Edited by dtowngolf, 16 January 2013 - 09:50 AM.
What do you find more important performance or looks
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:47 PM
I prefer the look of a blade, but the performance of the craz-e makes it an easy choice.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:18 PM
I think it has to be as close to a blend of looks and performance as your mind will stretch to accept.
Some of the new styles make me wonder why anyone watched THAT much Star Trek, but it takes all efforts at pushing the envelope to create the next "ANSER". Try to imagine what the PGA Pros were saying when Karsten walked on the practice green with the original Anser and told that THIS putter will make the game easier. Were there a few who's mind slammed shut, like mine did with the YAR? Probably more than might be willing to admit it, today.
I'll take a blend of both. A very talented Utah Pro once told me, "A good putter can putt with the flat side of a hammer and still roll it well." He never gave me poor advice and his stories still echo in my mind.
Have a great week!
LaMont in AZ
Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:43 PM
Last time I checked, scoring your best is the goal of a round of golf - not who has the coolest gear. I don't understand why someone would choose a putter that looks awesome (stamping, rare finish, etc.) than a putter that fits their stroke and holes more putts. There are a bunch of guys with tour Cameron or Bettinardi blades that would probably be better off with a more forgiving and easier to use putter. I guess cool stamps and finishes are worth the extra strokes to their score. To each his own I guess.
I think golf is the only game where it is not uncommon for someone to choose looks over performance. I've seen many hacks playing blades and extra stiff low lofted drivers. I think "poser" would be the technical term for these guys.
Edited by J9293, 13 January 2013 - 10:44 PM.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:03 AM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:56 AM
Great looking flat stick and best of luck with that rascal.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:29 AM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:13 PM
In reality, it is a combination of both. High MOI putters would probably make me a better putter if I didn't have to look at it. Pure blades would probably make me a better putter if my stroke was as 'pure' as the lines of the putter. I've settled in the middle. An anser style putter gives me a great classic look that I love with a little forgiveness that I need.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:30 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:50 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:31 PM
With so much of putting being mental, can you really putt great with something that doesn't suit your eye even a little? Possibly... And maybe for a little while things will work, but eventually your eyes and mind will start looking for something else that still performs but looks better. And so goes the search for the "holy grail".
Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:55 PM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:00 PM
Part of marketing a putter from many BS campaigns is to make them really different looking (spaceships, white, spiders, angles, holes, colors, etc.). It's not the looks that typically do anything... it's the length, loft, lie, weight, offset, neck placement and how that works with or against YOUR swing.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:59 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:51 AM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:57 AM
And if I had to go with just those 2, I'd go looks. I love the soft feel of a putter but performance trumps that as well as looks.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:32 AM
No, With all my clubs, I need to like the "look" of the club/putter for confidence. If it perfoms well, great, however, I have to like the look to even try it. Just my opinion.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:33 AM
Perfectly said! I couldn't agree more.