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Without manual pacing and writing on card is anyone using any gear to capture length of putts holed?

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20 hours ago, Alf. S said:

Without manual pacing and writing on card is anyone using any gear to capture length of putts holed?

On the course I am not doing anything other than pacing off the length to a close approximation.

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So, I finally got the PuttOut from Walmart and got to using the TomCat. So far, so good. Getting used to the feel as it is so different from my current gamer, but it seems pretty consistent.

As far as looks...

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I really like it, can't wait to take it out to the course.

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Out again today, course still not fully open recovering from the rain pounding of the weekend, so only played 11 holes.

The greens had just been cut so were playing a little faster than yesterday and that seem to make a difference race a few passed but started with 3 single putts from 6 feet on the first 3 greens. Had only one 3 putt but I feel I'm kidding myself on a little by excluding putting from the fringe which would have added another one. But for comparison my stats with my gamer are measured this way.

Spent some time on the practise green at the end for 15 mins, one of the members did comment that the heel was off the ground at address indicating that the lie needed adjusted. It didn't seem to affect the strike but I may look and see if there is a local place that can adjust the lie for me.

 

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Here is some practice with the TomCat. Feedback welcome.

 

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1 hour ago, MyWifesSwingCoach said:

Here is some practice with the TomCat. Feedback welcome.

 

I'd be lying if I didn't say I was wondering if the rocking baby was meant as an aim point, a tempo reminder or just the reasoning that you could tell your wife, I kept my eye on him/her the entire time 🙂 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

I'd be lying if I didn't say I was wondering if the rocking baby was meant as an aim point, a tempo reminder or just the reasoning that you could tell your wife, I kept my eye on him/her the entire time 🙂 

 

 

Oooooo Thats good lmao I am going to use that haha

Now that I am watching it over... That would be pretty good as a tempo reminder lol and I may or may not have left her in the swing a little longer as opposed to getting her swaddled up and in the bassinet so that my Wife would stay asleep and I could get some practice in...

That being said... I would also be lying if I said that I never used my 7 m/o daughter as a target as she sat facing me on the floor lmao She sits so that he legs are like the SKLZ Pocket Putting aid but better because she is a built in ball return haha

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I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I know it’s not a train,,,,,, couple of days and I’ll be going full bore with my testing/trials, meanwhile,,,,,

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On 10/6/2020 at 10:12 AM, MyWifesSwingCoach said:

So, I finally got the PuttOut from Walmart and got to using the TomCat. So far, so good. Getting used to the feel as it is so different from my current gamer, but it seems pretty consistent.

As far as looks...

TomCat_PuttOut.jpg.fdcd6bfd3e1a3cc25dc0395aeb0e0641.jpg

I really like it, can't wait to take it out to the course.

That is one BIG putter.

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Decision was to use the Floki in the medal today but fate took a hand. Power cable came down across the course and it was closed for safety reasons. It cut across the tee below.

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Ended up practising and went to the 15th green with the putter to try and get a feel for pace.  50 feet putt results below.IMG_4831.JPEG.6db916a56e7fcf849cbca6c89ee9a116.JPEG

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On 10/8/2020 at 6:34 PM, fixyurdivot said:

That is one BIG putter.

What can I say... I like big putts and I cannot lie... 😂

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The Fetch gets the inaugural real round usage tomorrow!!  Playing Bear Trap in southern DE.  I was supposed to play my fav course, Rum Pointe outside OC on Monday but I think that will get rained out courtesy of the remnants of Delta.

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Well it wasn't much of a trial run.  I only got to play 9 holes before getting rained out yesterday afternoon and again this morning.  But for those 9 holes it felt and worked pretty well.  One 3 putt on the first hole when i was in a different zip code on the green than the pin and misjudged the speed of the uphill putt to the tune of 10' short.  three one putts after that the longest was about 6'.  Nobody in our group was making anything, the speed of the greens slowed as we played and the rain built up the moisture on the greens.

