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I'm a fan of the heavier putters too.  Don't be afraid to go the weight kit route.  And for counterbalancing, the gravity grip is awesome.  It's on the very heavy side but the shape of the grip is great for limiting wrist action and might be nice if you go extra heavy on the putter head itself.  

 

I wouldn't pigeon-hole yourself into face-balance vs toe-hang though maybe keep the hang limited to 15-30.  

 

Enjoy the tinkering!

 

Oh yeah, don't forget lead tape is an option too.  

 

Epic Flash 10.5 turned down to 9.5 with X-stiff hzrdus yellow

Epic Flash 3W with stiff Tensei Blue.

Apex 19 3 hybrid with catalyst 6.0

Apex 19 4 hybrid with TT tour elevate stiff steel (my favorite creation) 

Apex Pro irons 5-PW with TT tour elevate stiff steel

Jaws MD5 50 S grind S200

Jaws MD5 54 W grind tour elevate stiff (great for the soft Missouri turf; this is my dart throwing club)

PM Grind 60 KBS tour stiff

Titleist Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 2022 (Went through SAM lab fitting and this nailed it; replaced the O-Works Jailbird-mini red)

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5 hours ago, Shankster said:

There is about to be one heck of a MGS test showcasing the L.A.B. Putters, like usual I expect all of the testers to be honest and give a real world look into how they perform… keep an eye out for it before you make a final decision. 😉

I recently picked up a Directed Force 2.1 (Friday night post-bourbon online purchase).  Yes, it is really big, yes, it takes a minute to get used to the press grip and shaft behind the face, but the damn thing nearly putts itself.  Putts under 10 feet seem almost automatic - I've made more this year than all of last year with my Odyssey No. 1 stroke lab.  I'm still toying around with the set up, and getting long distance putts down, but the tech is the real deal and I would encourage anyone to check them out.  Looking forward to seeing the testers comments.

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I would recommend de LAB DF 2.1. I have a large collection of putters that I still keep, from a classic Tommy Armour, Original Ping Answer, Ping Zing2, Ray Cook Mallet, Stotty Cameron Original Futura, Odyssey 7 Tank. All great but the DF 2.1 is really outstanding!!! Is a bit ugly but gets beautifull once you start holing them from anywhere.

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a surprise that you may not hear about is the Makefield Putter, A center shaft or heel mounted model. Both putt very well

Driver - 44.5" 5.0 flex 10.5 deg ACCRA tour Z GP MCC4+ 1 deg closed

Irons - 5-pw, GW stnd length 5.0 flex same grip 1 deg flat. Type low medium offset cavity back, no diggers

Wedges - 56 and 60 tour grind wedge spinner and mcc4+ grip 2 flat 10 and 8 in bounce

Putter - 33" 3 deg loft 70 lie, lrg slight line slightly toe hang

Ball - truvis

Carried in a Sun Mountain C-130 USA bag - BE PROUD.

HC - LH but 85 is a good number, playing in Ohio.

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As u see there are a lot of face balanced putters.  David Musty in the LA area makes custom high quality wood putters.  Including mallets that are face balanced, I use one.  I also used a Scotty Cameron Futura X with the swoopy x shape and counterweights at the rear, far from the face.

 

I suggest trying, and it takes time and effort:

1.  Putt cross handed.  Put your index finger on the shaft below the grip, it provides a good feel guide to keep the putter swing straight.

2.  Look at the hole on putts longer than say 6 or 7 feet.  It takes practice to not ground the club early, but it is worth the effort.

Driver  Callaway Epic on Recoil F2 (senior) flex

Three wood is TM Burner Superfast 3.0 on M (mature) flex

3H Old Adams A3OS red boxster on stock Graffaloy Platinum reg shaft

3 MP 18 MMC and 4 GFF hybrid Mizuno irons

5 Mizu hybrid Fli-hi

6 - W Ping I 500 irons on Recoil F3 reg flex shafts

Wedges:  Mizuno blue 52 09, 60 06, and old original Hogan Sure-out 56 14 sand

Chipper (yep I carry a chipper) old Don Martin Up n In bronze 

Putter Musty wood mallet, sometimes switch with my Scotty Cameron Futura X counter weight face balanced

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I have a Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 11c, as in center shafted. I put on a SuperStroke 2.0 with the counterbalanced weight, which is 25 grams. I had played with a Carbite ZH for 20 years, which was "polar balanced", which was really a good putter. I am 5'8" tall, so I cut both of my putters to 29", from 33". I like to get over the ball, and I found by practice, that the lower on the shaft I placed my hands, the more accurate I was. If you care to shorten your putter, you will find that the head will "feel" heavier after you cut it. Never had a center shafted putter, but I really like it. Getting better with the speed, and I am making a lot more 3' to 6' putts. 6' to 12' putts are really a lot closer to the cup. Center shafted putters are naturally face balanced, but hitting on the sweet spot(shaft area), its going to give you instant feedback on your putt. My .02...

Driver-Ping g410 SFT, 3W-Callaway Diablo Octane, Hybrids-Snake Eyes Viper 18*+ 21*, Irons-GigaGolf Reva Hybrid Irons 24*- 46*, Wedges-Cleveland CBX2's 50*54*58*, Putter-Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 11c

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One word..."Armlock".  Or is that two words?

Driver: PXG 0311 Gen 5  Motore F3 7x

3 Wood: :callaway-small: Mini 1.5  Matrix Ozik Black Tie 80x

7 Wood: :ping-small: Rapture 20*  Fujikura Fuel X-stiff

Irons 4-U: :ping-small: I E1  PX 6.5  Maroon Dot

Wedges: :ping-small: Gorge 54* and Tour-S 58*

Putter: :cleveland-small: Huntington Beach Soft 8  43" Armlock

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