Jump to content
IGNORED

Center shafted putters, anybody use one?


Note: This thread is 3465 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Recommended Posts

I am thinking about giving a center shafted mallet a try. I never gamed a mallet or a center shaft, so it would be a big change for me. What are your experiences with them? What is out there? Pro/cons to center shaft as opposed to heel?
Link to post
Share on other sites

I diont have one at the moment, but really do want to get one myself. I like the fact that the shaft is directly behind the ball (for the most part) and because my putting stroke is straight back and staight through, I think it would accomadate best. I have been seriously looking at the Rife Barbados CS Black but havent had a chance to demo one yet. I hear the roll is exceptional with the Rife putters.
Link to post
Share on other sites

i like mine, reverse overlap grip makes it easy to putt onto your line
just make sure you're putting to your line and not pulling it cause it will magnify the pull a little bit.
but its great for just going to your line and putting on it
I had troubles lining up with an offset putter for awihle then i foundn a cheap yes putter and made the switch
Link to post
Share on other sites

I am thinking about giving a center shafted mallet a try. I never gamed a mallet or a center shaft, so it would be a big change for me. What are your experiences with them? What is out there? Pro/cons to center shaft as opposed to heel?

I use a ctn shafted putter, TM Rossa Lambaugh, and what I like about it is what I don't like about it. Center shafted putters have a smaller sweet spot. What I like is it makes me focus more on my tempo & stroke. What I don't like is when I'm not focused and miss the sweet spot, which doesn't take much. IMO center shafted putters aren't as user friendly and silly me, I don't look for easy.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I went and tried out a few models last night. I hit the Barbados CS, Two bar mallet cs, white ice 2ball cs, tm rossa monza corsa cs, and the TM rossa ghost. My preference after hitting them would be the Barbados, the two bar, monza corsa, ghost, and 2ball. I didn't like the feel of the 2 ball. The ghost felt nice on short putts but I didn't like it on the lags. I liked the feel of the barbados and monza corsa better than the two bar, but liked the roll of the two bar over the monza.
Link to post
Share on other sites

I have one, but it's the only putter I've ever really played with, so I have nothing to compare too.

I just know I will be gaming with my putter for a very long time...
Link to post
Share on other sites

I used to have a Ping G5i Mini C, but didn't care for the center shaft design. I've switched to a Ping i Series Anser 4 and love it. I like the traditional blade putter. The mallets and center shafted putters just don't seem to work for me...
Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 9 months later...


Originally Posted by BlueRidgeTitleist

I have a Ping C67 that works pretty good but I mostly use a Ping Anser G2. The Ping C67 center shaft putter can be bought for a lot less than they were a few years ago. Under a $100.00 bucks anyway.


hi....i'm from India and in need of a ping putter.Anyways could you let me know if your c67putter ia a blade one or a belly type?thankyou

Link to post
Share on other sites



Originally Posted by shades9323

I am thinking about giving a center shafted mallet a try. I never gamed a mallet or a center shaft, so it would be a big change for me. What are your experiences with them? What is out there? Pro/cons to center shaft as opposed to heel?



