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What is the Best face balanced putter out there?


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#1 snkstaff

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 02:18 PM

Just want all of ya'lls opinions on the what you think is the best out there as far as being face balanced


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#2 smarshal75

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 03:41 PM

I have gamed a TM Monza Corza AGSI that is faced balanced.  This putter put a really nice roll on the ball.  I never even noticed any ball skid.  TM has a newer version of this putter  with a different insert.  It may be  worth demoing if your looking for a face balanced putter.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 03:49 PM

Nike 130 OZ or the Cray-Z from Ping

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 03:53 PM

The TP Mills Tradition I had custom made for me

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 03:57 PM

My favorite of late has been the Ping G2i Anser C.  Second on the list would have to be the Phantom Mallet Center shaft.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 04:42 PM

Could be the Yes Tracy putter.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:09 PM

I'd go along with the Nike T130 or the Ping Craz-E. Both mighty fine putters.
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Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:25 PM

I have a Hoganardi BHB-3 C which is a fantastic stick. Can be had for not much $ these days and is a worthy rival to my Mills CS.

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 05:31 PM

Byron makes a face-balanced Mid Broom center-shafted (375g head) that is fantastic if you like a heavier weighted putter.

And there happens to be one in the BST - (shameless plug).

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:29 AM

Guerin Rife 2 bar. Adjustable weight, adjustable lie angle, awesome roll and feel. Face balanced. Best IMHO.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 01:27 PM

Craz-E G5i from PING!

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 01:50 PM

Ping G5i Craz-e is great for a SBST stroke.  I'm moving to an inside-square inside stroke so there isn't much of a need for me to use a face balance putter anymore.  Probably should have figured that out before I bought the Ping.  Also, you should check out a center shaft Tradition by TP Mills.  It's a great putter, and Jay has an oil can one on ebay.


I've got one that I'm about to sell that I've used for only two rounds.  Let me know if you're interested. (excuse another shameless plug)

Edited by rping, 01 February 2007 - 01:52 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2007 - 01:59 PM

View Postrping, on Feb 1 2007, 01:50 PM, said:

Ping G5i Craz-e is great for a SBST stroke.  I'm moving to an inside-square inside stroke so there isn't much of a need for me to use a face balance putter anymore.  Probably should have figured that out before I bought the Ping.  Also, you should check out a center shaft Tradition by TP Mills.  It's a great putter, and Jay has an oil can one on ebay.


I've got one that I'm about to sell that I've used for only two rounds.  Let me know if you're interested. (excuse another shameless plug)

Since I really love the feeling of my TM Rossa Daytona 1 CGB, I will probably do the same thing with my G5i :)

But not right now and probably on EBay.  It's not a plug; I'm not ready yet to let it go :)

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 02:11 PM

I had the best putting sbst with Ping Craz-e G2 dbl bend shaft.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 02:28 PM

I use a byron 365x and scotty del mar 3, If those aren't face balanced than IMH its the yes tracy II, I shelved it but its an amazing putter and has a 350gram head so you can cut it to any length.  the Tracy II might be the best deal in town.  great stick


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Posted 01 February 2007 - 02:31 PM

View Postsmarshal75, on Jan 31 2007, 03:41 PM, said:

I have gamed a TM Monza Corza AGSI that is faced balanced.  This putter put a really nice roll on the ball.  I never even noticed any ball skid.  TM has a newer version of this putter  with a different insert.  It may be  worth demoing if your looking for a face balanced putter.
I have the AGSI, and I like it alot...

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 02:39 PM

I had a G Field M2 Premium Zone.  That thing felt like butter.




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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:17 PM

Check out Vons CS.  They have a big sale going on.  All offers will be entertained.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:30 PM

View Postpitbull808, on Feb 1 2007, 03:19 PM, said:

Best face balanced putter I've been using lately....not the prettiest but it's the Nike Unitized Techno.  I tried it out about five times spending ridiculous time in the golf shop putting around with it.  I love the two white alignment lines  in a "T" that remind me of my Del Mar.  The head weight is very good.  The balance on the putter truly gives the feeling that the through stroke is an effortless movement caused as a reaction from the backstroke.  It feels almost automatic which I why I finally broke down and bought it.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:29 AM

While the Ping Craz-e is getting a lot of love the Ping Ug-Le is a better choice.  The weight in the back half of the putter is not in the center like most, rather it is out on the "corners".  From pure design and face balance point of view, this is a much better use of weight for controlling the balance within the head.


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Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:47 PM

I thought Bettinardi BHB3-C and BHB8-C are not face balanced?  BHB8-C is center shafted but someone said it was a bit toe flow.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 09:12 PM

Cameron TeI3 Newport Long Neck.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 09:16 PM

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 05:09 PM

all I play are face balanced putters with my SBST putting style, and I've tried a bunch of others: Guerin Rife's 2 bar, the Nike OZ, the TM Monza Corsa, Ping's CrazeZ and Ugle, and the best one that I keep going back to time and time again is the the "ol' standard":  my Odyssey 2-ball White Hot putter.  Trust me I've tried to replace the ol' thing, but it gives me the best overall results...can't dispute good results.

Good luck trying to find that magic wand.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:07 PM

Can anyone explain me what physics lies behind face-balanced being better for SBST putting stroke?


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Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:12 PM

View PostSpeedyPro, on Oct 9 2008, 04:07 PM, said:

Can anyone explain me what physics lies behind face-balanced being better for SBST putting stroke?

The toe won't open the club up after you bring the putter back and then forward as is the case when using a putter with toe hang.

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 04:56 PM

+1 for the Rife 2-Bar..
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 10:07 PM

Ping Craz-e I

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:52 AM

What about the Piper?

Not tried it, but is it worth a look? 365g in Karsten model and 355g in Redwood model...

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:56 AM

I LOVE my Ping Redwood Piper S, great friggin putter


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