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  1. Ben (70) Chesterfield, MO. Yes, I walk unless the course is extremely hilly. I use an All-Metal Bag Boy that is at least 30 years old! Been looking at the electric models and would love to try this Motocaddy.
  2. GET FITTED! You need the right lie, loft, length, grip, shaft. Don't waste your money guessing, and don't buy off the internet unless it is with a company like Hogan or equivalent. Too many counterfeit clubs and scams in Asia & Europe where you'll never see your clubs or money back!
  3. I see you're located in Chicago and have a Bettinardi putter. I don't know if you were fitted or bought your putter off-the-rack, but I would call Bettinardi, who is in Chicago, and make an appointment for a fitting to be sure your putter spec's are correct for you. There may be a small charge, but it is worth it. There is no charge if you purchase a new putter. I have a QB6 & BB56 and was fitted at Bettinardi's Studio B, and as a fitter who has used SAM, their system is far superior and the experience was just fantastic. When you leave you will know exactly which putter and shaft fit you
  4. I've gone thru several putters & different types of gripping, and a few weeks ago installed a Lamkin Sink Fit Straight Rubber grip on an old Odyssey DF Rossie Blade. All of a sudden I'm making putts and skins! I guess it's just the combination of this grip and putter that's working!
  5. I fitted at Golf Galaxy for 4+ years and they NEVER took any new product back...PERIOD. Used clubs could be returned for a credit or exchange up to seven days from purchase. And yes, I saw parents let their small kids have sword fights with Cameron putters, but we weren't allowed to say anything! And yes, they were banged up and dented, but sold as NEW! I've also seen counterfeit clubs traded, and no one checks or cares. The store manager I worked for only wanted your money...fit as fast as possible, increase the %'s of the computer to show false readings, and GET THE MONEY!
  6. Ben St. Louis, MO Ping G400MAX 12 hdcp 86 mph swing speed TSi2
  7. Ben / St. Louis Handicap 12 Current Model Wedges Played: Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 54° & 58° What Appeals to You About a Raw Wedge: The finish is interesting but the spin is supposed to be fantastic.
  8. Ben / Chesterfield, MO / USA Bettinardi BB56 (Rt Hand, 36", Jumbo Etched Grip, 2.5° loft, 20° lie angle...fitted in Studio B) Tomcat 14...I like the shape, slight arc, and alignment dots, like a runway! However, I would not want the adjustable shaft but a solid shaft installed. I've tried it and at 36" (35" too), the adjustable shaft is not stable! It rocks back and forth. I would also prefer a 2.0 min grip.
  9. Ben / St. Louis, MO. I practice daily at home for about an hour, and 15 min at the course, as I play 3 times/wk. Too Many 3 Putts! Probably 6/round. My line is usually very close, but my main issue is speed, especially leaving it short. I was fit for my Bettinardi QB6 & BB56 at Studio B in Chicago. The cameras and software they used was amazing, better than SAM, as it showed me all the numbers about my swing. If I could get these numbers at home each day, I should be able to train my hands, arms, and body to eliminate most, if not all the three putts.
  10. Ben-St. Louis, MO. Desired to Test: 460 Swing Speed: 85 (I currently play the Ping G400MAX R Shaft @ 45.5")
  11. I have a PGA T-LINE XV Putter US Pat 3,880,430 bought in the late 70's or early 80's. Does anyone know which company manufactured this putter?
  12. Ben/Missouri 12 handicap Ping G410 Hybrids 4-5-6 (22°-26°-30°) lofts Current Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 70 (R) Thanks!
  13. Ben/Missouri 12 Ping i500 (Recoil SmacWrap F3, blue dot, midsize grip, std length) 145-150 yds
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Ben/St. Louis 14 Ping i500 145 yds
  18. 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.
  19. 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°
  20. I would like to see MGS compare matte to lacquer golf balls, especially the roll on the green.
  21. 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"...
  22. 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.
  23. Ben / St. Louis I use both a Rangefinder and GPS Watch Nikon Cool Shot 40i w/Slope & Garmin Approach S20 Watch
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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