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  1. #31
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    Re: Unpopular putters

    Quote Originally Posted by Crow View Post
    Played another round with the Spalding Cash-In this evening, even with greens that had just been tined and sanded I returned a reasonable 32 putts, and that was using a manky old Penfold Ace red heart 1.62 ball.

    Look it up, if you like a blade it's a good choice, as are so many old and forgotten putters.

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    I think for the price I'll pick one up just to see how they feel
    In the bag. Driver: Callaway Big Bertha ...Driving iron: Mizuno MP H4 19 Degree Iron, Ping G Crossover 4... Irons: 5-PW Srixon 545s...Wedges: 50/56/60 Mizuno S5s...Putter: Scotty Cameron Select Newport

  2. #32
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    Re: Unpopular putters

    Tried a Rife 2 bar that my friend uses and it felt quite nice, very 'soft' I'd say.

    An edel fitting sounds like quite an experience.

  3. #33

    Re: Unpopular putters

    Just swapped over to the 2 ball white hot pro. Got it new as they are very cheap now. And didn't like the feel of the o works. But have no idea why I haven't got one sooner!!!
    Driver - Titleist 915 D3 Aldila RIP Phenom XStiff
    3 Wood - Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 - TourAD XStiff -
    Hybrid - Titliest 19 Deg H2 Hybrid Aldila XStiff
    Irons - Titleist AP2 4-PW Dynamic Gold X100
    Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM6 - 51 55 59 S400
    Putter - Never Compromise Portafino Ltd Edition
    H/C 5.9

  4. #34
    Journeyman Pro Robster59's Avatar
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    Re: Unpopular putters

    Another Rife user here. I have the 2 bar hybrid mallet. I've tried a few others but keep coming back to this.

  5. #35
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    Re: Unpopular putters

    Radius putters are excellent.

    Very pleased with my Tour Concept although the headcover might not be to everyone's taste

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    Re: Unpopular putters

    Another vote for SAM putlab fitting.
    In the bag, Ping i25 (10.5*); G25 H:17/20/23/27*; i25 6i-UW; 54 + 58 Tour Wedge. SC Newport 2.5 Putter Minchinhampton New Course

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    Re: Unpopular putters

    Your aim should be to make your putter unpopular with your FCs...

  8. #38
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    Re: Unpopular putters

    You go for a fitting and get the one that suits you best!!

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    Re: Unpopular putters

    I read through this thread and found it really interesting.

    Now I may well get shot down in flames here but of all the clubs in the bag I always reckon the putter's the one where manufacturer's science and snake oil marketing spiel will carry least weight. I learnt to putt into a baked bean can in our front garden with an old wooden shafted Bobby Jones effort. (Aye 'appen times were reet tough lad)

    I have a Ping Sedona (20 years old) and I have always used it since joing a club and becoming obsessed with golf. It's a simple thing with an unfussy design and like all clubs it's capricious - sometimes it behaves itself and other times it doesn't, but when it doesn't I only have to remember the good times to realise that there's nowt wrong with it.

    I won a Scotty Newport a few years ago in a raffle but after putting with it on the lounge carpet I could see no benefit in its 320 price tag other than its undoubtedly very very very tasty aesthetics. So I chopped it back in to the Pro. I was unsure what its phenomenal cost brought to the table. Certainly nothing tangible for me, but I'm a simple mid-handicapper so...what the heck do I know?
    I used to have a signature until it became unfashionable.

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