Any love for the Nubbins?

macedanmacedan Posts: 207 ✭✭
From what I can find on forums here it is almost unanimous that nearly everyone hates the TaylorMade Nubbins series. I am almost floored by that. I could not be separated from my B1S. I love the soft feel and I also feel as though I get excellent distance control.



So what is behind all of the hate for the nubbins? And if you like the Nubbins, or still game it, what is behind your reasoning to be of the minority (myself included) that actually enjoy it?
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  • DeCuchiDeCuchi Members Posts: 1,122
    Wow talk about blast from the past. I had a b9s long neck way back when they came out. It was ok. Wouldn’t buy one again though. A couple of years ago I had a b11s that was excellent. I let a friend use it and haven’t seen him or it since. That one I do wish I had back.
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  • Mikey TownMikey Town Members Posts: 2,475 ✭✭
    edited Jul 11, 2018 #3
    macedan wrote:


    So what is behind all of the hate for the nubbins?




    Because it looks more like a basketball than a putter and it felt like you were hitting the ball with a hot pile of poo.



    Most people couldn't stand it.



    There are always a few people who are the "exception to the rule." You happen to fall into that category.
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  • KMeloneyKMeloney Members Posts: 4,728 ✭✭
    macedan wrote:


    So what is behind all of the hate for the nubbins? And if you like the Nubbins, or still game it, what is behind your reasoning to be of the minority (myself included) that actually enjoy it?




    When you're asking your psychologist about this, ask her why you still like the Pontiac Aztek and Beanie Babies so much, too. There's probably a perfectly good, deep-rooted explanation for it.
  • provxprovx Members Posts: 821 ✭✭
    Worst putter i ever owned, the insert was actually resessed behind the metal frame about an eighth of an inch
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  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,025 ✭✭
    I still use my nubbins from time to time. TM was actually sued over the design for ripping off another manufacturer, so they were forced to stop selling these putters.



    The shape and neck on my nubbins is the best and if I could find that in a TPM or a Ping Vault series, id buy it immediately
  • NevinWNevinW Las VegasClubWRX Posts: 1,111 ClubWRX
    i know a guy who still uses his faithfully and putts great with it.
  • vietnameehvietnameeh HIT BALL FAR NOT BALL STRAIGHT Members Posts: 1,866 ✭✭
    WOW I use love these! but I was also like 12 at the time...and so gullible of marketing



    the basketball face was so cool to me back then I use to walk into the pro shop and putt with them all the time ... thankfully I never bought one lol
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  • MattMoMattMo Members Posts: 2,366 ✭✭
    vietnameeh wrote:


    WOW I use love these! but I was also like 12 at the time...and so gullible of marketing



    the basketball face was so cool to me back then I use to walk into the pro shop and putt with them all the time ... thankfully I never bought one lol




    Throw in a Wilson Invex and some VAS irons, then you really were the envy of your JV golf team back in the 90’s
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  • jdmorris1980jdmorris1980 Members Posts: 1,505 ClubWRX
    I have a mint one that sits in the corner of my room. Found it for $5 several years ago at an auction.
  • macedanmacedan Posts: 207 ✭✭
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  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,025 ✭✭
    that's sweet dude....total throwback.
  • Lord HelmetLord Helmet Members Posts: 8,626 ✭✭
    macedan wrote:






    Thread totally made your day man! Respect for bagging that thing!
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  • JShawJShaw Posts: 308 ✭✭
    I totally forgot about these. I've had a couple over the years. I think I probably picked them up at thrift stores. I know I didn't care for the feel much. They worked just fine though. I think I probably gave them away.
  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,025 ✭✭
    The Nubbins is the gold standard image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • vietnameehvietnameeh HIT BALL FAR NOT BALL STRAIGHT Members Posts: 1,866 ✭✭
    MattMo wrote:

    vietnameeh wrote:


    WOW I use love these! but I was also like 12 at the time...and so gullible of marketing



    the basketball face was so cool to me back then I use to walk into the pro shop and putt with them all the time ... thankfully I never bought one lol




    Throw in a Wilson Invex and some VAS irons, then you really were the envy of your JV golf team back in the 90’s




    You hit me in the feels just now LOL
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  • cjaxuncjaxun Members Posts: 93 ✭✭
    I only wish I knew how to change out the rubber insert
  • MalvernMalvern Posts: 417 ✭✭
    Had a mate with a Nubbins, we always wondered if the Taylormade Brains Trust were sitting around deciding on a name and someone said, "come on guys, throw something at me, there is no stupid answer".



    Turns out there was.
  • KMeloneyKMeloney Members Posts: 4,728 ✭✭
    cjaxun wrote:


    I only wish I knew how to change out the rubber insert




    Have an old ping pong paddle laying around?
  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,025 ✭✭
    I might sell mine in BST for $100
  • indianalawnguyindianalawnguy Members Posts: 410 ✭✭
    I just hate the name! Nubbins?????
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,283 ✭✭
    Mikey Town wrote:

    macedan wrote:


    So what is behind all of the hate for the nubbins?




    Because it looks more like a basketball than a putter and it felt like you were hitting the ball with a hot pile of poo.



    Most people couldn't stand it.



    There are always a few people who are the "exception to the rule." You happen to fall into that category.




    All true.



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  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,025 ✭✭
    I won a junior tourney with the nubbins back in the day. that's probably why I still have it. If TM took this exact shape and made a modern day putter out of it, milled, I would buy it in a second.
  • Browns71213Browns71213 Members Posts: 581 ✭✭
    The Nubbins probably had the longest tenure in my bag of any putter I owned. I do believe with a lot of the new face inserts its a very antiquated technology. I still have mine, but it hasn't seen a course in years.
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