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On 6/6/2019 at 5:09 PM, chisag said:

... If a picture is worth a thousand words, here is 5,000 words worth of putters:



Who is the manufacturer for each of those?   I really like the one on the left;  I am assuming that is the bobby grace that you have in the bag since it is shafted. 

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On 7/4/2019 at 5:43 AM, ED13 said:

I like the look of a mid mallet at address.  A middle ground of the Ping Anser I started with and a full mallet.  If I keep 3 putting this year I may switch back to my old Mizuno black carbon made by Bettinardi.  Always had good distance control with that putter.

I used to have an Odyssey White Hot #7 back in high school, unfortunately that got stolen with the rest of my bag. But I replaced it with the Mizuno Black Carbon BC1, and I love it. For how nice they are i am surprised they are not more common.

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3 Wood - 2020 Adams Tight Lies 16* - Aldila Synergy Red 50-S Shaft

2 Hybrid - Adams Idea Pro - Aldila VS Proto+ 'By You' 80-S Shaft

3 Iron - Taylormade R7TP DGTT SL S300 Shaft

4-9 Irons - Taylormade R7TP DGTT X-100 Shafts (6i has mismatched Project X 6.0 shaft)

Sand Wedge - Adams GT XTreme 2 SW

Putter - PING Heppler Tomcat 14

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My favorite putter style is the Ping Zing.  I have putted very well historically with this style.  I gamed a Ping Zing from 1992 through 1997.  I gamed a Cameron Inspired by Brad Faxon from 2002 through 2006.  I am currently gaming a Byron Morgan Epic Day custom long pipe since September 2014.  There is something about the weighting and balance, especially the toe weighting that allows me to naturally release the putter when striking the ball.  I do not have to manipulate my hands or stroke to put a great roll on the ball.  All I have to do is focus on line and speed and the rest is auto pilot.

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Driver:  TaylorMade 300 Mini 11.5° (10.8°), Fujikura Ventus Blue 5S (non-Velocore)

3W:  TaylorMade M4 15°, Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

Hybrid:  TaylorMade Sim2 2 Iron Hybrid 17°, Mitsubishi Tensai AV Raw Blue 80 stiff

Irons:  Ben Hogan 1999 Apex blade 3-E, Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff

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Always was, is, and always will be the 8802 style.  Once in a while I will try something different just for kicks, but always come back to the 8802 style. Such a simple design.  So easy to look at behind the ball, and rolls it so smooth.  Great distance control.  I own 4 different models.


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I used to be an 8802 guy. I putted with an original 8813 for years. Back in the late 70s I won a Ping Anser. I tried it and never switched back to the 8802 style. A Scotty Newport (which actually copied the Anser) followed from the mid 80s until around 2008. I then bought an Odyssey White Hot Tour #1 because it looked like the Scotty/Anser but had an insert. It's still in my bag today. Putting is the strongest part of my game and though I occasionally try other putters they all look like my original Anser.

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Basically if it has a round neck and a sight dot, I am probably going to dig it whether it's 8802, anser, or other style. I have always pulled more putts with the traditional sight lines and the sight dots seem to help prevent that. With mallets I can't control my distances, though I haven't tried any of the newer small-ish and toe hanging models.

Most recently I have been drooling over the TP Mills Fleetwood. I love the higher toe look (which my gamer SC Hollywood also has), and the fact that it is a bit wider front to back than a standard anser style blade (with maybe higher MOI as well?).


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Just ordered an old favourite, good price new on amazon..for the Odyssey white hot 2 ball putter.

DRIVER: Taylormade RBZ Tour 9 degree

3W: Taylormade RBZ reg.

5W: Taylormade RBZ reg.

4 Hybrid: Taylormade RBZ reg.

Irons: Wilson Staff D7 Forged (5-PW)

Wedges: Vokey SM6 52, 56 and 60

Putter: Cleveland - Huntington Beach #3

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On 5/31/2019 at 6:56 AM, ole gray said:

What is your all time favorite putter head design?   For me I may change now and then however I always go back to the #7 design.  Feels good, looks comfortable to my eye, and provides confidence.

#7 for me

ALL TIME: #12 TP Mills is my all time favorite design for a blade followed closely by a copper Ping Anser. So many of the other more popular/famous companies have copied those designs. Kinda like the Anser/Ping has been copied by just about everyone. Not intended to be negative just pointing out a couple of classic, timeless designs that are well respected that serve as a design template if you will for many of the putters available since those were created. 

Other all time designs based on type:

Odyssey #9 and Bobby Grace 18 Blade, Ping Shea, and Scotty Cameron Go-Lo #3 are my favorite "mid mallet" styles all time. 

Odyssey #7 for  my full size mallet all time.

And 8802 in its own category, just love a classic 8802 (Wilson) and Bobby Grace has his version, Macgregor Iron Masters. This is my favorite style for fast hard breaking bent grass greens. 

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My current favorite is the Scotty Cameron Phantom X12. I must have tried 20 putters when I settled on it, it lines up well and gives me a lot of confidence. I've always wanted to like the classic blade putters like the Newport but I can never line them up well... 

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:ping-small: G410 5 wood, Ping Tour 173-65 Regular

:ping-small: G410 Crossover 3 Iron, Alta CB 70 Regular

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I was never comfortable with blade putters beginning with my Putt-Putt miniature golf days.  Mallet putters were a definite improvement and my first was a Dunlop BC-1 Blue Collar that was a definite improvement to my game.

Soon after I acquired the Dunlop, I came across my current putter that replaced the Dunlop as soon as I tried it as it worked for me.  The Pinemeadow Z-ON M1.

My kids liked the Dunlop and I was fortunate to find another one with slightly different grip design that was perfect for them to not get them confused until they had their own golf bags to keep everything in.  Kids as they are had no problem choking down on the grips until they were taller.

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My favorite putter designs are either a Ping Anser style by any manufacturer or a mallet with a long site line.

Both need to be able to scoop up a ball so, no spider, two ball, ketch, or bullseye styles work for me. 

I haven't really found a putter I couldn't putt with. I am currently gaming an Evnroll ER8 because it has a nice long site line. I play a Ping Anser bronze manganese from way back on some show executive courses because it is lighter.

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I have played an Anser since I started but I enjoy the look of a #7 style, or Tyne if sticking with a Ping. Just always thought the look was good. One of these days I'll pick one up and give it a go.

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My favorite is the anser style. I do like a site dot on top and no site line for my eye. 

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Chunky blade or #7 style mallet.

Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

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