Jump to content
Golfspy_CG2

2019 Official Forum Member Review-Odyssey Stroke Lab Putter

Forum Member Review - Odyssey Stroke Lab Putters  

168 members have voted

  1. 1. Are you a believer in Stroke Lab tech?



Recommended Posts

3 hours ago, golfertrb said:

I've really enjoyed reading the reviews thus far. My question is this: have any of you who have had some really promising results early on feel like you are struggling with the putter now? If so, what is your biggest struggle? Is it line, speed, feel?

Great questions! Part of the issue I have had is I was on such a hot streak early in the season and was averaging 1.6 putts per hole when the new putter arrived. I haven't gamed my old putter since then (maybe I need to) but have had both on the practice green a bunch. I'm willing to bet the hot streak has leveled out to some extent and I don't really think it's fair to blame the putter for declining stats just yet. My biggest struggle has been starting the ball on line. Some short-ish misses have bordered on tragic, although I can't think of any putts I missed this weekend where I was too far off line, I just played too much break. Speed has been really, really good - my average 2nd putt when first putt is longer than 30 feet is 4 feet (!) closer with the Stroke Lab, according to ShotScope. When I happen to hit a green from about 150-ish or further, I am usually facing a pretty long first putt, so I love having tap-ins for the second putt. Feel is very similar to my Ping - the weight and balance point are pretty close.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No problem, always like talking through this stuff. The head weight thing wouldn't be that big a problem is not for something that really upset me from Odyssey on this release.
I understand that the engineers at Callaway and Odyssey know more than I and they have engineered these putters to super tight tolerances, but they also understand feel is subjective and weighting may play a part in this, that's why our weights on the bottom are removable.
However, and maybe this is just me, if I'm going to drop $250 on a premium putter with the potential of removable weights, don't nickel and dime me by forcing me to pay extra for the weight kit and tool, especially not for $50. Your weight kit should not be 20% of your putter cost, and at a certain price should be included. It's a big miss by Odyssey here in my mind.


I totally agree with you. I have heard people say that the average person should not be messing around with weights - that only fitters should do that. That makes sense to me on some clubs but a putter is so subjective and based so much on feel that a person ought to be able to play around with the weights until it "feels" better. I like to tinker a bit - not constantly - I just like to play around with weights until it's where I want it. The weighting on my Stoke Lab felt light to me as well - I think it is likely due to the counter-balancing but nonetheless I would have appreciated the ability to increase the weight. I bought mine with the expectation I would game it but unfortunately I could not and so much was due to my feels. Speed control was my issue and is an issue of strike and how it feels in my hand.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Great questions! Part of the issue I have had is I was on such a hot streak early in the season and was averaging 1.6 putts per hole when the new putter arrived. I haven't gamed my old putter since then (maybe I need to) but have had both on the practice green a bunch. I'm willing to bet the hot streak has leveled out to some extent and I don't really think it's fair to blame the putter for declining stats just yet. My biggest struggle has been starting the ball on line. Some short-ish misses have bordered on tragic, although I can't think of any putts I missed this weekend where I was too far off line, I just played too much break. Speed has been really, really good - my average 2nd putt when first putt is longer than 30 feet is 4 feet (!) closer with the Stroke Lab, according to ShotScope. When I happen to hit a green from about 150-ish or further, I am usually facing a pretty long first putt, so I love having tap-ins for the second putt. Feel is very similar to my Ping - the weight and balance point are pretty close.


Have you been able to determine what the issue is related to line? Is it a visual thing from the top or is it stroke related? It's hard to frame the question properly but most often the line is missed because of the putter face is not square to the intended line when you hit the ball. This could be an alignment issue - where it looks wrong to you or it could somehow that the putter is working against your stroke. Does that make sense?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, golfertrb said:

 


Have you been able to determine what the issue is related to line? Is it a visual thing from the top or is it stroke related? It's hard to frame the question properly but most often the line is missed because of the putter face is not square to the intended line when you hit the ball. This could be an alignment issue - where it looks wrong to you or it could somehow that the putter is working against your stroke. Does that make sense?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

It makes perfect sense. So far, the only thing I have figured out is I may be inconsistent with how far away from the ball I am at address, leading to an inconsistent path and/or face. I might be completely off-base, but I feel like the slight pushes are me leaving the face open at impact with a decent path when I am a near the correct distance from the ball (or maybe a bit too far away, changing my arc somewhat) and the big pulls may be a more square face (or maybe slightly closed?) but an out-to-in path when I get too close to the ball.

