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It's time to get the putter blood flowing. Over the next five days, I will be revealing the contestants for this year's Most Wanted Mallet Putter.

 

We have 24 putters from some big name, and some small name companies. These putters truly come in all shapes and sizes.

 

It's time to pick your favorites!

 

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Here are the first five:

 

Bellum Winmore Midi Prototype Mallet

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Bettinardi BB32

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Bettinardi BB32-CB

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Bettinardi BB55

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Bettinardi BB55-CB

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Day 2 REVEAL!

Today we have four more contenders for MyGolfSpy's Golf's Most Wanted Mallet!

 

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Only four you ask?

 

Did I skip one?

 

I did actually skip one. Don't worry, I did it on purpose. There is a story behind that one that I want to save until later. 

 

Mystery!  Drama!  Intrigue!

 

All that and the following four putters!

 

Mantis Golf Mallet

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Nike MOD-00

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Odyssey Metal-X Milled #7

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Odyssey TANK 2-Ball

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Come on back tomorrow for another four, or maybe even five putters!

 

 


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Day 3 Contestant REVEAL

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We have four six more mallets for your perusal today, and there is some wacky in there.

 

Odyssey and Ping duke it out for the most atypical design of the day.

 

Anyone roll these yet? Favorites?

 

Did you roll the Ketsch?

 

Liar!!!!!

 

It doesn't release until April. How cool it is that we have one in the mix!

 

Odyssey Versa Jailbird

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Odyssey White Hot Pro Havok

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Ping Scottsdale TR Craz-E

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Ping Ketsch

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Ping Nome TR

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Ping Scottsdale TR Senita B

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Lots of diversity in the mallet pool, and there's still more to come tomorrow and Friday.


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Day 4 Contestant REVEAL

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We have another diverse batch of mallets for Day 4, including another newcomer to the Golf's Most Wanted arena: Piretti Golf. I love seeing the little guy make good. Stenson was a huge boost for them last year. Personally, I miss seeing the Piretti bag on tour.

 

SeeMore has another two Rifle Scope Tech entries this year, with the big long daddy from TaylorMade letting us know that the "m" in mallet is short for massive.

 

Piretti Bosa

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SeeMore X3

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SeeMore PTM3

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TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs

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Come back tomorrow for the final five, including that sneaky omission in the upper right corner. ;)


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Day 5 REVEAL

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Here we have the last of the 2014 Golf's Most Wanted Mallet competitor ranks:

 

TaylorMade Spider Mallet

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Tour Edge Exotics DG Proto v3.2

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Wilson Staff Vizor Level 2 M3

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Wilson Staff Vizor Level 2 M4

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What about the one that was skipped? Well, here it is:

 

Cleveland Smart Square

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Cleveland was not very happy with the way that the Smart Square was covered on MyGolfSpy when it released, but rather than just refusing to work with us, they sent in an entry to show just how much they believe in the putter's performance. 

 

I applaud Cleveland Golf with both hands, and would clap more hands if I had them. If you believe in your product, put it up against the best in the field and show us all how great it is. Well done Cleveland, we couldn't be happier that you chose to participate.

 

Tune in Monday to the blog for the whole contestant run-down and more info about the test.

 

The 2014 Golf's Most Wanted Mallet winner will be announced next week!

 


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Not sure which head will win, but I'm predicting that a Counter Balanced model will win.


Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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Day 2 Contestants Revealed in Post 2!


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Got a limited MXM in there, hope it wins since they aren't making any more just selling what they have made already. No new orders


In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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This should be fun.  I almost pulled the trigger on a Mantis earlier this year.  Still considering it TBH.


Dru - Owner, President & Janitor, Druware Software Designs

RH 18.0 Handicap in soggy Georgia 

WITB
* 1W 10.5* @ Hogan GS53 ( HZRDUS Smoke Black X-Stiff )
* 3W Hogan GS52 ( HZRDUS Smoke Black X-Stiff ) 
* 5W 18* Tailor-made AeroBurner ( Stock Stiff )
* 4I-AW @ Hogan Ft Worth
* 56 @ Cleveland RTX
* 60 @ Hogan Equalizer
* Carbon Ringo 1/4
* Snell MTB-X

 

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So far I'm digging the Method.


My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

                                                                                :edel-golf-1: Willimette w/GolfPride Contour

 

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Bettinardi bb32 wins although I'd prefer a center shafted bb55.


It's all about the short game, unless you can't keep it in play!

What's in my Bag:
Driver: Adams Speedline Super LS 10.5 with Excalibur T7+ tour stiff shaft
3 Wood: Adams Speedline Super LS 13 degree with Excalibur TFW Tour stiff shaft
Hybrid: Nickent 6DT 19 degree Aldilla Voodoo NV Stiff shaft
Irons: 4-9 KZG Tour Evolution with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 tour 120 x flex shafts
Wedges:49 degree Dave Pelz wedge with a Nippon N.S. Pro Modus tour 120 x flex shaft. 54,64 Dave Pelz wedges with Rifle spinner shafts 59 Degree Scor wedge with rifle spinner shaft.
Putter: Bentinardi Ben Hogan Big Ben Center shafted 33 inches with best grips custom pistol putter grip.

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X, Callaway Hex Chrome +

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Day 3 putters are revealed. Odyssey and Ping in the house.


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Day 4 Mallets are in post 4 :)


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I'm thinking of just buying one of those complete tour lock kits with all the different weights in it... it will be interesting to see if the counterbalancing thing is a fad that has re-emerged, or if it will be a growing trend.


:callaway-small: GBB Epic 10.5&deg - Recoil ES 450 regular

:callaway-small: mini 1.5 14° - Recoil ES 450 regular

:callaway-small: XR OS 16 Hybrid (3-5) - Fubuki AT 55/60 regular shafts

:callaway-small: Apex (6-PW) - Recoil 65 F3 regular shafts 1°flat

:callaway-small: MD4 Tour Chrome wedges (50W/54S/58C) - S200 1°flat

:scotty-small: Futura X 34" - Superstroke Slim 3.0

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Day 5 Putters REVEALED!!!!

 

(post 5)


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That Bellum Winmore sure is pretty!


Driver: :adams-small: XTD Ti 9* Matrix Ozik Red Tie s flex                        

Fairway: :cobra-small: AMP 15* Aldila RIP s flex               

Hybrid:  :cleveland-small: 588 Custom 20.5* Matrix Ozik Altus

Irons: :taylormade-small:  2014 Tour Preferred MC 4-pw w/ KBS Tour s flex +1"  

Wedges:  :scatch-golf-1: 8620 50*DD w/ KBS Rev, 54* and 58* DD w/ KBS C-Taper  

Putter: :bridgestone-small:  TD-01 True Balance 34"

 

 

 

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The Versa Jailbird should be called the "Versa Convict" and each putters serial should be inscribed in orange letters :lol:


-Chuck-

 

Great Quotes:

 

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