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What is your favorite putter shape and what company do you believe does it the best?

 

Lately I've been liking the Laguna style shape. I'm using a Cleveland Classic #3 and I like the head shape and how there's no offset. But if I had the money, I would get a custom Byron Morgan Epic Day with a Rincon neck or a Sunset Beach Calabash with Santa Fe neck.

 

I also like the 8802 style and small-mid mallet type putters, especially the SC Red X3, that thing was an awesome putter.

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I like the Odyssey #9 shape. Used that style for years from a variety of companies.


Ping G410 Plus Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited
Ping G410 LST 3 Wood Oban Tour Prototype V430
Titleist U500 3 & 4 Oban Kiyoshi Purple Tour Reserve
Titleist 620 MB 5-9 Oban CT 125
Titleist Vokey 47* Oban CT 125, 51*, 55*, and 59* Shimada Tour Wedge Black
Bettinardi Studio Stock SS28

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#9 style was my favorite for a long time. Towards the end of last year we had a falling out and now she is on the bench. I'm hopefully that someday I'll call her back up from the minors and she'll continue to have an illustrious career.

 

After that I'm a fan of the flow neck blade. Although I just picked up a Spider S Slant that seems to roll everything exactly where I want it.


Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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I like to look down at a Anser style putter the best as far a brand the method 001.I may be the only one who likes the shap lines but I also own a scotty montery and rife Aussie.


MY BAG-

Driver- Taylormade SLDR 12* (Speeder 7.2vc tour spec S)

3 Wood- Taylormade R11(bimatrix prototype S)

3 Hybrid- Ping I20(stock S)

Irons-Taylormade Tour Perferred MC ( C Taper S)

Wedges- 50, 54, and 58 SCOR4161( KBS)

Putter-Taylormade Ghost Corza.

 

All Left Handed!

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Byron 612!

 

Start with the awesome lines of an Anser 2.

 

Heel side: Make the heel side steeper and the trailing corner line from neck to sole transition perfectly as the bumper comes into play... Compared to the 006 I like this portion MUCH better on the 612.

 

Toe side: the space between the topline and toe side shoulder is great.

 

Topline: thin and great to use as a perpendicular alignment. The toe side is slanted back to look shorter at address. The topline is also 2 degrees up going towards toe side.

 

Cavity: not deep at all. Makes for more material behind impact for a softer steel feel.

 

Bumpers: some pronounced height, but keep some thickness in the middle of the flange for 365 gram versions.

 

Shoulders: perfect angles relating to topline with softened transitions into bumpers- not a hard crisp step, but still a step.

 

Neck: perfect barrel length adds some heel side weight. Neck has trailing side beveling.

 

Specs are what you order, face milling options, stamps, head cover, grip etc.


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Center shaft mid mallet. As for manufacturer, Id have to go with Mizuno. The Mizuno MP Craft S103 was the sweetest putter Ive ever owned. Very soft.

I like my Cleveland Classic 5.5 a lot but, well, compared to the MP Craft you can tell its a $70 putter instead of a $300 putter. Thats not to say that it isnt a very good putter, it is and at that price its a great value but it doesnt have the same level of quality and attention to details that the MP Craft had.


Whats in my Sun Mountain 2.5+ stand bag?:

Woods: Titleist 913FD 13.5* 3-wood

Hybrid: Titleist 915HD 3H 

Irons: Titleist DCI 822 OS 6, 8 and PW

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 56*

Putter: Titleist Bullseye Standard

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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For the longest time, all I liked was an Anser 2 style putter. I found Byron's 006 to be my favorite. In the last couple years, I've branched out. My gamer is either a Bettinardi SS11 or a Byron Epic Day. I think Byron's interpretations of classic shapes are as good as anyone's.


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I have always liked 8802 and George Low style putters. But there is a very, very fine line between a putter that looks good and one with that tiny something that just doesn't fit your eye. There are many putters that look great INSIDE, but look entirely different when you get them outside on the putting green or course. Finding a putter that sets up square easily is sometimes a challenge, but you never know for sure until you get it outside.

 

I would love to order a custom Byron Morgan, but I can never pull the trigger because I'm concerned that it won't look right to me when I get it on a putting green. The best putter for me currently is a Titleist SC Studio Design #2. It has a sight dot and a line on the flange running from heel to toe. I may try other designs, but I always come back to this one. I would be a better putter if I dumped everything else I own and used this putter exclusively. But I enjoy trying different putters too much to stick with just one.

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Heel shafted mallet for me! I like the oversize ones, in particular the new Spider and Nome. Bettinardi Fatso was beautiful too, but I don't think those can be had anymore...

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Center shafted mallet with a single sight line. I've used a Bettinardi big Ben for over 10 years. It may never leave my bag. Big ugly blocks of metal all day. You keep your anser and I'll take your money :lol: !


It's all about the short game, unless you can't keep it in play!

What's in my Bag:
Driver: Adams Speedline Super LS 10.5 with Excalibur T7+ tour stiff shaft
3 Wood: Adams Speedline Super LS 13 degree with Excalibur TFW Tour stiff shaft
Hybrid: Nickent 6DT 19 degree Aldilla Voodoo NV Stiff shaft
Irons: 4-9 KZG Tour Evolution with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 tour 120 x flex shafts
Wedges:49 degree Dave Pelz wedge with a Nippon N.S. Pro Modus tour 120 x flex shaft. 54,64 Dave Pelz wedges with Rifle spinner shafts 59 Degree Scor wedge with rifle spinner shaft.
Putter: Bentinardi Ben Hogan Big Ben Center shafted 33 inches with best grips custom pistol putter grip.

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X, Callaway Hex Chrome +

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Center shafted mallet with a single sight line. I've used a Bettinardi big Ben for over 10 years. It may never leave my bag. Big ugly blocks of metal all day. You keep your anser and I'll take your money :lol: !

 

I used a Baby Ben for a couple of years. Like the looks of blade type putters -- 8802 and #9 types -- and iPing says I have a modest arc. Using a Coutour Gullane currently - like it a LOT - and it's kind of a baby-mallet. The fit was the thing, 31.5" and a 365 gram head.

 

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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I'm still loving my original Ping Zing. I've had more than a few flatsticks cycle thru but the Zing I've held onto. I'd compare it to a security blanket.


In Nick's Ogio Edge Stand Bag
Driver: Taylormade Rocketballz 9.5* Aldila Rip'd NV Stiff
Fairway: Tour Edge CB4 15* Rip Gamma Stiff
Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro A12 18* KBS Tour X
Irons: Mizuno MP-53 3-PW DG X100
Wedges: Mizuno MP R-12 52* & 56* DG Spinner
Putter: Taylormade Ghost Spider Si 38"

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I like a smallish lighter center shaft mallet. Been gaming an STX Envision model for many years. I've benched it a few times, but it doesn't sit long usually.


Ping I20 8.5* - Aldila NV 65g S
Adams XTD Super Hybrid 15* - Stock Fubuki S
Adams DHY 21* - Stock Matrix Ozik White Tie S
Mizuno MP58 4-8 Irons - Fujikura MCI 100 S
SCOR 42,46,50,54,58* - SCOR/KBS Genius S
STX Robert Ingman Envision TR 35", Iomic grip

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Love my Yes! Tracy, face balanced. It's been in the bag since I started playing and at this stage, it won't be replaced.


In the bag:
:taylormade-small: M5 Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Fairway: Sub 70 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:755178188_TourEdge: CBX 119 19° hybrid Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
:bridgestone-small: Tour B JGR 4-GW UST Mamiya Recoil 680 F4
:cleveland-small: Smartsole S
:yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8

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