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  1. The Bridgestone True Balance Putter really does have its own "feel".  Feel is subjective, so whether you like it or not, it is different.  The balance point (from the sole to the top of the grip) is generally around the neck.  Basically, all you really feel is the standard weight head.  Not subjective is the physics involved and why the putter putts the way it does.  The extremely low balance point encourages the face to return to square (i.e.; the address position) through the impact zone.  The lower the balance point, the more efficient this becomes.  This is important because no matter how you think your putting stroke looks/works, at some point in the take-away, the face opens.  Even if you think you hold the putter square (also called square to square), chances are at the back of your putting stroke the putter face has opened.  Further, the higher the balance point, the more the putter will resist returning to square.  If you keep missing it right, chances are the face never returned to a square position.  While this may sound contrary to what the other manufacturers are saying, raising the balance point  higher as with a counter-balanced putter actually makes it more difficult to putt. Who here is using a long or belly putter?  Do you know why you putt better with it?  In most cases, it is because an anchored (attached to your body) has to square up at the bottom of the putting stroke.  Using a counter balanced putter, in spite of what some people say, is not the same as anchoring the putter against your body.  The weight above the hands does nothing positive to a putting stroke.  In the last 45 years, counter balance putters have popped up in the market 3 - 5 times.  It always disappears.  If it worked, millions of golfers would probably still be using them.  You also may ask why give up your anchored style?  It's because the USGA has ruled that anchoring a putter no longer conforms to the rules of golf, and after a grace period, an anchored putter will be ineligible for events or clubs that conform to USGA rules.
  2. Payne Stewart's last competitive round of golf was 10-22-99 at the National Car Rental Golf Classic/Disney.  He shot 71 and subsequently missed the cut.  I'm trying to find a hole by hole scorecard for his last round.  Does anyone out there have this?  Thank you all in advance for your time and consideration.