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Review: PXG Brandon Putter

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Last August I picked up a new PXG Brandon putter in a black finish and overall I have felt just so-so when putting with it. I am a 1.8 handicap and came from a very old Scotty Cameron Newport 2 that I had liked and been happy with it for many years. I went to PXG for a softer feel off the putter face as well as just a change when I am looking over the putter.  After doing some tests with both the PXG and the Scotty Cameron here were my results... 

Looks:

In terms of looks both look relatively the same with the PXG have a slightly shorter hosel than that of the Scotty Cameron. I have enjoyed the PXG's screw design and it adds a nice touch as well as seems to be an interesting weight design that PXG is known for. However, the screws on the top could be a distraction if you are used to a normal style blade putter. However, PXG has removed the screws from the top in their new Brandon Gen 2. 

Performance from the fringe:

After testing both putters from 30 feet off the green I felt like the PXG performed better from the fringe and was much softer at impact whereas the Scotty felt a little bit firmer from this length. Overall both were not uncomfortable to put with. 

Performance from 5 feet:

This is where I started to have an interesting time with the PXG. While putting off the green and not feeling as much of an impact was nice inside 5 feet I had a hard time judging how much speed to give it as the PXG was very soft and almost felt like air when putting at these distances. Downhill puts were very hard as it felt like I wasn't even putting the ball and would blow it by the hole. 

Price and Value 

In terms of price I would say $499 for the PXG seems a bit excessive. While I fully understand they are luxury golf company, spending $499 just seems to be a bit much for one club in the bag. However, if you like a softer feel I would completely recommend the PXG. 

Score (1-10):

PXG= 7.5

Scotty Cameron= 8.5

 

https://www.pxg.com/en-us/clubs/putters/brandon

 

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Your Scotty looks well worn, like a dear old friend. I'd think it would be very hard to replace at this point regardless - nothing wrong with that. If it ain't broke...

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7 minutes ago, Middler said:

Your Scotty looks well worn, like a dear old friend. I'd think it would be very hard to replace at this point regardless - nothing wrong with that. If it ain't broke...

She's seen better days. Still works like a charm though.

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3 minutes ago, Wdpperez said:

She's seen better days. Still works like a charm though.

Then get her spiffed up again, a lot less than $499 - and she's earned a makeover!

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Thanks for the review.The Brandon is my favorite PXG model.  The gen 2's sure look good.  I am a big Odyssey fan, but would love to try a PXG just for fun.

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On 4/23/2019 at 6:39 PM, Middler said:

Then get her spiffed up again, a lot less than $499 - and she's earned a makeover!

Your exactly right, a makeover has been long overdue. 

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13 minutes ago, Txmason123 said:

Thanks for the review.The Brandon is my favorite PXG model.  The gen 2's sure look good.  I am a big Odyssey fan, but would love to try a PXG just for fun.

I absolutely love the new gen 2 look. Seems like they cleaned up some things on it and made it really good looking

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Thanks for the review. I wanted to try the Brandon when they came out but I can't get past looking at those screws on the top. I saw the new model has moved those to the bottom of the putter and created a much cleaner look at address. I'll have to give it a try! Screenshot_20190425-191654__01.jpeg

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