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For that matter, you can pick up an old Zebra and refurb it!

 

 

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Yeah, I know. Probably should. But they were so dang ugly.

 

 

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Yeah, I know. Probably should. But they were so dang ugly.

 

 

- Alan

Well, the Red X looks kinda like a Zebra, so that's out.

 

If you want a blade, Newport 2.6.

 

If you want a mallet, you'd better GOLO...

 

 

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Is there a face balanced vs toe up thread anyone can point me too? Couldn't find anything doing a search, but that doesn't mean I searched correctly.

 

 

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Everyone mentions feel off the face, honestly I cant tell the difference between any putter for "Feel". Not sure if I even know what that means. Honestly I have tried using putters that have no face milling or inserts and then my putter, it all seems to be the same

YES!

Cant tell you haw many times the ball was the only factor determining "feel".

The putter changed when the Balata went away for the multi compound ball. Ie, change the ball, change the club(s). This is as much the deal as anything else. When that did happen the only thing that mattered for us guys that could hang around the putting green all day was the right ball for the putter you liked. The one that you stroked staight back and straight through the best.

The B60 went in the closet for an Odyssey simply for the balls we could play and the stroke it produced; the ball we played had to work for the putter we liked. The B60 was a Balata machine, and a multi compound sledge hammer for me. Hitting a "solid" put is my only thought in the end. Many balls that I found over the years and were able to play didnt work for my putter, and they didnt work for me for that reason too.

The Odyssey that replaced the B60 has stayed and the ball has changed to suit my putter more then anything over the years. The all fly right when you hit them right and "feel" was for the irons but the putter decided whether or not it was THE ball of choice. Chasing flat sticks was an endless cycle that changed very little I found, and the ball was the difference for that "feel" which is simply confidence in the end.

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Yes WAYY right. I just got glasses. It might be the slight change in peripheral. I didn't have this problem last year or any year for that matter.

 

 

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Bifocal? It'll make you lower your head down lower so its clear in vision.

I only have the "top prescription" in my golf glasses

 

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Bifocal? It'll make you lower your head down lower so its clear in vision.

I only have the "top prescription" in my golf glasses

 

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No bifocals but when I move them the ball moves about an inch. Hard to explain. I feel farther from the ball with them on.

 

 

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So I am debating on getting a new putter, I currently use the TaylorMade Spider Blade Counter Balanced putter. I am a fairly decent putter, usually average under 2 per hole. I am ready to go all in on a putter, and was looking at a Cameron Newport or going totally different style with the Spider (since it seems to be the most popular on tour now).

 

Are either of these really going to help me that much?

 

After playing around in the store with the spider it seems that this club is harder turn or not come back smooth and straight with due to the longer backside, is that the purpose of the design or am I crazy?

Do you plan on sticking with a counterbalanced putter? If so what length?

 

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I was in our local golf store this week, and I always cruise through the putter section.  I have been looking at the Ping Sigma G putters since I visited Ping HQ in February.  One day it feels good, other days it doesn't.

 

I looked at the TM Spider but I just couldn't bring myself to pick it up.  I really don't like the look of big putters like that.  However, right next to it was the TaylorMade OS CB Monte Carlo.  The shortest one they make is 34.5 inches which is way to long for me, but the CB grip is long and I can take my normal stance and grip and not be on the steel.  I made everything with that putter!!  I had never used a CB model putter before, but I could be very tempted to get that one.  I will be making several more trips to try it out again, just to see if it's a one night stand.

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I was in our local golf store this week, and I always cruise through the putter section. I have been looking at the Ping Sigma G putters since I visited Ping HQ in February. One day it feels good, other days it doesn't.

 

I looked at the TM Spider but I just couldn't bring myself to pick it up. I really don't like the look of big putters like that. However, right next to it was the TaylorMade OS CB Monte Carlo. The shortest one they make is 34.5 inches which is way to long for me, but the CB grip is long and I can take my normal stance and grip and not be on the steel. I made everything with that putter!! I had never used a CB model putter before, but I could be very tempted to get that one. I will be making several more trips to try it out again, just to see if it's a one night stand.

Did you give the Kushin a try? I'm about 3 clicks from buying one.

 

 

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I am also tempted by the Spider because it seems like every single Tour player is playing it, which certainly suggests it is top quality. But I am still going to get fit for one. I was using one of the new throwback Ansers that came out last year but just pulled it from the bag last week in favor of going back to an older odyssey blade. I can't help myself on the tinkering...

 

One other thing to consider is switching the grip. You can get grips that have a weight in the top of them which make them counterbalanced that also changes the feel a bit and could give you a chance to make more putts if having more weight near your hands works for you.

 

 

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I switched last year to a counter balanced Scotty Cameron Newport.

I'm never going back. Ive fooled around for years constantly buying putters. I love the look down the shaft off the "blade" and honestly what Scotty has done with this putter is amazing. Take a look. I know he is pricey but he's worth every penny.

 

 

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Did you give the Kushin a try? I'm about 3 clicks from buying one.

 

 

- Alan

When I was at Ping HQ for the fitting, the Kushin was the one that fit my stroke the best.  I liked it and made 9 out of 10 putts with it from 7 feet when they had the iPing cradle attached to it.  I think they chose the Kushin for me because my putter is an anser-style putter, but I have been putting well in the store with the Tyne lately.  I'm a retired engineer, so I will be looking for a looooong time before I make a change!!

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Been looking at the O-Works # 9.

The Inovai 3.0 and me are not getting along very well.

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Decided on the Odyssey over the Ping. Same specs(ish) and it saved me $65 toward the wedges. Should be here next week! Hard to swallow buying new clubs. Got this from the Cally pre-owned site as a like new condition.

 

 

 

 

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GOLO S, Newport 2.6, Red X, Futura 5X...

 

 

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Only the X5r of those you mentioned is face balanced. The Futura and Futura X are as well. Face balance and Cameron generally do. It go hand in hand.

 

 

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Sorry for any misinformation... I assumed that the center shafted models should be balanced.

 

 

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I found the specs on their website, kind of out of the way actually. ALL of the current Futura's are face balanced.

 

http://www.titleist.com/golf-clubs/putters

 

Click see Futura details, scroll down it's on the bottom of the page. Toe flow "minimum" for all.

 

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