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Since it is by far the most frequently used club in the bag, I’ve often wondered why more pros don’t do this. If you’re not getting the feel with one, you switch. Surely some little used club could be sacrificed for this, perhaps one of three wedges many pros carry. Thoughts?

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I don't see pros doing this, personally.  And, I certainly don't see them giving up a wedge.  Although, I must admit, I don't have strong reasons to support my opinion.

However, we do have one eccentric goose at our club, who, at one time was on the PGA Tour (circa 1970s) (who, at one time and may still holds the record for lowest score at Q-School), that uses 2 putters.  Both have bullseye heads on them.  One is a standard length putter and one is a long putter.  He putts from both the left and right side with both putters depending on which way the break lies.  I'm not sure how he determines which putter he'll use.  He carries both putters to the green and makes his decision after assessing his lie.

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Why not carry 2 (or more) putters if it works for you?  One for delicate short putts, one for longer putts or off the fringe.

I only carry one and don't feel the need for a second.  But one of my regular playing pals could possibly benefit from carrying two, he loves his lightweight putter, but struggles on longer putts with it, and he has space in his bag for an extra one.

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No way. I can barely manage one of the damn things 😆.  I honestly don't see the advantage of doing so.  Switching out putters absolutely but bagging two, not so much.

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Much like wives....

Having 2 putters is about 5 too many!!

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20 hours ago, Canada golfer said:

Since it is by far the most frequently used club in the bag, I’ve often wondered why more pros don’t do this. If you’re not getting the feel with one, you switch. Surely some little used club could be sacrificed for this, perhaps one of three wedges many pros carry. Thoughts?

Hmm. I do not see the advantage in any manner….

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1 hour ago, PMookie said:

Hmm. I do not see the advantage in any manner….

Fair enough...  and for most of us that is probably true.

But having two putters with different characteristics is not radically different to carrying two wedges with different bounces.  They are similar, but different clubs for different circumstances.

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I used to putt right handed and so frustrated at it that I started to two sided bullseyes and was starting to putt lefty and occasion righty. Then I got so comfortable with lefty that I just putted lefty and began buying other styles of lefty putters. 
The only style putter that I prefer playing righty is and anser Ping.  For some odd reason the plumbers neck looks weird when I putt lefty but fits my eye putting righty    
I prefer to see the “whole putter” when I putt

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I used to carry two putters every now and then. If I am playing on a course that had huge greens I find that I am my long distance control is better with a mallet head.

However over time the more I got used to the Mallet the better my short putts became and now that is all I carry.

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