I've never really felt like I am fighting the putter and my alignment seems pretty good - when I put a good stroke on the ball, it goes where I think I need it to go (especially when I am very conscious about my distance from the ball) and as I mentioned in my update from Friday, I am getting more comfortable as time passes. The putter just feels good in my hands. I think I've mentioned it before, but I have been mostly using the same putter for about 5 years. It might take more time than I expected to get totally comfortable with the new one, even though they are somewhat similar visually and in terms of specs.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No round of golf on Saturday this week, taking the girlfriend to a cheese festival. Perhaps some practice though, maybe with video?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It makes perfect sense. So far, the only thing I have figured out is I may be inconsistent with how far away from the ball I am at address, leading to an inconsistent path and/or face. I might be completely off-base, but I feel like the slight pushes are me leaving the face open at impact with a decent path when I am a near the correct distance from the ball (or maybe a bit too far away, changing my arc somewhat) and the big pulls may be a more square face (or maybe slightly closed?) but an out-to-in path when I get too close to the ball.
I've never really felt like I am fighting the putter and my alignment seems pretty good - when I put a good stroke on the ball, it goes where I think I need it to go (especially when I am very conscious about my distance from the ball) and as I mentioned in my update from Friday, I am getting more comfortable as time passes. The putter just feels good in my hands. I think I've mentioned it before, but I have been mostly using the same putter for about 5 years. It might take more time than I expected to get totally comfortable with the new one, even though they are somewhat similar visually and in terms of specs.


It sounds like your assessment may be accurate and you're likely right on in terms of the length of time needed to truly get comfortable with a new putter. It could be that you are making compensations due to how the putter feels or looks to you. It's funny how I will go from putting really well to burning a lot of edges - most often it's an alignment issues and my brain knows it so it causes me to make compensations in my stroke. A drastic example is my middle son - he uses a very heavy mallet putter (it's from a long putter that he cut down) that he likes the feel of a lot. He tries to employ the Straight back - straight through method but he often cuts across the ball and misses due to cut spin. If he were playing for it (like Billy Mayfair) it would be one thing but he swears he's straight back and through. I had to prove it to him because he just couldn't see it. The distance you are standing from the ball may be an early compensation you are making because it doesn't "feel" or "look" good to the brain. That's very interesting to me. I really appreciate your thoughts on it and for listening to mine.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, golfertrb said:

That's very interesting to me. I really appreciate your thoughts on it and for listening to mine.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

Free exchange of ideas, it's the only way to learn and get better informed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This will probably be answered in your stage 2's but I'm impatient (lol). Anyone struggle with the insert on these? Coming from an ER2, the microhinge insert felt like I was putting with a twinkie. Inside of 6' the putter felt automatic, and felt very stable. Not sure if that's a product of the shaft, but I like to think so. However, outside of that range it just felt like I could never get the speed right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Free exchange of ideas, it's the only way to learn and get better informed


Absolutely right!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, golfertrb said:

That's very interesting to me. I really appreciate your thoughts on it and for listening to mine.

No problem. I know there is a huge psychological component to putting. Things like a special shaft and techy inserts may help some of the physical issues, but no one can help my mental issues. 

As good as I was last Friday, tonight in our league was a little dicey. I ended up with 16 putts, but was so focused on where I was standing, I could have been more like 13 or 14. I need to find a way to quiet my mind better and just stroke it. 

