Jump to content

Welcome, Guest. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Why no love for Nike Putters


  • Please log in to reply
80 replies to this topic

#1 lasallen

lasallen

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 171 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 51074
  • Joined: 03/09/2008
  • Location:Louisiana
GolfWRX Likes : 2

Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

Anyone like any of the nike putters, just dont see much about them on this site


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

#2 J13

J13

    @jminis13

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 8,985 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 76984
  • Joined: 03/08/2009
  • Location:East Coast
GolfWRX Likes : 1023

Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

lots of info on the methods here
Silly Season Bag
Callawrx 1
Cally Vegas shoot

#3 UnderPar18

UnderPar18

    Previously Ecsugolf1

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,512 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 80461
  • Joined: 04/17/2009
  • Handicap:4
GolfWRX Likes : 173

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

Mainly due to the poor head shapes I think. They're original method series is amazing, but the core I'm not a fan of. The method midnight 006 looks very nice

#4 UnderPar18

UnderPar18

    Previously Ecsugolf1

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,512 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 80461
  • Joined: 04/17/2009
  • Handicap:4
GolfWRX Likes : 173

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Oh and technology wise they are awesome. The putters put an amazing roll on the ball. I wish they made the 003 in lefty

#5 avgjoe

avgjoe

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,062 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 87610
  • Joined: 07/06/2009
GolfWRX Likes : 111

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:10 PM

until they method, they hadn't exactly been lighting it up... remember the green ones?


#6 pingman1

pingman1

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,030 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 6229
  • Joined: 09/25/2005
GolfWRX Likes : 101

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

Fugly!

#7 MNNikeGuy

MNNikeGuy

    Oven bag is down to 11 now

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,013 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 62144
  • Joined: 08/02/2008
  • Location:Minnesota
GolfWRX Likes : 242

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

Not much love for anything with a swoosh on it! A lot people thing if scotty's name ant on it its no good!
Covert Perform 9.5* VTS Tour SPX Black
CovertTour 14*&17*VTS Tour SPX Black
Vr Forged 3-PW Splits, Modus3 S120
Nike Vr Forged Raw 52/10 & 58DS
WITB Link
?
Method 006 Paul Casey Prototype 33"

#8 Scotty1140

Scotty1140

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,423 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 132137
  • Joined: 07/02/2011
  • Location:Right rough...
GolfWRX Likes : 108

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

Combination of a few things.

The Method line (not Core) was really the first legitimate push from Nike into the premium putter market. Until then they seem to have put a lot more effort into the rest of the bag. So putting that into perspective, they're relatively new to the premium market, which it seems most people here on WRX are into. For their first big attempt at a milled putter, I'd say the Method line was done pretty well. They just haven't established enough of a history of quality putters like some of their competitors.

Already mentioned: headshapes. Although between the Medthod and Method Midnight lines, there are a couple nice headshapes, compared to other putter lines at or around the Method's price point, you can get something with a bit more artistry. I love the headshap of the new Midnight 006, especially that thick, flat, top line. The finish however looks like something you'd see on a $150 Odyssey at Dick's Sporting Goods.

Lack of pro use. Let's face it. In the grand sceme of things the more golf fans see their favorite pros, or just pros in general using a certain putter, driver, etc, the more we'll give that club or clubs a shot. Besides Tiger Woods, is there any other golfer the average golf fan cares about, that bags a Method? Nope. Hopefully for Nike, they can get a Method in Rory's bag, as well as some of the other guys they've been picking up lately.

Edited by Scotty1140, 05 January 2013 - 04:26 PM.


#9 pingman1

pingman1

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,030 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 6229
  • Joined: 09/25/2005
GolfWRX Likes : 101

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

It is not the Swoosh, it is the company itself that I can't stomach!!

#10 seis

seis

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 248 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 15608
  • Joined: 06/20/2006
  • Location:Chicago NW suburb
GolfWRX Likes : 1

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

I still pull out my Unitized Retro from time to time.  I liked the weight and feel of thuis putter.  I am going to have to regrip it soon though as the Nike/Winn grip is falling apart.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

#11 seis

seis

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 248 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 15608
  • Joined: 06/20/2006
  • Location:Chicago NW suburb
GolfWRX Likes : 1

Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

I still pull out my Unitized Retro from time to time.  I liked the weight and feel of thuis putter.  I am going to have to regrip it soon though as the Nike/Winn grip is falling apart.

