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#1 gary3aces

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:28 PM

Has any one tried or owned a centered shafted putter?If so what model and how did they perform?Thanks,Gary


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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

I have a center shaft Scotty Red X....its been in my bag for 3 years and can't seem to find anything better.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:20 AM

I have a GoLo S Belly.  I thought it would be great for a right handed/left eye dominant player, but for some reason I just cannot align this thing at all.  Going up on BST and I am going with a heel shafted putter (Del Mar).
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:00 AM

View Postgary3aces, on 30 August 2012 - 02:28 PM, said:

Has any one tried or owned a centered shafted putter?If so what model and how did they perform?Thanks,Gary

Had many over the years and the only thing I felt you needed to be careful with was that is is easy to get them lined up slightly out of the toe.  Because the shaft goes into the head in the centre, if you are used to a heel shafted putter you can find yourself drifting a bit...

I always felt when I was actually lined up with the ball in the middle of the putter face it looked out of the heel.  Try a few at your local club and see if they are for you.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:20 AM

Have used one for many years, suits my straight back and through stroke. Alignment is super easy especially with my current one:

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:36 AM

My son loves his.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:43 AM

Ive owned a few: Titleist Bullseye, Mizuno Bettinardi BC-5, Mizuno MP Craft S103 and currently a Cleveland Classic 5.5 Platinum.  I like them a lot because of how they set up to the ball, the feel is better and I feel that there is less head twist when you miss the center of the clubface, so the misses dont go as far off line.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:03 AM

I'm gaming a scotty cameron proto newport 2 beach cs, mouthful i know, so far i love it. Great feel and a very classic look.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:39 PM

View PostGaijin_Golfer, on 31 August 2012 - 10:43 AM, said:

Ive owned a few: Titleist Bullseye, Mizuno Bettinardi BC-5, Mizuno MP Craft S103 and currently a Cleveland Classic 5.5 Platinum.  I like them a lot because of how they set up to the ball, the feel is better and I feel that there is less head twist when you miss the center of the clubface, so the misses dont go as far off line.
How do you like the Cleveland Classic?I just bought a TaylorMade White Smoke IN-74.Can't wait to try it out.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:42 PM

Don't waste the coin on a Cameron. Cleveland classic is the way to go.


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:19 PM

I personally like the center shaft putters. I feel like it comes off the face smother.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:38 PM

I just started looking at them a few days ago and the Method Midnight 007 and the Method Core 4i both felt great. I ended up getting the core because I only had to pay $10 out of pocket from trade in's. If I find a deal on the method midnight I will for sure pick one up. Never really considered them till now because I thought they looked weird. I picked up the method at GG while waiting for my bro the get off work and I just made more putts with it. I guess if it helps me make more putts I shouldn't care right?! Thing to remember is that you need to have more or a straight back, straight through stroke rather than an arc stroke with center shafted putters.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:23 PM

View Postsimple36, on 01 September 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

I just started looking at them a few days ago and the Method Midnight 007 and the Method Core 4i both felt great. I ended up getting the core because I only had to pay $10 out of pocket from trade in's. If I find a deal on the method midnight I will for sure pick one up. Never really considered them till now because I thought they looked weird. I picked up the method at GG while waiting for my bro the get off work and I just made more putts with it. I guess if it helps me make more putts I shouldn't care right?! Thing to remember is that you need to have more or a straight back, straight through stroke rather than an arc stroke with center shafted putters.

What's your reasoning behind having a straighter back?

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

View PostShanker10, on 01 September 2012 - 09:23 PM, said:

View Postsimple36, on 01 September 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

I just started looking at them a few days ago and the Method Midnight 007 and the Method Core 4i both felt great. I ended up getting the core because I only had to pay $10 out of pocket from trade in's. If I find a deal on the method midnight I will for sure pick one up. Never really considered them till now because I thought they looked weird. I picked up the method at GG while waiting for my bro the get off work and I just made more putts with it. I guess if it helps me make more putts I shouldn't care right?! Thing to remember is that you need to have more or a straight back, straight through stroke rather than an arc stroke with center shafted putters.

