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My first putter was a Ping Answer with the slot.  At the time it was cheap and seemed to roll the ball pretty well.  Over the years I would try other putters if they were free or I got them for good deal (Scotty Cameron Squareback, a couple from Odyssey, and a few others).  None stayed in the bag for more than a few rounds until I picked up the Mizuno in my signiature.  It seemed good but I always wondered if something else could be better so I went for a putter fitting.  The numbers were better with tempo and strike position than the others I tried using the SAM system.  It was recommended I not change the putter but I did change the grip to a round Edel I had tried out of their cart.

Last year I did a full bag fitting which included a putter fitting.  I ended up with an ER6 since it showed the ball skipped less.  Used the putter last year and early this year.  I found myself developing a pull with this putter.  I don’t know what the cause was but it wouldn’t go away.

While in the US on business I tried a TA3 and it rolled very well.  The putter rolled straight but it took me a few weeks and a lot of hours to get distance control while practising from 10-12’.  My issue is my proximity to the hole is not very good so 20’+ putts are the norm.  I just couldn’t get consistent results with the speed of putts.  This consistently caused my line to be off and I left putts too short or too long as they slipped past the hole.  Last Saturday I 3 putted 10 times and new something had to too be done.  Never had less than five 3 putts when using it.

The following Monday I took the TA3 as well as my old Mizuno to the putting green before my round for about 45 minutes.  I spent about 10 minutes with the TA3 hitting straight and breaking putts between 10-40’ from all over the green.  Then I tried the Mizuno and I kicked myself for ever doubting it.  Only left a couple of putts more than 6’ from the hole with the majority within 4’.  Used the Mizuno during the round, made a 30’+ putt and 3 putted three times.  Played Thursday with three 3 putts and Friday with only 2.  Also making more one putts in the 6-10’ range while the TA3 produced only one made in the previous five rounds.

A bit of a long ramble but I have learned my lesson.  If a club works, stick with it.  Chasing after something better worked out terrible for me.  The bright side is I won’t make the same mistake again, hopefully.

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Driver - Callaway Rogue Draw

Woods - Callaway Rogue 5 wood

Hybrid - Titleist TS2 21 degree

Irons - Taylormade P790 5-PW

Wedges - Ping Glide 2.0 52-56-60

Putter - Mizuno Black Carbon BC3

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I have an old manganese bronze Ping Anser in the bag right now. It’s a great putter. I think many times we over analyze with launch monitors, SAM fittings, etc. when we should just really be more aware of our bodies and our swing. What are we doing that is causing the miss, not what is the equipment doing and what should be adjusted or replaced with $$$.

Glad you found one that works for you, even if it was a long journey that led you right back to where you started. [emoji16]


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WITB:

Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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Put my OLD Never Compromise VooDoo Daddy in the bag this morning.  Dayuummmmmmm  Daddy rolled the rock good enough to stay around so it's my newest oldest addition to my bag.  This is one putter I never thought about trading or giving away. It's good to reunite with the ole fart. 

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Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK MAX 3 - wood
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 & 5 hybrid 
Callaway  Max 6 - PW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 50 & 54 Degree Wedge
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
Evnroll 
 ER2 Putter
 

 

 



 

 

 

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Put my OLD Never Compromise VooDoo Daddy in the bag this morning.  Dayuummmmmmm  Daddy rolled the rock good enough to stay around so it's my newest oldest addition to my bag.  This is one putter I never thought about trading or giving away. It's good to reunite with the ole fart. 

Yup, I’ve got couple putters like that. Sometimes they’re magic for a couple months until it disappears. Have to put it back in the garage to recharge [emoji33]


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Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I found the Evnroll putters are much heavier than old ping anser putters. My Evnroll ER8 has a swingweight of E0, and my Ping Anser is C8.

I use both to work on my mechanics. The Ping shows me my flinches more than the Evnroll because it is lighter. But, I game the Enroll. 

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I tried my Dad’s old Ping Anser a couple weekends ago... Wow, was it LIGHT! I had a hard time getting putts to the hole. Back to the SeeMore!

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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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I tried my Dad’s old Ping Anser a couple weekends ago... Wow, was it LIGHT! I had a hard time getting putts to the hole. Back to the SeeMore!

I switch putters often. A couple weeks ago I took out the old Ping Anser 2, BECU. and you’re correct the 340gr putter felt terrible. A few months ago bought the new version Anser 2, SS Vault 350 gr felt great.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I took this Nead out this morning. It was a good move.IMG_1001.JPG


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I took this Nead out this morning. It was a good move.IMG_1001.thumb.JPG.7aabdb60786866e3d309f997f5f1e82e.JPG


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Gene Nead made some unique putters. Always loved looking at them on the putter talk forum.

Have you posted any more pictures to show off the whole putter?
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Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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I took this Nead out this morning. It was a good move.IMG_1001.thumb.JPG.7aabdb60786866e3d309f997f5f1e82e.JPG


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Now that is one nice putter. Always liked Gene’s work just never pulled the trigger on one.


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In the Bag for 2021

:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5* MMT 60x

:callaway-small: Epic Speed 15* MMT 70x

:callaway-small: Apex UW 17* HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 6.5

:callaway-small: X Forged UT 24* MMT 105TX

:callaway-small: Apex Pro 5 - AW Steelfiber 115x

:callaway-small: PM Grind 2.0 54* $ 58* KBS $ Taper 120 Black

:ping-small: B90

 

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Gene Nead made some unique putters. Always loved looking at them on the putter talk forum.

Have you posted any more pictures to show off the whole putter?

No but I will. This was a one of a kind taking one of his designs and modified to my drawing.
I had 3 Neads at one time and stupidly sold 2 of them.


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Gene Nead 2011IMG_1003.JPGIMG_1004.JPGIMG_1005.JPGIMG_1010.JPG


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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