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M.Duchesne

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    M.Duchesne reacted to 00sportsman in New VS Old   
    I'm in the "it's all about feel" camp, but would add confidence to that. I'm sure manufacturers could provide a ton of data otherwise, but I think the issues you see with players and putting come down to feel and confidence.
     
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    M.Duchesne reacted to PlaidJacket in New VS Old   
    Once again... I too don't put much stock is fancy and or expensive putters. I have an expensive Edel that putts no better or worse than a $39 Odyssey I purchased at Academy years ago. The Edel feels good and it's lofted and weighted - counterbalanced well. It putts just fine. However, if it were to go missing I'd go back to the Odyssey in a heat beat. And never skip a beat. For me as long as I like the look and feel of a putter I'm good to go.
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    M.Duchesne reacted to bens197 in New VS Old   
    I buy it to an extent. The face technology isn't nearly as important as the correct arc for the putter.
     
    A Phil style heel putter may look great and I have several friends who gravitate towards these. Unfortunately as many of us know, it does not work well with a straight back and through stroke. It is a difficult method to sell, putting for the general public is so psychological that most folks purchase a putter based upon how cool it looks.
     
    How many would benefit from an Odyssey 2 ball, rather they want the $500 Cameron Newport because it looks cooler?
     
    Next take the loft.
     
    If there was one option that is significantly limited, it is the loft of a putter. This presumes that we all strike the ball at the proper angle on the upstroke and thus promote a good forward and true roll.
     
    I am a believer that there is technology for promoting a true roll. As far as retail goes, most putters are exclusively based upon a certain loft and lie and limit the optimal technology available.
     
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    M.Duchesne reacted to Zylem in New VS Old   
    This, all this lol. To me, putting is all feel. New tech is great because it gives the player another option in feel and weight. But once you find something your should stick with it. 
    I'm an anser player myself, old school, smooth face and no insert. It just works for me. I swapped to a 2 ball putter for a bit but have since gone back to the ping. Any time I'm in a golf shop I'll try out a few of the new clubs just to see what's available but I always keep coming back to my ping.
     
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    M.Duchesne reacted to 00sportsman in New VS Old   
    Trying not to sound too argumentative, because I think this is a really interesting topic, I respectfully offer my rebuttal:
     
    Of course not.  I'm just not convinced that a putter with new technology would improve my putting the way an hour a day on the putting green would.  Could it make me marginally better?  Perhaps.
     
     
    Of course, but I don't find it reasonable or realistic to think I could make every putt.  I don't believe there's a putter made that's going to make a significant difference on my attempt to hole a 45 footer with three breaks and a ridge in the middle.  There's a reason that hitting a green in regulation leaves two strokes to par.
     
     
    Sure, if you could actually hand me a putter that gave me the same feel as my Rife, but had super face technology.  But that's the real trick, isn't it?  Getting the same feel with different technology.  Heck, I've been in the store and tested "identical' putters (face/shaft/grip etc. supposedly exactly alike) that had distinctly different feel.  If the technology made that much of a difference, the feel wouldn't matter.
     
     
    I'm not sure claiming that feel is the most important aspect isn't answering the question.  I think the fact that people don't use those putters actually answers that question to begin with.  I could use a putter that cuts my dispersion in half, but if I'm not confident in the feel and I end up with a stroke that doubles the error, I'm right back where I started from.
     
    I think that you could give me a piece of 2x4 on the end of a piece of broomstick, and if I prefer the feel and it makes me confident in what I'm doing, I'll probably putt better with that than a new technology putter that I can't get a feel for and have no confidence in.
     
    The defense rests (for the time being.)
     
    Respectfully submitted,
    00sportsman
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    M.Duchesne reacted to GolfJunkie302 in New VS Old   
    I don't think new putters make a big difference. You have Jordan using an old SC. Then you have guys who swear by the original PING Anser. When you find the right putter, you keep it.
     
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    M.Duchesne reacted to jturner7499 in New VS Old   
    The main thing I wanted to talk about here (and I'm sure I have more questions than answers) is face technology on putters.
     
    Most of the big name club manufacturers come out with a slew of putters every year featuring their newest groove and insert tech that is supposed to help the player roll a putt easier and with more consistency then ever.
     
    My biggest questions on this are 1) How much proof do they have that their tech works with real players? 2) if it does work then why do some of the most notable tour players still use 20 year old putters? 3) Would having the same putter with different face groove patterns and inserts be able to help your players depending on the course conditions they play in?
     
    Feel free to leave your opinions below, I would love to hear what everyone has to say.
     
    P.S if I'm wrong, feel free to tell me
     
     
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from MDGolfHacker in New VS Old   
    I own a Nike Method 005 mallet with a 303 precision milled bloc  ,but my gamer is a old Daiwa Probalance 8511 blade,
    Now here some pics of few other models ,
    Your thought on them are welcome.. 
    A Goliath 3 balls,
    Mizuno blade 
    Taylormade Tc1 
    Daiwa 








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    M.Duchesne reacted to cnosil in New VS Old   
    I 100% agree with you that you actually have to get on the course and hit shots.  I don't believe in using launch monitors chase particular numbers,  I support the approach of finding out what works best for you and your swing.  I guess we are in completely different camps when it comes to technology and equipment;  you fall into the anything within reason will be just fine for a player and I believe that while that perspective is true ( I have hit enough clubs with stock configuration to confirm) that you can use technology to find what equipment will provide you with the better results for your swing.  That is why I suggested TXG, they are providing education on how changes in equipment will or won't change a clubs performance.  Watching videos of club reviews or someone like Crossfield do absolutely nothing for me.  
     