What's your reasoning behind having a straighter back?
I am unsure of what you are asking. If you are asking why you need to have more of a straight back and straight through stroke with center shafted putters it is just what I have read and what I was told by my swing instructor when I was looking at a center shafted putter. I don't know the exact reasoning for it but it is though I am sure someone here does.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:57 PM

I only use centre-shafted putters these days, seems to fit my stroke better than anything else. I have a Seemore FGP, Mizuno Liine-90 and my primary putter, a Serge Deschamps blade.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:36 PM

View Postgary3aces, on 31 August 2012 - 08:39 PM, said:

View PostGaijin_Golfer, on 31 August 2012 - 10:43 AM, said:

Ive owned a few: Titleist Bullseye, Mizuno Bettinardi BC-5, Mizuno MP Craft S103 and currently a Cleveland Classic 5.5 Platinum.  I like them a lot because of how they set up to the ball, the feel is better and I feel that there is less head twist when you miss the center of the clubface, so the misses dont go as far off line.
How do you like the Cleveland Classic?I just bought a TaylorMade White Smoke IN-74.Can't wait to try it out.
Great putter, especially for under $100.  Nice soft feel, milled face, good quality.  The grip and the headcover could be better but its a great putter for the money.  Ive owned 4 Cleveland Classics since they came out and they all were great.
IMO, theyre comparable to much, much more expensive putters.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:33 AM

I have the Odyssey White Hot 7 CS. I really like it because it's face balanced and allows me to keep the putter square through impact without having the  toe slide through the zone too aggressively.

You want the putter to pendulum through the zone; a center shafted putter allows you to make the rotation. This is a great putter for anyone who has a natural arc to their stroke.

No good putting stroke is straight back and straight through.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:26 AM

View Postjoeunc, on 31 August 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:

Have used one for many years, suits my straight back and through stroke. Alignment is super easy especially with my current one:

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:45 AM

I bought a Taylor Made White Smoke IN-74 back in June. Best 100.00 I ever spent!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:32 AM

I went center shafted about three years ago and will never go back. I always had a problem of aiming a lttle left with an offset shaft. The RIFE Barbados CS in the avatar pic is my weapon of choice. Love it!


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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:25 AM

View Postglenbrookchamp10, on 02 September 2012 - 07:26 AM, said:

View Postjoeunc, on 31 August 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:

Have used one for many years, suits my straight back and through stroke. Alignment is super easy especially with my current one:

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have a tm Corza center shaft but after hearing all the raves about the spider, I picked up a spider center shaft te other day. Played 18 with it yesterday. Great stick.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:55 AM

View PostTheStealthRhino, on 02 September 2012 - 06:33 AM, said:

I have the Odyssey White Hot 7 CS. I really like it because it's face balanced and allows me to keep the putter square through impact without having the  toe slide through the zone too aggressively.

You want the putter to pendulum through the zone; a center shafted putter allows you to make the rotation. This is a great putter for anyone who has a natural arc to their stroke.

No good putting stroke is straight back and straight through.
Amen.  The notion of a stroke that is straight back and straight through is laughable at best.  You CANNOT swing something around a fixed point in a straight line.  Simple physics.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:17 AM

I wasn't saying you can. I simply try to swing it more straight back than in an arc, just the type of stroke I am comfortable with. I realize it can never be PERFECTLY straight back and straight through.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:45 PM

View Postgary3aces, on 30 August 2012 - 02:28 PM, said:

Has any one tried or owned a centered shafted putter?If so what model and how did they perform?Thanks,Gary
Thanks every one for your replies.I just bought a Taylor Made IN-74 White Smoke putter.It really feels great and I feel like I can make every putt I'm over.

Edited by gary3aces, 07 September 2012 - 11:45 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:47 AM

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:49 AM

View Postgary3aces, on 30 August 2012 - 02:28 PM, said:

Has any one tried or owned a centered shafted putter?If so what model and how did they perform?Thanks,Gary


I'm playing an old Titleist Bullseye which has been described as center shafted but doesn't look it to me. I play it because it's so easy to point and so light weight you need to stroke the ball to get it rolling even for a one or two foot putt.


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:31 PM

I have used center shafted putters since Feb. 2011.  I had two SeeMores built for me after I met the owner at the Sony Open.  I have a mFGP2 1of10 and a M3 P.R.  I love them.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

I've had and currenlty gaming several center shafted seemore putter's.  The One CS, MFGP2, S1 & a M3 & M5.  Great putters from seemore b/c I like the alignment aid (RST) & the different options for materials they use like carbon & stainless.  The carbon putters that seemore makes IMO have such a great soft feel to them.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

After a fitting with Edel and finding no offset work best for me I havent looked back.  Current gamer is a Ping Scottsdale Wolverine C, have used an Odyssey White Hot 5cs since high school on and off.  Really like how the Seemores look, cant wait to game one this year.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

I use one, a pretty new thing for me.  It's a Seemore m8.  I like it, easy to line up and is perfect for an SPST swing.  I tend toward a very slight arc, so this keeps me on the narrow path (so to speak). if nothing else, a ctr-shafted putter will improve your takeaway and stoke immensely, so if you wanna go back to a heel-shafted one, you're gonna find your stoke and 'make' percentages will go up.  I'm looking for a decent Red X now.

At least that's been my experience.


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