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Charles Howell III's new PXG Operator putter: 2018 Farmers Insurance

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  • DFS PFDDFS PFD  1270WRX Points: 464Members Posts: 1,270
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    Now that's good looking.
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  • onafridayonafriday  1431WRX Points: 119Members Posts: 1,431
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    Co-signed - that does look good
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  • UncleStinkUncleStink  116WRX Points: 57Members Posts: 116
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    Wonder where they got that design from, I don't think I've ever seen it before.
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  • MSUIRONDAWGSMSUIRONDAWGS  748WRX Points: 86Members Posts: 748
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    Doesnt look similar to another putter at ALL...
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  • JoeJoeJoeUrBoatJoeJoeJoeUrBoat Leamington Ontario 847WRX Points: 162Members Posts: 847
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    Operator! ****, that’s a fine looking putter.
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  • EricWGolfEricWGolf  706WRX Points: 382Members Posts: 706
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    UncleStink wrote:


    Wonder where they got that design from, I don't think I've ever seen it before.



    Doesnt look similar to another putter at ALL...




    As long as it isn’t hollow and foam filled and designed to strike a golf ball, I don’t think the lawyers need to get involved, right?
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  • bigeasybigeasy Bigeasy  1182WRX Points: 126Members Posts: 1,182
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    UncleStink wrote:


    Wonder where they got that design from, I don't think I've ever seen it before.
    Spiderish?
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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses  10708WRX Points: 579Members Posts: 10,708
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    Nice Spider
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  • thammonsthammons  228WRX Points: 45Members Posts: 228
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    It’s amazing that people just can’t admit something looks good. It’s always gotta be a “well look at that, another copy of (insert model here)”. I’m pretty sure the design market on head shapes is close to being maxed out and different tech/materials are the only difference we will see. With that being said, I’m not saying PXG is innovative with tech or anything, just stating that I think this looks good, regardless of what it is a “copy” of. Can’t we just appreciate a good looking putter, or any club for that matter? I do think PXG makes quality stuff but so do a lot of manufacturers. Just like Scotty copying Ping with the Anser styles. Yeah, we get it, they look similar, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look good!
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  • Craigstands17Craigstands17 This Isn't Where I Parked My Cart  239WRX Points: 27Members Posts: 239
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    that design looks oddly for familiar some reason... but i can't quite place it. Hope they don't get sued over it....
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  • Jaws2525Jaws2525 Great White Syracuse 590WRX Points: 67Members Posts: 590
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    thammons wrote:


    It’s amazing that people just can’t admit something looks good. It’s always gotta be a “well look at that, another copy of (insert model here)”. I’m pretty sure the design market on head shapes is close to being maxed out and different tech/materials are the only difference we will see. With that being said, I’m not saying PXG is innovative with tech or anything, just stating that I think this looks good, regardless of what it is a “copy” of. Can’t we just appreciate a good looking putter, or any club for that matter? I do think PXG makes quality stuff but so do a lot of manufacturers. Just like Scotty copying Ping with the Anser styles. Yeah, we get it, they look similar, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look good!


    +1. Well said. This needed to be said for a long time. Every single time a manufacturer comes out with a new model there’s 10 people complaining it looks like a model that’s been done before. Get over it.
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  • nova6868nova6868  4828WRX Points: 227Members Posts: 4,828
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    5 adjustable weights and 11 screws?

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  • Holy MosesHoly Moses  10708WRX Points: 579Members Posts: 10,708
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    thammons wrote:


    It’s amazing that people just can’t admit something looks good. It’s always gotta be a “well look at that, another copy of (insert model here)”. I’m pretty sure the design market on head shapes is close to being maxed out and different tech/materials are the only difference we will see. With that being said, I’m not saying PXG is innovative with tech or anything, just stating that I think this looks good, regardless of what it is a “copy” of. Can’t we just appreciate a good looking putter, or any club for that matter? I do think PXG makes quality stuff but so do a lot of manufacturers. Just like Scotty copying Ping with the Anser styles. Yeah, we get it, they look similar, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look good!




    Thwy make great looking stuff, but nothing wrong with saying that they’ve done more than their fair share of sampling
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  • thammonsthammons  228WRX Points: 45Members Posts: 228
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    Holy Moses wrote:

    thammons wrote:


    It’s amazing that people just can’t admit something looks good. It’s always gotta be a “well look at that, another copy of (insert model here)”. I’m pretty sure the design market on head shapes is close to being maxed out and different tech/materials are the only difference we will see. With that being said, I’m not saying PXG is innovative with tech or anything, just stating that I think this looks good, regardless of what it is a “copy” of. Can’t we just appreciate a good looking putter, or any club for that matter? I do think PXG makes quality stuff but so do a lot of manufacturers. Just like Scotty copying Ping with the Anser styles. Yeah, we get it, they look similar, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look good!




