Edited by dtowngolf, 16 January 2013 - 09:50 AM.
What do you find more important performance or looks
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:44 PM
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AC 3-4/16* w/ 7Q3 S, 5-7/20* w/ 8Q3 S
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PT#2 Natural Touch Afzelia Burl (rotate)
Mizuno MP-T4 50-6 & 56-12
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.
Taylormade R580XD 3 WOOD
Cleveland classic 18* hybrid
Maltby TE Forged 4-pw w/Appolo CWS X
Maltby MMB-17 GW CWS X
Cleveland 588 forged 54* & 58*
TM Daddy Long Legs 38'
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 - 10:36 PM
Jazz Bear Cat 3 wd Aerotech Stiff
Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
X2 Hot 5-AW Recoil Reg - D2
Odyssey Black #2 34"
Vokey SM4 56-14°, 60-07°
Rotex 2.0 64-10°
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.
3 Wood: Adams Super LS 15*- Kuro Kage
Hybrid: Adams Super LS 19* - Kuro Kage
Irons: Bridgestone J40 DPC - PXi 5.5
Wedges: Callaway X-Forged - DG S300
Putter: Scotty Cameron Red X5
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".
Callaway XHP 15* ADDI
Adams A12 19* VTS Silver
Ping S56 TI X100
Scratch 50DD & TVD 56K & 60K
Ping WRX Redwood Anser (naked & beached)
Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:55 PM
Callaway Xhot Pro 17*
Cleveland cg16 tour (3-PW)
Vokey SM4 (52, 56)
Scotty Cameron Newport 34"
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.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:59 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:45 AM
I agree with LaMont on the Star Trek and YAR putters! lol I just couldn't use something that was so busy and ugly.
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 16 January 2013 - 10:05 AM
Edited by RRFireblade, 16 January 2013 - 10:06 AM.
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Cally Apex MB 3i-9i PX 7.0
Cally MD3 52*/56*/60*
Scotty Studio Select Custom
Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:08 AM
Edited by station2station, 16 January 2013 - 10:11 AM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:43 PM
irons 23 - 41*
wedges 45, 50, 54, 60*
Tom Slighter Needle mallet since 2008
73* lie, 3* loft, 451g headweight
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.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:02 PM
All your dreams come true.
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