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Putters are still the most changed club in the bag.

 

So this made me wonder...what makes YOU change to a different putter?

 

Tell me all the things in the past about a putter that have made you want to make a change.

 

Some examples: (weight, hosel, feel, finish, or anything outside of those that make you want to change)

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For me, I sometimes just want to look at something different when I'm at the practice green or playing a round. Helps keep things interesting.

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When the stroke gets a bit off, I change putters. IMHO, every putter makes you set up and stroke it just a bit differently. When the stroke goes wonky, it's time to find another to get things back on track.

JMHO

YMMV

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For me that's one club I hardly ever change. I've played a total of 4 putters since playing golf. My first putter was a 25.00 answer style no name bought at Middletown golf course where my Dad played when I was approx 28 yrs old. I played that putter for a year or so and whenever the Zebra putter came out I switched to this putter. I think it was because I was watching Raymond Floyd on TV and I wanted to putt like him at first. I used the Zebra until it actually broke. The sole plate had screws and on the inside it had a bolt welded to the sole so you could adjust weight. It was pretty primitive compared to todays standard but it had if I remember 3/4 washers that you could add or subtract. Anyways it lasted about 4/5 years when I bought my first SC Platinum mid slant. i used that putter up until I found out about Tour putters and bought me a Bettinardi BB-1 Tour exempt 355 gram putter. I've been using that ever since. So for over a period of 30 years 4 putters. I'm not saying I played for 30 years, I played once and a while in my 20's as i was busy working having 5 children. I really got serious approx around 10 years ago and have been playing every weekend since besides the last 2 years as I've been out injured. But I'm coming back this year with a vengeance!!! LOL.

 

How was that for an explanation?

PS: it's funny I wrote all this and I just had an old SC Tour Putter restored while I was out injured that may move the BB1 out of the bag as I just like that Newport 2 (answer style head) even though there basically the same putter head. Basically.

 

Tim

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I only change when I get a new one. In season I sometimes practice with another one just to keep it interesting though.

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Putters are still the most changed club in the bag.

 

So this made me wonder...what makes YOU change to a different putter?

 

Tell me all the things in the past about a putter that have made you want to make a change.

 

Some examples: (weight, hosel, feel, finish, or anything outside of those that make you want to change)

Broken shaft, Didn't float, couldn't find it after I threw it.

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I really don't change that often. But sometimes I will try different head/weight/loft combos to see what kind of results I get. I experiment around to see what works and what doesn't. Right now, I'm trying a heel shafted player's mallet since I've never gamed that kind of putter before.

 

Before that, I played a Scotty Anser design for four years.

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I may have an issue with buying and trying putters all the time, buy my Byron has been in the bag for almost a year. Some of it was finding the one to meet my stroke. I really need a putter near face balanced, but I like a blade. Longneck was the answer.

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I change it because I have so many reasons, aka putters, to change it. Having 1 putter is like having a car for a very long time...sometimes you just want change!!

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I change it because I have so many reasons, aka putters, to change it. Having 1 putter is like having a car for a very long time...sometimes you just want change!!

RIght there with you. I kept going back to the old one. New one should be here in a week or so though. :P

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I find something I like and putt with it until I find something better. Which, for 4 months, hasn't happened. So, I am doing good...

To the putterhead, a month is like a year to others. Four months is indeed cause to celebrate.

Staying away from puttertalk also extends the life of the current gamer.

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I change for lots of different reasons. The first one that comes to mind is: when the putter I'm using isn't getting it done. I'm certainly not saying that I blame the arrow, I know it's the indian, but it's nice to go to the green and say to yourself, "Now it'll be different, I've got a new putter in the bag!" This past season, I didn't have to do any switching for bad putting, but I did switch between a couple of putters based on weight. When I was playing on slow greens, I used my 350g putters and when I was on fast greens I went with some very lightweight John Byrons.

 

This year I'm trying to play 1 putter all season. The weight is right in the middle, it's got my alignment aid of choice (dot), and it's copper plated so I don't have to worry about weather. I'll keep you updated on how this whole "I only need 1 putter" experiment goes.

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I change for lots of different reasons. The first one that comes to mind is: when the putter I'm using isn't getting it done. I'm certainly not saying that I blame the arrow, I know it's the indian, but it's nice to go to the green and say to yourself, "Now it'll be different, I've got a new putter in the bag!" This past season, I didn't have to do any switching for bad putting, but I did switch between a couple of putters based on weight. When I was playing on slow greens, I used my 350g putters and when I was on fast greens I went with some very lightweight John Byrons.

 

This year I'm trying to play 1 putter all season. The weight is right in the middle, it's got my alignment aid of choice (dot), and it's copper plated so I don't have to worry about weather. I'll keep you updated on how this whole "I only need 1 putter" experiment goes.

Any news on the copper plating? I think that Dave may be tired of me asking about mine...

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Any news on the copper plating? I think that Dave may be tired of me asking about mine...

 

I haven't heard anything since last week when they said they'd be coming in this week. If I get him on the phone tonight, I'll ask. I hate being a pest, particularly since now I'm on the other side of the, "Is it done yet?" emails half the time.

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I haven't heard anything since last week when they said they'd be coming in this week. If I get him on the phone tonight, I'll ask. I hate being a pest, particularly since now I'm on the other side of the, "Is it done yet?" emails half the time.

Sand faster! Can't you use a hair dryer on the varnish? :D

I know that the waiting time translate into fine Byron magic craftsmanship. BUT I WANT IT NOW!!!! :D

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Sand faster! Can't you use a hair dryer on the varnish? :D

I know that the waiting time translate into fine Byron magic craftsmanship. BUT I WANT IT NOW!!!! :lol:

 

Funny that you mention the hair dryer. Just last night I was using this giant ceramic space heater to make polyurethane dry faster (actually, to make it dry at all, it's still cold here).

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I will effort to find a putter in the next month and stick with it for the entire season. I vow not to break, throw, sink, or bounce my new putter. I will be good to her, and she will be ok to me... just like a real marriage. Updates to follow.

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I will effort to find a putter in the next month and stick with it for the entire season. I vow not to break, throw, sink, or bounce my new putter. I will be good to her, and she will be ok to me... just like a real marriage. Updates to follow.

If you are looking for suggestions, complete this word puzzle: _yron _organ

You may use the letters B and M.

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