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On 1/25/2023 at 5:10 PM, IONEPUTT said:

 can buy a can of spray paint in any color I want for about $3.00 so why would I or anyone else pay $2500 for a paint job?  Not sure how Paint that has been around for thousands of years can be called ground breaking technology?  This is just one more reason I think L.A. Golf has their heads up their butts. 

Do you work for Scotty Cameron! Because apparently removing paint is groundbreaking! 

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5 hours ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

There will probably be a group in here that would say they wouldn’t spend that on a putter, but then again most if not all off them buy all their clubs used. Nothing wrong with that. there are some that have their limits and others have none or have higher ones.

I think you have it backwards, the ones who spend $2500 for a putter typically don't have a golf game so try and impress others and buy their way to a good game, it never succeeds, that's why they keep buying new ones to add to their collection. You also seem to confuse 'high end' with 'high cost', you're not buying a Lamborghini, you're just buying a Camry painted to look like one.

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9 minutes ago, AzRoger said:

I think you have it backwards, the ones who spend $2500 for a putter typically don't have a golf game so try and impress others and buy their way to a good game, it never succeeds, that's why they keep buying new ones to add to their collection. You also seem to confuse 'high end' with 'high cost', you're not buying a Lamborghini, you're just buying a Camry painted to look like one.

I don’t think I could agree with this assessment. There are many good players that will pay for top end equipment. It’s not to impress, it’s to get the best out of their game. Now I will acknowledge their is the crowd that buys the “newest and latest gimmick” but the wasn’t the basis of this post. 

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6 minutes ago, Javs said:

I don’t think I could agree with this assessment. There are many good players that will pay for top end equipment. It’s not to impress, it’s to get the best out of their game. Now I will acknowledge their is the crowd that buys the “newest and latest gimmick” but the wasn’t the basis of this post. 

There's a big difference between buying top equipment and spending money on a show piece.

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42 minutes ago, AzRoger said:

I think you have it backwards, the ones who spend $2500 for a putter typically don't have a golf game so try and impress others and buy their way to a good game, it never succeeds, that's why they keep buying new ones to add to their collection. You also seem to confuse 'high end' with 'high cost', you're not buying a Lamborghini, you're just buying a Camry painted to look like one.

I don’t know who you golf with or hangout with but most of the guys I know that have these putters are all low digit handicaps and they have a lot of rare one off Scotty’s. 
 

so keep the anecdotes and misjudgments for someone else

23 minutes ago, AzRoger said:

There's a big difference between buying top equipment and spending money on a show piece.

They all game their high end putters. 

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18 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

I don’t know who you golf with or hangout with but most of the guys I know that have these putters are all low digit handicaps and they have a lot of rare one off Scotty’s. 
 

so keep the anecdotes and misjudgments for someone else

They all game their high end putters. 

I agree and to expand on the topic. I am a single digit handicap. My weakness is putting ( example I hit 15 greens today and only shot 1 under). I just purchased one of these putters Tommy specs and hope to report on ground breaking putting!

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 Some of the comments really show how biased their misconceptions are.  The question was, would you buy it? Not your judgement on what type of person would buy it.  Who cares if someone spends 2500 on a putter? Someone could say the same about golfers spending 500 on 1 club.

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16 minutes ago, drepark78 said:

 Some of the comments really show how biased their misconceptions are.  The question was, would you buy it? Not your judgement on what type of person would buy it.  Who cares if someone spends 2500 on a putter? Someone could say the same about golfers spending 500 on 1 club.

Have you seen their commercials?  Who do you think their target audience is?

Makes PXG bearable by comparison

 

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3 minutes ago, Golfspy_Lukes said:

Have you seen their commercials?  Who do you think their target audience is?

Makes PXG bearable by comparison

 

I must be the exact opposite of the target audience then... 

Honestly, I have always had trouble taking LA Golf seriously... but it may be my age:

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If a $2500 putter allowed me to make a couple extra putts a round I would be willing to spend the money.  Not a bad investment if you putt better for the next 10-20 years.  Overall you will spend less over time than continuously changing putters.

 

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On 1/24/2023 at 5:21 PM, Javs said:

https://lagolf.co/products/the-la-golf-putter-experience
 

LA Golf has a new putter claiming to be ground breaking. However, the cost is also  just as ground breaking. Not sure I would go there, would you?

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As this thread has gone on, it would have been interesting to know how much each respondent is willing to spend on a putter.   Lots of people will state that it is such a slow moving club that anything will work as long as it looks good; essentially there is little technology that would influence how they putt.   A great example of technology that many people dismiss would be upgraded putter shafts or face roll milling/inserts.   If we flip this to a driver, it seems players are a bit more willing to spend upwards of $1000 for a driver with an upgraded aftermarket shaft.  If we shift our view to the Japanese makers like Honma, Miura, etc the cost of clubs is significantly higher than most us based OEMs; even Titleist is selling irons that are $400 each, and people buy them.  

