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  1. TESTERS WANTED (4) So you think the importance of shaft design is only important to drivers. Well the engineers at Odyssey Golf among some of the best and brightest minds in the business want to show you otherwise. For years counterbalancing has been a big buzz word in the world of putter shafts. Well the new Stroke Lab putters by Odyssey Golf aren't just counterbalanced, they take weight shifting to a whole new level or should I say end. As in redistributing 40 percent of the weight from the middle of the shaft into the butt and head end of the shaft. The results show that you will make a much more consistent stroke with Stroke Lab than with the standard putter shaft. Don't believe it? We're going to give you...well four of you a chance to prove it to yourself and the rest of the forum. How to Apply This is important, so please follow these instructions carefully: 1. If you haven't already, make sure you're a registered MyGolfSpy Forum member 2. In this thread (and ONLY in this thread - please don't go back to the blog and apply - it won't do you any good!), tell us the following: - Your first name - State - Your current model of putter - Is putting a strength or weakness of your game This review opportunity is open to any golfer who resides in the US or Canada. We'll be announcing the testers in this thread next week, so make sure to check back. Please do not 'quote' this post when applying...
  2. With so many players having recent success with the ArmLock putters on the PGA Tour, we thought we'd see how it works for the average golfer. So follow four of our forum members as the put the Bettinardi Studio Armlock in play over the next four to six weeks to see how they perform with it. Feel free to join the conversation and ask any questions you might have in regards to the putter or method of using it. @KCLeo12 Stage 1 Stage 2 @CarlH Stage 1 Stage 2 @GB13 Stage 1 Stage 2 @downlowkey Stage 1 Stage 2
  3. We often ask our self, if we will be gaining anything about going from our current fairly recent driver to the newest latest models out there. But let's turn the tables on that, have you ever gone from a newer release club of any sort to an older model. I know Rick Shiels has the new driver vs 5 year old driver video out that has been talked about a bit. But this morning, during a conversation with MDGolfHacker I told him about my two midnight Ebay purchases with much enthusiasm. I was met with a cold bucket of water right in the face!! He was silent for a while then said, "Why would you go backwards in technology. You have the "latest" newest technology in in Titleist's 917 driver that is brand new. Why would you want a G30 that is what 4 years old," I told him, I think it's more like two years turns out it's--actually not quite 3.5 yet...so we'll split the difference--hey, it's my thread so I can make up the guidelines. But back on track, we had a conversation about my 917 driver that is about 14 months old, and told him what I had seen and heard about the G30, and also the JPX850. You know what a rabbit hole Youtube is, you go on looking for one thing, and end up looking at half a dozen others. So I should feel fortunate, I only walked away with two. But after watching several reviews of both drivers, I came away very intrigued. And to be fair, I also had on course experience with a friends G30 last week that was pretty amazing, which started this whole, well let's look at this well, maybe the driver of two or three years ago is pretty good. So what about anyone else, is there a cluub of any sort, driver, irons, wedges or putter that you have gone backwards on to an older model. If so, why and how did it work out?
  4. OFFICIAL FORUM MEMBER REVIEW: ODYSSEY EXO PUTTERS @Camcmart Stage 1 Stage 2 @chemclub Stage 1 Stage 2 @GregB135 Stage 1 Stage 2 @Just another lefty Stage 1 Stage 2
  5. Testers Wanted (4) So how does MyGolfSpy follow up a forum testing of the Most Wanted Driver of 2019 that resulted in almost 1200 applications? How about throwing up a putter that not only will be officially launching this week, but comes from one of the most respected names in the golf industry. A name that speaks not just quality and beauty, but in addition has topped the final leader board of the PGA Tour eight times in the last nine months, two of those by Brand Ambassador Matt Kuchar. That's right Bettinardi Golf has just launched the newest addition to it's Studio Stock lineup with the SS38 Armlock putter. How can something so beautiful have so much tech, well here's just a taste. Armlock putter, a compact mallet with maximum forgiveness and easy alignment. Robert re-engineered the popular SS38 standard model to craft this elegant, high performing Armlock putter that features 1 shaft of offset and 5 degrees of loft. Our Tour-proven F.I.T. Face is milled into the SS38 with 20% deeper grooves for an even softer feel at impact on the 303 stainless steel body. A stunning hand-polished platinum finish gives the SS38 Armlock, an extremely durable and clean appearance at address. Well enough of the tech talk, there will be more of that and of course more talk of the beauty from our testers...that will be the job of those selected for this elite opportunity. So lets enjoy a bit more of the beauty that is to come their way. How To Apply Open to All US Residents who putt Right Handed Follow ALL instructions below to be eligible. In this thread and only this thread please list the following Name/Home State Current Putter ONE sentence that describes Bettinardi putters. Lastly. PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS POST IN YOUR ENTRY! Good Luck! We'll be announcing the testers next week in this thread! Congrats to our 4 testers! @GB13 @downlowkey @KCLeo12 @CarlH I'll be in touch guys! For more on the announcement see below.
