so i was tooling around my local golf store and hitting some putters. i am growing to hate my insert putters. i have a taylormade ghost that i never take with me because i'm scared i'm going to mar the white finish (it was a gift). i actually dropped it one time on a wedge and took a nice chunk out of the finish. i bought a stainless taylormade with an insert that i started carrying regularly because i didn't care about it, but i just can't stand how off center hits feel.
anyway i was blindly grabbing every used non-insert putter they had in the anser style and trying them out when i came to one that i loved. it had a really nice click when you hit it and it had a repeatable predictable sweet spot. i checked the tag and saw it was $100 and figured this was my new putter. a few more hits and my wife pointed out it was more expensive than i thought it was. it actually said $100 off of what it would be new, which made it $190. i checked out the make so i could remember what it was and it was of course a scotty cameron. the cheesy grip and misread price tag threw me off, but it was a newport 2.5 with the solid face. it was pretty roughed up too and i just couldn't talk myself into getting it right then.
i decided to come back home and do some research and see if i can find something that was similar for a lower price tag. i've been looking around trying to figure out what made this putter so much more comfortable and decided to ask around here.
the putter ends up more level and square when i get to the ball without be trying to be completely robotic. i also like the shaft/head connection. it's not as kicked out as my putters. i tried some other scotty camerons including some new ones, but they didn't feel right, they also had a typical neck like most anser putters.
so anyway i'm looking into putter in that style or for people to just tell me that if i hit it good, buy it. either way i'm open for all recommendations or putters to try. also if you know specifications that this designs follow that would be great. it's hard to search when you don't know the terminology.
here are some pictures of an identical putter so you can see what i'm talking about the neck:
and this is the style i'm trying to get away from: