Re: Bulls Eye putters the best?Glad I found this thread. Today had rain in the forecast so I went to a used club store. They must've had 150 putters - everything - most all models, and a little 15' putting matt. You might be thinking "This guy's a +2, so why does he want a new putter?" Three words... Fred Couples Administaff.... Did you see him putt? wow! that was a display - he routed Pavin, and was just unstoppable. When asked about posting his 29 on the back he said "...I obviously putted really well." That is an understatement. He was on-fire!!!
Back to the story... I spent at least 45 minutes going through each putter that suited my eye, and even those those didn't. Now, before I go on I'll say this... I currently own 11 putters, and I've owned many more than just these. I don't stay with a single putter for more than a month or so and have fell susceptible to all the hype marketing that's out there now about grooves, scotty, yes!, seemore, etc. I think the best marketing done is the Rossa group and the "research" they've done and data they have collected wrt putts. As such I was there today to look at and use the AGSI "S" in a Monza Spider. Not to mention Couples uses a Rossa Imola 6 belly... And they had one...
Back to the experiment.. I made four 10' putts with each putter model I picked up, and when the putt felt really good I put the putter to the side. After 30 or more minutes I had five putters set aside. a Ping belly... a Rossa Imola 6 belly... an original Ping Anser... the Monza Spider AGSI S... a black Bullseye with white site line. With all these putters I made good strokes and the putts fell.
Then it was between these five... I'll spare putt by putt, but after an additional 20 minutes in a "putt off" there was no comparison in my mind and I'm the proud owner of a new/used $20 putter. It's funny how the absolute bare minimum design sets up with (my current opinion) such a great feel for line and puts such a wicked little hit on the ball. No grooves, no "Scotty", no frills - this is a flanged soft piece of metal with a single site line on the end of a stick... it's 34" I'm excited to go out tomorrow and see what falls! I'll do a follow-up because we all know the way you perform indoors isn't always the same as you perform outdoors.