    Thwy make great looking stuff, but nothing wrong with saying that they’ve done more than their fair share of sampling




    Oh I agree with you. It’s just getting ridiculous with people crying about PXG or any other manufacturer for that matter, copying a previous model. Every manufacturer copies at some point, no matter what the industry is. I just think people make way too big of a deal about it. End of rant I supppose 🤙🏼
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  • gprubesgprubes twit: @shaeggy  827WRX Points: 96Members Posts: 827
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    I'd like it with the fins off the back.
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  • MitchellGolfingMitchellGolfing  1378WRX Points: 163Members Posts: 1,378
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    gprubes wrote:


    I'd like it with the fins off the back.


    It does look like they are out of place a little bit.
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  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx  4649WRX Points: 247Members Posts: 4,649
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    Ok... this copy cat BULLL SHIIT is getting ridiculous. Seriously. 😬
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  • pldbryanpldbryan  179WRX Points: 40Members Posts: 179
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    Putter designs are getting maxed out it seems, that is, until someone (TM in this case) came out with the spider. Everyone seemed to agree that it was a pretty original design. I think this gets the comments because, this is the first real copy of the last real new design.



    I have no preference for either brand, or any brand for that matter. That said, you can't fault people for taking their first look at their new putter and immediately thinking "wow, neat take on TM spider"! First thing that popped into my head .
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  • semarlorsemarlor Charlotte, NC 784WRX Points: 178Members Posts: 784
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    First thought was Spider, next thought was Indy...so Taylormade and Toulon must have been the last ones in the bar one night and this was the result 9 months later.
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 28970WRX Points: 5,467Members Posts: 28,970
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    Jaws2525 wrote:

    thammons wrote:


    It’s amazing that people just can’t admit something looks good. It’s always gotta be a “well look at that, another copy of (insert model here)”. I’m pretty sure the design market on head shapes is close to being maxed out and different tech/materials are the only difference we will see. With that being said, I’m not saying PXG is innovative with tech or anything, just stating that I think this looks good, regardless of what it is a “copy” of. Can’t we just appreciate a good looking putter, or any club for that matter? I do think PXG makes quality stuff but so do a lot of manufacturers. Just like Scotty copying Ping with the Anser styles. Yeah, we get it, they look similar, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look good!


    +1. Well said. This needed to be said for a long time. Every single time a manufacturer comes out with a new model there’s 10 people complaining it looks like a model that’s been done before. Get over it.




    THis from a guy who’s movie has more sequels than Star Wars.
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  • dicko999dicko999 I call it "Celebration"  491WRX Points: 64Members Posts: 491
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    The PXG Arachnid?
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  • mpf08796mpf08796  160WRX Points: 56Members Posts: 160
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    nicer looking spider
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  • astout59astout59  55WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 55
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    I want to say I love this but I'm afraid of the backlash I'd receive for thinking something PXG makes is ****.................... Can't wait to refinance my truck so I can afford one of these and Gen 2 0311T's image/russian_roulette.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':russian_roulette:' /> image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' />
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  • shifushifu  130WRX Points: 28Members Posts: 130
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    Yes I agree looks like a TM spider. I guess PXG is getting back at TM for copying their irons with the P790.
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  • dpmontgomery79dpmontgomery79  280WRX Points: 25Members Posts: 280
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    Hopefully this will help him make more putts. It would be nice to see him win some more. He just spends too much time perfecting what he is already good at, ball striking.
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  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX  3598WRX Points: 413Members Posts: 3,598
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    Kinda cool looking



    But it is the new low-pro Spider Slim
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  • EquiptoEquipto  405WRX Points: 36Members Posts: 405
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    Well it is a design retread, but they did it better!
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  • WarrickWarrick  10831WRX Points: 780ClubWRX Posts: 10,831
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    I thought the Spider was ugly.....



    price point slide in under $800?
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  • zedzed  497WRX Points: 109Members Posts: 497
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    thammons wrote:


    It's amazing that people just can't admit something looks good. It's always gotta be a "well look at that, another copy of (insert model here)". I'm pretty sure the design market on head shapes is close to being maxed out and different tech/materials are the only difference we will see. With that being said, I'm not saying PXG is innovative with tech or anything, just stating that I think this looks good, regardless of what it is a "copy" of. Can't we just appreciate a good looking putter, or any club for that matter? I do think PXG makes quality stuff but so do a lot of manufacturers. Just like Scotty copying Ping with the Anser styles. Yeah, we get it, they look similar, but that doesn't mean it doesn't look good!




    Umm, I think you are missing the irony - you know the bit where Bob Parsons of PXG is taking TM to court for copying?
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  • buckeyeflbuckeyefl  6092WRX Points: 1,087Members Posts: 6,092
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    I'm not sure which is worse, the obvious design rip-off or the cheesy name. Operator. Please.



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