    Thanks for providing your perspective.  
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    M.Duchesne reacted to PutterLove1992 in New VS Old   
    But if you need a new grip definitely , I have ocd about my grips ha always buy one everything month month and a half
     
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    M.Duchesne reacted to PutterLove1992 in New VS Old   
    I'd say after buying A LOT A LOT of different Putters I came to realize I don't follow the trends I use what works for me , can't fix something that is not broken
     
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from cnosil in New VS Old   
    I own a Nike Method 005 mallet with a 303 precision milled bloc  ,but my gamer is a old Daiwa Probalance 8511 blade,
    Now here some pics of few other models ,
    Your thought on them are welcome.. 
    A Goliath 3 balls,
    Mizuno blade 
    Taylormade Tc1 
    Daiwa 








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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from bens197 in Faithful to one putter, or a rotation?   
    Hi Ben's I had a go to putter when I was in my 20s ,it was a "A" blade from Ping cut to 33 ,I could put from anywhere and do magics I got rid of it 12 years ago ,and only found my gamer 2 weeks ago ,guest wath it is still from Ping it is a Scotsdale answer 2 from 2010,11 model. Today I am 59 just learned how to rollover my ball using this " strong arc " path Scotsdale with a uptight 35" inches getting much older ,after trying so many models ,from big brands like Cameron select ,Odyssey pro, Taylormade ghost etc....,and it is very difficult without being properly fit from our stroke path, Ping has a really good free fitting on their site call " Ping  flighweb " it really worked for me.
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from dan contorno in I need help ! Is this a fake or a real Cameron Studio Select 2 ?   
    Il Will send it to them immediately thank you..if any body has a clue on them.let me know ....
    Thanks
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from bens197 in I need help ! Is this a fake or a real Cameron Studio Select 2 ?   
    I went to our local professional golf shop Yesterday call "Golftown" I ask for the verdict of 2 technicians repairs men and after a 10 mnts chat, they have confirmed me that is was a "real" Select Newport 2, they carry the brand since very long in their store 
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from tony@CIC in The Masters   
    Walking along side with one of the greatest legend of all time in the past weeks (Tiger),.Rory has certainly picked up small hints .I am not there with them ,but Tour Tops having their walk of fame together since last Tiger victory ,they certainly work on the game.
    I have to say Thank you all......
    Mr Palmer,Mr.Nicklaus,Mr.Trevino ,Mr Sneed ,and others , for your significant long term contribution over the golden years of golf ,and to this great sport.In my point of view the same applies to Rory, and Tiger.
     
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from Shankster in The Masters   
    Walking along side with one of the greatest legend of all time in the past weeks (Tiger),.Rory has certainly picked up small hints .I am not there with them ,but Tour Tops having their walk of fame together since last Tiger victory ,they certainly work on the game.
    I have to say Thank you all......
    Mr Palmer,Mr.Nicklaus,Mr.Trevino ,Mr Sneed ,and others , for your significant long term contribution over the golden years of golf ,and to this great sport.In my point of view the same applies to Rory, and Tiger.
     
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from fixyurdivot in Steel or Graphite?   
    Yes I voted steel ,but I have to admit that new synergy graphite "well fitted" are spot on.
    Since new tech engineers have made a lot of research . I am now charmed by the new Synergy shafts ,lenght wise and very precise.
    Tested with Callaway #7 iron ,Rogue Pro,fitted 1/4 + longer.
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from cksurfdude in What/How Did You Practice Today?   
    It is very cold out here in Quebec but for $10 we Do have a Dôme wich allow us to practice all of our clubs inside, in a a warmer area.
    But this being said  its never like playing the real Turf .
    Have a good Day !
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from ole gray in Official Forum Member Review: Bettinardi Putters   
    Super ....if it ain't broken,,, don't fix it.😆
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from ole gray in Official Forum Member Review: Bettinardi Putters   
    I had the Bettinardi Ben Hogan Hawk BHB11 all Aluminium with . I could'nt be precise because i am a 34" lenght user and this one was a 33" inches .So i gave it to my Brother, a shorter Left Handed golfer like me ,he was struggling with a Odyssey mallet ,(I have to say that he has lost 30,% eye sight on his wright eye, because of a cortical breakage) he picked Up the Hogan Bettinardi and BAM,π~ he began to Hole it ,one after another 5 footers,6,7,8,9 and so on,he is so  confident with it that he makes is short put using one hand only, that's anoying for me.
    I would certainly love to Play and write a report about the 34" inches SS38 .And i am sure i could do much better with the Wright lenght and grip size.
    Thank you .
    Golfspy and Bettinardi.
     
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from revkev in What/How Did You Practice Today?   
    It is very cold out here in Quebec but for $10 we Do have a Dôme wich allow us to practice all of our clubs inside, in a a warmer area.
    But this being said  its never like playing the real Turf .
    Have a good Day !
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from GB13 in What/How Did You Practice Today?   
    It is very cold out here in Quebec but for $10 we Do have a Dôme wich allow us to practice all of our clubs inside, in a a warmer area.
    But this being said  its never like playing the real Turf .
    Have a good Day !
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from null in Ping Driver g410 fst tester wanted   
    je suis dedans
    M. Duchesne
    Longueuil, PQ, canada
    11 hdp, vitesse de swing de seulement 89 mph.
    Je voudrais tout tester le nouveau Ping G410
    Sft avec flex régular ultra léger Axe Main gauche.
    J'ai brûlé à la main gauche 48 hujs fujikura Shaft.
    Je suis honoré de revoir après l'avoir joué.
    Je vous remercie
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    M.Duchesne got a reaction from LoganT in Enter To Win a 2018 Odyssey O-Works Putter   
    I have tried them and 34" inches long with straight arc was simply super .
    So I'm in
    From Canada
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