@yungkory so far, I am thrilled with the distance control. In case you missed the earlier comment, shotscope has me 4 feet closer for my 2nd putt when the first putt is more than 30 feet. I'll take that all day long. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, MaxEntropy said:

No problem. I know there is a huge psychological component to putting. Things like a special shaft and techy inserts may help some of the physical issues, but no one can help my mental issues. 

As good as I was last Friday, tonight in our league was a little dicey. I ended up with 16 putts, but was so focused on where I was standing, I could have been more like 13 or 14. I need to find a way to quiet my mind better and just stroke it. 

@yungkory so far, I am thrilled with the distance control. In case you missed the earlier comment, shotscope has me 4 feet closer for my 2nd putt when the first putt is more than 30 feet. I'll take that all day long. 

Do you think it's softer, or comparable to your former Ping? I've never rolled one so I'm not sure what the firmness of that insert was.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, yungkory said:

Do you think it's softer, or comparable to your former Ping? I've never rolled one so I'm not sure what the firmness of that insert was.

I think it feel pretty comparable, maybe a bit softer, but I know the Odyssey gets it rolling much sooner on a consistent basis which I assume is responsible for much of the improved speed control. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, MaxEntropy said:

I think it feel pretty comparable, maybe a bit softer, but I know the Odyssey gets it rolling much sooner on a consistent basis which I assume is responsible for much of the improved speed control. 

Yeah, I think if I were used to something as soft, it might not have been as big of an adjustment period. Coming from a completely milled face without any insert made it tough, and after 2 months I just couldn't get comfortable from any type of distance. Different Strokes(labs) for different folks! That's the beauty of testing stuff for yourself, and being able to compare results to other forum members 👍

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No problem. I know there is a huge psychological component to putting. Things like a special shaft and techy inserts may help some of the physical issues, but no one can help my mental issues. 
As good as I was last Friday, tonight in our league was a little dicey. I ended up with 16 putts, but was so focused on where I was standing, I could have been more like 13 or 14. I need to find a way to quiet my mind better and just stroke it. 
[mention=72400]yungkory[/mention] so far, I am thrilled with the distance control. In case you missed the earlier comment, shotscope has me 4 feet closer for my 2nd putt when the first putt is more than 30 feet. I'll take that all day long. 


I understand the need to quiet your mind - some of my best putting rounds are when I just walk up and putt the ball with very little thought; I just Pick a line and hit it and often it works out better than when I grind. Putting is such a funny thing.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've really enjoyed reading the reviews thus far. My question is this: have any of you who have had some really promising results early on feel like you are struggling with the putter now? If so, what is your biggest struggle? Is it line, speed, feel?

Great questions. This sounds exactly like me. I had a great first outing and have some some inconsistencies since then.
Really hard to put my finger on why I’m not sniffing the hole with my mid range putts as I feel the alignment from the dark to light contrast really eases in lining the ball up. However I feel that I’m not getting it on my intended line as often as I usually do.
I’m not sure I can say feel is way off because I have been lag putting well in terms of speed. But my confidence simply isn’t there when I have a 12-15 footer like it should be.
More testing is certainly needed as I’ve only played about 3 rounds with it and I hope to be able to pin point what is going on.


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now that you guys have some rounds under your belt I have 2 questions.

Do you trust the selection you made within the Stroke Lab offerings?

Is this technology legit and here to stay?


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, bens197 said:

Now that you guys have some rounds under your belt I have 2 questions.

Do you trust the selection you made within the Stroke Lab offerings?

Is this technology legit and here to stay?


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

I trust my selection 100%. I've been fortunate enough to try a few others along the way and without a doubt the 7 is not only the most appealing to me, but also the best performer time and time again.

As for the tech. For me that's another yes. It feels different and has been taking time to get use to, but I really think shaft tech is here to stay and we will see more of it in the future.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, yungkory said:

This will probably be answered in your stage 2's but I'm impatient (lol). Anyone struggle with the insert on these? Coming from an ER2, the microhinge insert felt like I was putting with a twinkie. Inside of 6' the putter felt automatic, and felt very stable. Not sure if that's a product of the shaft, but I like to think so. However, outside of that range it just felt like I could never get the speed right.

