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GolfSpy Dave

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  1. GolfSpy Dave

    Bettinardi Tour Putters from the Safeway Open

    Unfortunately lefties usually do get hosed when it comes to model selection. :(
  2. GolfSpy Dave

    Bettinardi Tour Putters from the Safeway Open

    The SuperStroke is a true tour only style. Too bad as it felt really comfortable Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. Just wanted to share a batch of photos of some tour Bettinardi putters and headcovers that I shot last Tuesday in Napa. No, I did not get to take any home, but the BB0 flow and bronze SS8 almost got pilfered. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. GolfSpy Dave

    Official MYGOLFSPY Fantasy Football League 2018

    Amazingly close match Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. Trigger warning Patriots Fans Woo Hoo football is back baby. No longer will our weekends be spent without watching giant men bash into each other. This is the week that we can all fantasize about our teams winning the Super Bowl. With that, I suppose that it is a fine time to reflect upon last year's winner, the Philadelphia Eagles. I hope that the Eagles fans have enjoyed their time with the trophy. Once again, all teams sit at records of 0-0-0. Bettinardi has given those Eagles one more chance to soar though with the release of their limited run BB1 putter commemorating their Championship season. Tom Brady may not be buying one of these, but if you want one, act fast tomorrow when they go on sale. Bettinardi's Hive releases have been selling out in a hurry these days. SPECS - Bettinardi BB1 Eagles Putter - Soft Carbon Steel - Flymill Face Milling - Plumbers Neck - Single Flange Sightline - Black PVD Finish - 355 grams - 70 degree Lie - 3 degree loft - Lamkin Deep Etched Grip BB1 Philadelphia Eagles Putter Fly, Eagles Fly! Robert J. Bettinardi is proud to showcase his latest creation in partnership with the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. The limited edition BB1 putter, milled from the finest soft carbon steel and given a Fly-mill face milling for a soft and responsive feel, features a durable black finish with key engravings honoring their first ever Super Bowl Championship. Featuring SB LII date and final score on bumpers, Philly pride engraved perfectly in the pocket with ‘Fly Eagles Fly’, and World Champions with the Eagles logo on the sole, this putter was milled with the same precision as the ‘Philly Special’ that propelled the Eagles to lift the Lombardi trophy. Paired with a premium leather ‘Philly Special’ headcover and black Deep Etched Lamkin grip, the limited BB1 Eagles putter will be available in select Philadelphia Bettinardi retailers and specialty accounts. About Bettinardi Founded in 1998, Bettinardi Golf crafts the finest putters and golf equipment in the world. Family owned and operated by Robert J. Bettinardi and Sam Bettinardi, Bettinardi putters have won over 100 worldwide Tour events, and are trusted by many PGA and LPGA Tour Players. Bettinardi Golf is located in Tinley Park, IL, where it’s proud to mill each putter in their own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility here in the United States of America.
  6. GolfSpy Dave

    Collecting Putters and the Byron Morgan 006 LOL LN

    Silly southpaw sentiments [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  7. Tier 1: Justin Rose Tier 2: Matt Kuchar Tier 3: Charley Hoffman Tier 4: Ryan Moore Tier 5: Beau Hossler Winning Score: -12
  8. GolfSpy Dave

    Collecting Putters and the Byron Morgan 006 LOL LN

    Why thank you sir!
  9. GolfSpy Dave

    The Callaway ORG 14x Cart Bag

    I have not, but here is the link to the Most Wanted cart bag test. Lots of good bags there. https://mygolfspy.com/the-best-cart-bags-of-2018/
  10. GolfSpy Dave

