Hello all! Thought I would chime in on this putter since I've owned it for a few months now.
I had been using a Ping Ketch mallet putter since the beginning of the year. (I am relearning the game left handed this year due to a back issue and decided to do so with the putter as well) I had been putting fairly well with it but found it a bit hard to line up and I didn't love it, like all putters I have owned. I saw the testing and reviews on this putter and decided to buy it online sight unseen.
I tend to like a longer putter and got it in the 35” model.
(Aside: A member of the forum let me know that it could be bought here in Canada on golfworks.ca as we don't have Dick's here, so thank you whoever you were. It was $130 Canadian. It arrived super well packed, maybe better than any other golf club I've ever gotten in the mail. There were two small scratches on the putter shaft. I decided to email golfworks and see what they had to say about it. The service was incredible and the best I've ever had online. They got back to me within an hour with an apology and said they would ship out a new one that day and they had a shipping label for me to return mine with. For me the scratch's weren't a big deal and I offered them to refund me $15-20 and I'd keep it. They did me even better and gave me their cost on it and refunded the difference! Unreal service. I will buy all my grips etc. from them going forward.)
Ok, back to the review!
The putter fit my eye immediately. I have only ever had one other golf club where I just knew I was going to hit it well and that I'd love it at first sight. It was a Cobra knockoff driver I won in the 90's in a closest to the pin contest. This putter was the same way. I just knew I was going to love it and play well with it. I have played ten rounds so far and only six three putts. My first round with it I swooped and won three skins with a twenty foot putt and did it again later in the round with a thirty five foot putt for three more skins (The guys weren't mocking me anymore for having a Tommy Armour putter after that haha)! I do not normally sink many long putts. My longest previous this year wouldn't have been any longer than fifteen feet.
It is really well balanced, the pistol grip is actually very comfortable (I may replace it with something different down the road, we'll see) and I think it looks good. The head cover I can't say the same for, it's pretty ugly and doesn't fit on that well. That's a fairly minor issue, especially considering the price and performance of this putter.
On long putts I can easily line it up and it's no different on the short ones. The feel is just right for me, not too firm and not too soft, so they got the insert just right. I just have so much confidence with this thing that I can't say enough about it. I would have paid five times as much if I knew it was going to make this kind of difference in my game. My putting stats show that I've dropped almost four strokes off my rounds. I was averaging thirty six PPR and now it's down to thirty two I took no lessons and used no training aids. It was all the putter. If someone would have told me a putter would shave three to four strokes off my game I would have laughed at you!
Bottom line is I love this putter. What a value the guys at Dicks have come up with....they made a world class putter for the $100 range. Thank you MY GOLF SPY, without this site I would never have given this a chance. You saved me spending $400+ on an Evenroll, so thank you guys for that.
Looks – 7/10
Feel – 9/10
Alignment – 10/10
Value – 11/10
Overall – 9/10 – I highly, highly recommend this putter.
This review coincided with the National D7 Challenge that Wilson Staff ran through the first 3 months of the season. To be eligible for the testing, forum members had to go to a Wilson Demo Day or local golf store and demo the D7 iron and see how much distance they gained.
As a result the selected members received a full set of D7 irons. This testing is also a milestone for MGS of sorts as it marks the first official club test for our women members. So we're excited to have a couple of them chiming in on what we are sure will be some very helpful and insightful reviews.
The Testers are as follows:
@Steve2100 Stage 1 Stage 2
@Tarheelvolvo Stage 1 Stage 2
@JohnSmalls Stage 1 Stage 2
@GeekingGolf Stage 1 Stage 2
Our Two Female Reviewers
@GolfDorkette Stage 1 Stage 2
@artful_golfer Stage 1 Stage 2
In the golf club world, where most companies insist on renaming or launching a new name after one or two iterations of a club, to see a company stick with a name into the 4th generation....well that must say something about the winning formula they have. Below is a video from Cleveland Golf on it's RTX4 wedge.
Then we have four members of our forum who are in the process of testing these wedges to see how they perform for their games. See their initial thoughts in the Stage 1 posts below, and follow their on course and on range experiences with them in this thread over the next 4 weeks or so.
The Four Member Testers are:
@goaliewales14 Stage 1 Stage 2
@Apes44 Stage 1 Stage 2
@MDGolfHacker Stage 1 Stage 2
@Smellis745 Stage 1 Stage 2
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3-PW - Raw Finish - Debadged
True Temper Tour Concept X1
Golf Pride New Decade Multi Compound
Clean Heads - Custom Paint Fill (see pics)
Mild shaft finish wear 6, 9, PW (worst is pictured)
This is a very rare setup - Tour Van Build
$450 shipped to US (lower 48) - PayPal
Five of our trusted members have been selected to test and review the Tommy Armour Atomic irons and report back their findings to the forum. Their journey with these irons has begun and below you will first read their Stage 1 reviews which will give you some insight to the person behind the forum name and learn a bit about their game to see if what they find in these irons will relate to your game.
Along with that they will share some pictures of the clubs straight out of the box and give us some initial thoughts on them. So tune in and follow their journey over the next 4 to 6 weeks as they see if they can gain more distance in their iron game and more importantly, see if that translates to lower scores.
Our Five Testers are
@sirchunksalot Stage 1 Stage 2
@Tsecor Stage 1 Stage 2
@josmi15 Stage 1 Stage 2
@BigtazzGolf Stage 1 Stage 2
@ZenGolfer Stage 1 Stage 2
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