Completely agree except I have been able to figure it out on 25' plus for some reason.  In between say 8 feet and 25', I really haven't been able to garner any confidence.  Whereas my current putter, I feel confident that I will at least make a run at the hole if i read it properly except 25 plus feet.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, bens197 said:

Now that you guys have some rounds under your belt I have 2 questions.

Do you trust the selection you made within the Stroke Lab offerings?

Is this technology legit and here to stay?


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

I think I  made the right call in terms of shape.  What I wish is that the Toulon models would have been open, but still very thankful to have been chosen period.  Only reason I say that is for what I'm used to and feel that I like, I think the Toulon face would have given a firmer feel.

I think the shaft technology does help to some extent, my gripe is more about the face of the Odyssey being so soft and to me inconsistent at times.  I've thought about experimenting with a stroke lab/stability shaft in my scotty cameron.  That's where my mind has started to go.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Apolloshowl said:

I trust my selection 100%. I've been fortunate enough to try a few others along the way and without a doubt the 7 is not only the most appealing to me, but also the best performer time and time again.

As for the tech. For me that's another yes. It feels different and has been taking time to get use to, but I really think shaft tech is here to stay and we will see more of it in the future.

I’m glad to hear it.  Between the different shapes and face balance options it could have been overwhelming.  

From the few times I rolled the Tuttle and R Ball, I loved how I could feel the head throughout the stroke.  It’s a winner.

36 minutes ago, juspoole said:

I think I  made the right call in terms of shape.  What I wish is that the Toulon models would have been open, but still very thankful to have been chosen period.  Only reason I say that is for what I'm used to and feel that I like, I think the Toulon face would have given a firmer feel.

I think the shaft technology does help to some extent, my gripe is more about the face of the Odyssey being so soft and to me inconsistent at times.  I've thought about experimenting with a stroke lab/stability shaft in my scotty cameron.  That's where my mind has started to go.

I know exactly what you mean.  This happened last year during a match where a guy we were playing against struggled with his 2-ball.  He was smashing the ball and it never made it beyond the hole.  

What’s the saying?  Soft = Slow 😉

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Announcements

  • Daily Deals

  • Sponsors

  • Our Sponsors

     
     
     

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      80,768
    • Most Online
      2,247

    Newest Member
    Maciej
    Joined
  • Similar Content

    • By Golfspy_CG2
      PRESS RELEASE
      PING introduces next generation
      of custom-fit women’s equipment
       
      PHOENIX (July 1, 2019): Advancements in technology, lighter overall club weight, expanded fitting options and premium materials combine to make the new G Le2 family PING’s highest performing women’s clubs to date, the company announced today. The complete line of clubs is available for pre-order at authorized PING golf shops around the world beginning today.
       
      “The G Le2 represents our continued commitment to providing women golfers of every skill level with premium, high-performance equipment optimized to their swing speeds,” said Stacey Pauwels, PING Executive Vice President and the granddaughter of PING founders Karsten and Louise Solheim, whose role includes overseeing the brand’s women’s initiatives.”
       
      “To achieve one of our performance goals of improving the feel of the club throughout the entire swing, we focused on making the clubs lighter overall,” Pauwels added.  “We integrated our extensive knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes with our proven design technologies to deliver measurable improvements throughout the set. At the same time, we wanted to present the new clubs in a visually appealing and confidence-inspiring way. We’re extremely excited about the results and look forward to bringing the G Le2 family to women golfers around the world.”
       
      Custom fit and custom built
      Along with ensuring measurable performance improvements throughout the G Le2 family, PING’s engineering team placed added importance on expanding the fitting options to help women find the ideal set to match their games.
       
      “Having equipment that is custom fitted to their games allows women to see improvement from every club in their bag,” said Pauwels. “The G Le2 family really emphasizes that need through loft, lie and length adjustability along with the shaft weight, flex and grip offerings. Once we know those specifications, finding the best combination of fairway woods, hybrids, irons and wedges during a fitting is the next step in the process.”
       
