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Bullseye Putter: Anyone Here Use One?


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I dont play a Bullseye anymore, but Ive owned a couple Bullseyes; an original and a standard.
I personally prefer the original just because its a classic, timeless design. I dont think you could say that it performs any better or any worse than any other Bullseye, thats just the original design and its a timeless design.
One thing I always liked about the Bullseye is that it gave you great feedback. If you mishit, you could feel the difference and you knew why you missed that putt.
With a lot of today's putters, there isnt a whole lot of feel, so when you miss a putt you arent exactly sure why.
With a Bullseye, you know when you mishit and that helps you to know why you miss putts and helps to make you a better putter.
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I have always wanted to get a good one. I can put very good left handed and would like to have one to give me the option of putting either way. Especially on putts inside of 6 feet.
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OK boys and girls, here is your history lesson for today.

Notah Begay III, the only full-blooded Native American on the PGA Tour, Putts that way. In addition to winning 4 PGA Tour tournaments, Notah became only the third player in the history of professional golf to shoot 59 in a professional event at the 1998 NIKE Dominion Open (after missing a putt for 58!!!!).

On left to right putts, he putts left handed, and on right to left putts, he putts right handed, all with the same putter!

I dunno what he does if the putt is straight!!

I think he played with a Scotty Cameron bullseye, which you can still buy (I think).

I used several many years ago, and you just can’t beat the feel of solid brass!

I never cared for the models that had offset in the neck. You have to be careful when you get angry on the greens. I slammed a bullseye on the ground once after missing a putt, and BENT the heck out of the neck!

To this day, my "liking" of the bullseye determines what modern putter I use.

My 2Bar putter at address looks like a bullseye (with all kinds of stuff attached to the back). That is to say, there is no offset in the 2Bar blade model I use, the shaft goes straight into the head with NO BENDS...

I like that, and if you use a bullseye, you will like it too!!!!

Good Luck and ENJOY!!!

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I think he played with a Scotty Cameron bullseye, which you can still buy (I think).

Titleist no long makes that club. You can still buy them on Ebay, but even ones that are a little beat-up still go for a pretty penny. Ive seen a few go for over $100 and even those were far from being in good condition.

It seems like people will pay just about anything for a club that says, "Scotty Cameron" on it...
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I just got one last October from a local shop here it was among the many putters in a bargain bag. Now prior to this classic I was using an odyssey white hot xg7. Anyway with just the intention of window shopping, i saw the bargain bag of putters and saw the bulleye putters in there, i decided to try them out, until i found one Acushnet Bullseye Flange. It was a bit heavy but i like the feel so i decided to give it a go on the putting mat. I made 5 for 5 (which is a surprise for me!) and proceeded to make 5 straight more! I fell in love...and for $25 you couldn't ask for anything better.

So my OWHXG#7 is on vacation now, I am very happy with it so far...
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I just got one last October from a local shop here it was among the many putters in a bargain bag. Now prior to this classic I was using an odyssey white hot xg7. Anyway with just the intention of window shopping, i saw the bargain bag of putters and saw the bulleye putters in there, i decided to try them out, until i found one Acushnet Bullseye Flange. It was a bit heavy but i like the feel so i decided to give it a go on the putting mat. I made 5 for 5 (which is a surprise for me!) and proceeded to make 5 straight more! I fell in love...and for $25 you couldn't ask for anything better.

Im not really a fan of those elasomer-faced putters. They dont have the initial skip that an aluminum or brass-headed putter has, but there is just no feel.

I tried a Sabretooth at a local sporting goods store last summer and it putted nice and the level of craftsmanship was great, but it just had no feel. For me, putting is all about feel.
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I tried one briefly several years back. It felt really nice but I simply didn't put well with it.

I now prefer the heel / toe weighted cavity style....more forgiving and the alignment line really helps me.

My current wand:

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I have a bunch of putters that I have collected through the years. All that might have once given me the confidence on the greens. "Flavors of the month" if you will. But, I've come to realize that this Bullseye putter belongs in my bag due to the simple look, great feed back and constant performance that I continue to have with it.
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  • 12 years later...

I collect Bullseye style putters and play my rounds of golf with same. Here are a few photos, from left to right:

 

Brass Bullseyes from Titleist (the top one is pre-Scotty, the SC engraved model was sold by Titleist after Scotty had refined the brass Bullseye).

Side view of same two brass Bullseye Standard model putters.

Carbon steel material Bullseye with black oxide finish that Cameron named "Classic III"  and had produced for his own company, just prior to his joining Titleist.

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  • iacas changed the title to Bullseye Putter: Anyone Here Use One?

Yep I have 2 of them 1 from 1967 the other from 2001  -- changed from those in 2020 -- have a HB soft center shaft  now .................

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