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Thank you to each of the testers for taking on the task of providing your experiences with the Impact No. 3.  We are glad to see the thoroughness of the stage 1 introductions, and we are very excited to see your stage 2 posts.  Looking forward to following along, and contributing to the discussion!

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Great stage 1 guys. A few months ago I went to our local DSG to try a TA3, and found it to be a nice putter!  I hope you do as well.  But one thing stuck out to me, that was when I would address the ball, the putter face looked open to me.  I thought I noticed that in some of your top down photos addressing the golf ball.  Are you guys seeing this as well?

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39 minutes ago, JohnSmalls said:

Great stage 1 guys. A few months ago I went to our local DSG to try a TA3, and found it to be a nice putter!  I hope you do as well.  But one thing stuck out to me, that was when I would address the ball, the putter face looked open to me.  I thought I noticed that in some of your top down photos addressing the golf ball.  Are you guys seeing this as well?

Actually, I find the opposite to be true.  The TA3 feels closed at address compared to my gamer.  What's worse is that the TA3 feeling closed scared me a little; I have a tendency to miss short putts to the left if I get too nervous and squeeze the grip too tight.  I'm happy to say that at least in my initial testing, this hasn't been an issue.

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29 minutes ago, skrupa15 said:

Actually, I find the opposite to be true.  The TA3 feels closed at address compared to my gamer.  What's worse is that the TA3 feeling closed scared me a little; I have a tendency to miss short putts to the left if I get too nervous and squeeze the grip too tight.  I'm happy to say that at least in my initial testing, this hasn't been an issue.

Interesting.  My misses tend to be pushes, and I was worried that the TA3 would really highlight that since it looked open to me.  Once I started rolling the ball at the store, my concerns quickly disappeared and I put it on the intended line with little problem.  Maybe these things are magic?

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Had another go with this putter on Sunday... Interesting results. 

I am having a difficult time with the look down behind the ball. We will see how this stacks up over the next few weeks.

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I'll have to definitely check this out at my local golf  store..

Edited because I have fat fingers and typed some weird stuff...lol

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Great stage 1 guys. A few months ago I went to our local DSG to try a TA3, and found it to be a nice putter!  I hope you do as well.  But one thing stuck out to me, that was when I would address the ball, the putter face looked open to me.  I thought I noticed that in some of your top down photos addressing the golf ball.  Are you guys seeing this as well?
You arent the first person to say that which is really interesting. I personally feel it has a very square position behind the ball. I have adjusted my swing path by straightening it out a bit which has been keeping it straighter.

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I have taken the TA3 on the road for testing.  Last week I tested it on several of the courses in Hot Springs Village.  This week I took it to The Territory in Oklahoma.  Stay tuned for the results!

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Had my first disappointing putting round today since getting the TA3. Now by the numbers it was an average round for me but it was slightly worse then the previous 2 I had with the TA3. Had some real difficulty controlling speed on mid range putts, either buzzed edges or put it 5-10 feet past.

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Just played the other day and had 28 total putts. 8 one putts and 3 birdie. If I had struck the ball better this could have been a sub 80 round easy.


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One of the things I love about this review is how many different types of original gamers we have for a comparison!  With that being said, do you guys feel that the ball is rolling better off the face compared to your current gamers?  That's one of the first things I always look at with putters is how much the ball is skipping, especially on longer putts.

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One of the things I love about this review is how many different types of original gamers we have for a comparison!  With that being said, do you guys feel that the ball is rolling better off the face compared to your current gamers?  That's one of the first things I always look at with putters is how much the ball is skipping, especially on longer putts.
I feel the ball rolls very well, surprisingly better then my Odyssey #7. What I am most impressed with is the roll I get even on poor strikes. I cannot remember a skip I've had within 15 ft. On longer putts I'll get the occasional skip but one that's my buggaboo range and two it's mostly caused by my poor tempo and nothing to do with the TA3.

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One of the things I love about this review is how many different types of original gamers we have for a comparison!  With that being said, do you guys feel that the ball is rolling better off the face compared to your current gamers?  That's one of the first things I always look at with putters is how much the ball is skipping, especially on longer putts.

Been switching back and forth between the gamer and the TA3 noticing that the TA3 feels like it comes off the face more on line than my current gamer. On longer putts I have not been able to tell too much of a difference as of yet.

Another weird thing, due to the smallness of the TA3 putter face I find that I am hitting the center of my MLA much more often than before, weird tidbit but I think the TA3 is helping the ball striking in my putting.


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Ok whoever started the open club face talk has gotten in my head because I am having an awful time closing the club face and sending putts left. Had a horrid day putting with 5 3-putts, the positive is the shortest 3-putt was 30 ft the longest 82. Looks like I need to work on proximity to the hole.

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1 hour ago, HeathS16 said:

Another weird thing, due to the smallness of the TA3 putter face I find that I am hitting the center of my MLA much more often than before, weird tidbit but I think the TA3 is helping the ball striking in my putting. emoji28.png

I don't think there's anything weird about that it all. It's like those tiny holes on the practice green that make you really focus, so when you putt into a normal sized cup, it looks huge and you feel like you can't miss it.

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Which type of putting stroke do you guys suggest the TA3 is best suited for?

Straight back and straight through. Though a small arch does at times feel a bit more comfortable and sends the ball well.


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Straight back and straight through. Though a small arch does at times feel a bit more comfortable and sends the ball well.


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100% straight back straight through. I putt with a slight arc and find myself occasionally getting into trouble with that. The straighter I am the better.

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On 7/13/2019 at 2:27 AM, tchat07 said:

100% straight back straight through. I putt with a slight arc and find myself occasionally getting into trouble with that. The straighter I am the better.

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Yes, I would agree, been trying to play around with different strokes and find SBST to be the most consistent. I tend to pull more putts when I use a bit more arc. 

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Yes, I would agree, been trying to play around with different strokes and find SBST to be the most consistent. I tend to pull more putts when I use a bit more arc. 
Agreed lots of balls ending up a little more left then I planned. My problem is maintaining SBST on longer putts, I tend to add some arc toward the back end which leads to a pull and often poor distance control.

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