      “Because we custom build every club, we want women to know we’ll make them a set that best fits their game,” she said. “The key is determining the ideal set makeup that provides proper distance gaps between each club. That may be a full set or maybe a smaller set of a few metal woods, hybrids, irons, a wedge and a putter. Once we have all their fitting information, we can custom build the clubs to their precise specifications for maximum performance.”
      Lighter, faster, more forgiving driver
       
      The next generation of golf’s highest-performing women’s driver maximizes forgiveness and distance through a higher MOI, faster face and lighter overall weight. Its titanium head features a rounder, more aerodynamic shape to promote faster clubhead speeds. A thin, forged T9S+ face is optimized for the intended swing speed to increase flexing for more ball velocity and improved launch conditions. Internal heel-biased weighting helps ensure straighter ball flights and softer turbulators help frame the ball at address. Trajectory Tuning 2.0 in the G Le2 driver utilizes a new lightweight, aerodynamic hosel sleeve that provides eight positions for influencing ball flight through loft (±1.5°) adjustments.
       
      Faster faces, higher-launching, adjustable fairway woods
       
      A thinner, faster maraging steel C300 face, a significantly higher MOI and an 8-lobe adjustable hosel distinguish the G Le2 fairway wood from its predecessor. The added ball speed from the face technology increases distance and combines with the shallower face to launch the ball higher with greater forgiveness. An overall lighter club weight makes swinging the club easier with more clubhead speed for longer and straighter results. Internal weighting promotes right-to-left shot correction to keep shots on target. Available in 3, 5, 7 and 9 woods.
       
      Lighter, longer and straighter irons
       
      Precise and forgiving with a lighter overall club weight, G Le2 irons utilize COR-Eye Technology with a deep top-rail undercut to increase face flexing for more ball speed and higher max height. A tungsten toe weight helps increase MOI by 10% for greater forgiveness and a co-molded cavity badge ensures a pleasing feel and sound. Available in 6-9 iron, PW, UW, SW.
       
      Faster face, higher-launching hybrids with more fitting choices
       
      A thinner, hotter Carpenter 455 face and lighter club weight generate faster ball speeds while a lower, deeper CG helps increase the MOI to launch the ball high with greater forgiveness. The addition of a 34⁰ 7 hybrid expands the fitting options for women who prefer the technology of a hybrid in place of an iron. Softer crown turbulators help capture the ball at address and aid in alignment. Available in 4, 5, 6 and 7 hybrids.
       
      Adjustable putters with feel and forgiveness
       
      Enhanced feel and forgiveness and a new adjustable-length shaft improve performance and fitting opportunities in the three new G Le2 putters (Anser, Shea and Echo). A dual-durometer face insert -- engineered with TR face technology -- provides a soft front layer for precision and improved impact feel and a firmer second layer for control to improve consistency on putts of every distance. The easy-to-use adjustable shaft allows self-fitting for length between 31" and 35". A new, softer PP59 midsize grip improves feel and comfort.
       
      Lighter shafts, softer grips
      PING’s proprietary ULT240 Lite and Ultra Lite premium graphite shafts are standard throughout the G Le2 family and help bring down overall club weight while helping generate more clubhead speed and higher launch. The super-soft Golf Pride Tour Velvet Garnet 360 grip is available in three sizes (Blue -1/16", Red -1/32", Aqua -1/64").
       