  6. Don't forget about the good senior players when testing players equipment

  7. I'm selling my two previous gamer putters. A Scotty Cameron Select Newport 3 and an Evnroll ER1. Both are 34" and have the original headcover. The Evnroll knocked the Scotty out of the bag two years ago, and the new Evnroll ER5B just knocked the ER1 out of the bag. I'd love to keep them, but they can get more love elsewhere. Asking $175 for each, shipping included. Payment by Venmo. Let me know if you have any questions.
  8. OFFICIAL FORUM MEMBER REVIEWS ODYSSEY O-WORKS PUTTERS Sluggo42 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Kardboard.Kid Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 STUDque Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Golfspy Meyer Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
  9. 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?
  10. When putting, especially those long putts.. you can feel and almost bet that you have the right aim.. but the reality is your probably aiming far to the left or right. Would training with laser pointers to check the aim and whether my stroke is a squared one or not actually help? Suppose I can build the right muscle memory at home with practice then carry on on the field with that muscle memory...
  11. A few months ago my father-in-law and I attended the New Jersey Golf Show - the annual golf bargain hunter's dream. We ran across an up-start team socializing a new putter brand which has taken off in Korea. Top Spin Golf - http://www.golftopspin.com/ We were both a little surprised by the feel and roll these putters put on the ball. Has anyone else seen these and tried them? Anyone gaming one?
  12. I was trying-out putters at my local Edwin Watts yesterday when I noticed within the sea of Odysseys a brand new 35" Rife RFX "Rival" putter. I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to putters, but I knew the name "rife" and I knew it was supposed to be good so I picked it up and tried a few putts. I was blown away by how it felt off the face... like, it felt way better than anything I've felt before (putter-wise). Mind you, I am a putter neophyte, but when I turned the shaft to reveal the price tag I was very surprised to see it was retailing for $99. I decided to do a quick google search and discovered that the original god Guerin Rife is no longer involved with the company. A little more Google-fu revealed that the company went under in 2008 and was snapped-up by what appears to be a private equity firm... all red flags to me, but I don't know. Does anyone here own a newer Rife putter? Has anyone tested the RFX series? There is almost nothing on the internet about these putters so I'm not sure how to reconcile my experience. Here's the current lineup in case you're interested: http://rifegolf.com/rfxstore/
  13. I know its a ways out still but what is everyone looking forward to seeing in the Most Wanted Putter Testing this year? Any early predictions? I personally LOVE my custom matte black Evnroll ER2 so I'm not looking to switch but would love to see it continue to perform well in Most Wanted Testing. With that said I could see the Bloodline R1-J Blade doing quite well and possibly giving Envroll a serious run for its money, especially if testers stand behind to check the line before putts.
  14. Cleveland Huntington Beach Putters Numberonecoog Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Brjpool Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Jiro Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Rikki03038 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Golfjunkie302 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
  15. Hey, I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on SuperStroke's custom putters from about five years ago. I was able to contact their warehouse and buy a few from them. It's Fantastic! The milling is solid, and the look is beautiful. It seems like they didn't sell well and so they stopped making them, but I am loving mine. I'll show some pictures of the ones I was able to get.
  16. Alright Spies... I need help! Picked up these LONG wands at the thrift store for $3.00 a piece. Online info about 'Masterpiece Custom Golf' is non-existent save for their prior membership within the Dike, Iowa Chamber of Commerce. The finish on both putters is beautiful with fantastic face milling. It blows my mind that a small club company put out such exemplary work and then seemingly folded up into oblivion. Have any of you ever seen/heard of this company? The "mallet" is an SSP (Side Saddle Putter) setup; i.e. pitching horseshoes or washers. The "blade", labeled 'Locknrock', is damn near 5' long. The procedure with this broomstick involves tucking it under your left armpit and rocking your shoulders; completely taking your hands out the stroke. I have played around with them on the putting green; the balance, feel and roll off the face is incredible on both models. I have also discovered the 'Locknrock' can be setup on my left forearm, a la the Bettinardi - Kuchar Model 1 Arm Lock, subsequently passing the anchor ban test. Thanks in advance for the input, fellow Spies!
