I believe I would.
Which is why I might never play Pebble Beach. I likely won't ever deem it worth the cost, so I will probably never play it. Because had I forked over > $550, I'd probably regret it.
Meh. I'm simply not enamored with the place. If they did a renovation… then maybe we're talking.
(The old 17th.)
First off, make sure you try a putter at the proper length. Cutting a 35”to 31” will not be good...weight will be FUBAR.
Second, what style putter do you like? I prefer the Anser style and stick with that. I had a mallet before and it was fine but I prefer the simple look of the Anser style because I can look at Ping, Scotty, Odyessey and find the same look. That’s something you don’t get with a mallet.
I second going to Golf Galaxy and looking through the used bin. I would have killed for that $80 Cameron Newport mentioned earlier in the thread. My current putter which feels so good I can’t see myself giving up is a Ping Anser Redwood that I picked up used at Golf Galaxy for $60 like new.
I'd say the gapping depends upon your iron set and how far you hit your irons. Let's say you hit your 7 iron 155 yds. Let's say you hit your 6i 170 yds. Let's say you hit a 5i 180 yds. but you hit a 5H 185 yds. You might want to consider swapping that 5i for a 5H. Then you have 4H that you hit say 200 yds. From there you have to think about "do I get a 3H or do I switch to a FW?" Maybe you decide to go with a 5W and a 3W from there.
36 HC? Check your posture. Are you trying to help the ball into the air. The clubs are shorter than the others and can throw some people off. Do you know how to hit a punch shot? Work on hitting punch shots with your PW. See how low you can keep it and still hit your target. It's a valuable shot to know.