#12 Timanator

Timanator

    SFClone

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,735 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 71372
  • Joined: 12/26/2008
  • Location:Houston Texas
  • Handicap:12
GolfWRX Likes : 123

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

The Method line just seems extra large at address, everything about it seems bigger than the Ping Anser. I have the Drone, while it does put a great roll on the ball, again it's hideous to look at.
Ping Anser 9.5 Ahina 70-S
Adams Super S 2H 17 degrees, Kujoh-S
Ping I20 3-PW KBS Tour-S
Ping Tour W 52/Mizuno 56T10
Odyssey Versa 7

#13 eppey

eppey

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 763 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 23638
  • Joined: 01/06/2007
GolfWRX Likes : 14

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

For me it isn't Nike the company or the technology.  I just don't prefer the head shapes.  I am an Anser guy and the Method 001 is far to square shaped and I can't get one with a sight line on it unless I go to the mid mallet Core 2 model.  I also find the sound not to my liking.  Those are just my opinions as each item previously mentioned is entirely personal.  RIght now I am experimenting with a DA-12 and a Protype but I always seem to go back to my Newport 2 Pro Platinum circa 2002.

#14 Kylekoz17

Kylekoz17

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 471 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 204917
  • Joined: 09/28/2012
  • Location:Buffalo
  • Ebay ID:Snipperdo17
GolfWRX Likes : 57

Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

I've had the method core mc3i and now I have the method 001.  I really like the mc3i, thought the insert was pretty well done but sold it to get the milled 001.  I love the shape, sound and feel of this putter.  Playing with various Scotty's, I have found the method to be very similar. I'm sure tiger designed it to be.  It puts a great roll on the ball and I'm very happy with it.  No plans of changing it out in the near future.
Sldr - AD DI 6x
Sldr - AD DI 7x/ Covert Tour 2.0 KK Tini
Titleist 910h 19* - Kai'li
714 AP2 4-pw X100
Nike VR Pro 52, 56 black oxide
Versa 7 BWB, Scotty SS Newport

#15 Ness

Ness

    Major Winner

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 1,250 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 15187
  • Joined: 06/01/2006
  • Location:The Colony
GolfWRX Likes : 91

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

View Postseis, on 05 January 2013 - 04:58 PM, said:

I still pull out my Unitized Retro from time to time.  I liked the weight and feel of thuis putter.  I am going to have to regrip it soon though as the Nike/Winn grip is falling apart.

The Unitized series got dogged on when they came out, but my friend has the same model you do, and it's a very solid putter. Great head shape to it.

Adams Speedline F12 LS
Titleist 913 F
Titleist 913 H
Titleist 714 CB
Titleist SM4 52, 58
Adams Yes! i4-Tech Rachel

#16 pat007

pat007

    Long Ball Silver

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 350 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 48492
  • Joined: 02/10/2008
  • Location:My House
GolfWRX Likes : 49

Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

+1 for the Retro!

#17 tangojay

tangojay

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 427 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 18679
  • Joined: 08/31/2006
  • Location:So. Cal
GolfWRX Likes : 30

Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:53 PM

I believe it simple, VANITY,,,,, and stigma that it is not a "big" golf name,,, just like Cleveland Drivers don't get no love,,,, or PING irons don't get no love from "scratch"players,,,,,

#18 thisgolf4me

thisgolf4me

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 123 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 208445
  • Joined: 10/24/2012
  • Location:hawaii
GolfWRX Likes : 1

Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:32 AM

View Posttangojay, on 05 January 2013 - 10:53 PM, said:

I believe it simple, VANITY,,,,, and stigma that it is not a "big" golf name,,, just like Cleveland Drivers don't get no love,,,, or PING irons don't get no love from "scratch"players,,,,,

Nike isn't a big golf name? Oh.. I guess Tiger Woods is a amateur in your world too right?
And I know many many scratch players who play i20 irons and S56 irons. Please don't try to tell people
Your false ideas.

And for the putters many people prefer odyssey or ping or bettinardi or scotty and so on.
But because Nike is known for their quality clothes and shoes I find it hard to think of them as a golf equipment brand. (But don't get me wrong it is just as big as any golf brand in the market, just not as popular)


#19 Thrillhouse

Thrillhouse

    EVERYTHING'S COMING UP THRILLHOUSE!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,344 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 140851
  • Joined: 10/02/2011
  • Location:Canada
GolfWRX Likes : 1948

Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:35 AM

I made a joke about the method and a bunch of people spazzed at me, so obviously someone likes them.