  17. Howdy, My name is Cody. I am a technical writer from Utah, and I've been playing golf my whole life, though I've just began to take it seriously within the past two years. I live in Utah, so I get to play a very diverse range of courses. I'm a 14 handicap, just starting to work on game improvement. Here's what's in my bag: Driver: Adams Blue 3-wood: Adams XTD-TI Hybrid 20,23: Adams XTD-TI Irons: Mizuno JPX 900 HotMetal Putter: Superstroke Fatso My favorite club in my bag is my putter. I was able to pick up a Superstroke Fatso from when SuperStroke had a foray into custom putters. It's absolutely beautiful, and I got it by contacting their warehouse and begging them to sell me one.
  18. If you're a military Veteran Cure Putters has a great deal for you! MILITARY APPRECIATION DISCOUNT - $100 off In honor of all the brave men and women who have served and the sacrifices that you and your families have made to protect our freedom. Leave a comment below with a pic of yourself or a family member in uniform and we'll send you a $100 coupon code which can be used at www.cureputters.com May 29th - June 5th https://www.facebook.com/CurePutters/?ref=br_rs
  19. Greetings from the great Northwest,Seattle that is. My name is Dan I play to about a nine handicap. I have never hit a shot in a divot. Oops I meant from a divot!! Putter junkie!! Sick of the rain
  20. Huge news. http://www.golf.com/equipment/callaway-golf-acquires-toulon-design-putters By the sound of the deal, I wouldn't be surprised if Toulon Design becomes the premium line of putters. All putters will remain Odyssey putters, but the premium line (milled) will have the TD name (maybe Odyssey by Toulon Design or something similar).
  21. I'm a new member but a long time follower. These tests offered is a real incentive to get active in My golf Spy. I'm originally from Texas but have retired to my wife's home state of Ohio. I have never seen the number of daily fee golf courses that are located within a 30 minute drive as I have seen here. My big complaint is not being able to play 12 months a year. So now I go back down to Houston to visit my kids and grand-baby during the Winter months so I can at least play a couple of times in the Winter months. I am a authorized dealer for Pure grips out of Arizona and have an eBay store called C's Grips & More. I just recently picked up the Piretti Putter line and will be setting up distribution here in Ohio as well as selling on eBay. Obviously I love the game of golf and want to do my part introducing new people to the game.
  22. You might have seen the pics I posted of the Prototype Bellum Winmore Model 707 Putter I posted a couple months ago. You may also recall that Bellum Winmore Putters are designed by MGS Forum Member, Duke (who occasionally tests clubs for us as well). Duke (Tim) dropped off a couple of the first production putters to me the other day. When the putters officially launch (~2 months), they'll be offering a couple of different face milling options (in addition to the no milling option on the prototype), and a couple of different finishes. The black model has the standard face milling option, while the satin (mine) has a deeper milling. Paint fill, sight lines, etc, will be up to you. Here are the latest pics.