    Collecting Putters and the Byron Morgan 006 LOL LN

    Putters do sometimes leave the garage. I'll add you to the potential rehoming list
  11. Call me Taneleer Tivan Before we take a look at the sweet putter that I have for you today, I thought that it would be interesting to explore the question of how does a golfer go from having one putter in his bag to having a hundred putters in his garage? Crazy as that sounds, it is exactly what happened to me, and to more than a few other putter collectors out there. Somehow, we transitioned from needing a putter to play golf with to needing to have lots of putters. How does this transition happen? I’ll try answer that from my experiences, perhaps serving as a pathway, or a warning, for other would-be putter collectors. I’ve Always Collected Stuff I was not really joking when I said that you should call me The Collector (Did you get that reference above?). When I think back on it, I’ve collected various things my entire life. Baseball cards, comic books, Star Wars action figures, beer coasters, and the list goes on from there. I think that for me, collecting is 20% value speculation, and 80% the hunt. I get a bit of a rush when I find something cool/rare. I remember being super excited to open up a pack of Fleer NBA cards that had a Shaquille O’Neal limited edition Rejector card inside. Was certain that it would be worth a bunch of money eventually, not the 99¢ list price currently all over eBay. The thrill of acquisition definitely outpaced value on that one… So I suppose that I had a predisposition to collecting before I ever started amassing putters. Without getting into my entire golf biography, I started playing “serious” golf late in life (age 39). By “serious” I mean that I took lessons, bought nice equipment, and overall cared more about how I played than I had during my previous drink beer and hit balls golfing escapades. My first real putter was an Odyssey Rossie 2 that I received from my father-in-law as a Christmas gift. That putter probably started the cavalcade of flatsticks. Once I became aware of the vast putter options out there, the constant putter well rotation became inevitable. The Rossie quickly became a Cleveland VP Milled #2, which then became a Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #1, and so on and so on. Lots and lots of putters have moved through my bag through the years. Understatement of the year right there. Moving Off The Rack At some point, I became aware of the custom putter market. I can’t remember the exact situation regarding how this happened, maybe it was when I found PutterTalk.com, but it was a mind blowing revelation. It was crazy to think that there were small shops out there making putters that were truly unique, most containing way more personality than those found in the golf shop, and at a price that was not much above off the rack retail pricing. I had to have one. I think that people order custom putters for two reasons. They either have very specific putter specifications that match their putting stroke, or they want a putter that is cool and unique. Sure, you can have both of those, but I can admit that my motivation for acquiring a small shop putter was the latter. I had no real clue about my stroke needs, but I definitely wanted something cool to putt with. Thus began my long-running love affair with the LOL longneck. Byron Morgan 006 LN This Byron Morgan 006 putter that I have to share with you today was my first custom putter. Thing is, I didn’t order it directly from Byron, so it wasn’t custom to my specs, but as soon as I saw it, I needed to have it. Nothing that I had seen in a shop was even remotely similar. When I think about the attraction, I think that it was the overall character of the putter that drew me in, and what keeps me a fan of small shop putters to this day. The most important thing about a custom putter for me is that you can see that a person made it, putting some of their life into the metal. Maybe that’s a bit woo woo for a putter, but whenever I look at one of my Byron Morgan putters, I can envision Byron with a hammer adding the stamps, grinding away at the wheel, or torching the neck to be able to twist it. His hands were all over the making of this putter, and I appreciate that. Not all of the stamps are quite the same depth, and the position of the stamps is definitely organic, compared to a machine-driven engraver where everything is all squared up. You may not find the same variable aesthetics as pleasing, but I definitely value the feeling of connection to the person behind the putter. I gamed this putter for almost a whole year, which some of you may recognize as being a labor worthy of Hercules. I own my putter philandering. Though it’s a little heavy for my stroke, I still sneak the LOL LN out to the course here and there. It’s just fun to roll balls with, and when I look at all of those smiley faces, how could I get angry about anything that happens on the green. Since acquiring the 006 LOL LN, I’ve ordered a few custom putters from Byron, and every time that I open up the box and see the putters for the first time I am amazed at what Byron has produced. Sure, I sent him the specs, and maybe some ideas about aesthetics, but Mr. Morgan is the one who breathes life into the metal. As I write all of this, I can feel the urge to order another putter grow stronger and stronger. I know that I now need different putter spec than my previous Byron putters. I’ve even got a theme in mind. Perhaps it’s time to send an email to Huntington Beach... Any other putter collectors want to chime in on how you got started collecting? Here are some bonus shots of the 006 LOL LN
  12. Tier 1: Jon Rahm Tier 2: Francesco Molinari Tier 3: Webb Simpson Tier 4: Charley Hoffman Tier 5: Nicholas Colsaerts Winning Score: -11
  13. No Canadian Exclusion Here Golf Town and Toulon Design have teamed up to launch an exclusive Toulon putter: The Toronto. Here is the link to the Golf Town blog article (LINK) that will give you all of the details on the Toronto and let you know that it is a limited release. What do you think about these types of releases? Would you buy one for your city? Along that line, what would your city's putter look like, and why does your city deserve a putter?
  14. GolfSpy Dave

    Bettinardi Summer Lovin' LE BB1F

    Description and specs added to initial post and... AVAILABLE NOW! LINK
  15. GolfSpy Dave

    Bettinardi Summer Social 2018 Photo Gallery

    I think that they are wallets with bottle openers. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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