#20 subrosa

subrosa

    Better at bowling

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 342 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 182760
  • Joined: 05/24/2012
  • Location:Sunnyvale, CA
  • Ebay ID:subbyrosa
GolfWRX Likes : 16

Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:56 AM

I have played with a couple at a few shops, and while they are quite nice, the price tag is too high for an emerging premium putter.  If I could get Tiger's putter for 150 bucks new, I would already own one.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

#21 TripleGrindSole

TripleGrindSole

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,176 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 151201
  • Joined: 12/15/2011
  • Location:Michigan
GolfWRX Likes : 76

Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:31 AM

I recently acquired a Method 002. I remember hearing Tiger say how much further he putted the ball when he switched over to the Method and that he still needed to get used to it...I used to think that was just a lame excuse. Not anymore. The roll that these putters put on the ball is unreal. No skidding or hopping, just end over end, perfect rolls.

I do agree with the above posters on head shape/design. Their 002 doesn't have a sightline on the flange (I custom made my own). The dot on the 001. The double line on the 005 The only one they got right was the 003. Just some odd choices. They should have just stuck with the norm on the Method Milled Series and left the crazy innovation and experiments to the "Core" series.

#22 Scotty1140

Scotty1140

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,423 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 132137
  • Joined: 07/02/2011
  • Location:Right rough...
GolfWRX Likes : 108

Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

View Postthisgolf4me, on 06 January 2013 - 04:32 AM, said:

View Posttangojay, on 05 January 2013 - 10:53 PM, said:

I believe it simple, VANITY,,,,, and stigma that it is not a "big" golf name,,, just like Cleveland Drivers don't get no love,,,, or PING irons don't get no love from "scratch"players,,,,,

Nike isn't a big golf name? Oh.. I guess Tiger Woods is a amateur in your world too right?
And I know many many scratch players who play i20 irons and S56 irons. Please don't try to tell people
Your false ideas.

And for the putters many people prefer odyssey or ping or bettinardi or scotty and so on.
But because Nike is known for their quality clothes and shoes I find it hard to think of them as a golf equipment brand. (But don't get me wrong it is just as big as any golf brand in the market, just not as popular)
It's kind of true and you even say as much.

It didn't sound like he was knocking Nike. Truth is, unlike Titleist, Callaway, etc, they are NOT known first and foremost for golf. Heck, I've even played Nike irons for 8 years and I still think of them for shoes, workout clothes, etc first.

That doesn't mean any of the equipment he listed is inferior, just why some people may stay away. For some reason, if an OEM's sole focus isn't everything golf, some people don't consider them completely "legit".

Edited by Scotty1140, 06 January 2013 - 08:10 AM.


#23 Tony1989

Tony1989

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 73 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 170826
  • Joined: 03/23/2012
  • Location:United Kingdom
GolfWRX Likes : 2

Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

The method line is superb and for me puts a noticeably better roll on the ball than many other premium putters. I think this time next year we will be talking about how much Nike golf has taken off.

#24 Snufles

Snufles

    Hugz

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,471 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 114858
  • Joined: 09/13/2010
  • Location:CANADA
GolfWRX Likes : 208

Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

View Postthisgolf4me, on 06 January 2013 - 04:32 AM, said:

View Posttangojay, on 05 January 2013 - 10:53 PM, said:

I believe it simple, VANITY,,,,, and stigma that it is not a "big" golf name,,, just like Cleveland Drivers don't get no love,,,, or PING irons don't get no love from "scratch"players,,,,,

Nike isn't a big golf name? Oh.. I guess Tiger Woods is a amateur in your world too right?
And I know many many scratch players who play i20 irons and S56 irons. Please don't try to tell people
Your false ideas.

And for the putters many people prefer odyssey or ping or bettinardi or scotty and so on.
But because Nike is known for their quality clothes and shoes I find it hard to think of them as a golf equipment brand. (But don't get me wrong it is just as big as any golf brand in the market, just not as popular)

Please don't try and tell people YOUR false ideas. Their stuff falls apart just as fast as everyone else's.