  23. MannKrafted MA66 Putter –by Apprenti23 MA66 Brass Head with Double Bend Shaft- 35” 3* loft and 367 gram head http://mannkrafted.com/ INTRO I have been a pretty vocal supporter of LaMont Mann in his endeavors over many years. So, I will gladly admit that I am a little biased when it comes to MannKrafted Putters. Long before LaMont was producing putters for Hot Stix in Scottsdale, Arizona; and now Jim Butler of Table Rock, he was refinishing putters for golf geeks on numerous forums. His pricing was great, quality of work was top notch, but his turnaround time was subpar. If you know LaMont as I have come to know him, you will instantly realize that he has a hard time telling people “No.” Obviously in the business world that can lead to some serious back logs and pissed off customers. I'm sure many were turned off by his slow turnarounds back in the day, but for those who knew the quality of his work, everything was worth the wait! LaMont's ability to always acquiesce to someone's requests has led to some serious outside of the box and sometimes off-putting designs. However, he's never afraid to take risks and I think that the art that has become creating putters could really use some more LaMont Mann. I for one don't really care if they make putts, but I'm a HUGE sucker for the classics. When I saw pictures of LaMont's first true take on a Ping Anser head, I just had to have it. Order Up! Sometime in April, when I first saw pics of the MA66 model, I reached out to LaMont and told him that I had to have one! Going through some career and life changes, I told him to take his time on this because golf season was nowhere near the future. He mentioned that he had some brass available. I can honestly say I've owned hundreds of putters in my life although none of them have been made of brass. Extremely excited for this opportunity I said order up, baby! Fast forward another month or so and I was making a business trip to Scottsdale. Hmmm, I had a busy week, but I knew that I just had to make it out to see LaMont. After an $8 Uber ride, I arrived at Hot Stix. They were closed, but the facility is beautiful. I snapped a pic of the work shop and boy do they have a great setup! Since I came after hours, LaMont brought back where all the magic happens! I snapped up some pictures of some random things: Really big fan of the putter that is on this desktop Here are some random things to be worked on as well So LaMont says, “How much time do you have? Want to watch me make your putter?” HELL YES! Let's get dirty! This was a pretty loud process and there was metal flying, but I was able to snag some pretty cools pics and videos of the process. I don't really know much about the Bridgeport machine or milling putters, but this was neat. Here are some pics: After setting everything up, he took some measurements and gave it a test run. Lots of measuring and testing and measuring. I think this is the old measure twice cut once theory. Unfortunately I had the stupid slow motion setting on my IPhone when taking videos. Sorry. Here is a video I took of some of the milling process. https://youtu.be/4iftKhwnMMA Here's a picture of the face after a pass with the mill. I have a friend who has a MannKrafted putter that has some awesome barb wire style milling pattern. Not only does it look different, but boy does it ever feel soft. I asked LaMont if it'd be okay if we did that to this one. Here's a video of that scrape job: https://youtu.be/Aa9aBSMJRX0 The second pass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqPIa_MLeKY Once the putter was done with the Bridgeport machine, there is still quite a bit of work to be done. LaMont walked over to the belt sanders and started going to town. Here's a picture of him rolling the topline: The whole time he was doing this I'm nervous that he's going to lose a finger, but I don't really know anything about sanding other than when Daniel Son has to “sand the deck, alllll the deck” in Karate Kid part 1. After some time, he gives it the old eye test: Eh... maybe a little more... He did put on some gloves for some work on the sole: https://youtu.be/QaY6C6WaICQ Here's a comparison pic after the quick trip to the belt sander: Until we meet again I had already been there for a couple hours and now it was getting late- 8:30/9pm and I'm pretty sure LaMont had been there since 6 or so. We closed up the shop and what I thought was goodbye, but he surprised me like he always does. Instead of me taking the $8 Uber ride back to my hotel, LaMont INSISTED on driving me home, claiming “it was on the way” which I'm pretty sure was a lie. Anyway, just goes to show you what kind of character that man has! You've Got Mail Fast forward a couple months and LaMont and I talked a little bit here and there, but as stated- I've had a lot going on, so I never pursued or pushed him to finish the putter. Honestly it could have been in my hand a week after my trip to AZ. Nevertheless, last week a little brown box appears… Oh baby! I'll just let the photos do the talking: Jaw dropping… I know. I've never been more excited about a putter in my entire life. Well, wait, my uncle gave me a Ping Zing 2 back when I was a teenager, I was pretty excited then. This is comparable to that feeling! Here are some pics of the stock headcover: Also in the box, I had him send me two of his limited Major covers from this year: The covers are extremely well made. They feel as though they are much more durable than the AM&E offerings that he has sent me in the past. I'm not crazy about Velcro, but ever since I switched to a smaller golf bag I have been having trouble with my AM&E snap fit covers staying on the putter. Review I am going to give this thing some serious bag time before I give it a formal review. I have had one practice session and one round of golf with it only. It's not much different than my current gamer; however, it's a different putter so I want to give it time. I will start a different thread when that time comes. Conclusion If you're in the market for a custom putter, you have many options out there. Many of these options are new players, but there are some great boutique guys that have been around the block a time or two. I've owned putters from many awesome individuals such as Byron Morgan, Bob Bettinardi, Kari Lajosi, Gene Nead, Dave Billings, etc. The custom work of LaMont Mann is second to none. I would put his craftsmanship right up there with anybody else in the game.
