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I Have Gone Retro Adding an Old John Reuters Bulls Eye Putter


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Since switching over to the Bullseye Putter my putting skills have increased from poor to recently earning the name "Mr One-Putt" at my club.  I kind of went nuts and bought about 15 of them on EBay.  I paid about $20 each. They all need restoration which I enjoy doing. 

I have found a few tricks I like to use with them. My favorite is when faced with a very fast downhill putt is hit it on the inside edge of the putter face. It dampens the putt and slows the roll down significantly. The soft feel if the brass is unmatched by the current putters.

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16 minutes ago, snow bird said:

I have found a few tricks I like to use with them. My favorite is when faced with a very fast downhill putt is hit it on the inside edge of the putter face. It dampens the putt and slows the roll down significantly. The soft feel if the brass is unmatched by the current putters.

Couldn't you just hit it softer? 😁

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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1 minute ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Couldn't you just hit it softer? 😁

You can but with a very quick down hiller it nice to not have to adjust your wing speed but rather use this trick.  Don't knock it until you try it.

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7 minutes ago, snow bird said:

You can but with a very quick down hiller it nice to not have to adjust your wing speed but rather use this trick.  Don't knock it until you try it.

Probably not a good idea for me. 

I have to think about the line I want to start the putt on and the distance I want to hit it. Now I'd also have to consider how much umph to add because I'm intentionally going to miss the sweet spot. ... Eek, that's too much for my poor little brain to contend with. 😖

If it works for you, great. Too much for me. 

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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24 minutes ago, snow bird said:

You can but with a very quick down hiller it nice to not have to adjust your wing speed but rather use this trick.  Don't knock it until you try it.

Oh then I can knock it. You literally change the speed you hit every putt. So that logic makes no sense.

I found an old Acushnet John Reuters putter, a small mallet, in my wife’s new (to her) classroom. It’s very beat up but has the original shaft and grip I think.

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8 hours ago, iacas said:

Oh then I can knock it. You literally change the speed you hit every putt. So that logic makes no sense.

I found an old Acushnet John Reuters putter, a small mallet, in my wife’s new (to her) classroom. It’s very beat up but has the original shaft and grip I think.

I know it sounds a little odd. Also I have only tried it with the Bullseye.  But the brass has such a nice soft feel it seems very easy and I have dropped some nice birdies with it.

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7 minutes ago, snow bird said:

I know it sounds a little odd. Also I have only tried it with the Bullseye.  But the brass has such a nice soft feel it seems very easy and I have dropped some nice birdies with it.

I don't think it sounds odd. I've heard other people say it in the past. I just think you are adding variables you don't need to add. Think of it this way, do you know how much distance you are taking off with a heel strike? Toe strike? How far out on the toe do you have to hit it? How far toward the heel? How much slope does there have to be before you do it? Is it two degrees of slope per quarter inch toward the heel? Getting the speed right on the putt is difficult enough without adding MORE variables. 

Again, If you like doing it, don't let me stop you. But know that you are adding more variables to the equation. 🙂 

My bag is an ever-changing combination of clubs. 

A mix I am forever tinkering with. 

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2 hours ago, snow bird said:

I know it sounds a little odd. Also I have only tried it with the Bullseye.  But the brass has such a nice soft feel it seems very easy and I have dropped some nice birdies with it.

Like Chet said, it doesn't sound "odd," it sounds illogical. You said you "do not have to adjust your swing speed" but you have to do that on every putt anyway, so… you're just adding another variable to the equation.

It's unnecessary. Illogical.

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