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  1. I've been using a Bettinardi QB6 this year, however, I wanted more of a mallet for a second putter (actually my 9th!). I tried every brand, from Ping to Odyssey to Evnroll to TaylorMade to Cameron...EVERYTHING. My choice, with the best feel and roll was the Bettinardi BB56. I've only played one round, but made most putts inside 10' and long putts were tap-in's. They own the milling process!
  2. YES-YES-YES. Been looking all over and can't find the new Cleveland's anywhere! Want to compare to the Tommy Armour Impact #3, which I hit 10/12 putts from 15' at Golf Galaxy. Ben MO Bettinardi QB #6 (fit at The Hive) Elevado Single Bend (35") w/any midsize or 2.0 pistol grip, if possible.
  3. Asked Callaway and they had no idea, but would check it out. Just switched from a Bettinardi QB6 to an Odyssey White Hot XG #8, which seems to have a "hotter face" than the QB6...will see what happens. Also waiting to hear back from Callaway.
  4. Ben/St. Louis 14 Ping i500 145 yds


  6. I have been seeing customer issues with Odyssey inserts, from Metal X to current Micro-Hinge, falling out of the putter heads. The Metal X seem to peel away from the head, while the micro-hinge just fall out of it's cavity. I don't know if the heat in the car's trunk affects the adhesive, or if there is an issue with the product used to adhere the inserts to the face of the putters. This is the only brand where I have seen this occurrence. I personally have older Dual-Force and White-Hot Odyssey putters with inserts that are upwards of 20 years old, and have never had an issue.
  7. Ben/Missouri 12 handicap 54° & 58° Callaway 2019 PM Grind w/Recoil 460 F3 shafts (Seniors need graphite in wedges, too) Low spinning short chip just off the green w/54° & Flop shot over a hazard w/58°
  8. I would like to see MGS compare matte to lacquer golf balls, especially the roll on the green.
  9. I sell golf equipment, and have seen Odyssey inserts, which are apparently glued on, fall off the putters! Chinese made...what do you expect. Want a good putter, buy "Made In The USA"...
  10. I use the Callaway Superhot Red Matte ball, as I have trouble following white balls over 100 yards. My putting is constantly a few rolls short of the hole, and I'm wondering if the matte balls tend to create a greater friction with the grass over the lacquer finish ball when putting. Matte balls have a "dry" feel as opposed to the slick feel from a lacquer finish.
  11. Ben / St. Louis I use both a Rangefinder and GPS Watch Nikon Cool Shot 40i w/Slope & Garmin Approach S20 Watch
  12. Ben Missouri 12 Just fitted this week at Bettinardi's Studio B for a Queen B #6. This putting practice system would be perfect timing! I have a putter mirror and a "Train Your Aim", which is a cross that snaps on to the shaft just above the putter head.


    I would rank club fitting: Putter-Irons/Wedges-Driver. Putting is half your game, and if you have the wrong putter (length, lie, loft, balance) you'll never improve your game. I like the SAM system, but I believe being fit on "real" grass is a must! Irons and wedges need to have the correct shaft in length and weight, plus the correct lie. Driver's need the right loft and shaft in length and weights. Plus, don't forget the correct grip size and a comfortable grip.
  14. That is such a great question. I'm a fitter, retired, and work for a "big box" golf retailer for fun, but it was important that I knew what I was doing. The store has ZERO training, and I spent my own money traveling to So CA and visiting several club manufacturers, a putting manufacturer, and a shaft manufacturer to learn about fitting and how to do it right! The general manager at my store is only interested in the sale, not the process...he couldn't care less and that is a shame! Believe it or not, our store is on the 100 best fitters list because of the sales volume, not quality of fitting, and McDonald hamburger employees are paid more than us! You need to ask the fitter what his background is and has he been trained directly by manufacturers, not on-line. If not, go to someone else. He may have been hired as a "body" with zero training, which is what so many companies, including mine, actually do! Pretty sad!
  15. I'd go back to Club Champion. There is a big performance difference between the Epic and Epic Flash, with the Flash seeming to have a tighter dispersion. Shafts can drive you crazy and you just have to go to the manufacturers websites for the specs. Titleist, for example, offers the Kuro, Tensi, Smoke, & Even-Flow as standard on the TS models, and I listed these from highest trajectory/spin/weight to lowest/heaviest. You just need to hit the shafts with your driver on the same monitor with the same balls and compare the results.
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