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Came across this video by Rick Shiels about this SK7 Standalone putter. It is a 400 gram putter with a graphite shaft and a foam yes foam grip. It can be stood up behind the ball by itself. Then you step back to look at alignment. It does have a milled face and is retailed for $170. What's your thoughts fellas? I find it quite interesting. Don't know if it's legal, don't see why it wouldn't be to USGA rules. https://www.s7kgolf.com/get/s7k-putter/1921099478_Capture1.PNG.0c1b9fe65bf2d21c8fd8ce624b40b2ef.PNGCapture.PNG.6d7a0beeaac068ef16fd48377bb5c296.PNG

Length: 34.5”
Loft: 3.0˚
Lie: 72˚
Moment of Inertia (MOI): 7,000 g/cm2
Grip: Midsize, EVA foam
Total Weight: 400g
Shaft + grip weight: 50g
Head Material: 431 stainless steel
Shaft: Graphite
Balance:

40° “toe hang”

 

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See also: bloodline putters

Yes, they are legal.

I didn’t like them when I tested during most wanted putter testing. Felt like I would break the shaft if I actually gamed. If you don’t like a line on the ball then this putter probably wouldn’t be you best choice since the line will most likely look different at setup than behind unless you have altered your setup to fix any parallax error.

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It’s not a new concept. Every few years one of these will hit the market. Recently Bridgestone had one out... about 4 years ago. And I remember infomercials for one when I was a kid... maybe around 1990? A guy in the group my dad played with got one. I think it would be useful as a training aid.


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31 minutes ago, bluesmandan76 said:

It’s not a new concept. Every few years one of these will hit the market. Recently Bridgestone had one out... about 4 years ago. And I remember infomercials for one when I was a kid... maybe around 1990? A guy in the group my dad played with got one. I think it would be useful as a training aid.


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Yup.  I immediately thought of the bridgestone putter as well.  That foam grip was awful

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Been watching the GC this morning and the S7K commercial has been running a lot. It's not a putter I'd buy. However I did enjoy watching Rick Shields demo it. Besides the wind issue - you still have to make a stroke and have the correct read-line and feel/speed/face angle/etc. And... that's the problem with a lot of putting problems guys have. And for those that put a line on their ball you now have two lines to align. (putter and ball) I think there would be too much fidgeting with this putter.

So... who has bought and played one of these things? Come on - I know you're out there. Admit it. LOL

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So my dad bought one of these a a few months back. As usual, before consulting with me, he just threw $175 at a guy for another piece of golf wizardry.

We went out one morning and he got up to the green, put the putter on the ground standing up and stepped away to line up his put. (Just like the commercial). I think he played out a scenario in his head where I would be amazed and awe struck.

I'd seen these before so I asked him if that magic putter also came with a magic golf ball that rolls right to the hole.. we laughed.. he 3 putted.. I digress.. 

I took a few swipes and was very underwhelmed. Especially when he told me what it set him back. It just felt clicky, cheap, and not very well balanced or stable. In order to make the putter stand up, they use a really cheap foam grip (one that you wouldn't find on any high-end putter), and a full graphite shaft to take as much weight out of the top 3/4 as possible. IMO, you really are just buying a very expensive party trick.

I use a Cleveland HB #11 and for nearly half the price it's 10 times the putter.



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On 12/21/2019 at 2:20 PM, PlaidJacket said:

And for those that put a line on their ball you now have two lines to align. (putter and ball)

I can't speak for other line aligners, but I align the line of the ball with the line of my Craz-e, then I forget about the line and hit the putt.  Can't wait to get my hands on the AlignXL balls to see if I'm even more aligned 🤣

My daughters do the same thing.  The apples don't fall far from the tree.

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4 hours ago, HardcoreLooper said:

I can't speak for other line aligners, but I align the line of the ball with the line of my Craz-e, then I forget about the line and hit the putt.  Can't wait to get my hands on the AlignXL balls to see if I'm even more aligned 🤣

My daughters do the same thing.  The apples don't fall far from the tree.

I do the same, then I only have to think of speed.

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Put me squarely in the gimmick product column.  So you align the putter where you think it should be, leave it "standing" in place while you walk behind and verify, then re-address the putter and stance w/o moving it from that perfect line-up... really? 😆🙄  Next up is a putter with a momentary button laser line generator... yea, don't even think about it, I have already submitted paperwork to the USPTO 🙂.

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1 hour ago, fixyurdivot said:

  Next up is a putter with a momentary button laser line generator... yea, don't even think about it, I have already submitted paperwork to the USPTO 🙂.

Pretty sure I have already seen one of these;  just can't remember the name

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10 minutes ago, cnosil said:

Pretty sure I have already seen one of these;  just can't remember the name

Dang... a day late and a dollar short again.

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Add a ball retriever to your bag with this and you’re guaranteed to add 30 minutes to your round.

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Don't forget the Bridgestone True Balance Putters.

They would stand as well.

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7 hours ago, cnosil said:

Pretty sure I have already seen one of these;  just can't remember the name

Are you thinking of the Bloodline that was included in Most Wanted a couple years ago?

For those unfamiliar, they have mallet and blade stand-up options - https://bloodline.golf/# . And the founders over there have a legitimate equipment pedigree.

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Are you thinking of the Bloodline that was included in Most Wanted a couple years ago?
For those unfamiliar, they have mallet and blade stand-up options - https://bloodline.golf/# . And the founders over there have a legitimate equipment pedigree.

Not what I was quoting about. Yes, Bloodline is a stand up putter and will also be in this years testing based on my quick look at the putter lineup. My quote was in response to a putter with a built in laser.

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I know a couple of really good players who use, and love, the Bloodline mallet. They are not slow, really taking no more time than those of us using a line on our ball. Supposedly great feel. I've been tempted and every now and then check e bay for one. Just not ready to part with $500.

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Aside from the cost, what is the maximum degree off flat horizontal will this putter remain standing?

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5 hours ago, Ell said:

Aside from the cost, what is the maximum degree off flat horizontal will this putter remain standing?

probably pretty steep and more than the lie you would find yourself in on a putting green.   Generally the standup putters have heavy heads and ultra light shafts to keep them from tipping over. 

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