going to just stick with my corza ghost.