  24. This one was difficult for me - there are so many out there! There are no rules for top-3, it is your opinion! Post up pictures as well - heck I might change some of mine based on what you put up! In no particular order: James Ingles Handmade Machine M4 Meritage ValGrine Dandy
  25. So Mr_Theoo and I caught wind of a brand new Golf Galaxy opening up here in good ol' Ohio. Since its still like 2* outside (I saw 50* for the forecast next week!) there wasn't much else to do so we decided to go check it out. Mr_Theoo will have more info on the store and some of the other things we tested. It's funny that any of this happened today. Theoo and I met up for breakfast before we went to Golf Galaxy and most of our conversation revolved around the putter that xMassacrex recently bought and posted from Edel and how we wished there was an Edel fitter closer to us because we both loved the look and the story behind xMassacrex's putter. I'm also in the market for new wedges and really wanted to try the Edel wedges too. I know that Edel has been getting a lot of coverage on MSG lately and after my experience today I think they 100% deserve every bit of it they are getting. So we show up and Theoo was talking about the putting green he had heard of and that it was huge so we start wandering over in that direction. In the distance I see a very nice display with the word Edel on the side. I look at Theoo and ask him if he sees what I see. (He didn't. I swear I had to point it out to him about 3 times before he finally saw it.) So in our excitement we head over there to check it out. We were met by a gentleman who had an Edel shirt on who smiled and introduced himself. His name was Bobby Dean. So we start talking to him (at this point the display was still buttoned up) about putters and mentioned xMassacrex's and he knew exactly what we were talking about. Side note – I starting talking to him about xMassacrex's story and he said that the person who posted it was really not supposed. I mentioned how cool I thought it was that xMassacrex saw his putter, thought how he wished it was his, only to find out that it was. A little about Bobby directly from the Edel website: Bobby Dean Director of Business Development Bobby took up the game of golf at a very early age in West Texas. He began his career in golf in 2002 by studying under Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor and Golf Digest Top 10 Teacher Chuck Cook at Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas. Bobby was recruited by Edel Golf for his expertise in instruction, club fitting, and club design. Bobby became an Edel Certified Fitter in November 2004 and has since trained and developed over 90% of Edel's fitting and sales accounts worldwide. Bobby continues to play the lead domestic and international business development role at Edel in addition to serving as head club fitter and overseeing the training and development of new Edel Certified Fitters across the U.S. and the world. Anyways – after talking for a little while he asks if we'd like to get fit. Uhh yes please! Theoo was up first. I took him a total of about 20 minutes to fit him. They look at many components while fitting. The first thing Bobby did was have Theoo grab a putter that was a close comparison to the one he games. He puts a mirror on the face of it and has him line up facing a green laser as in the picture below. The laser reflects off the putter face onto the black backdrop to show where you're aiming at alignment. From there he adjusts the actual putter head type, the lie angle, the hosel, the offset, etc. Once he has the laser directly in the center of the backdrop its time to weight the putter. To do this Bobby had him hit a string that he had laid out and the goal was the stop the ball at the string. When everything is said and done he gives you your measurements and you are free to order from them. It's a very cool process. Bobby did the same thing for me although it took him about 30 minutes to fit me. I was apparently more difficult. I haven't felt a putter like that ever (granted I've never been fit). However, that's not where the fun ended. We also told him that we had always wanted to hit the wedges but same story, because there isn't anywhere close we couldn't. Luckily for us, he brought a few along just incase anyone inquired. He took about 20 minutes or so with us on the range to help us figure out the grind we should be looking at based on our swings. I have to say that I'm in love with the putter and I will (once the funds are in place) invest in an Edel putter sometime soon, however, the wedges are what really won me over. I've hit all sorts of wedges but I've never hit a wedge that felt as crisp and right as this. I'm a very steep player so I tend to take beaver pelts with most of my wedges. I also have a tendency to chunk my wedges quite a bit as well. He put me into the digger grind and oh man that thing is amazing. I can't wait to purchase a few wedges from them as well. It was a very eventful day and I will say that Bobby from Edel is an absolute gentleman and a scholar. If you ever get the chance to work with him at all you will not be disappointed. I will also say that if you are in the market for a putter or a wedge anytime to try and find a fitter. If you have to drive I'd even say that its worth it at this point. I'm really not trying to sound like a homer but everything they do and put they name on is really top notch. The only thing we weren't able to hit were the irons. We're trying to talk Bobby into bringing them back to Columbus at some point but we'll see if that happens. If they are anything like what I hit today I have to image that they are awesome!
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