      Specifications:
      G Le2 Driver
      Multi-material construction: Cast Ti 8-1-1 body, forged T9S+ face, lightweight aluminum/thermoplastic adjustable hosel
      Loft option: 11.5⁰ (adjustable +- 1.5⁰)
      Head weight: 190g
      Head volume: 460 cc
      Std. length: 44 ¾"
      Std. lie angle: 58.5⁰
      Std. Swingweight: C2
      Stock grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Garnet 360 in three sizes (Blue -1/16", Red -1/32", Aqua -1/64")
      Shaft options: PING ULT240D (Lite and Ultra Lite flexes)
      U.S. MSRP: $435
      G Le2 Fairway Woods
      Multi-material construction: 17-4 stainless steel body, C300 maraging steel face, lightweight aluminum/thermoplastic adjustable hosel
      Lofts (adjustable up to +-1.5⁰ 3W (19⁰), 5W (22⁰), 7W (26⁰), 9W (30⁰)
      Std. lengths: 3W (42 ½"), 5W (42"), 7W (41 ½"), 9W (41")
      Std. Swingweight: C1
      Stock grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Garnet 360 in three sizes (Blue -1/16", Red -1/32", Aqua -1/64")
      Shaft options: PING ULT240F (Lite and Ultra Lite flexes)
      U.S. MSRP: $270 per club
      G Le2 Irons
      Multi-material construction: 17-4 stainless steel head, tungsten toe weight, aluminum/thermoplastic composite badge, HydroPearl 2.0 finish
      Available 6-9, PW, UW, SW, in 10 color codes (lie angle). Black color code is standard.
      Std. length/loft: 6i (37.13"/27⁰), 7i (36.5"/30.5⁰), 8i (36"/35⁰), 9i (35.5"/40⁰), PW (35"/45⁰), UW (35"/52⁰), SW (34.5"/58⁰),
      Std. Swingweight: 6i (C1), 7i (C2), 8i (C2), 9i (C2.5), PW (C4), UW (C5), SW (C6),
      Stock grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Garnet 360 in three sizes (Blue -1/16", Red -1/32", Aqua -1/64")
      Shaft options: PING ULT240i (Lite and Ultra Lite flexes)
      U.S. MSRP: $137.50 per iron
      G Le2 Hybrids
      Multi-material construction: 17-4 stainless steel head, CarTech Custom 455 steel face
      Lofts: 4H (22⁰), 5H (26⁰), 6H (30⁰), 7H (34⁰)
      Std. lengths: 4H (39"), 5H (38 1/2"), 6H (38"), 7H (37 ½")
      Std. Swingweight: C0
      Stock grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Garnet 360 in three sizes (Blue -1/16", Red -1/32", Aqua -1/64")
      Shaft options: PING ULT240H (Lite and Ultra Lite flexes)
      U.S. MSRP: $200 per hybrid
      G Le2 Putters
      Anser
      Putter Type: Blade
      Materials: 17-4 stainless steel body, dual-durometer PEBAX insert
      Finish: Champagne nickel plating
      Adjustable-Length Shaft: 31" to 35" range (std: 33")
      Head Weight: 345g
      Stroke Type: Slight Arc
      U.S. MSRP: $215
      Shea
      Putter Type: Mid Mallet
      Materials: 17-4 stainless steel body, dual-durometer PEBAX insert
      Finish: Champagne nickel plating
      Adjustable-Length Shaft: 31" to 35" range (std: 33")
      Head Weight: 350g
      Stroke Type: Strong Arc
      U.S. MSRP: $215
      Echo
      Putter Type: Mallet
      Materials: Machined 6061 aluminum body, stainless steel soleplate, dual-durometer PEBAX insert
      Finish: Magenta-color anodized body, champagne nickel soleplate
      Adjustable-Length Shaft: 31" to 35" range (std: 33")
      Head Weight: 360g
      Stroke Type: Slight arc or Straight
      U.S. MSRP: $270
       
      ###
       







    • By Golfspy_CG2
      Follow along as four members of our forum will be putting the Tommy Armour TA3 Impact Putter to the test on the course and putting green.  This is a My Golf Spy Most Wanted winner, so see if it performs as well for them as it did the Most Wanted testers and how it might work for your game.
       
      The Four Testers Are:
      @tchat07                           Stage 1                         Stage 2
      @skrupa15                         Stage 1                         Stage 2
      @Txmason123                   Stage 1                          Stage 2
      @HeathS16                         Stage 1                         Stage 2
      @jayjay0808                         Stage 1           Stage 2
    • By Green Sheep Productions
      Been having fun playing around with a design your own putter applet at Lajosi Golf Australia. 
      As a result, been trying to fine a summary of each face mill type... What does deeper milling mean, the concentric waves vs straight mill etc. 
       
