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  1. I still have my TAIII in my trunk, but not currently in the bag. Scotty has been pretty solid the last few weeks
  2. I'm very intrigued by this one. After going through Decade and reading Mark Broadie's Every Shot Counts, I would love an automatic way to accurately track strokes gained data!
  3. This would be a perfect addition to my warehouse! Currently have some weights, speed sticks, and a Perfect Putt mat here at the office, but nowhere to bang balls
  4. @knightsofnii Congrats on the nice round! Those shorts remind me of the Fab Five http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0745/3955/articles/fab-five_600x.jpg?v=1587083102
  5. As of my last update, I tried a new grip and was putting great! I played the City Championship a couple weeks ago, and really didn't make anything for 2 days, but my speed control was good and I didn't have any 3 putts. I ended up T15 after back to back rounds of 76 The next weekend I played, hoping that the decent putting would continue, but putted absolutely horribly both in line and speed, including several 3-putts and 38 putts total. So this week I am putting TA in timeout in the Trunk and putting my old Scotty back in the bag to see if that will work. Long term I'm probably better off sticking to a putter and working through the issues to develop a consistent feel, but at this time I feel that my overreaction is justified.
  6. I played Saturday and shot a solid 74 with a penalty and 2 bad 3 putts and bogey on the last 3 holes. My speed control was okay but hit a few really bad short putts. I played 9 with my dad Sunday and tried cross-hand grip, and putted better than the day before. But the as my family sat behind the 18th green waiting for the fireworks I went out with my TA and a couple of balls and tried a pencil grip. All of a sudden this putter felt great! So I went out and played this morning, committed to the new grip. The front 9 I didn't hit the ball well but my putting was decent(1 three putt from long range on a bumpy green). On the back 9, I decided to switch to a new ball, and for the most part hit the ball much better. But most importantly, the putter caught fire and I made 5 birdies! Also had a couple really good lag putts to limit the damage elsewhere. This will for sure be going in the bag next week in the Fort Worth Mid am. Will report back
  7. Thank you! I thought under 2 minutes of video was better than a 4 minute video, so had to speed it up. I will say I probably rated it a bit harsh compared to all putters. But when weighted for value/price, this putter would jump to a solid B around 85/100
  8. Alright, my review is up too. Looks like we had a pretty wide variance of scores on this!
  9. I have played a bigger variety of courses than I normally do over the last month, though I usually play on fast bermuda greens. Our greens that are normally in the 10-11 range have been in the 8-9 range to help them heal up from the Texas freeze this spring. I played 1 round on medium speed bent, and a couple rounds are really slow bermuda. Will expound more on how it worked out in the review.
  10. Before you make any adjustments to the lie angle, try holding it differently. I like use ulnar deviation to help get the putter flat on the ground, and a good side effect of this is that it helps take my hands/wrist out of the putting stroke. I took a few pictures of this with my old putter as an example But also found this article about it which should be helpful https://golf.com/instruction/putting/ulnar-deviation-putting-stroke-fix-jankowski/
  11. I have a Perfect putting mat that I've used indoors, and also my office carpets roll around a 10 so I've been able to practice speed control up to about 23 ft. I did some head to head in the office and the TAI2 certainly holds up well. On the course I'm focusing solely on the TAI2 and not my other putters, as I'm trying to get the feel for various greens. I played a terrible round on Saturday thanks to a case of the hosels, but my putting was solid. Speed control was great, and even made 3 in the 15-25 ft range. Practiced on Monday and also found that they rolled really true on some smooth but not fast bent greens. Finally getting a round on my home course this coming Saturday which has huge Bermuda greens that generally run 10+. Will be focused of course on short/intermediate putts, and getting my lags close. I have putted defensively there recently, but from what I've seen thus far, feel pretty confident with this stick.
  12. I've spent a few days putting around the office, and decided to grab a video today on the Perfect Practice putting mat. This thing has great stability and control on the short to mid-range putts on the mat. Looking forward to getting on the course this weekend. MGS putter.mp4
  13. Sorry, all future posts on this thread will be putter related. But at Dick's, for the same price as new Scotty ($399) you can get a 36" Blackstone with lid. Then you can get a Tommy Armour Impact putter ($149) with all the money you save from not eating out.
  14. The way my gamer was putting it shouldn't be too hard to at least get equal. I will do some head to head tests indoors on the mat, and then on the course will compare my putting stats to my putting stats over the last few months. Wish I had strokes gained data for the past, but I will be able to tell quite a bit from total putts, # of 3 putts, and proximity of first putt as I focus on speed control.
  15. Sorry I'm a day behind, but I'm thrilled to be testing the Impact No. 2 putter. This is my 2nd test for MGS, as last year I tested the Honma TR 20 440 driver which is still in the bag (link in signature) Though I've been a pretty decent player for awhile, putting has been the game within a game that was most likely to derail my round. About 9 years ago, I got my Odyssey Sabertooth White Ice, which replaced my Scotty Cameron Newport 2 that I had used since high school. I recently changed the grip, and I've been toying with conventional, cross-hand, claw, pencil grips etc, but my putting has been pretty poor this season, mostly with speed controls and trust issues due to way too many 3 putts. In March, I took the Sabertooth out of the bag, and used an old Sam Sneed Blue Ridge blade putter that my grandma bought for $5 from a garage sale 25 years ago, and I had one of my better putting rounds of the year, posting a 71. The next round wasn't so good, so I went back to the Sabertooth and struggled again, and then the last few rounds I got the Old Scotty back from my dad and putted decently well. My speed control was much better and my 3 putts were down, but I didn't quite feel the same control on shorter putts. Here are the putters I've used over the years I was thankful that Scotty held me over for a month til I got my hands on the Tommy Armour. I picked the No. 2 for a couple of reasons. 1. It did great in the MGS Most wanted testing, specifically on short to mid range putts 2. I've gone back and forth between a mallet and a blade, and this wide blade kinda fits that sweet spot Some of the other testers did not get putter covers, but because I got mine late, I think it was shipped from a different branch, and I was fortunate to receive one. My first impression is that this putter would get easily dinged up without a putter cover due to the materials and paint, so definitely want to keep it under covered up. The head is heavier than I expected, and it is very easy to keep square at impact. Also the face feels softer so I feel like I need to hit it harder than my other putters to get the ball to the hole. Also I'm TBD on changing the grip. I'm used to a bigger Superstroke grip, but I'm going to use this one for at least a few weeks before I consider a change. Anyway, you want pictures of the putter and headcover, so here they are: My first round was on a course with very slow greens compared to my usual, so I didn't read too much into it yet. I have a 15 ft Perfect Practice Mat in the office, so I'll be using it daily to get the feel down, and hope to have some good on the course feedback soon. About Me: I am 38 years old Texan, married to an Okie, and have 2 great kids. I am currently a 0.3, and trying to get back to scratch soon and hope to play in some local tournaments this summer. I work in industrial sales, mostly instrumentation and filtration products, and I make sure to take breaks to putt, chip, and shoot hoops in the office. Most of my golf is Saturday mornings, but trying to find a way to get more golf on the clock. When I'm not at work, playing golf, tweeting, or doing projects around the house, I like to cook on my Blackstone Grill
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