Milled or Insert?

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Milled for sure. With an insert you have to hit it harder & that introduces more inaccuracy. My online guru, Stan Utley, says use a milled putter & his advice is good enough for me. Plain or bobbly - don't think it makes much, if any, difference.
 
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Do prefer milled though have used a putter with an insert the last 2 years, if I could get the same putter with a milled face I'd use that most probably. Does it really make much of a difference in the grand scheme of things ? No
 

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Putter preference.....
Milled face or Insert face.?
Smooth or bobbly (could be either)
And why..

I'm trialling an Insert Odyssey against my Metal X Milled 7....
At the moment the MXM is just winning on solidness of strike.....
Plus it's the bigger #7 head against the V-Line....I do prefer a #7...
Whatever is in my Edel, Ian
 
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Could be contentious but.
insert 1%. Confidence 50%. Ability to read greens 49%. Hence why so many putters in dark closets and n Ebay regardless of insert type. Had my old Scotty seven years now wouldnt change it for world as so much confidence with it.
 

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Not so bothered, it’s what actually feels right and I can line up. I dropped the odyssey white fang because I was using soft compression balls and it felt soft. Now on the scotty square back I customised. But that was a case of not using something that I liked ..
 

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Good putters prefer a soft insert, and just a gentle caressing of the ball. None of your hooligan element, bang crash thud. A gentle zephyr as you stroke ball, tickling it gently into the hole.
That's a sweeping, inaccurate generalisation. If you watch the PGA of European tours you'll see lots of excellent putters using putters with milled faces. Spieth & Mickelson come to mind from memory but there are many more.
 

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That's a sweeping, inaccurate generalisation. If you watch the PGA of European tours you'll see lots of excellent putters using putters with milled faces. Spieth & Mickelson come to mind from memory but there are many more.
Er, it was a tongue in cheek response to Huds tongue in cheek response. Apologies for the lack of smilie
 

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Milled all day long, whenever I've tried an insert it just deadens the feel to me and I find a lot of the time they're to soft so I end up hitting the ball rather than making a smooth stroke.
 
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