      Any guides out there? 
    • By ChasingScratch
      Ping Sigma 2 Tyne 4 – Review
      A little background
      Let’s just start with this:  I am not a stellar putter.  I’m not even an average putter.  I’ve been known to be the ‘take a 6 footer for birdie and turn it into a 7 footer for par’ kind of putter.  I’d like to think part of it is due to the wide variation in greens I get to play on (anything from Plinko on the Price is Right to lightning fast U.S. Open greens), but the reality is I just haven’t been that good.  I’m a dad with limited income to spend on golf and little practice time.
      I started this journey to become a Scratch golfer about two years ago.  Since then, I won a free full bag fitting through Club Champion and had a blast doing it.  My favorite part of the whole experience was the SAM PuttLab fitting.  According to the PuttLab, I’m a consistent slight puller of the putter.  My wonderful human of a fitter recommended mallet style with some toe hang.  He laid out a bunch of putters that fit this mold and I immediately started arching the putter rather than pulling it.  I had never really seen that arch path before and I thought I was going to push every putt 3 feet right of the hole.  Needless to say, I made 25 straight 8 foot putts before we re-tested with my favorite putter of the bunch (the Ping Sigma 2 Tyne 4, which also happened to be the cheapest, go figure).
      The thing that was instantly attractive about this putter was the fact that it could be adjusted for length.  I’m 5’8”, take an athletic posture with my putter, and have long arms.  Long story short, I need a short putter, but everything you can buy off the rack comes between 33-35” (or so it seems).  We cranked it down to 32.5” and bent the loft to 1 degree.  Oh……….my…………GAWD!!!  I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it!!!
      Eye Candy (aka Looks)
      First off the looks.  This think is a beauty! 

      I love the tynes off the back, makes me think of a fighter jet’s wings.  Who doesn’t love fighter jets?!?  As an added bonus, they are very useful when picking the ball up after you just lagged that 40 footer to inside of 1 foot! 

      Grip
      The stock pistol grip is phenomenal as well.  It really helps me to get my thumbs on top of the grip and parallel to each other. 

      Insert:
      People seem to either love or hate insert putters.  I get it, there is soft and then there is too soft.  Not many people want to feel like they are hitting the golf ball with a marshmallow attached to a shaft.  The dual insert on the Ping Sigma 2 putter line is perfect for me.  Soft enough to feel good at impact, but not soft enough to make you question if you hit it hard enough.

       
      Overall:
      I absolutely enjoy putting practice now!  Get this, you ready for it?  I’ve taken nothing but my putter to the golf course and spent over 1hr putting with my kids!?!  Crazy right? Who does that???  Not a single driver, iron, or wedge hit.  Pure putting. That’s how much I love this putter and how much confidence it gives me.
      I’ve only had two rounds with it, but I’ve had 30 and 31 putts with it so far.  Both of those rounds had at least 3 putts that either lipped out or stopped within 1” of the hole.  Only one 3-putt (and that was on a 60 foot putt, all of my playing partners 3-putted that horrible green lol).  From 5-8 feet, I feel like it is going in all the time.
      Had I the foresight to know that I would be joining MGS, I would have taken stats with my previous putters (yeah, I’m the guy who had like 7 putters all on the bench ready to get in the game whenever the starter started 3-putting) and run an ANOVA on putting metrics to see if this new putter is significantly better or if it is all in my head.  I have since sold those putters and am on the road to a single putter relationship.  You have to give this putter a try if you like the looks of a mallet style fang putter.  It also scored well this year and the previous model as well last year in the MSG putter tests.
      Give this thing a look!!!!  I think I’m going to go roll some putts on my carpet!!!
  • Recent Topics

  • Latest from the Blog

  • Happy Birthday Today!

×
×
  • Create New...