I was able to at least tell the line of my putts was on target even though my speed was off.  And the other players comments on the good looks of the putter and that I could pick up the ball with it too.  So two positives from the initial use.  The next round is set for this coming Saturday so more info to come.

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Was able to take the Piper C for a mini session and so far the feel is spot on as to what I wanted to feel, firm but not “clicky 

Since I gamed a center shafted putter before (Scotty Cameron beached prototype) , re-adjusting was rather quick, direction control/Aim is very easy. 
 

Hoping to take it out for a real world test this weekend. More to follow

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So the girls went to bed a little early the other night and I asked my Wife if she wanted to try using the putter with the PuttOut... she got a perfect putt on her second try lmao

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Not a good week for me with the putter. Got a good stroke going when out on Monday course was busy so only played 12 holes. I noticed I was gripping down to the end of the grip so I shorten it from 35.5 to 34.5 for Tuesday's round and it didn't work the round was a disaster, 3 putting can't hole a putt outside 2 feet. With the end of season so close with a target still to be met decided to go back to my gamer until our last medal on the 24th. Had a bounce game on Thursday with my gamer and my setup was out and again 37 putts. Worked on my setup Friday and before I went out today and back on track for the medal, although 35 putts I had a lot of long good 2 putts.

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The Fetch was turned loose yesterday for another round while I was at Indian Valley CC.  Once again I was very happy with getting the ball on the line I had chosen.  The two other variables, reading the green and getting the speed correct took about 6 holes to get dialed in.  I was missing on the high side as they were faster than the practice green and I was reading too much break.  From the 6th hole on I had five 1 putts, three were 4' or under from two bunker shots & a good chip and two were about 15' .  Only 1 three putt but that was a 70'er and I was on the upper tier putting downhill to a pin position on the front & rolled that guy off the false front of the green!  

I used it a few times off the fringe to see how the hole played.  I thought it may catch some grass blades on the edge of the hole but it didn't have any effect on the stroke.

All in all the Fetch is keeping its Gamer status!  

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On 10/17/2020 at 4:11 PM, Alf. S said:

Not a good week for me with the putter. Got a good stroke going when out on Monday course was busy so only played 12 holes. I noticed I was gripping down to the end of the grip so I shorten it from 35.5 to 34.5 for Tuesday's round and it didn't work the round was a disaster, 3 putting can't hole a putt outside 2 feet. With the end of season so close with a target still to be met decided to go back to my gamer until our last medal on the 24th. Had a bounce game on Thursday with my gamer and my setup was out and again 37 putts. Worked on my setup Friday and before I went out today and back on track for the medal, although 35 putts I had a lot of long good 2 putts.

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Glad you are figuring it out. I find chocking down a bit helps me out, gets the arms a bit more pendulum like, just a personal preference. Also had to quote this as I love the inclusion of the chart.

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Stopped by my local shop yesterday and tried out a Heppler Anser 2. I currently game an Anser 2 from ~1997/8 and have tried a few different putters over the years but nothing felt and sounded as good as my OG...until yesterday. I am eagerly awaiting the reviews and will certainly be following this thread as I might be switching soon, haha.

Loved the feel, weight, and design. Made me more deliberate with my stroke, the contrasting colors stood out nicely and allowed me to line up the putts better, and the sound was perfect to my ears - but I am severely biased at this point, haha.

Keep the testing updates coming guys!

ALSO! Does anyone have experience with Ping Vault 2.0 Putters? Would love to hear about comparisons between the Vault 2.0 vs. Heppler

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I had a good gate drill practice session this morning in the backyard.  The backyard green is mostly flat & has straight putts which is good for doing these type drills.   I am headed to the course for 9 later today and then I'll write up the final pieces to my review  As a preview I find the Fetch is easy for me to keep aligned and the putts on the line i pick.  I have noticed the times i used it on the course two other aspects of putting, reading the break and speed control have been lacking a bit, with the reading the break being worse.  It's nice to have one piece of the puzzle under control.

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