I use a vintage Acushnet Bullseye onec in a blue moon. I can get around okay with it, but don't really feel comfortable with it. Feels like playing hockey with 1/2 the blade chopped off.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I played the Ping C67 for a little bit. It really didn't work well for me because I couldn't dial in where my misses would be. I agree with the poster above who said the sweet spot is smaller, even if it isn't, it feels that way to me. I have a shallow arc to my putting stroke, and center shafted putters are much more difficult to hit correctly without a fairly straight back and through style stroke. I still practice with that putter sometimes for the hell of it on the carpet in the house, but it still drives me nuts.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I switched to a Yes! Carolyne not that long ago.  It took a little bit of getting used to, but within an hour of practicing with it, I felt much more accurate.  My short puts (under 4ft) didn't feel much different but on longer and lag puts I felt like I was much more accurate in both aim and distance.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I use a Rife Trinidad...bought it late last fall and only used it for one round and a bunch of practice over the winter. It is a more difficult putter to use. But for me I get much better feedback. Looking forward to gaming it all summer and see how my results improve as I get more comfortable with it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I also have a straight back, straight through stroke and have been using a center shafted putter for the last four years. I think they are better balanced for that type of stroke. I had been playing the SC Red-X 2 but wanted to try a blade, so I went to the SC Newport 2.6 about six months ago and love it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Note: This thread is 3465 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • I regret that I quit playing golf when I had kids.  I did buy them a cheap set when they were young. My daughter was never interested. My son was interested but time, money, general sense of family obligation, and fear of slow play kept us from playing more that a couple times per year, particularly after a golf buddy moved away. My son has atrial flutter, a heart tachycardia problem, that made him quit playing soccer after his sophomore year of high school.  Three ablations were not able to fix it and he relies on medication to control it now. He decided to play golf instead of soccer and now loves it. He is much better than I am and will play golf at an NAIA college this fall.  This finally got me back on the course over the last 3 years and he is my main playing partner for now. A younger friend of mine has 4 kids under 12 years old.  The older 2 are into golf and I end up playing with them sometimes when I play with my friend.  The younger 2 also occasionally play or at least ride along. We usually play an adult/kid scramble on Sunday nights when the course is not crowded.  It can be a lot of fun as the kids aren't too bad, but certainly not young Tigers either. Beginning this week I am playing in a Saturday night 2 man scramble league with one of the kids my partner.  I don't even know which one it is yet as I just agreed to it blindly.  I hope it is the 10 year old as he a slightly better swing than his older brother.  It will be interesting to see how that works out. I sometimes wish I had my kids on the course like my friend does.
    • The paparazzi got some photos of Woods heading into a hospital or something yesterday and seen putting "significant" (in their words) weight on injured leg. Hope his recovery is progressing smoothly.
    • I started golf with professional lessons around the age of 11 and have been golfing ever since.  Most of the stories with kids involved is of me.  However, I was also a rules marshal in my home course when we have junior tournaments there so have seen some kids who have become very impressive amateurs and even one or two who have become pro's. Regarding clubs, see if they can use the same clubs provided it doesn't affect their swing.  If not, either consider getting shaft extenders or look at clubs where you can change the shaft with a tool and then replace shafts as necessary.  Not cheap, I admit, but might be necessary.  Definitely consider the younger child getting hand me down clubs from the elder child provided the specs fit.
    • Our Junior golf program starts kids at a very young age and the kids progress as their abilities become better. Most will start will the 3 hole program playing from around 100 yards. Then they move back to 150. Then the program advances them to 5 hole rounds. They start at 150 and move back to 200 yards. When they are able to average a set scoring ability they will advance to 9 hole short course and then 9 hole long. During the stages, staff will have instructional days along with fun games they play at the range. Each season consists of a putting contest and a family scramble with award dinner at the end of the season sessions. The program has become very popular as the membership grows with over 300 kids participating. Parents are encouraged to keep scores for groups during the season. Many just walk along and observe and assist when needed. Most kids complete the entire program and they make many new friends. My observance over the years is when kids play, they are learning safe manners and  exhibit a good mannerism learning etiquette and sportsmanship and rules. IMO, kids will enjoy leaning golf with other kids. I enjoyed having my grandson in the program for several years. It also provided me an opportunity to meet the children of many regular golf members who I have golfed with through the years.   
    • I think you keep searching for different things when in reality you need to find your priority thing and work on that until it’s no longer the priority thing.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. DanTheStallion
      DanTheStallion
      (36 years old)
    2. iYelledFOREatTheHOLE
      iYelledFOREatTheHOLE
      (31 years old)
    3. jd1623
      jd1623
      (38 years old)
    4. Rextarpromodel63
      Rextarpromodel63
      (38 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...