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I also once read that while you might sell off old sets of irons or old woods, never get rid of an old putter! Eventually, the one you are using will go sour, and you'll have a bunch of others to try out without having to buy anything. i have about a half dozen stashed in the back corner of the closet just waiting!

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When I went back to golfing 18 months ago, I got my first new putter, but I never replaced the old one I got in 1973! Even have played the old tapper in a 9 hole match the other week and putted 1.5/hole for the round. The next round. 18 on a course with longer wavier greens, the new one did an excellent job.  Not ready to match them to a course but I was just happy to re-united with an old friend.  

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13 hours ago, Buckeyebowman said:

I also once read that while you might sell off old sets of irons or old woods, never get rid of an old putter! Eventually, the one you are using will go sour, and you'll have a bunch of others to try out without having to buy anything. i have about a half dozen stashed in the back corner of the closet just waiting!

I have twelve putters, I just pulled them out and counted them. Some are good, some not so much. But I wont get rid of any of them even though I like the one I'm using now.

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I don't know about should, but I don't change very often.  I had a TPMills for a long time, like 15 or 20 years, and now I have a Ping G5i B60 that I started using 10 or 12 years ago.

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18 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

now I have a Ping G5i B60 that I started using 10 or 12 years ago.

My pops has that putter!  I've used it a few times when I've played a round with friends while visiting and have borrowed his clubs, it's fantastic.  He's at the point where all he's done putter-wise is change the grip on it twice.

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I don’t think there is any set time for a putter change. I did some altering on my anser for this season tho. Had it reshafted an inch shorter. I picked up a ping mallet last year and it was a 34 in shaft and putting with that occasionally made me realize the shorter shaft was way more comfortable for me and more cinsistent. Also had my anser de lofted some. I’ve had that putter for several years and I  love the look. I got the other one after a very cold putting day and wanted to give myself a 2nd option to be able to put whichever one in my bag I felt most confident in.

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