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What’s the most famous putter in the history of the game?

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What’s the most famous putter in the history of the game?  

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  1. 1. Who's putter is the most famous in the history of the game?

    • Jones' Calamity Jane
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    • Arnie's 8802
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    • Jack's Response
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    • Tiger's Newport 2
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    • Other
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What golfer's putter do you think is the most famous in the history of the game?

Bobby Jones' Calamity Jane.

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Arnold Palmer's 8802.

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Jack Nicklaus' MacGregor Response.

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Tiger's Newport 2.

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I voted Calamity Jane because it's the only one that has a name. ;)

But, for me, growing up in the '80s, the one that always sticks with me is that XXL anser style monstrosity that Jack used for awhile, including to win the '86 Masters.

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I voted for Calamity Jane. She did help to win the only 4 major grand slam in a calender year, right? Maybe not. 

However, I also think "Billy Baroo" should at least get some honerable mention. :-P

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I would have to go with Jack's other putter, the George Low Wizard, but that is more personal preference than anything.  It is hard to say any on that list is more famous than the others; they are all significant.

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A couple of others that just came to mind:

Ben Crenshaws putter - 8802 style, not sure exactly what it was though.

Corey Pavins Bullseye. Stood out for the fact that he still used it while everybody else was going towards more "tech" in their putters.  Pretty sure he still uses it in fact.

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I think the bullseye deserve to be one on the list.

It's lost popularity on the tour but its still in abundance at my local miniature golf course.

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Calamity Jane is the one that came to mind because it had a name.

I voted 8802 because any of his army know the style, and at the time and even today it was so emulated as a design by other manufacturers that I figured it was 'known' by those who used it even if they didn't know Arnie.

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I would have voted for Ben Crenshaw's putter.  "Little Ben". 

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The only one of those putters that I ever heard of, in that the putter itself generated enough fame to be remembered, is Calamity Jane. Tiger Woods has used a number of putters through the years, and I never had heard of what Jack Nicklaus or Arnold Palmer used. 

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If had to choose .. to me it is the late 60's Ping scottsdale anser , i would bet until the Cameron copies came along there were more tour event won with a Ping anser than any other by far , and look now of how many  club manufacturers have made sucessful copies , the only one close would be the 8802 or one similar imo

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23 minutes ago, Birdiechaser said:

If had to choose .. to me it is the late 60's Ping scottsdale anser , i would bet until the Cameron copies came along there were more tour event won with a Ping anser than any other by far , and look now of how many  club manufacturers have made sucessful copies , the only one close would be the 8802 or one similar imo

I'd agree with you if we talking about models of putter in general but this is more about individual putters. (i.e. "Arnie's 8802" not the 8802 in general)

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I wholehearteedly agree ...  the early 60's Wilson what i thought was called Designed by Arnold Palmer is the first truly star putter and still today is one the most collectable putters available

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If fame = popularity of use, I'm going to suggest the Acushnet Bullseye. In the pre-Ping era, an awful lot of golfers carried this in their bag. I used one from about 1970 until 1992.

Of interest to @Birdiechaser, I used a circa-1970 Ping Pal from 2007 to 2011. (Got it used for $30 when Golf Galaxy first came to the area).

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On 12/18/2015 at 1:15 PM, dchoye said:

I think the bullseye deserve to be one on the list.

It's lost popularity on the tour but its still in abundance at my local miniature golf course.

1 hour ago, Birdiechaser said:

If had to choose .. to me it is the late 60's Ping scottsdale anser , i would bet until the Cameron copies came along there were more tour event won with a Ping anser than any other by far , and look now of how many  club manufacturers have made sucessful copies , the only one close would be the 8802 or one similar imo

41 minutes ago, WUTiger said:

If fame = popularity of use, I'm going to suggest the Acushnet Bullseye. In the pre-Ping era, an awful lot of golfers carried this in their bag. I used one from about 1970 until 1992.

Of interest to @Birdiechaser, I used a circa-1970 Ping Pal from 2007 to 2011. (Got it used for $30 when Golf Galaxy first came to the area).

Like @SavvySwede pointed out, we're talking about a player's individual putter, not model of putter. I obviously would have listed the PING Anser if that was the case ;-)

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On December 19, 2015 at 9:04 PM, cliffj said:

I would have voted for Ben Crenshaw's putter.  "Little Ben". 

That was my first thought too.

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Depends on the definition of "famous" as used... I think more people saw Tiger with his Scotty than anyone previously, and he put Scott on the map ... and it is the most recent "famous" putter with the most TV exposure used by the best player of this era.

Although I do remember "Little Ben," "Calamity Jane", the Bullseye (owned a couple), and a Cleveland Classic 8802 copy...

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