Thanks Marv, hope u and the family have a good holiday as well.
Back in the day I had one of those " Response" putters like Jack had...but not for long.
I have an old Scotty Newport Tei3 that was beat to shiit. My pro's kid was digging with it in the yard. I took a scotchbrite to it and it looked passable. Last year I sent it to BOS golf and they refinished it to the original finish for $100 shipped.
I don't go crazy, like to keep it original.
No, not really. You may luck out, but a good fitter should have clubs of different lengths to check these kinds of things.
I understand the theory behind the lie angle being the same - if you're also about 1 to 1.5" further from the golf ball, but it's not guaranteed to be the same.
My home course is public and not real formal. The club house has a bar which is usually manned by the person behind the cash register in the pro shop. The pro shop doesn't have much for sale except for a few golf balls and some odd sized shoes. The course is old school with gold, blue, white and red tees. Very few players play from the gold or red but too many play from the blue tees and only hit the ball about 150 yards. There is a practice area with the putting green large and undulated. The driving range is grass but not maintained well and the balls are recycled balls. The sand trap is too close to the range to be safe.
I played 80 rounds this year and more than half were with friends away from my home course. I'll probably pass on a membership next year.