Hard time getting gamer out of the bag?

murray18murray18 MemberMembers Posts: 28
I’ve been putting with the same Newport Beach since I was a freshman in high school (which doesn’t feel too long, but it’s been about 15 years now... time flies...), but I’m also a bonafide putter hound. Over the years I’ve bought probably 30 other putters, but most only get a round or two of bag time. In fact, I usually just notice something I like about the new one and tweak my old trusty stick with a new grip, a little more or less length, a little more or less lead tape, who knows. But I always seem to come back to the old one, leaving myself feeling a little bit guilty and a little lighter in the wallet.



Anybody else have this syndrome? What’s the putter you can’t get out of the bag?

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  • terminalvertigoterminalvertigo baby got backroll Members Posts: 184 ✭✭
    Sounds like you don't have the problem most of us have image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • Sean289Sean289 Members Posts: 902 ✭✭


    Sounds like you don't have the problem most of us have image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




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  • gdb99gdb99 Members Posts: 1,627 ✭✭
    Odyssey White Hot #2. It’s gone from 34” to 35” to 34 1/2” back to 34”. Added lead tape, took it off, added again, now no tape. Back weighted it a couple times.



    Now I’m thinking I need a new flow neck mallet. But I will not part with the #2.
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  • Jaygolf37Jaygolf37 All Go. No Quit. Members Posts: 644 ✭✭
    I have no idea what you’re talking about, but I keep finding this old flat stick in my bag...even after I go out and buy a cool, high MOI, guaranteed-to-sink 90 footers Club...
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  • BigarchBigarch Members Posts: 495 ✭✭
    The first piece of pro-line equipment I ever owned. A Ray Cook Nugget 18 putter that my mother bought me for my birthday. I think I was 16 or 18 years old. I'm now 51 and it still manages to find its way into my bag every year for a stint or two. Whenever my feel for distance is off, I can get that putter out and start rolling the ball nicely again. It gets about a month of game time every year until I can get my feel back. A couple years ago, I decided I wanted a back up incase something ever happened to the original. It took me 3 years to find one and I roll it as good as the original. Odd indeed but a lot of memories in that old stick. Take it from an old-timer like me...don't EVER get rid of it.
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  • EgobblewobbleEgobblewobble Members Posts: 303 ✭✭
    Jaygolf37 wrote:
    I have no idea what you’re talking about, but I keep finding this old flat stick in my bag...even after I go out and buy a cool, high MOI, guaranteed-to-sink 90 footers Club...




    I had an odyssey whp 9 that I putted better than I ever have with. It just seemed easy to line up and get the ball going where I wanted, but I absolutely hated looking at it. Ended up trying a ton of putters, I believe I had 11 over a 10 month period, and none of them were better. I ended up just selling it because I didn’t wanna have it in my bag anymore, hopefully my new (to me) betti will perform once I can get outside
    That dog'll hunt
  • watchesandputters13watchesandputters13 Members Posts: 64 ✭✭
    Murray, you're a couple years then me but in the same boat. I got a regular Studio Stainless Newport in high school and while I've had numerous sticks in and out of the collection since then my Newport has remained my regular gamer. I really wish Scotty would ditched the removable weights, the putters just don't feel the same.
  • jmagri78jmagri78 Maltese Falcon Members Posts: 73
    Good example, look at Ted Potter Jr. He has a 18 year old OWH, #2 center shaft putter and just beat out the best field on the PGA tour.
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    It's a putter. I don't see any reason to change it.
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  • DickieThonDickieThon Members Posts: 1,100
    I bought a Scotty Newport 2 in 2009 and it’s the only putter I’ve owned since
  • ckayckay Members Posts: 3,923 ✭✭
    I wish I had your problem.
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  • golfer1ggolfer1g Members Posts: 239
    Same thing here been using a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 gun blue since high school and can't find anything to knock it out. Ever time I start getting ideas about making a change it starts working again.
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  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    One of the gentlemen I occasionally play golf with is 76. He uses a putter his father used. It's more than 70 years old.
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  • juststevejuststeve Members Posts: 4,744 ✭✭
    I have played Pro Platinum Newport mid slant since it was new. Not even trying to get it out of my bag,



    Steve
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