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What's Your Putter Setup

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I have three putters that I have kept (and few that have been dismissed). Currently... (1) Odyssey White Hot #2 w/ Black Widow Signature mid-sized grip / 30". Solid flat stick that was in the bag for years. Can't part with this one - a Valentines Day gift from my wife! It rolls true and might come back into the bag this spring. (2) Carbite Polar Balanced DC w/ Tiger Shark over-sized grip / 31". This is the current bag winner. It was a belly putter I found at a garage sale for $5.00, cut it down to 31" and put a Tiger Shark grip on it. I'm not really sure if cutting it down affected the shaft stiffness or not, but it feels firm and I've really gotten into a groove with the way it is set up sinking 15 footers easily. (3) STX 9750 w/ Winn PCi Lite Triple Line Jumbo grip / 32". "Mr. Softy" Combine the Soft Face Insert Technology and the Winn Jumbo grip and this stick has cloud light feel - great for super slick fast greens.
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I have one putter that I've had for years and that I will have for years and decades to come.

It seems like a waste of money, time, and energy to have more than one putter.

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Upgraded after 7 years with the white hot 2 ball putter. I wasn't confident with that putter and was not making enough putts to be happy wit it. Bought a TM White smoke putter wothout even testing it and loved it straight away. For me feel is not that important with a putter the really nice looks of the white putter just gives me more confidence in making 6-12 foot putts. I have never putted better before and wont be changing again for a long time.
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Unlike Iacas, I am a putter Ho! This year I have been using a Rife IBF black @35" I have the putter set at 73* and 5* of loft (I stand close to ball with high hands and therefore I use an upright putter)  I forward press, so 5* loft become about 2* at impact.

I have been using a 42" Dynacraft Branding Iron since 1988, but stopped using it this year to comply with new rule of not anchoring putter,I use it like a broomstick putter, not a belly putter. ,  Left hand on top with thumb on end cap  Right hnd is split and I hold putter with 2 fingers on each side and the grip on my life line. I use long grip with flat side facing hole.

I buy any putter on eBay I think I might like and sell it back on ebay if I don't like it.  Very few make it to the golf course and then they don't last long!  I like the Ping Anser look, as I used one in the 60's and early 70"s,  I also used an original Anrold Plamer by Wilson  from middle 70's to late 80's..  Stopped using when I started teaching at a range and not practicing putting everyday.

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My putter set-up is changing soon -- just got fit for a putter (should arrive at the end of the week). My hope is that the new putter will be my one-and-only for years and years to come.

...sort of.

I currently have four putters: the putter that came with the Top-Flite set I bought when I was first starting a few years ago, a Hogan/Bettinardi putter I currently use, and two el-cheapo's that I keep in CA (I have two full bags in CA so I don't have to fly with clubs when I visit my family).

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Cleveland Classic HB #10 33" with a Superstroke Ultra-Slim 1.0 grip.

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Scotty Cameron Newport Beach, 35.5", 5 deg loft, 68 lie.  Bought it used on e-bay for $95 and had it adjusted by a fitter.  I do have two other putter with the same set up Ping Redwood Anser (my son uses) and a Mizuno/Bettanardi BC6.  I have only used the Scotty for the last year and a half.

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After a few SC that I just could not get to work for me, I only have the one Ping Greyhawk that i love. I just don't see a need for more then one at this point, I had to get used to her and we seem to get along very well.

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Nike Method Core 3i (CS mini-mallet)

Odyssey DF Rossie II Bronze

Dunlop Hexsert #9

Acuity DN2 (offset mini-mallet)

All 33" and I like to think the Nike is the best because I paid the most for it.

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Nike Method Core 3i (CS mini-mallet) Odyssey DF Rossie II Bronze Dunlop Hexsert #9 Acuity DN2 (offset mini-mallet) All 33" and I like to think the Nike is the best because I paid the most for it.

I think the Nike Method certainly looks the best.

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This past year I was fitted with a Ping Karsten 1959.  It is 34" and has 1º loft.   My putting has improved immensely this year.    But in all fairness to the putter and myself, I have put a great amount of time into putting this year.  My average has dropped from 38 putts per round to 30!  It is now one of the strongest parts of my game.

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I've been rolling the same Never Compromise Milled Series #5 for about 10 years.  I use an oversized Golf Pride chord grip.  I'm not sure of the name, but I've been using the same style grip for at least 20 years.  I don't like to change up putters.  The NC is heavy, two tone and has a very pure feel.  A classic setup that suits my eye.  I'm not sure how much offset, loft or the lie angle.  I am contemplating an Edel fitting session this Friday.  I'm thinking it may be time for a change and if I do, I want custom and professionally fitted.

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I have one putter that I've had for years and that I will have for years and decades to come.

It seems like a waste of money, time, and energy to have more than one putter.

May I ask which is your weapon of choice?

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May I ask which is your weapon of choice?

Sure:

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I like the odysey #9(Phil's putter) but lately I been finding that it runs too quickly on fast putting surfaces. However it feel good on shaggy greens.

I currently experimenting with those funny putters with a pumbler's neck design, seem to be able to control the roll on fast surfaces better.

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Tom Wishon S2R Series, model 5 head with a single bend shaft, 5 degrees of loft, 33" length.  My one and only putter.  I'll replace every other club in the bag before I take this one out!

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Bettinardi BC2 shortened to 32" and with a grip weight in the end to counter-balance it. It was my weapon of choice for a long, long time until I recently changed my putting stroke and now it's too short and the barn-door on it is too much for the stroke I'm using. I've now moved back to my Ping 1/2 WackE which is center shafted and face-balanced and much more suited to the Runyan putting style.

There used to be an Edel fitter in the UK I thought about visiting but apparently he's not there any more and the only place in the US I visit yearly is Philly which is about 7 hours from @iacas or I'd think about getting fitted there. Seems I'm stuck with 'standard' (but by no means bad) putters for a while. ;)

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