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Zebra Putters - 2023 Forum Review


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The putter is good, I am going between my Cameron super select and the Zebra green speed dependent.  Honestly for me it has been coming down to confidence.  Slower greens I do better with the Zebra, anything faster than 10 I have struggled with it….

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What's in the Bag:

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST 3diamond LS: Tensei raw blue 65g stiff

3w/5w: Callaway Rogue ST LS: Tensei raw blue 65g stiff

4i-6i: Callaway '24 Apex CB/Modus 3 130 X-stiff

7i-10i: Callaway '24 Apex MB/Modus 3 130 X-stiff

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (matte black) 50ºs-grind/54ºs-grind/58ºz-grind

Putter: Callaway AI-one Jailbird mini DB 35"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quick update: 

I switched back to my old gamer (taylormade ardmore 3) and have found my ability to get the speed right is much better on longer putts than the Zebra. I can start the ball on my line a little bit better with the Zebra but I am prone to leaving it short or far too long once I get past 20 feet. My hunch is that because it’s rather heavy and large compared to the Ardmore 3 I don’t have the same feel and have a hard time trusting my gut on the speed. On putts 15 feet and in I still prefer the Zebra. But if I’m playing a links style course or one with huge greens I might leave it at home. This is just my own mental weirdness and might not be an issue for everyone. 

Tester for PingS159 Wedges

Driver - :cobra-small: LTDx LS 9° with UST Mamiya LIN-Q Gunmetal - X

3W - :callaway-logo-1: Paradym 15° with Kai'li™ White - X

3H - :PXG: Gen5 0311 19° with Ventus Blue Velocore - X

Driving Iron - image.png.e20decc564f669047d8ef7d2dbd4734d.png 699 Pro with UST PROFORCE V2 Hybrid White/Yellow - X

Irons - :Sub70: 6-PW 699 Pro in black with Dynamic Gold X100 (+1", 3° Upright) - X 

Wedges - :callaway-logo-1: 50° Jaws MD5, :callaway-logo-1: 54° Jaws MD5, :titleist-small: 58° Vokey SM8 

Putter - :bettinardi-1: Studio Stock #2 Bronze , :cobra-small:KING 3D Printed Agera Armlock Putter (Trying something new), 🦓 Zebra Golf AIT 3 (On time out)

Ball - :srixon-small: Z-Star XV or :vice: Pro (depends on what I can get a deal on) 

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With our move to Florida and my head cold, I haven't played much over the past 4 weeks. Since we got here 2 weeks ago, I played about 4 times and practiced a bit in between to get use to Bermuda greens. Yesterday, I think every thing clicked as I'm back to my original form with the AIT4. Yesterday, I sank a number of 1 putts and missed a few just a roll away and no 3 putts. Had a great up and down for a birdie on a par 5 (our #2 handicap hole). I'm still liking this putter, can't quite explain what it is about the putter that's leading to success but it works. It's definitely staying in the bag  - at least until it misbehaves. 😏 

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Left Hand orientation

:taylormade-small:SIM 2 D Max with Fujikura Air Speeder Shaft 

Cobra  Radspeed 3W/RIptide Shaft
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter

:ShotScope: V3
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 

EZGO TXT 48v cart
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Vice Pro Plus 

2020 Official Teste:SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Just an update - after playing about an additional doz. rounds since my last update, the AIT4 is performing very well - so much so that I permanently retired my O Works. 

Left Hand orientation

:taylormade-small:SIM 2 D Max with Fujikura Air Speeder Shaft 

Cobra  Radspeed 3W/RIptide Shaft
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter

:ShotScope: V3
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 

EZGO TXT 48v cart
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Vice Pro Plus 

2020 Official Teste:SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Question for the testers, and forgive me if this has been asked before, but how did the black finish on the putters hold up during testing? Seeing the pictures in the review article of the testing, it appeared that the finish has worn off quite a bit over a short period of time. Was that your experience or just bad lighting in some of the images? 

Thanks

HH

Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

Wedges::callaway-logo-1: PM Grind 54* & 58*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Dual Force Rossi II

Ball: Whatever I find in the woods

:Arccos:

HCP:18

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2 minutes ago, Headhammer said:

Question for the testers, and forgive me if this has been asked before, but how did the black finish on the putters hold up during testing? Seeing the pictures in the review article of the testing, it appeared that the finish has worn off quite a bit over a short period of time. Was that your experience or just bad lighting in some of the images? 

Thanks

HH

I can’t speak for the other testers but the paint on mine is definitely starting to wear very slightly on the “wings”. I’m not sure what’s causing it as I have never dropped it on anything but grass and always have the head cover on. 

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Tester for PingS159 Wedges

Driver - :cobra-small: LTDx LS 9° with UST Mamiya LIN-Q Gunmetal - X

3W - :callaway-logo-1: Paradym 15° with Kai'li™ White - X

3H - :PXG: Gen5 0311 19° with Ventus Blue Velocore - X

Driving Iron - image.png.e20decc564f669047d8ef7d2dbd4734d.png 699 Pro with UST PROFORCE V2 Hybrid White/Yellow - X

Irons - :Sub70: 6-PW 699 Pro in black with Dynamic Gold X100 (+1", 3° Upright) - X 

Wedges - :callaway-logo-1: 50° Jaws MD5, :callaway-logo-1: 54° Jaws MD5, :titleist-small: 58° Vokey SM8 

Putter - :bettinardi-1: Studio Stock #2 Bronze , :cobra-small:KING 3D Printed Agera Armlock Putter (Trying something new), 🦓 Zebra Golf AIT 3 (On time out)

Ball - :srixon-small: Z-Star XV or :vice: Pro (depends on what I can get a deal on) 

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23 hours ago, Headhammer said:

Question for the testers, and forgive me if this has been asked before, but how did the black finish on the putters hold up during testing? Seeing the pictures in the review article of the testing, it appeared that the finish has worn off quite a bit over a short period of time. Was that your experience or just bad lighting in some of the images? 

Thanks

HH

I feel the paint has not changed much if at all looking at my putter. I even utilize the wings to pick up the ball on occasion and notice minimal damage. I think I had bad lighting with some of the pictures I took. 

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In my bag:

Driver:  :Hogan: Ben Hogan GS53 10.5* Stiff Mitsubishi tensei blue Stiff

3 Wood: :Sub70: 939 x 15 deg. UST Proforce Black V2 7F4 stiff

Hybrid:  :Sub70: 939x Hybrid UST 680 recoil shaft stiff

Irons: :Sub70: 699 irons 4-PW  KBS tour 90 v Stiff 

50 Deg:Sub70: TAIII Satin

54 deg: :Sub70: TAIII Satin

58 Deg: :Sub70: TAIII Satin

Putter:Sub70: 004 Single Bend Masters Edition

Rangefinder: :CaddyTek: Caddytek V2

 

Check out my MyGolfSpy 2020 Forum Official Tester: Ben Hogan GS53 Driver

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Deepred said:

 That being said in pictures it kinda looks like two different heads glued together. Lol 

 

This is an observation I've had about a lotta new putters in that they look like 2 models in the manufacturers line had a baby!🤣

Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

Wedges::callaway-logo-1: PM Grind 54* & 58*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Dual Force Rossi II

Ball: Whatever I find in the woods

:Arccos:

HCP:18

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