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14 minutes ago, cnosil said:

As this thread has gone on, it would have been interesting to know how much each respondent is willing to spend on a putter.   Lots of people will state that it is such a slow moving club that anything will work as long as it looks good; essentially there is little technology that would influence how they putt.   A great example of technology that many people dismiss would be upgraded putter shafts or face roll milling/inserts.   If we flip this to a driver, it seems players are a bit more willing to spend upwards of $1000 for a driver with an upgraded aftermarket shaft.  If we shift our view to the Japanese makers like Honma, Miura, etc the cost of clubs is significantly higher than most us based OEMs; even Titleist is selling irons that are $400 each, and people buy them.  

I think my limit for paying for a putter would be $450. 

It is about what I would end up paying for a new driver (after selling or trading in old one). I putt very well with my current putter and think I would be somewhat hard pressed to find a putter that would be truly that much more ground breaking. I know I didn't have the greatest feelings on the face for the OG stroke lab 7, but it has really grown on me and yeah it rolls great, along with has enough tech in it to do the job and not just seem like a hunk of metal. 

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39 minutes ago, cnosil said:

A great example of technology that many people dismiss would be upgraded putter shafts or face roll milling/inserts.

I have the la golf putter shaft that rocky was using in a miura putter. While it has changed the sound I haven’t noticed a difference in performance over a non graphite shaft. 
 

Face milling and inserts imo are a big thing to consider. I don’t prefer inserts and like a milled face especially a mid-deep mill. When it comes to inserts the Callaway inserts never worked for me. I didn’t like the feel of them and I struggled with speed control. The Scotty inserts are slightly better but also from a feel perspective not a fan. Of all the inserts the TM was the only I liked and would game.

Material used for the head is also a big thing Imo. While carbon is harder to maintain it’s one of my favorite materials for a putter. 

I’m not sure I have a limit on what I would pay for a putter especially since I want a scotty full gss putter that’s going to range from $8-12k

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6 hours ago, cnosil said:

As this thread has gone on, it would have been interesting to know how much each respondent is willing to spend on a putter.   Lots of people will state that it is such a slow moving club that anything will work as long as it looks good; essentially there is little technology that would influence how they putt.   A great example of technology that many people dismiss would be upgraded putter shafts or face roll milling/inserts.   If we flip this to a driver, it seems players are a bit more willing to spend upwards of $1000 for a driver with an upgraded aftermarket shaft.  If we shift our view to the Japanese makers like Honma, Miura, etc the cost of clubs is significantly higher than most us based OEMs; even Titleist is selling irons that are $400 each, and people buy them.  

I have 6 putters in my garage right now, and these are 3-to-500-dollar clubs, so I wonder how many people are like me in this aspect. So, you gawk at a 2,500 but how many putters do you have laying around lol. 

I think I found my forever putter, in the L.A.B Mez Max with LA Golf (white) shaft. Best putter I have ever used. I don't see myself switching any time soon. 

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11 hours ago, Golfspy_Lukes said:

Have you seen their commercials?  Who do you think their target audience is?

Makes PXG bearable by comparison

 

Those ads alone would send me and my $2500 flying to the exits.

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On 1/27/2023 at 7:58 AM, Golfspy_Lukes said:

Have you seen their commercials?  Who do you think their target audience is?

Makes PXG bearable by comparison

 

I obviously paid no attention to these commercials cause I've seen them both and had no idea they were about this putter!🤣

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So that second commercial is awesome, truly! Meant for those who have more money than strokes hit obviously but it's funny to see two overpriced conpanies throwing jabs

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On 1/27/2023 at 8:04 AM, GolfSpy_APH said:

I think my limit for paying for a putter would be $450. 

It is about what I would end up paying for a new driver (after selling or trading in old one). I putt very well with my current putter and think I would be somewhat hard pressed to find a putter that would be truly that much more ground breaking. I know I didn't have the greatest feelings on the face for the OG stroke lab 7, but it has really grown on me and yeah it rolls great, along with has enough tech in it to do the job and not just seem like a hunk of metal. 

White hot or micro hinge? OG #7 is a nice putter and it seems like aftermarket inserts are thing.

 

23 hours ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

I have the la golf putter shaft that rocky was using in a miura putter. While it has changed the sound I haven’t noticed a difference in performance over a non graphite shaft. 
 

Face milling and inserts imo are a big thing to consider. I don’t prefer inserts and like a milled face especially a mid-deep mill. When it comes to inserts the Callaway inserts never worked for me. I didn’t like the feel of them and I struggled with speed control. The Scotty inserts are slightly better but also from a feel perspective not a fan. Of all the inserts the TM was the only I liked and would game.

Material used for the head is also a big thing Imo. While carbon is harder to maintain it’s one of my favorite materials for a putter. 

I’m not sure I have a limit on what I would pay for a putter especially since I want a scotty full gss putter that’s going to range from $8-12k

Is LA Golf the main carbon putter? Or do the spider and 2ball/everything every done a carbon issue?

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