#25 corky

corky

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,837 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 1237
  • Joined: 05/30/2005
  • Location:Washington DC
GolfWRX Likes : 196

Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

I love the Method 001 but it could be improved......

why notmhave an oven/wrx dept to provide customization work? don't like the sight dot? have a line instead ...maybe 2......
prefer a heavier head..... put in larger tungsten weights.

PROVIDE REPACEMENT GRIPS FOR SALE FOR F SAKE!

update the look a bit ..... riund the corners off .... no I don't want to buy the 006 midnight.


it's been the best performing putter for me in 15 years of playing.....



#26 JBirdUt

JBirdUt

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 155 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 180076
  • Joined: 05/09/2012
  • Ebay ID:J.r.1968
GolfWRX Likes : 20

Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

Been playing with an OZ putter for six years.  I like the roll and balance.  Yes it is a mallet and won't win any beauty contests, but then again, neither will I.

#27 Fairways_and_Greens

Fairways_and_Greens

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 166 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 16577
  • Joined: 07/19/2006
  • Location:Washington State
GolfWRX Likes : 9

Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

I have the Nike Neo. It's solid... It's also the poor man's Channel Island.
913D3 8.5 | 913F.d 13.5 | MP-Ti 18
Pro Black Hybrid - SteelFiber i110
X-Forged 2009 - SteelFiber i110
Vokey SM2  52/58
Studio Stainless 2.5
TM Lethal

#28 jlt73

jlt73

    Advanced

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 463 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 182034
  • Joined: 05/20/2012
  • Location:Cedar Lake, Indiana
  • Handicap:21.8
  • Ebay ID:jlt73
GolfWRX Likes : 172

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

I have the midnight method 006 and I love it
Taylormade SLDR 9.5 (Tour AD DI)
Taylormade Jetspeed 3 Wood (RIP Alpha)
Taylormade SLDR 5 Wood (Kai'li)
Taylormade Rocketbladez (4-PW, C-tapers)
Bettinardi Signature 6
Taylormade ATV 52* and 58*

#29 009

009

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 192 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 71822
  • Joined: 01/03/2009
GolfWRX Likes : 4

Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

I think the main reason Nike putters are not popular is the fact they do not offer different head weight options.   I have the original limited edition Method 001 from the Oven.   It is a good looking, well-built, balanced putter and really rolls the ball well.  But the head weight is 342 grams which is 8 grams less than what I prefer.  So, I rarely play the putter.  Yes, I could add lead weight and probably will at some point, but most golfers want a new putter that fits them properly without having to tweak it with lead tape.

So with Nike trying to fit every golfer into a 342 gram head, they exclude a lot of people.   If Nike developed putters with changeable weights and used Tiger and Rory to help market them, I think Nike would sell a lot more putters.

#30 tangojay

tangojay

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 427 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 18679
  • Joined: 08/31/2006
  • Location:So. Cal
GolfWRX Likes : 30

Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:32 AM

View Postthisgolf4me, on 06 January 2013 - 04:32 AM, said:

View Posttangojay, on 05 January 2013 - 10:53 PM, said:

I believe it simple, VANITY,,,,, and stigma that it is not a "big" golf name,,, just like Cleveland Drivers don't get no love,,,, or PING irons don't get no love from "scratch"players,,,,,

Nike isn't a big golf name? Oh.. I guess Tiger Woods is a amateur in your world too right?
And I know many many scratch players who play i20 irons and S56 irons. Please don't try to tell people
Your false ideas.

And for the putters many people prefer odyssey or ping or bettinardi or scotty and so on.
But because Nike is known for their quality clothes and shoes I find it hard to think of them as a golf equipment brand. (But don't get me wrong it is just as big as any golf brand in the market, just not as popular)
If you did not agree with my post you could have just ignored it or reply in a more civilized way, not in this manner, if you read the first part of my post it says "I believe the reason is " , it means it is MY OPINION and that opinion is based on over 30 years of playing golf.
NIKE has had a hard time entering the GOLF EQUIPMENT MARKET,  that means golf clubs. I do not know what is your age, but, several years ago PING was not accepted by scratch players, they preferred Mizuno ,Titleist , forged blades in general, not a perimeter weighted club or game improvement club,,,
I will refrain from a judgment and making any further remarks about your juvenile response to my post since it is appears that your knowledge of golf equipment history is limited..
Have a great day
T.J.

Edited by tangojay, 07 January 2013 - 12:33 AM.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with existing members and access to certain forums. Join our community today and enter into a chance to win a free regular giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors